Chocolate Cherry Creme Cake How-To Video
Chocolate Cherry Creme Cake (Oregon Dark Sweet Pitted Cherries label)
1 Devil’s Food Chocolate cake mix
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed mild
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cans Oregon Dark Sweet Pitted Cherries, drained, reserve syrup
¼ cup cornstarch
½ cup sugar
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Prepare a 9×13 cake pan as directed on cake mix box.
Pour the batter into prepared cake pan. Bake for time indicated for a 13×9 cake.
Let cake cool completely. Make cream cheese filling.
Cream Cheese Filling
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth; stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Spread on cooled cake, leaving an edge of the dark cake showing all around for a nice presentation. Refrigerate until set.
Drain cherries, reserve syrup. In a small saucepan, combine syrup from cherries, cornstarch and sugar. Mix until smooth. Heat and stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cherries. Let cool. With a small spoon, arrange the cherries only on top of the cake. Do not use the thickened syrup – only what stay on the cherries. Keep cake refrigerated.
Makes a beautiful cake for any occasion.