Lucky Leaf sent me over the pan, cherry pie filling and measuring spoons for me to try this cake out!
- 1 (18.25) dry white cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. pure almond extract (optional)
- 1 (21 oz.) can Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Pie Filling
- 1 additional can Cherry Pie Filling set aside
- Chocolate shavings or ground chips
1 C. butter, softened
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. pure almond extract (optional)
4 C. (1 lb.) confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar) sifted
2-4 tbsp. milk
Preheat oven to 325.
Lightly spray heart-shaped pan with vegetable oil spray.
Sift together the white cake mix and the baking powder. Then add eggs, extract and 1/2 of a can cherry pie filling. Mix on medium speed to combine.
Fold into the cake mix the remaining 1/2 can of pie filling. Mix to combine. Batter is quite thick at this point.
Pour into prepared pan, and level with a spatula.
Bake at 325 to 65 to 75 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cake cool completely in the pan.
Cream together butter, vanilla, and almond extracts. Slowly add sifted confectioners' sugar, beating well. Add 2 tbsp. milk. Mix well. If needed, continue adding milk 1 tbsp. at a time until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
Decorating the cake:
Invert cake onto serving platter and decorate. At this point I lined the edges of the platter with pieces of wax paper to prevent the frosting from messing up the platter.
I iced the entire cake first with a thin crumb coat. I put it in the fridge to chill the frosting (this helps keeps all the crumbs from showing on the next coat. Frost the cake sides and using a decorating tip pipe on two rows of frosting as shown in the photo. This makes a wall to keep the pie filling from seeping over.
I ground up chocolate chips and put on the sides of the cake. Fill the heart in the middle with the second can of cherry pie filling. I found here I didn't quite use the entire can.
Remove wax or parchment paper, clean up the platter with a damp paper towel.
You can use a standard 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 325 for 40 - 45 minutes.
You can also substitute two 16 oz. cans of prepared frosting instead of making your own.
Don't forget to enter in the giveaway to win the heart shaped pan! You can go to
Luckyleaf.com to get more information on their great products and enter their baking contests!