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Chocolate Cherry Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together cornstarch, 1 tablespoon water and almond extract, if desired, until cornstarch is dissolved. Gently stir in pie filling; spread mixture evenly on bottom of ungreased 9-inch square baking pan.
  • 2. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add 1 cup water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat with spoon until batter is smooth and well blended. Pour batter evenly over cherries.
  • 3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; invert onto serving plate. Serve warm with whipped cream. Makes 12 servings.