Easy Chocolate Cake with Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

Chocolate Cake with Cherry Pie Filling
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 16 Servings
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This great tasting chocolate fudge cherry cake is made with a cake mix and cherry pie filling. Rich and festive yet incredibly easy to prepare, this cake is great for birthdays or any time of year. Use store-bought frosting instead of making it at home for an even quicker cake.

What You'll Need

  • 1 box of your favorite devil's food cake mix
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling (or you can try making your own filling)
  • 2 large eggs
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup milk

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix the cake mix, cherry pie filling, eggs, and flavoring by hand. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. For the frosting, place sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute. Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate chips until smooth.
  1. Pour the frosting over the warm cake.