Prep Time
15 Mins
Bake Time
30 Mins
Cool Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Cook Time
1 Min
Makes 12 to 15 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat first 4 ingredients at low speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 20 seconds; increase speed to medium, and beat 1 minute. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 27 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.

Step 3

Bring sugar, milk, and butter to a boil in a heavy 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate morsels until melted and smooth. Quickly spread frosting over warm cake. Cool completely (about 1 hour).

Step 4

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Devil's Food Cake Mix and Comstock Original Country Cherry Pie Filling or Topping.

Ratings & Reviews

stellacorona's Review

August 15, 2013
everyone went nuts over this! even those who didn't care for cherry! very easy to make also.

Laura C's Review

July 30, 2013
I've made this cake for family, co-workers, church and garden club and never had any left to bring home. Often asked to bring it to the next meeting or get together. So easy and so good!

cateringbyheath's Review

March 16, 2012

Sandy74's Review

Laura C
April 26, 2009
I love this cake and so does everyone else when I make it. The cake is so moist and the icing is so simple. Once you try this recipe, you'll never go back to plain box choc again.

Illini's Review

January 16, 2009
WOW! This is super easy to make and so delicious! I've made it for family, holidays, birthdays and guests, and everyone raves about it. This has become an instant classic for me. It's easy to keep the necessary ingredients in the pantry so I can make it on short notice. A keeper!

Lala62's Review

November 30, 2008
A family member brought this to our Thanksgiving celebration. After I tasted it the much-anticipated pumpkin and apple pies just went away. Absolutely awsome! A permit should be required for this cake. I almost hurt myself...And how much easier could it be to make?