How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cake

This cake is so simple but turns out so moist ....what could be better than chocolate and cherries?!!

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How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe
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Turn your oven @ 350 degrees.  Start with 2 eggs.

Turn your oven @ 350 degrees. Start with 2 eggs.

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Add 1 teaspoon of almond flavoring.  (This is important for the taste of this cake.)

Add 1 teaspoon of almond flavoring. (This is important for the taste of this cake.)

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Beat well.

Beat well.

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My mother loves  to use the "Thank You" brand - but this generic brand worked fine.

My mother loves to use the "Thank You" brand - but this generic brand worked fine.

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Add the cherry pie filling to the egg mixture.

Add the cherry pie filling to the egg mixture.

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Mix well.

Mix well.

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Ok, we are ready for the cake mix.

Ok, we are ready for the cake mix.

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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.

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.

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It should look like this. Not very runny but it WILL turn out very moist!

It should look like this. Not very runny but it WILL turn out very moist!

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Grease and lightly flour pan.  Spread batter evenly.

Grease and lightly flour pan. Spread batter evenly.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes

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While your cake is baking, place 1 cup of sugar in saucepan.

While your cake is baking, place 1 cup of sugar in saucepan.

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Add 5 tablespoons of margarine or butter.

Add 5 tablespoons of margarine or butter.

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Add 1/3 cup of milk.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  BOIL 1 MINUTE.  Remove from heat.

Add 1/3 cup of milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. BOIL 1 MINUTE. Remove from heat.

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Add 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Add 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Stir until smooth. Keep warm if the cake isn't finished baking yet.

Stir until smooth. Keep warm if the cake isn't finished baking yet.

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Remove cake from oven. It won't be overly pretty....

Remove cake from oven. It won't be overly pretty....

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But when you put the icing on the hot cake....

But when you put the icing on the hot cake....

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...it will be lovely!

...it will be lovely!

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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.

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.

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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!

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