Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Chocolate and cherries. Yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Frosting

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 13 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter or 5 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)


  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan.
  3. In large bowl, combine cake mix, pie filling almond extract and eggs; stir until blended.
  4. Spread in greased and floured pan.
  5. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. In small saucepan, combine sugar, milk and margarine.
  7. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth.
  9. Pour and spread over warm bars.
  10. Cool completely and cut into bars.


Most Helpful

I have this exact same recipe, and have made it many times. People always rave, and I often get asked the recipe. It's perfect if you need to take a dessert somewhere, as it's so easy to throw together. One of my husbands favorite's!!

Emily H. December 13, 2008

Because of the name Chocolate Cherry "Bars", I assumed this would be more like a brownie. Actually, it is a cake. I made it for a Valentine's Day Luncheon and it is super--especially love the frosting, which is a yummy chocolate glaze. This comes together in a snap and uses common ingredients. I plan to keep a devil's food cake mix and can of cherries on hand from now on so I can throw one of these together quickly if I need to!

sophieollie March 10, 2008

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