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catosaurus

Lost recipe has been found (and I'm sharing) Thu, 12/22/05 11:05 AM (permalink)
The recipe I was afraid that I'd lost has miraculously reappeared, and my relief knows no bounds. So, to celebrate, I thought I'd share it as my holiday gift to you. Here is the recipe, exactly as printed in the LA Times approx. 20 years ago:

ALL-AMERICAN CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE

2 cups cake flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 2/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1 21-oz. can cherry pie filling
1 6-oz. package semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup seedless raisins
3/4 cup chopped almonds
Powdered sugar

Sift together flour, cocoa, soda and baking powder. Set aside. Beat together sugar, eggs and vanilla until well-mixed. Add cream cheese, beating until smooth. Add flour misture, beating until well-mixed. Stir in cherry pie filling, chocolate chips, raisins, and almonds. Pour into a well-greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes, or until cake tests done. Let cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

My comments:
1) I leave out the chopped almonds; they don't really seem to add anything to the overall yumminess.
2) Use dutch-process cocoa; it's much more flavorful than the standard stuff.
3) I prefer to mix together the cream cheese and sugar, then add the eggs and vanilla; it helps to more thoroughly blend the cream cheese.
4) This cake is very moist, so don't bake until dried out and burnt.
 
#1
    Salustra

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    RE: Lost recipe has been found (and I'm sharing) Thu, 12/22/05 11:46 AM (permalink)
    Is a 'fluted tube pan' the same thing as an angel-food cake pan? or a Bundt pan? If not, will either of these be an ok substitute?

    Oh, just noticed the 12-cup specification, I'll have to double-check the capacity of said pans.

    Thanks for sharing! I'm anxious to try this cake, sounds wonderful!
     
    #2
      acoustic blues

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      • Joined: 11/9/2003
      • Location: carbondale, PA
      RE: Lost recipe has been found (and I'm sharing) Thu, 12/22/05 11:46 AM (permalink)
      Thank You! I just printed it out and will pass it on to the chief baker (my wife), because I can't bake a cake worth a darn lol. But this sounds delicious.
      A happy or merry whatever you celebrate!

      AB
       
      #3
        catosaurus

        RE: Lost recipe has been found (and I'm sharing) Thu, 12/22/05 11:47 AM (permalink)
        Salustra,

        I use a standard bundt cake pan, and it's perfect. I'm sure that any ring pan that holds 12 cups of liquid will work.

        Catosaurus
         
        #4
          jpdchef

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          • Joined: 7/5/2005
          • Location: Bristol, TN
          RE: Lost recipe has been found (and I'm sharing) Thu, 01/12/06 5:48 PM (permalink)
          I'm glad you found your recipe.I had someone make this at work today.Excellent!!!!
           
          #5
            catosaurus

            RE: Lost recipe has been found (and I'm sharing) Thu, 01/12/06 7:00 PM (permalink)
            Glad you enjoyed it! I made one to take to a potluck at work, but decided at the last moment to keep it ALL for me. I then consumed the entire cake over a 4-day period with no regrets!
             
            #6
              Pitts

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              • Joined: 12/25/2003
              • Location: Centralia Wa., WA
              RE: Lost recipe has been found (and I'm sharing) Thu, 01/12/06 7:23 PM (permalink)
              My X just uses a devils food cake mix and dumps in the cherries everyone likes it. Would work if time is a concern.
              Regards
               
              #7
                catosaurus

                RE: Lost recipe has been found (and I'm sharing) Fri, 01/13/06 11:37 AM (permalink)
                Sorry, Pitts, but I'm adamantly opposed to the use of cake mixes. I can always taste the cardboard in the finished result. They look pretty, but ultimately disappoint.
                 
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