Turn your oven @ 350 degrees. Start with 2 eggs.
Add 1 teaspoon of almond flavoring. (This is important for the taste of this cake.)
My mother loves to use the "Thank You" brand - but this generic brand worked fine.
Add the cherry pie filling to the egg mixture.
Ok, we are ready for the cake mix.
Mix just until moistened. DO NOT OVERMIX. I like to use a folding motion (where you turn over spoonfuls) so it doesn't mash the cherries too much.
It should look like this. Not very runny but it WILL turn out very moist!
Grease and lightly flour pan. Spread batter evenly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes
While your cake is baking, place 1 cup of sugar in saucepan.
Add 5 tablespoons of margarine or butter.
Add 1/3 cup of milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. BOIL 1 MINUTE. Remove from heat.
Add 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Stir until smooth. Keep warm if the cake isn't finished baking yet.
Remove cake from oven. It won't be overly pretty....
But when you put the icing on the hot cake....
...it will be lovely!
This is my all-time favorite cake. I was tempted to call it Black Forest Cake...but couldn't bring myself to change anything about it. It is simple but it is good: Chocolate Cake With Cherries.
Thanks for watching! I also have a Snapguide for Blackberry Cobbler (good for almost any fruit) as well as a good Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Chips on the top. ENJOY!