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

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
  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 (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at DollarGeneral.com.

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