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Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake

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This Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake is a decadent addition to your Valentine’s Day dessert.

Take a simple box cake mix and doctor it up a little to serve a delicious cake that is great anytime you want a little cherry goodness.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake

This Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake is a decadent addition to your Valentine’s Day dessert.

Take a simple box cake mix and doctor it up a little to serve a delicious cake that is great anytime you want a little cherry goodness.

We don’t traditionally go out to eat on Valentine’s Day, simply because we like to avoid the crowds.

We might go out to celebrate but it will be on a different day, so the day of, since we have kids too, we tend to just stay at home.

We like to take time in the kitchen to make a meal together, enjoy a glass of wine and make a homemade dessert.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake

This Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake is on our dessert menu this year because it’s a real favorite.

I admit we make this throughout the year, but the colors make it festive and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

It’s a fairly light and fluffy dessert, nice and moist which is all due to the addition of the nonfat yogurt.

Helps cut calories a bit so enjoying a decadent dessert doesn’t have to be wrong.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake

Because there is nothing wrong about it, Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake is oh so very right.

Recipe for Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake

Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake
Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake

Chocolate Covered Cherry Snack Cake

Nicole Cook
Made with an easy cake mix, taken to another level with some delicious chocolate sauce, a homemade cherry frosting and cherry pie filling. Tart, sweet and decadent. A favorite romantic dessert idea.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Cake Recipes and Cupcake Recipes
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 15 slices

Ingredients
  

For the Cake:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Cherry Chip Cake Mix
  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup water

For the Cherry Frosting:

  • 1 cup 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3 drops red food coloring optional
  • 1 can cherry pie filling 20 oz.
  • chocolate sauce

Instructions
 

For the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the cake mix, nonfat vanilla yogurt and water together on medium about 2 minutes or until well blended.
  • Spray a 9×13 cake pan with cooking spray and pour cake batter into pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F about 15-20 minute or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before adding frosting.

For the Cherry Frosting:

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until fluffy. Add in the maraschino cherry juice,  almond extract and red food coloring if desired, continue beating. Add the powdered sugar slowly a little at a time until you have reached desired consistency. 
  • When cake is cooled completely, frost cake with Cherry Frosting.
  • Spoon cherry pie filling on top. We sliced our cake first and then added a spoonful to each piece. 
  • Drizzle chocolate on top of the cherry pie filling.
Keyword easy cake recipes, easy dessert recipes
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