It was a lovely birthday weekend and to thank you all for your birthday wishes, I thought I would share a cake recipe I kind of invented and people really seemed to enjoy. Since we couldn't have a piece of cake together on my birthday, here is the best I could do:
Chocolate Cherry CakeEnjoy!
- 1 8 oz can pitted cherries in water
- 1 8 oz can cherry pie filling (heavy syrup)
- 1 Devil's Food cake mix
- chocolate chips in your favorite flavor (milk, semi-sweet, or dark)
- almond extract
Drain can of pitted cherries, save liquid and set cherries aside. Follow the instructions for the cake mix, substituting the liquid for the water. Once batter is mixed, add drained cherries, 1 cup choclate chips, and a dash of almond extract. Bake in bundt cake pan according to cake mix instructions. Also, be really good about greasing the pan, as this cake is heavier than normal and is liable to stick when coming out of the pan. Cool completely and top with cherry pie filling.