Chocolate Cherry Cola Cake


1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, ¼ cup liquid
1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 cup cherry cola carbonated beverage
½ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 container (12 oz) whipped vanilla frosting
1 cup marshmallow creme
24 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom only of 13×9-inch pan
with baking spray with flour. Chop cherries; set aside.
In large bowl, beat cake mix, cola beverage, oil, eggs and
¼ cup reserved cherry liquid with electric mixer on low speed
30 seconds. Beat on medium speed beat 2 minutes. Stir in
chopped cherries. Pour batter into pan.
Bake 35 to 43 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
In small bowl, mix frosting and marshmallow creme until
smooth. Frost cake.
For chocolate dipped cherries, melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave. Stir. Dip well drained cherries in chocolate and store in fridge to set. Top each cake piece with 2 cherries.

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