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Chocolate Cherry Cake

This is a recipe that my mom got from her sister-in-law, my Aunt Cathy.  She’s not officially my aunt anymore, but I will always consider her my Aunt Cathy.  This is another VERY easy cake recipe, only takes a few minutes to make and is delicious!  If you love chocolate, this is for you.  I had actually completely forgotten about this cake, but last week my sister made the request that I make this cake for lunch after church tomorrow.  So I had my mom dig out her recipe card and I made it today.  And because I needed an “after” shot for this blog post, I just had to cut a piece out and test it.  So, so, so good!  The only piece of advise, be care for any cherry pits that might have made their way into the canned cherry pie filing.  I found one in the piece I cut out, hopefully it’s the only one in there.  Make this today and enjoy!

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Chocolate Cherry Cake:

1 box German chocolate cake mix

2 eggs

1 – 21 oz can of cherry pie filling

2 t. almond extract

Mix above ingredients with a mixer.  Spread into a greased jelly roll pan, 10×15.  The pan I had was a bit bigger, still worked fine, just a thinner cake.  Bake at 350 degrees for 23 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for one hour.

Frosting:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

4 T butter

2 cups chocolate chips

Heat sugar, milk and butter on stovetop until boiling.  Remove from heat and add chocolate chips.  Stir well until melted and mixed well.  Pour over cake.  Let cool completely.  Enjoy!

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Chocolate Flourless Cake

I pulled this recipe out of an InStyle magazine almost three years ago and make it all the time.  It is very easy and only has five ingredients in the cake.  It’s very easy to whip up on the fly or if you have to bring a dessert to pass.  It tastes decadent and most people love it.  It’s also great for anyone with gluten allergies, as there is no flour in the cake.  The spiced whipped cream is what really puts it over the top.  Try it, you’ll like it.

Chocolate Flourless Cake:

Cake:

1/2 lb bittersweet baking chocolate

1/2 cup unsalted butter

3 T bourbon

4 eggs

2/3 cup sugar

Spiced Cream:

3/4 cup cold heavy whipping cream

2 T confectioners’ sugar

dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a 9″ pie pan or 9″ round baking pan.  Melt chocolate and butter in saucepan, stirring frequently so as not to burn it.  Stir until smooth.  Mix in bourbon, remove from heat and set aside.  With an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar until mixture is thick, about 7 minutes.  Fold into chocolate mixture slowly.  Mix well.  Spoon batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely.  Just before serving, beat heavy cream until frothy.  Add confectioners’ sugar and spices, continue beating until soft peaks form.  Serve on individual slices of cake with chocolate shavings.  Yummy!  Enjoy!

Cola Chocolate Cake

I found this recipe on Pinterest one day.  I saved it to my “Yummy Foods” board and waited for a time to try it out.  My husband does not like chocolate, so to make a 9×13 size pan of these for no reason would be a bad idea, as in bad for my hips but oooohhh so good for my lips 🙂  It tastes a lot like Texas sheet cake, very moist and flat.  Yummy, delicious and very chocolatey!  Enjoy!

Cola Chocolate Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 pan.

Mix:

2 c. flour

2 c. sugar

1/2 t. salt

1 t. baking powder

1/2 t. cinnamon

In a saucepan over medium-high heat bring to a boil and stir well:

1 c. butter

1/4 c. baking cocoa powder

1 c. cola

1/2 c. buttermilk

Now take off the heat and add to flour mixture.  Mix well.  Then add:

2 eggs

1 t. vanilla

Mix well, put in pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.  Do not overbake.  Cake is done when toothpick comes out clean.  When cake is almost done, in a saucepan mix:

1/2 c. butter

1/4 c. baking cocoa powder

1/2 c. cola

Once this boils, remove and slowly stir in 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar until nice and smooth.  When cake comes out of the oven, pour this warm frosting glaze right on top of the hot cake.  Enjoy!