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Cartoon Cake Recipe

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"A double-layer cake made with cherry pie filling, topped with cream cheese frosting and cherry pie filling. Very moist and dense and cherry-licious. You can also put it in a 9 x 13 inch pan if you don't want to store the two layer cake"

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Original recipe makes 1 double layer 9 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Ignore instructions on cake box. In a large bowl, beat eggs, add 1 can pie filling and combine. Add cake mix and beat until well mixed. The batter will be stiff.
  3. Pour half of the batter into each pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean. Cool a couple of minutes, then turn layers out onto cooling rack. Cool completely before icing.
  4. For the icing: Beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth. Add confectioners sugar and continue beating until smooth.
  5. Ice a layer, add the second layer, and finish icing the cake. Refrigerate until time to serve. Just before serving, pour the cherry pie filling on top and spread it gently to the edges. A few of the cherries will roll down the sides. That's what you want.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 24, 2011

This was OUTSTANDING! I made it in a heart pan for a Valentines Day banquet... I used a whole can of reg (not lite) cherry pie filling drizzled over the top and down the sides and in the center of the heart and it was as beautiful as it was delicious! So easy too... I highly recommend this one!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

This cake tasted quite artificial and very sweet. I probably won't make it again.


31 Ratings

Oct 29, 2010

Was looking for a cake that I could make for my father-in-law's 75th birthday and test tried this. I wasn't sure about just using 3 eggs to the cake mix since some reviews said it was a little dry. I added 1/2 cup of natural applesauce to the batter. Followed the frosting recipe except I used regular cherry pie filling instead of light. Topped the cake off with 1/2 can of the cherries. It turned out pretty moist and delicious. Definately a runner up on my cake list to make. Thanks!

Aug 04, 2008

This is a great recipe. I omitted the cherries on top, and I also added 1/3 c of butter to the batter. I baked in a 9x13" pan. I will be making this again and again. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 22, 2006

I made this as a 2 layer cake- couldn't figure out exactly how to do it in a 9x13. Interesting cake, almost a cheesecake flavor. The men really loved it. I liked it but it wouldn't be favorite.

Dec 10, 2004

I made this cake for Thanksgiving. I got more raves than I knew what to do with. It is a very attractive cake-a pretty pink in the middle. It is undoubtedly the best cake I've ever eaten.

Jun 23, 2011

This is a great recipe! No fail and extreme fast and easy! I've made it twice now. First time I made it I only used the one can of cherry pie filling using it in the cake mix. I also decreased the vanilla extract by 1 teaspoon and the powdered sugar to only about 1 1/2 cups, I don't like really sweet frosting... The second time I made the cake I decided to try something a little different, I used apple pie filling instead only in the cake mix and also made the frosting with less sugar like I mentioned above. Sprinkled the cake with a little nutmeg on the top, it was really scrumptious! Next time I make it I might try either blueberry or peach pie filling!!! Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper!

Jun 15, 2008

This is a really great semi home made cake idea. I have made it several times and received rave reviews from everyone who has eaten it. I did end up adding oil into the cake mix so that it would come out a little more moist. I also don't top it with more cherry filling, the filling inside is enough cherryliciousness!! Thanks for the great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 609 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 101.9 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 429 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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