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3 Ingredient Cherry Chocolate Cake

chocolate-cake-963734_1920Some days, I just want cake.  Chocolate cake to be exact.  Living in a rural area, in an RV with limited space I will not buy various baking ingredients just to have on hand.  It takes up too much room in my pantry and will usually go bad before I get a chance to use it all.  Three things I always keep in my pantry are chocolate cake mix, cherry pie filling and eggs.  Thus, I am able to enjoy this moist, chocolatey cake whenever I get that craving that most of us are familiar with.  The cherry part is just a bonus!

I appreciate this cake because it’s easy to assemble and the finished product is deliciously moist and satisfying.  I am including a recipe for the icing that I like to put on top, but feel free to experiment with whatever icing that you enjoy.

Here’s what you’ll need to make the CAKE:

1 pkg of chocolate cake mix

I can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

3 eggs

Mix all ingredients well.  In a greased 9 x 13 baking pain, bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 min.  Cake should spring back when lightly touched.

ICING ingredients:

1 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)

5 tbsp butter or margarine

1/3 cup of milk

1 pkg (6oz.) semi-sweet chocolate pieces

½ cup crunchy peanut butter (optional)

Frost when cool. In a small saucepan combine sugar, butter and milk; bring to a boil, stirring constantly and cook for 1 minute.  Remove from heat; stir in chocolate pieces (and peanut butter) until melted and smooth.  Spread over cake and let sit for 20-30 min.
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  1. Lu Ann Lu Ann

    My favorite!!!

  2. Melanie Lingo-Conter Melanie Lingo-Conter

    Hi Tawny, I love reading about your life, you are an inspiration to me. I thought you might be interested in where this recipe came from, I’ve made it many times-only I add 1 tsp of almond extract. Your grandmother got this recipe from a friend of hers Eileen Wilbert. Eileen used to make wedding and birthday cakes for friends and family. Not sure where Eileen got the recipe, but it sure has been a favorite “go to” recipe. Thanks for sharing your adventures and life, I look forward to reading more. Take care, Love you bunches-

    • Tawny Tawny

      Thank you Melanie! Love you too, always!

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