Chocolate and cherries are a classic flavor combination. Put them together in a simple dump cake with only four ingredients, and you have an irresistibly delightful dessert. A bonus, it's as perfect for Valentine's Day as it is for a neighborhood potluck.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick baking spray.
Dump in the cherry pie filling and spread out evenly. Top with one cup of the chocolate chips.
Dump in the box of dry cake mix and spread out evenly. Top with the remaining cup of chocolate chips.
Top evenly with the cubes of butter.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the pie filling is bubbling around the edges.
Let cool for a few minutes and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
For baking cakes and other desserts, I like to use a baking spray that already has flour in it. You can substitute regular non-stick baking spray or grease your dish with butter.Be sure to use canned cherry pie filling, not cherries packed in syrup or water.Leftover cake should be stored covered in the refrigerator and will keep well for up to four days.This recipe makes one 9x13 cake. For Valentines' Day, I halved the recipe and baked it in a heart-shaped pan.This dessert, while incredibly delicious, is also rich. You might want to consider smaller servings than usual.This cake, like brownies, is better slightly underdone.