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Chocolate-Cherry Cola Cake

 71 Ratings
19 Comments
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

Try a classic southern cake updated with cake mix and cherry cola.

Ingredients

1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, 1/4 cup liquid reserved
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil's food cake mix
1
cup cherry cola carbonated beverage
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped vanilla frosting
1
cup marshmallow creme
24
maraschino cherries with stems, well drained, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. Chop cherries; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, cola beverage, oil, eggs and 1/4 cup reserved cherry liquid with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in chopped cherries. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 34 to 42 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix frosting and marshmallow creme until smooth. Frost cake. Top each piece with 2 cherries with stems. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

For chocolate-dipped cherries, melt 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in microwave; stir. Dip well-drained cherries with stems into chocolate; refrigerate to set.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
65g
65%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
48g
48%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
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; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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