easy chocolate cherry cake

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choccherrycake

This is the easiest chocolate cake you’ll ever make. I’m not usually a fan of boxed cake mixes, but this cake is amazing and only 5 ingredients! Ready? …

~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~

1 (15.25 oz.) boxed chocolate cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)

1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling (I used Comstock Country Cherry)

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon pure almond extract

1 container of your favorite chocolate frosting (or homemade buttercream)

Butter a 9 x 13 glass baking pan.

Combine the dry cake mix, cherry pie filling, eggs and almond extract in a large mixing bowl. Mix by hand, gently folding to incorporate all the ingredients without mashing the cherries. Mix it up just until everything is even and moist, a few lumps are okay.

Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. Test with a wooden skewer. The cake is done when the skewer comes out with just a couple crumbs on it.

Cool completely before frosting.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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