This recipe is one I remember from when I was growing up in the 1970’s. I think we made this Cherry Chocolate Cake quite often and it was one of my favorites. The recipe was one that, like so many of these recipes that I’ve found, I thought was lost and gone forever. It’s been found in some recipes from one of Grandma’s sisters, and I’m so glad! Luckily, I found this recipe in time to make it for my mom’s birthday cake last week.
By the way – here is a photo of my mom the birthday girl when she was just a little “squirt” – as Grandpa used to say. She was such a cutie!
I just want to know how Grandma ever got those shoes on her! Look at those buckles!
Ok – on to the birthday cake!
After having a piece of this cake, I remember why it was one of my favorites.
Here is the recipe as I made it:
Cherry Chocolate Cake
1 chocolate cake mix
1 can cherry pie filling
1/3 cup oil (I used canola oil)
Put into 9″ x 13″ pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
1 package instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2 cup milk
Let sit a few minutes before spreading.
I used a different chocolate frosting recipe this time, because it was a birthday cake for my chocolate loving mom.
There are very few ingredients in this ridiculously easy recipe, but it sure is good!
You can see all the cherries from the pie filling in the batter.
Adding this more chocolatey frosting just adds more decadence to this cake.
You can see how moist this cake is – it’s just amazing because there are so few ingredients. You wouldn’t think the pie filling would make that much of a difference, but I guess it does. I’m glad this recipe was found – no matter how easy it is, it’s so good with all that cherry goodness in there! This makes a great birthday cake, but it makes a great cake for any occasion.