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Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cake

This came as the free recipe in a come-on for a book called "The Cake Mix Doctor", but it's also the 1974 Pillsbury Bake-Off Grand Prize Winner (the Pillsbury page for it has it made in a larger pan and frosted, as well as nutritional info).

CHOCOLATE-COVERED CHERRY CAKE

1 package devil's food cake mix
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure almond extract

Place rack in center of the oven and preheat to 350°. Lightly mist a 13- by 9-inch pan with vegetable oil spray; set aside.

Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer on low for 1 minute, then stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes more. The batter should look thick and well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.

Bake for 30-35 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool.

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knicole1979
Feb. 24th, 2003 09:03 pm (UTC)
*drools*
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, now that would be a payment for some yard work/suggestions!! LOL, even just one slice!!!! ;) we need to talk. lol
oddharmonic
Feb. 25th, 2003 01:06 am (UTC)
Re: *drools*
We still have half a pan of cake, though I don't know how long it will last since Robert took some to work to share with Jake. I expect both of them to eat more tomorrow. (:

Mostly I'm just looking for plant suggestions since I'm used to Colorado and its late May-late August growing season. (At 7500' we regularly got snow into May and it starts again in September.) When we first moved here I just about died when I saw lilacs blooming in March! I'd love to plant a lilac here, but I'm not sure Robert would agree to the cost since we're leaving later this year. It's never too late for some large pots, though! I dug up one of the gardening books Mom sent me and I'm waxing all pathetic over the perennials... but it's past my bedtime so I'll be going!
knicole1979
Feb. 24th, 2003 09:17 pm (UTC)
oh, thought that I would mention that I collect cookbooks, any kind. I have lots of pamplets that came with mixers, crock pots, and the like. I have one cook book from I beleive WW1 maybe it was WW2, but its "How To Bake on War Time Rations" Apparantly it came free when you bought a certain amount of a certain kind of flour or something. Kinda neat I thought. I bid like a fool for that one on ebay. :) I'm starting to get quite a collection going, and I've only been looking for a few months, and not really actively. :) Just thought I'd share. :) hee hee, I have one called the "white trash cookbook" and I'm telling you, there are some interesting recipes in there. I never knew you could do so much with pigs feet. LMAO!
thotkonstrukt
Feb. 24th, 2003 09:33 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm working 3rd shift and that's really mean.
oddharmonic
Feb. 25th, 2003 12:59 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. Maybe you could pick whatever ingredients you need up and make it sometime soon? It only dirties one bowl and a pan...
thotkonstrukt
Feb. 25th, 2003 01:23 am (UTC)
Re:
I love those kinds of recipes. As for food, because I'm working third shift that just means a healthy dose of donuts and coffee. Though a coworker did slip me a bagel sandwich thingy, too.
oddharmonic
Feb. 25th, 2003 12:41 pm (UTC)
It's about what I'm at now, too. It's funny, because I have a copy of Joy of Cooking that's become relegated to nothing more than a reference work... but with Laurel at this size, I don't think she's going to look back later and say "I wish we had more complex food." I can't even remember what I ate at her age except that we had more fresh produce (we have a lot of canned/frozen right now).

Bagel sandwich sounds good. It makes me homesick for Einstein Brothers' Bagels back home (Colorado) -- I used to eat lunch there all the time when I worked in downtown Denver.
auntiesiannan
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:17 pm (UTC)
yuck.

I hate cherries and all things Black Forest Cake-y.
oddharmonic
Feb. 24th, 2003 11:01 pm (UTC)
Not being a big cherry fan myself, I plan on trying it with other canned pie fillings and cake mix flavors. I'll post again when I do with the results. (Peach and a yellow or spice cake mix sounds really tasty, and maybe with a rum flavoring? Gawd. I already own so many flavorings, but hey.)
blueeyed
Feb. 24th, 2003 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yum. That looks good. Have you made it yet?
oddharmonic
Feb. 24th, 2003 11:19 pm (UTC)
Made it this afternoon (I never post things withotu making them first). Even with Robert taking a few squares with him to share with Jake, it's over half gone already! I love moist cake.
blueeyed
Feb. 26th, 2003 10:28 pm (UTC)
When I have a free hour, I'll make it too. Yum.
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