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 Allrecipes.com 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
1t. almond extract
1/2c. cocoa powder
1-1/4t baking soda
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
1T. cocoa powder
1T. brown sugar
1/2t. Almond extract
Whip all together until fluffy.