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Wow, people…. wow!

Super Bowl just happened. That was nuts! I had to walk away for a moment after that second touchdown by Baltimore. I could not believe it! I also can’t believe they won! Congratulations, Ravens! I felt so bad for the 9ers…

Hey, what about that power outage? LOL! I thought that was funny. Someone forgot to pay their bill. icon wink Quick Cherry and Chocolate Cake At that moment, I turned away from the TV and walked straight toward the food. I lost myself in a sea of wonton chips, tacos, potatoes… and loud people…very loud people. My ears are still ringing. But still, it was glorious, wonderful and delicious.

I hope you also had a wonderful time. And I also hope that your team won. Mine didn’t. Well, mine didn’t even make it to the Super Bowl, but we won’t talk about that… We should just discuss chocolate cake, instead.

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I’m about to turn your attention to the next big day – Valentine’s Day. Okay, so it’s not as big as Christmas Day or the Super Bowl, but it is a day where you are allowed to eat a ton of chocolate! And a day that calls for a ton of chocolate is a big day!

First in line, a Quick Cherry and Chocolate Cake! This cake is quick, red and delicious… and quick. It also comes from a Box. Yaaaay for boxed cakes when you need a quick cake!

The very first time I made this, I made it for my Mom. She loves anything with cherries. After taking her first bite of this yumminess, she told me to call it, “The NOM and YUM Cake”. She described it as light, sweet, and cherrylicious. Sounds like a cupid-worthy cake to me!

If you have a few minutes to spare, throw this cake together and serve it to your sweetheart(s). Or yourself. I had 3 slices… no joke. Don’t judge!! I really like my cake! ;-D

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Quick Cherry and Chocolate Cake
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Serves: Serves 16
For the Cherry Cake
  • 1 box (16.25 ounces) white cake mix
  • 2 cans (21 ounces per can) cherry pie filling, divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup canned evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan and line with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, 1 can cherry pie filling, eggs, oil, and vanilla; mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Allow cake to completely cool before frosting.
Prepare the Frosting
  1. Combine chocolate chips, evaporated milk, butter and vanilla in microwaveable bowl.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Remove from microwave and whisk until mixture is smooth.
  4. Add powdered sugar and continue whisking until smooth.
  5. Spread it over the entire cake.
  6. Top the cake with the other can of cherry pie filling.
  7. Serve.
This Chocolate Frosting works best if you spread it while it is still warm. If it cools off before you're ready to use it, put it in the microwave for a few seconds, remove, stir, and spread.
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  1. shamene@sayitwithcake February 9, 2014 at 11:59 AM - Reply

    wow this looks delicious!! yum! I pinned it right away!

  2. Elyse @The Cultural Dish February 10, 2013 at 8:14 AM - Reply

    Oh this is such a great combination! That frosting sounds amazing too!

  3. Claudia February 5, 2013 at 6:27 PM - Reply

    Oh so sweet. Who needs a special day to enjoy this? Cherries and chocolate = happiness.

  4. Valerie February 5, 2013 at 10:35 AM - Reply

    Me, myself, and I would love this cake on Valentines Day…or any day! :D Beautiful- the pink and brown make a handsome pair.

  5. Ramona February 5, 2013 at 5:58 AM - Reply

    Kate this is my kind of cake and dessert! I always have cherry pie filling and cake mix in my pantry. Definitely trying this one. :)

  6. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) February 4, 2013 at 11:22 PM - Reply

    This looks crazy good, Kate. This would have helped much to relieve my sorrows for my 49ers not winning. Oh, well. They played a great game! :)

  7. ashley - baker by nature February 4, 2013 at 6:28 PM - Reply

    Whoaaaaaaa, girl. This cake looks like perfection! I’ll be taking my slice now…

  8. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen February 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM - Reply

    Mmmm…such a luscious looking cherry chocolate cake, Kate! I am working on a fun chocolate cherry recipe this week as well. Who doesn’t love chocolate and cherries? xo

  9. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen February 4, 2013 at 9:50 AM - Reply

    Chocolate cake and fast?! Yes!

  10. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts February 4, 2013 at 8:20 AM - Reply

    I love chocolate and cherry too. You can’t go wrong with that combination, and this cake looks divine. And so easy! I love that part, too.

  11. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog) February 3, 2013 at 11:55 PM - Reply

    I am still sad my 49ers lost, so proud of my boys! Oh my your cake might make me feel better, it looks awesome!!! Yum-O:-) Hugs, Terra

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 3, 2013 at 11:34 PM - Reply

    Pretty cake, Kate! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! :)

  13. Averie @Averie Cooks February 3, 2013 at 10:53 PM - Reply

    HOLY AMAZING!!!!!!!! This may be the best cakes I’ve seen in ages! The frosting, the cake itself, the drippy cherries, I am in heaven. Pinning!

  14. Ellen February 3, 2013 at 10:42 PM - Reply

    Chocolate and cherry are one of my favorite combinations!
    By the way, I finally got around to doing my rendition of your pizza sandwich:
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Kate@Diethood February 3, 2013 at 11:22 PM - Reply

      That’s great!! Thanks Ellen! Your version is healthier…I need to try it!

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