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Merry Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Merry Cherry Chocolate Cake, by , is from The Cookbook of Elizabeth Ann O'Farrell Zeller, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Elizabeth Zeller
Added: Monday, April 30, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 (8 oz) pkag cream cheese, softened
1 (16 oz) pkg confectioners sugar
1 (6 oz) jhar maraschino
2 c pecan halves
2 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cake layers, cooled
Artificial holly leaves or other garnish

Directions:
Directions:
In medium bowl, with electeric mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add confectioners sugar, beating frosting until smooth and creamy.
Reserve 12 whole cherries; coarsely chope remaining. Reserve 15 pecan halves, coarsley chop remaining. In small bowl, combine 3/4 c prepared cream cheese frosting, 1/4 c chopped pecans and chopped cherries to make filling. Place 1 cake layer on plate, spread with cherry filing. Top with remaing chocolate cake layer. Frost entire cake with reaming frosting. Press reamining chopped pecans into frosting on side of cake.

From reserved cherries, reserve 5 whole cherries for garnish, coarsely chop remaining cherries. Arrange with reserved cherries, pecan halves and artificial holly leaves or your favorite holiday garnish. Refreigerate cake until serving time.

 

 

 

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