Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sweetheart Cake

My husband love cherries.

They are his favorite.

So, for Valentine's Day, I decided to make him a cake.

Sweetheart Cherry Cake - Adapted from Tidy Mom

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
~3 C homemade cherry pie filling
fresh whipped cream
dark chocolate chips, to taste

Mix together the cake mix, egg, baking powder, vanilla and 1 C of the cherry pie filling.  Make sure that the pie filling is cool, if you make it yourself.

The batter will be really, really thick.  Take my advice, don't use a whisk.

Then, fold in am additional 1 1/2 C of the cherry pie filling.

Spread cake into two greased 8-inch round pans.

Bake at 325 for 30-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in the pans for about 5 minutes, then flip onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, whip up some fresh whipping cream topping.

Spread the remaining 1/2 C cherry pie filling onto the bottom layer of the cake.

Top with the second layer, and slice.

Drop whipped cream onto the cake slices and

Top with dark chocolate chips...

maybe in the shape of a heart?

Serve to one happy spouse.

This post is linked to:
Mouthwatering Mondays
Valentine Homemade Projects at Tip Junkie
Love Linky
Tasty Tuesday


  1. Yum! That looks good. It's very similar to my favorite cake, except I use a dark fudge mix instead of white cake mix.

  2. Happy Valentine's Day friend!
    Hope you and Frog Prince have a wonderful day together!!!

  3. Oh that looks great - and I can see this with a chocolate cake as well! Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. I'm totally drooling right now, that looks absolutely delicious!

  5. and that is what Valentine's Day is all about... making the people we love happy!

    great post!

  6. We have had such a blast with cooking with cake mixes! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  7. This looks delish! I'd love for you to come link it up to my Love Linky Party. It would be a fantastic addition!


  8. I was thinking of making this on Sunday, but don't have homemade pie filling. Could I use 3 cups of store-bought pie filling instead??

  9. @Jenean

    Yes, you can use prepared pie filling! That will work great. Hope you enjoy the cake.


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