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Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cake

Indulge your sweet tooth with this decadent chocolate cherry cake! This irresistible dessert combines rich devil’s food cake with tart cherry pie filling, all topped off with a luscious chocolate glaze. With its winning combination of flavors and textures, this cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering or celebration.

Why Try This Recipe

If you’re a fan of chocolate and cherries, this cake is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings. The moist and fudgy cake pairs perfectly with the sweet and tangy cherry filling, while the creamy chocolate glaze adds an extra layer of indulgence. Plus, with the convenience of using a cake mix and canned pie filling, this recipe comes together in no time!

Ingredients Summary

  • Devil’s food cake mix
  • Cherry pie filling
  • Almond extract
  • Eggs
  • White sugar
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Semisweet chocolate chips

Serving Suggestions

Serve slices of this chocolate cherry cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a truly decadent treat. You can also garnish each slice with fresh cherries or chocolate shavings for an extra special touch.

Storage Information

Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. The chocolate glaze may firm up slightly as it cools, but it will still taste delicious. If you prefer a softer glaze, you can gently reheat the cake in the microwave before serving.

Techniques and Tips

  • Be sure to grease the baking pan well to prevent the cake from sticking.
  • Mixing the cake batter by hand ensures that the ingredients are well combined without overmixing, resulting in a tender and moist cake.
  • Pouring the chocolate glaze over the partially cooled cake allows it to seep into the cake and create a rich and fudgy topping.
  • If you prefer a thinner glaze, you can add additional milk until you reach your desired consistency.

Variation

Feel free to customize this cake to suit your taste preferences. You can add chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the cake batter for added texture and flavor. You can also experiment with different flavors of pie filling, such as raspberry or blueberry, for a fun twist on this classic recipe.

FAQs about the Recipe

Can I use a different flavor of cake mix? Yes, you can use a different flavor of cake mix if you prefer. A chocolate cake mix will work well for a double chocolate cherry cake, or you can try a white or yellow cake mix for a slightly different flavor profile.

Can I use fresh cherries instead of canned pie filling? Yes, you can use fresh cherries instead of canned pie filling if they’re in season. Simply pit and chop the cherries, and toss them with a little sugar before adding them to the cake batter. Adjust the amount of sugar to taste, depending on the sweetness of the cherries.

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Cherry Cake

"Indulge in a decadent chocolate cherry cake topped with a rich chocolate glaze. Perfect for any celebration. Try it now!"
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12

Equipment

9 x 13-inch Pan
Large Bowl
Small saucepan

Ingredients

  • 1 18.25 ounce package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • cup milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine the devil's food cake mix, cherry pie filling, almond extract, and 2 eggs by hand; stir until well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the white sugar, butter, and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the semisweet chocolate chips until smooth.
  • Immediately pour the chocolate mixture over the partially cooled cake. Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.

Notes

This chocolate cherry cake is moist and flavorful, topped with a luscious chocolate glaze. Allow the cake to cool slightly before pouring the glaze.

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