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    Cherry Chocolate Pecan Cake

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    1 hr 5 mins

    5 mins

    1 hr

    AlabamaGirl71's Note:

    Got this recipe from the wife of a patient. She baked and brought in several different cakes for the nursing staff while her husband was in our hospital. This was one of them and it was G-O-O-D!!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray, and evenly distribute 1/4 cup pecans in bottom of pan.
    3. 3
      Combine dry cake mix and cinnamon in large bowl.
    4. 4
      Add oil, eggs, vanilla, and pie filling; mix well.
    5. 5
      Stir in chocolate chips and remaining pecans.
    6. 6
      Spoon into bundt pan (batter will be thick).
    7. 7
      Bake for 1 hour, or until cake tests done.
    8. 8
      Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes.
    9. 9
      Remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 02, 2013


      I'm usually not a huge fan of chocolate cakes, but my DH is a chocolate fiend! For his birthday cake, I was looking for a cake that had some bells and whistles that I could enjoy, too. I was operating under the assumption that I was likely to have a good bit left over to eat - Oh, how wrong I was! Our friends ate all but like two slices.

      I made this according to the directions as written the first time through, and it is very tasty. I usually find chocolate cakes to be a little dry, but the cherries and chocolate chips helped the cake stay nice and moist.

      This recipe is also extremely easy. I can get this started in just a few minutes when I get home from work, and have it ready for dessert with dinner.

      Moreover, this makes an terrific "format" for other cakes of similar type. You can pretty much substitute any type of cake mix, any type of pie filling, any nut, any kind of baking chip, and come up with another - completely different - very delicious cake. The only "must" is using the amounts as stipulated in the recipe. For example, I made a second cake using vanilla cake mix, strawberry pie filling, walnuts, and white chocolate chips, in the same proportions listed here, and it was also a fantastic cake.

      I have two things to add as far as things to watch out for when making this recipe:
      (1) Start checking it for doneness early. I nearly burned it the first time I made it because I didn't start checking until almost 45 minutes, and it was "nearly done" then.
      (2) Don't use a toothpick to check for doneness. I tried it, thinking to save myself from having to wash additional dishes. The melty-ness of the chocolate chips makes it difficult to tell on a toothpick whether the cake is really done. It is much easier to tell on a knife.

      Overall, a fantastic and flexible recipe! I plan to continue using it for a long time! :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Cherry Chocolate Pecan Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (1033 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2888.9
    Calories from Fat 1744
    Total Fat 193.7 g
    Saturated Fat 46.8 g
    Cholesterol 423.0 mg
    Sodium 266.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 290.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 25.1 g
    Sugars 97.2 g
    Protein 31.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chocolate cake mix

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