Chocolate Cherry Cake

heart-made-of-hearts  Valentine’s Day has some of the best treats, next to Christmas it is my favorite goodie Holiday….oh and Easter, geez, how could I forget all those pastel yummies? I adore the chocolate cherry combo, its romantic and the perfect colors for a sweetheart dinner. This is a poke cake, they are the best sheet cakes, in my opinion to make… they are so moist and hold so much flavor… let me know what you think…. I love hearing from y’all ! 

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Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix ( made per package directions)
  • 1 box instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 can (21-ounces) Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 tub extra creamy Cool Whip®  whipped topping
  • chocolate shavings

Heat your oven to 350°

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Mix cake per package directions and pour into a 9×13 flour sprayed cake pan. Bake for 32 minutes, remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.

 

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After 10 minutes, poke holes in the cake, in any pattern…the handle of a wooden spoon works best.

Allow to cool completely.

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In a bowl, mix the pudding and the milk and them pour on the cake, use the back of a spoon to spread it all over so it goes into the all the holes.

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Put in the fridge for 20 minutes to allow pudding to set.

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Pour the pie filling on top of the pudding covered cake and spread out over the top.

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Spread thawed Coo Whip® over the cake then shave chocolate over the top, as little or as much as you would like.

I garnish with just a few cherries in the center of the cake, it just makes it preeety!

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