Dark chocolate cake layers are filled with cherry pie filling spiked with cherry liqueur. If using this recipe to make a 9x13 inch cake, increase the baking time to 40 minutes.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cold
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
- 1/2 cup cherry liqueur
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans. Make sour milk by combining milk and vinegar. Set aside.
Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, coffee and vanilla. Stir in the sour milk. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cake layers to cool completely before filling.
To make the cherry filling: Combine the cherry pie filling and cherry liquor. Refrigerate cherry mixture until chilled, then fill cake.