Gluten-Free Cherries and Cream Devil's Food Cake

Gluten-Free Cherries and Cream Devil's Food Cake

The delicious layers of chocolate, creamy frosting and bright red cherries create a festive gluten-free dessert.

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box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free devil's food cake mix
tablespoon instant coffee granules or crystals
cup water
cup butter, softened
cup unsalted butter, softened
package (8 oz) gluten-free cream cheese, softened
cups gluten-free powdered sugar
container (8 oz) gluten-free mascarpone cheese
teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 1/2
cups cherry preserves
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9-inch round cake pan. In large bowl, beat cake mix, instant coffee, water, 1/2 cup butter and the eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  2. Bake 45 to 52 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, top side up, about 1 hour.
  3. In large bowl, beat 1 cup unsalted butter, the cream cheese and powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add mascarpone cheese, vanilla and salt; beat on low speed just until blended.
  4. Using serrated knife, cut cake in half horizontally to make 2 layers. Place bottom layer, cut side up, on serving platter. Spoon half of frosting onto cake layer; carefully spread, creating thick layer. Top frosted layer with half of the cherry preserves; spread to cover. Place remaining layer, cut side down, over filling. Top with remaining frosting; carefully spread to cover top. Spoon remaining preserves over cake; spread to cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
Makes 16 servings
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 520
    • (Calories from Fat 240),
  • Total Fat 27g
    • (Saturated Fat 16g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 110mg;
  • Sodium 280mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 66g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 49g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.