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Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Chocolate and Cherries for Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Once again, chocolate and cherry to the rescue! A company worthy Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake, or just because...a suitable dessert any time!


3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1 16-ounce package angel food cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 20-ounce can cherry pie filling
Prepared chocolate frosting
Chocolate shavings


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper (pan should be appproximately 10 by 15 by 1 or 11 by 17 by 1).

Whisk together cocoa, sugar and boiling water. Cool mixture to lukewarm. Prepare angel food cake mix per package directions, using 1-1/4 cup water and adding cocoa mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared jelly roll pan. Bake 20 minutes or until top looks dry. Invert onto a large wire rack. Remove the pan and wax paper; cool.

Slice cake into three equal parts. Start with cake, top with cherry pie filling, then top that with more cake and more pie filling and end with cake layer. Frost and decorate with chocolate shavings.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 16 servings.

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