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Cartoon Cake

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"A double-layer cake made with cherry pie filling, topped with cream cheese frosting and cherry pie filling. Very moist and dense and cherry-licious. You can also put it in a 9 x 13 inch pan if you don't want to store the two layer cake"
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servings 609
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 double layer 9 inch cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Ignore instructions on cake box. In a large bowl, beat eggs, add 1 can pie filling and combine. Add cake mix and beat until well mixed. The batter will be stiff.
  3. Pour half of the batter into each pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean. Cool a couple of minutes, then turn layers out onto cooling rack. Cool completely before icing.
  4. For the icing: Beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth. Add confectioners sugar and continue beating until smooth.
  5. Ice a layer, add the second layer, and finish icing the cake. Refrigerate until time to serve. Just before serving, pour the cherry pie filling on top and spread it gently to the edges. A few of the cherries will roll down the sides. That's what you want.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 609 calories; 20.5 101.9 5.3 88 429 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was OUTSTANDING! I made it in a heart pan for a Valentines Day banquet... I used a whole can of reg (not lite) cherry pie filling drizzled over the top and down the sides and in the center...

Most helpful critical review

This cake tasted quite artificial and very sweet. I probably won't make it again.

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This was OUTSTANDING! I made it in a heart pan for a Valentines Day banquet... I used a whole can of reg (not lite) cherry pie filling drizzled over the top and down the sides and in the center...

Was looking for a cake that I could make for my father-in-law's 75th birthday and test tried this. I wasn't sure about just using 3 eggs to the cake mix since some reviews said it was a little d...

This is a great recipe. I omitted the cherries on top, and I also added 1/3 c of butter to the batter. I baked in a 9x13" pan. I will be making this again and again. Thanks for sharing.

I made this cake in heart shaped pans for our Valentine's Day potluck at work. Everyone LOVED it! I was concerned about the texture when I took it out of the oven. It was very heavy, and i was w...

I made this as a 2 layer cake- couldn't figure out exactly how to do it in a 9x13. Interesting cake, almost a cheesecake flavor. The men really loved it. I liked it but it wouldn't be favorite.

I made this cake for Thanksgiving. I got more raves than I knew what to do with. It is a very attractive cake-a pretty pink in the middle. It is undoubtedly the best cake I've ever eaten.

This is a great recipe! No fail and extreme fast and easy! I've made it twice now. First time I made it I only used the one can of cherry pie filling using it in the cake mix. I also decreased t...

I made this for our 4th of July get together and everyone LOVED it. I did not use LITE pie filling, just regular. I also made it into a single sheet cake instead of a double layer. Will make aga...

This cake was really good although I think the frosting would be better if it was more pudding like. I also think it could use about 1/2 tsp of almond extract to bring out more of the cherry fl...