Hershey's Black Forest Pudding Cake

"This is super easy and a yummy cross between a pudding and a cake."
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In large bowl, combine ¾ cup sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, margarine, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread into an 8 or 9-inch square pan.
  • In small bowl, stir together ½ cup sugar, brown sugar, and ¼ cup cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.
  • Combine hot water and kirsch; pour over batter. Do not stir.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Let stand 15 minutes; spoon into dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top. Serve with cherry pie filling.

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  1. Delicious! I have made a simular cake before but without the cherry pie topping, that is very good. If I find the other recipe I will throw it out, only need one and this is it! I used the extract because I didn't have the brandy but I can't wait to try it that way too. Thanks Rach! Chip
  2. I've been making a different version of this recipe for yonks now (Lennie's Recipe #13367). We have Sushiman's kids every other weekend and they always request this for Friday night dessert. Well, I was getting a bit tired of making it every other week, and was happy to see a chance to mix it up a bit. This version is a lot more chocolate-y, and I like the adult addition of kirsch, but it's the cherry pie filling that really does it right! I up the milk to a full cup (actually, I use soy cream) and served this with homemade vanilla ice cream. Thanks, I love this recipe!


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