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Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day

January 26, 2018
January 27 marks National Chocolate Cake Day and chocolate lovers can plan to celebrate with this easy recipe from Dollar General. Whether you’re a beginner or know your way around a kitchen, chocolate cakes are a simple, tasty dessert that can pair well with almost any dinner. Prepare for National Chocolate Cake Day with this delicious Chocolate Cherry Cola Cake recipe that puts a twist on the classic recipe. Find this recipe and more on DG Easy Meals or www.dollargeneral.com/easymeals. 
 
Don’t forget to shop baking essentials, like measuring sets, in store at Dollar General or www.dollargeneral.com
 
Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

Ingredients
1 (10-oz.) jar Clover Valley® Maraschino Cherries, drained; 1/4 cup liquid reserved
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Devil's Food cake mix
1 cup cherry cola carbonated beverage
1/2 cup Clover Valley® Vegetable Oil
3 eggs
1 (12-oz.) container Betty Crocker® Whipped Fluffy White frosting
1 cup marshmallow crème
24 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained, if desired
 
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13" x 9" pan with baking spray with flour. Chop cherries; set aside.
  2. Beat cake mix, cola beverage, oil, eggs and 1/4 cup reserved cherry liquid in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in chopped cherries. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 43 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Mix frosting and marshmallow crème in small bowl until smooth. Frost cake. Top each piece with 2 cherries.
 
For a special touch, consider adding chocolate-dipped cherries on top! For the cherries, melt 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in microwave; stir. Dip well-drained cherries with stems into chocolate; refrigerate to set. 
 
Pair a slice of cake with a warm cup of coffee. Find your favorite blend at Dollar General and enjoy! 

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,321 stores in 44 states as of November 3, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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