Chocolate Cherry Cake with Rum Ganache

Chocolate Cherry Cake with Rum Ganache


"Rich chocolate cake is layered with cherry pie filling and spread with a creamy ganache."


5 h 15 m servings 699 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 699 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 39.1 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 81g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 505 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl stir together cake mix, flour, sugar, drink mix, baking powder and soda. Add oil, eggs, LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling, sour cream and almond extract. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 2 minutes (batter will be stiff). Fold in chopped sweet chocolate. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Loosen sides and remove from pan. Cool completely.
  3. For ganache, in a small saucepan heat cream just to boiling. In a medium bowl pour hot cream over bittersweet chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; stir in rum. Place bowl with chocolate in a bowl of ice water and let stand about 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Transfer cake to serving plate. Spread ganache over cake. Let stand 1 hour before serving to set up.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Love,Love,Love this cake! I'm making a few this weekend for friends. This time I'm going to stir in the cherries by hand. The mixer chopped them up. Thanks for the best cake EVER!!

I made this cake to take to a Christmas Eve party. Everyone loved it! The cake itself is super moist and flavorful. I only gave it four stars because I felt that the ganache was a little heavy, ...

I have made this cake twice...both time with rave reviews! The first was exactally as the recipe. This last time I used half semi-sweet and half bitter-sweet chocolate for the ganache and substi...

Excellent! I made this cake as written, except used mini chips instead of the chopped chocolate inside the cake and use rum flavoring instead of rum for the ganache. Mine did not turn at all red...

I thought this was a really good cake and that was before any topping. I Love chocolate and cherry together! Since I was unable to taste the full size cake, I made myself a cupcake size... the c...

Wonderful cake, but I did make changes as I lacked some of the ingredients. Rather than lemonade, I used cherry crystal light tubs (think it gave it the red coloring), and used chips for the ch...

I didn't like the ganache. It didn't do nothing for the cake. I will use sweeter chocolate chips next time. The cake was alright.

This cake turned out gummy had to rebake it, didn't help and it was very heavy. never had a cake turn out bad on me before.

From reading the directions, it doesn't look layered as the description describes, but definetly looks good either way. Will be giving this a try probably for christmas this year