This post was originally published on January 25, 2010 and contains affiliate links.
My mother’s chocolate cherry cake recipe is one of the easiest (and yet most impressive!) desserts I have ever made. Whenever I make this cake, everyone gives it rave reviews. The base is a box cake mix. Forget making a cake from scratch ever again! Go to the store and pick out the most sinfully chocolate cake mix they have, and you are already halfway there to having a luxurious dessert.
Chocolate Cherry Cake with Chocolate Fudge Glaze
Chocolate Fudge Glaze:
- 5 Tbsp butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
Mix cake ingredients together by hand (batter will be stiff). Bake at 350° for 30 minutes in a greased and floured 13×9 inch pan. Cool for 10 minutes. Make glaze by combining butter, sugar and milk in a small saucepan. Bring to boil for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in chips until smooth. Spread over still-warm cake.
Tips: If you don’t have almond extract on hand then you can always leave it out. If you have milk chocolate chips on hand already, then they can be used also. Also, be gentle when mixing the cake ingredients. You don’t want to smash all the cherries!
Add these ingredients for chocolate cherry cake to your grocery list right now! I promise you won’t regret it.
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