Great American Chocolate Cherry Cake

Great American Chocolate Cherry Cake

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 30  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories540
Calories from Fat280
Total Fat31 g48% DV
Saturated Fat19 g95% DV
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol140 mg47% DV
Sodium350 mg15% DV
Total Carbohydrates63 g21% DV
Dietary Fiber4.0 g16% DV
Sugars45 g
Protein6 g
Vitamin A25% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg8% DV
Iron15% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories540
Calories from Fat280
Total Fat31 g48% DV
Saturated Fat19 g95% DV
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol140 mg47% DV
Sodium350 mg15% DV
Total Carbohydrates63 g21% DV
Dietary Fiber4.0 g16% DV
Sugars45 g
Protein6 g
Vitamin A25% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg8% DV
Iron15% DV
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine , softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups dairy sour cream
  • 2 jars maraschino cherries (10-oz. each) , drained, rinsed and divided
  • WHIPPED CREAM FILLING (recipe follows)

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round layer pans.
  • 2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, almond extract and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa and baking soda; add to butter mixture, alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • 3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Lightly press cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • 4. Prepare WHIPPED CREAM FILLING. To assemble, place one layer, rounded side down, on serving plate; spread with 1/2-inch layer of whipped cream. Reserve 12 cherries; place remaining cherries over top. Place second layer, rounded side up, on top of cherries; spread and garnish top with remaining whipped cream. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with reserved cherries. Cover; refrigerate leftover cake. Makes 12 servings.
  • WHIPPED CREAM FILLING: Beat 2 cups (1 pt.) cold whipping cream, 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon almond extract in large bowl until stiff. Use immediately.
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