1Heat oven to 375ºF. Mix 2 tablespoons brown sugar and the cornstarch in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in cherries. Cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Stir in almond extract and food color. Pour into ungreased 1-quart casserole.
2Mix flour, cocoa, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, the baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk and vanilla until mixture forms a soft dough. Drop dough by 6 spoonfuls onto hot cherry mixture.
3Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is no longer doughy. Serve warm.