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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:07 pm 
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This is kind of a fun cake to serve. I got the recipe from allrecipes.com.

The upside down part was tricky when I first made it, so I've since just made it without and served the cherries on the side. The cake is still very moist even without the cherries baked in.

Throwing in some safe chocolate chips has been nice, too. Also, we served it with ice cream once, and another time with whipped dairy/soy topping, for those who can have it.

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Cherry Upside Down Cake

INGREDIENTS

* 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
* 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups white sugar
* 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 cups water
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil (CANOLA oil)
* 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

1. Spread pie filling evenly in the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch pan.
2. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
3. In another bowl combine water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Add these liquid ingredients to the flour mixture all at once. Stir until just moistened. Pour the batter evenly over the cherry pie filling.
4. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C) oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
5. Let cake cool for 10 minutes in pan then invert cake onto a serving dish and continue to cool.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:09 pm 
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Yummmm ...!!! That sounds great. I will have to try that with my kids. Must find a special occasion since they are not allowed to have sugary desserts at night any more. (Makes them way too hyper!)

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:17 pm 
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Is there a difference between *distilled white vinegar* and just regular old vinegar? :oops:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:57 pm 
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AnnaMarie: I don't think so... I just used regular stuff. Ok, and I just checked http://www.foodsubs.com/Vinegars.html, and they say "white vinegar = distilled vinegar = distilled white vinegar = white distilled vinegar".

Now go bake! ; )

Marla


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:18 am 
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Ooh, this would be something special to make as her dessert for the wedding dinner when we go out west this summer!
I could pre-mix all of the dry ingredients and just purchase oil, vinegar, vanilla and the pie filling. I have a small spring form pan that just might work. The rest...well we'd just find an excuse to eat that :wink:
Does anyone know about high altitude cooking?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:09 am 
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Thanks Marla.

Susan, great idea about the spring-form pan. I have one -- never used it. (Can't remember exactly why I bought it. :oops: )

I know there's a difference in baking depending on altitude. When we moved from the 7th floor into a house I actually have to readjust my bread recipes. But, it was trial and error until something worked.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:47 am 
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On a vinegar aside, I have found that Apple Cider Vinegar is very nice - keeps things moist (the vinegar's intent) without any sharp flavouring, since it's such a mild vinegar...

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