Some 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
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.
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.