Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rach's Baking Challenge- CHOCOLATE

This had to be the best baking challenge so far, how can you go wrong when the ingredient is chocolate??? I swear the hardest thing about this challenge was deciding what to post!
I finally decided on an old favorite with a new topping, Cherry Chocolate Cake from topped with Chocolate Almond Whipped Cream. Which is MUCH better than frosting folks :)

I have entered in Rach's Baking Challenge twice now and it is so much fun! If any of you are bakers, beginning or advanced you need to check it out. It's very easy to enter so go check it out!

Cherry Chocolate Cake

1/2c. butter
1-1/2c. sugar
2 eggs
1t. almond extract
1/2c. cocoa powder
1-3/4c. flour
1-1/4t baking soda
1t. salt
1 (21oz) can cherry pie filling

Heat oven to 350. Lightly grease and flour a 9x13 pan.
Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs and extract, beat well. Add in the cocoa powder.
Stir in the cake flour and baking soda. Gently stir in the pie filling. Pour batter into the cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Chocolate Almond Whip Cream

1c. cream
1T. cocoa powder
1T. brown sugar
1/2t. Almond extract

Whip all together until fluffy.


Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Holy crap that looks good!!

a corgi said...

oh my gosh!! that looks delicious! and relatively easy, even for the most novice of baker like me!

I bet it didn't last long at your house :)


now I'm wanting some chocolate......


Willoughby said...

It looks delicious! My son would love this because he doesn't care for frosting.

5thsister said...

drooling over here! :oD``

kyslp said...

I have made a much more simple versiond of this cake and it was very good. (I love the chocolate/cherry combo.) I'm sure your version is even better!

Monica H said...

Num num num. I would say this is better than frosting!

Brandy L said...

That looks so yummy! Now i'm craving chocolate. :D

Anonymous said...

I want to try that recipe!

Thank you for participating. My post will be up as soon as I get all the links added.

Jennifer said...

Yum!! This is on my "to bake" list!!! I will have to try it when my Dad is in town!!! He loves chocolate and cherries!!!

Thank you!!!

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