Can the sister’s just get an Amen! “Amen brother Ben”! This recipe will have you on your knees praying to the grocery God’s for another slice of heaven. You know who you are, we wont bust you out in front of everyone, but you know when life hands you some lemons, 9 times out of 10 you don’t make lemonade, you reach for chocolate. If you are planning for all your girlfriends to come over to have a gripe session, you definitely need to have this cake on hand.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Cake
1 package chocolate fudge cake mix
½ cup sugar
1 (3.8 ounce) package French vanilla instant pudding mix
4 large eggs
¾ cup vegetable oil
½ cup water
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 (3-ounce) dark chocolate bars
½ cup coarsely chopped dried cherries
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan, and dust with cocoa, set aside. Combine cake mix, sugar and pudding mix in a large mixing bowl. Beat eggs and next four ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually add oil mixture to dry ingredients, beat 2 minutes. Coarsely chop one chocolate bar, fold cherries and chopped chocolate into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Coarsely chop 1 chocolate bar. Place chopped chocolate and butter in a small bowl, set aside.
Bring whipping cream to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, and immediately pour over chocolate and butter. Whisk gently until smooth. Cool glaze 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Drizzle glaze over cake. Coarsely chop remaining chocolate bar, sprinkle chopped chocolate over cake.