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Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathy Gates
Added: Monday, September 3, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1 sq. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 egg, beaten
1 c. sour milk
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 small bottle maraschino cherries, with juice cut into small pieces

Frosting:
3 sq. unsweetened chocolate
3 T. butter
3 c. powdered sugar
7 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows

Directions:
Directions:
Cake:
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg, milk, and chocolate. Sift flour, salt and soda; add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Add cherries, juice, and nuts, mix. Bake in a 350 oven for approximately 35 minutes.

Frosting:
Melt chocolate and butter. Combine the powdered sugar, salt milk and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture. Fold in marshmallows. Add more milt or more sugar, if needed, to desired consistency. Frost the cake.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is from Dean's mother; he and his brothers requested it for many birthdays in the Gates home. Still one of his favorites.

 

 

 

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