Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chocolate Cherry Upside-Down Cake


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


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 . . . wait . . .
vanilla ice cream sounds better :-)


The concept is awesome, however, the cake in this recipe was dry

 and there were not enough cherries to make a significant topping.

When I make this again, I will use a cake mix and

 double the cherry mixture.

From my personal recipe collection, origin not known

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