Now you know a good Southerner never goes to a party without bringing something for the hostess so of course, with it being Valentine, what better than a chocolate dessert. I just got this recipe from a friend and I mean to tell you it's to die for. It's not a pretty dessert but it makes up for it in taste. And the chocolate fudge icing is not only perfect for this cake but perfect on cookies, brownies, cupcakes, husbands and boyfriends. :) I hope you will try it. Cherries and chocolate.....perfect for heart day. :)
Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cake
Grease a 9 x 11 pan, bake 350 degrees 25-30 minutes (mine took a bit longer)
Mix well, gently, altogether
1 box any brand chocolate cake mix
21 oz. can cherry pie filling
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 cup water
2 eggs - well beaten
Let cake cool 30 minutes before icing.
Icing: In a medium pan put 5 tablespoon butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup milk
Mix well, stirring bring to a boil and boil 1 minute.
Remove from heat and pour in 1 cup chocolate chips, stir quickly until icing is smooth, silky and satiny. Pour over cake and let set.
Thank you Laurie for having me. I sure had a good time. And thank you Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for our Valentine Pink Saturday. As always, it's a fun day. Laurie and Beverly, please accept my love and these roses as a thank you. :) (this is a copy of an antique post card of mine....if anyone would like to copy it to use in your art projects please do.)
And I could not pass up the sweetest of days without telling you about Shirley. Shirley lives and breathes Valentines and has the most extensive collection of the most beautiful antique cards and ephemera I have ever seen. I think her collections have been in shows and she is a speaker. You must visit her blog. She post gorgeous Valentines every day of the year at Sweet Romantic Notions. xoxo