Saturday, December 23, 2017

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bundt Cake

This fun chocolate and cherry filled bundt cake comes together in a snap and is so much fun to serve and eat. It was one of the recipes that my mom had loaded and ready in the recipe box she gave me and it is a family favorite!


     Does your family go through food phases?  Mine certainly does.  For a little while one thing is all the rage.  For a little while a few years back it was bundt cakes.  My mom and grandma collected everything that had to do with them.


 
     They had cook books devoted to the cakes.  They were experts at making pound cakes or doctoring up cake mixes to turn them into something completely different than the package.  They had cake pans in every shape and for every holiday.


      I came by my love for being in the kitchen honestly and they were always trying new recipes.  However there was one that we came back to over and over.  It was this chocolate bundt cake studded with cherries and enhanced with more chocolate chips.

      It is a super simple recipe to make as it is semi-homemade.  Start with a box of mix and add some of the usual suspects.  Then stir in a can of cherry pie filling and a bunch of chocolate chips and you are ready to throw it in the oven.  It doesn't get much easier than that!


    Of course you can bake it in any one of the wonderful shapes of bundt pans.  That is one of my favorite parts about cakes like this.  The tin makes the cake pretty and you don't need a lot of time or skill to make it look impressive.   A drizzle of chocolate glaze does add that little bit of glitz and glam though.  It doesn't hurt the taste either!

    I rarely bake like this any more.  I have really been into cakes from scratch (and lots of frosting!)  But as I was thumbing through the recipe box MiMi had given me a while back, I stumbled upon this card and it instantly put a smile on my face.


    It immediately made me think of MiMi and my grandma and all of the cakes they made and cake pans they have.  I also thought of my dad who has a reputation for loving all things chocolate and cherry.  So I figured it was about time I share this with all of you.

     After-all sometimes you just don't have the time, patience or will to make a big layered cake.  While I am still a sucker for things like my applesauce layer cake, pecan maple cake and especially the devilishly good chocolate cake, sometimes it is nice to have something that doesn't take a lot of time and energy.  This is just that cake.  It makes and impression without wearing you out.


     The best part is how versatile this cake is.  It would work great at Christmas or Valentine's Day.  I'd happily have it for my birthday or it would be perfect at a summer BBQ or potluck.  No matter the occasion, it will fit right in and be gobbled right up!





What are your favorite bundt cake recipes?



Yield: 16 Servings

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bundt Cake

This fun chocolate and cherry filled bundt cake comes together in a snap and is so much fun to serve and eat. It was one of the recipes that my mom had loaded and ready in the recipe box she gave me and it is a family favorite!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 60 MINStotal time: 75 mins

ingredients:

Cake:
  • 1 box devils' food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Chocolate glaze:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp corn syrup
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

instructions

Cake:
  1. Prepare a large bundt cake pan (at least 10-12 cups) and preheat oven to 350F
  2. Mix cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs and water on medium for 3 minutes.
  3.  Stir in the cherry pie filling and chocolate chips until well mixed.
  4. Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes and then invert onto wire rack or serving dish to cool completely 
Chocolate Glaze:
  1. In a small saucepan, heat cream and corn syrup over medium heat until they come to a simmer. 
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in chocolate, whisking until smooth. 
  3. Allow to cool at room temperature until slightly thickened. 
  4. Drizzle glaze over cake and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before serving. 
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27 comments:

  1. i really enjoyed reading this. I have tried to stay away from cake mixes too. That’s a shame because I miss these bunny cakes. I plan to experiment with using a homemade mix and will report back.

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    1. You will definitely have to let me know! There is something to be said for the ease of pulling out a cake mix and whipping something up though!

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  2. Oh my, this looks lavish! Great combination and since it has fruit, it's good for breakfast, amirite? ;) Merry Christmas!

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    1. It's totally an acceptable breakfast! ;-)

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  3. I am aways game for a new bundt cake recipe. YUMMY combo! Hope your Christmas was sweet as can be!

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  4. Cherries and chocolate are meant to be together. Looks amazing!

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  5. Yummy...looks delicious. I'll try this recipe...thanks for sharing!

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  6. My Hubby would LOVE this ... pinned to try at a later date! I'd love for you to share over at a new party called Let's Party https://themarkandjanshow.com/2017/12/27/lets-party-1/ ... look forward to seeing you there!

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  7. Hi Carlee, my cooking goes through definate phases too, usually dictated by what's going on in life and the time of year. It is nice to stumble across an old faithful recipe again. I'm not one for box mixes either, but this does sound good, even now whilst I'm seriously wondering if I'm ever going to come down from this sugar high that is Christmas!

    xx

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    1. I know, after all the cookies we need a break... so it's time to bake a cake! ;-) This one is definitely quick and easy to make!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday in 2017. Wishing you the very best in 2018 and hope to see you soon.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you and here's to a wonderful 2018!

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  9. I need this in my life! Thanks Carlee! What a great recipe! Pinned! P~

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  10. My mom would die over this cake! She loves chocolate and cherries. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

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    1. You definitely need to make it then! Thank you <3

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  11. I'm going to try this for a bundt cake, I make bars with a devils food cake mix, can of cherry pie filling, 3 eggs and 1 tsp of almond flavoring which was published by Philsbury which I serve as cake in a 9x12 pan. the frosting is 1 cup sugar,
    •1/3 cup milk, 5 tablespoons margarine or butter and
    •1 (6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
    In small saucepan, combine sugar, milk and margarine. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Pour and spread over warm cake. very good.

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    1. I'll have to try that, it sounds amazing!

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  12. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing it with us! Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Do you use light corn syrup or dark corn syrup? I was looking for this recipe several months ago. As I was remembering the ready made bundt cake mixes that were available at one time.

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    1. Yay! I am glad you found it. I use light corn syrup but I can't see why either wouldn't work.

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  14. I'm with you, you always need a couple of the tried and true, semi-homemade recipes on hand. This one sounds so good!

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