Quick and Easy Chocolate Cherry Cake


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This cake can be made in under an hour, so it's ideal when you're in a hurry but crave the chocolate.

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  • 1/2 C. (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 C. Hershey's Cocoa or Dutch Processed Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 1 21 oz. can cherry pie filling

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Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and almond extract. Add flour, cocoa, and baking soda; beat well. Set aside. Prepare yellow cake mix batter according to directions on box; pour half onto bottom of prepared pan. Drop spoonfuls of cocoa batter over yellow cake batter; top with remaining yellow cake batter and cherry pie filling. Bake 40-45 minutes or until center of cake is firm. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Garnish with additional cherry pie filling, if desired.

Yield: 15 servings

From: The Dallas News

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