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Chocolate Cherry Cake

  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Maraschino cherries 10 Ounce, undrained (1 jar)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cocoa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For cream cheese frosting
  Cream cheese 3 Ounce, softened (1 package)
  Sifted powdered sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Sifted cocoa 1 Tablespoon (for dusting)

1) In a bowl, add butter and beat well.
2) Slowly add in the sugar and beat till fluffy.
3) Add in the egg and beat well.
4) Drain the cherries and slice. Keep aside the juice for later.
5) In a bowl, alternating with buttermilk and cherry juice, add flour, cocoa, soda, and salt (begin and end with the flour mix).
6) Mix well after each addition.
7) Fold in the vanilla, pecans, and cherries.
8) Transfer the batter into a greased and floured 9-inch tube pan.
9) Place in the oven at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes, till the cake is done.
10) Leave in pan and allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
11) Remove from pan and cool completely.
12) For the cream cheese frosting, combine cream cheese and butter and beat till light and fluffy. Add in the remaining ingredients and beat till smooth.
12) Frost the top and sides of the cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

13) Place a paper doily on the top, and sift over with cocoa.
14) Remove doily and slice and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4992 Calories from Fat 1573

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 181 g279.1%

Saturated Fat 85.8 g429.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 546.9 mg182.3%

Sodium 2241.4 mg93.4%

Total Carbohydrates 818 g272.7%

Dietary Fiber 46.2 g184.9%

Sugars 551.3 g

Protein 68 g135.6%

Vitamin A 85.8% Vitamin C 8.7%

Calcium 46.8% Iron 144.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe