"Rich chocolate cake is layered with cherry pie filling and spread with a creamy ganache." — LUCKY LEAF® Pie Filling
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1 (18.5 ounce) package
chocolate cake mix
2 (.23 ounce) packages
unsweetened lemonade-flavored drink mix
1 (21 ounce) can
LUCKY LEAF® Regular or Premium Cherry Pie Filling
1 (8 ounce) carton
dairy sour cream
1 (4 ounce) bar
sweet baking chocolate, chopped
bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Love,Love,Love this cake! I'm making a few this weekend for friends. This time I'm going to stir in the cherries by hand. The mixer chopped them up. Thanks for the best cake EVER!!
I didn't like the ganache. It didn't do nothing for the cake. I will use sweeter chocolate chips next time. The cake was alright.
I made this cake to take to a Christmas Eve party. Everyone loved it! The cake itself is super moist and flavorful. I only gave it four stars because I felt that the ganache was a little heavy, and if you're not careful it will pool around the bottom of the cake. But overall it is a crowd pleaser.
I have made this cake twice...both time with rave reviews! The first was exactally as the recipe. This last time I used half semi-sweet and half bitter-sweet chocolate for the ganache and substituted Kirsh for the rum. I poured 2 layers of it over the cake and then drizzled with whisps of white chocolate. Topped with a few well-drained stem-on cherries, it looks professional and tastes WAY better! Only draw back is...there are no crumbs to bring home!!
Excellent! I made this cake as written, except used mini chips instead of the chopped chocolate inside the cake and use rum flavoring instead of rum for the ganache. Mine did not turn at all red like the photo, so I'm thinking there was some food coloring used there. I made this for my husband to take to work - and it was almost gone by 11am. Thanks for the recipe!
I thought this was a really good cake and that was before any topping. I Love chocolate and cherry together! Since I was unable to taste the full size cake, I made myself a cupcake size... the cake was fluffier that I expected.
Changes - I folded in the cherries with the chocolate chips. I also used the Satiny Chocolate Glaze recipe on this site (replacing vanilla w/ 1 tsp rum extract) instead of the ganache simply b/c I knew it would dry semi-hard and I needed that for wrapping it up for travel. I would love to try the ganache next time. Will make again!
Wonderful cake, but I did make changes as I lacked some of the ingredients. Rather than lemonade, I used cherry crystal light tubs (think it gave it the red coloring), and used chips for the chocolate bar. I also had no almond flavor so used vanilla. And finally, I used a simple chocolate glaze as "frosting" and omitted rum. Made for hubby's work party and they are picky, so glad when he came with the empty holder! Will make again!!
This cake turned out gummy had to rebake it, didn't help and it was very heavy. never had a cake turn out bad on me before.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Cherry Cake with Rum Ganache
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 352
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