Cherry Pie Filling As A Cake Filling

Baking By mykidscakemaker Updated 4 Jun 2010 , 1:26am by Karen421

mykidscakemaker Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:15pm
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My sister has asked me to make her husband a chocolate cake with cherry pie filling as the filling.

I'm concerned about the amount of moisture. No one likes a mushy cake! And my chocolate cake is already pretty moist! So, my question is, should I sandwich the filling in between buttercream?? The cake is being covered in fondant.

Thanks for any and all advice!!

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windemire Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:33pm
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I've used cherry pie filling successfully in chocolate cake; I place a very thin layer of bc just to coat the cake layers, so the filling doesn't soak in.

Also, I've found it necessary to use a VERY strong bc damn to keep the filling from oozing and causing bulges in the fondant.

sillywabbitz Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:44pm
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If you're worried about soggy, in the Cake Mix doctor book she actually puts the can of cherry filling directly in the cake and it's one of my favorites. Recipe is 1 devil foods cake mix, 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling 2 large eggs and 1 tsp almond extract.

I LOVE this cake. I've made it with whipping cream for frosting, almond butter cream or even a white chocolate mouse as filling.

I am a HUGE black forest fan and this is my "knock off" version of it. Good luck with your cake.

Mme_K Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:58pm
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

If you're worried about soggy, in the Cake Mix doctor book she actually puts the can of cherry filling directly in the cake and it's one of my favorites. Recipe is 1 devil foods cake mix, 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling 2 large eggs and 1 tsp almond extract.

I LOVE this cake. I've made it with whipping cream for frosting, almond butter cream or even a white chocolate mouse as filling.

I am a HUGE black forest fan and this is my "knock off" version of it. Good luck with your cake.



sillywabblitz, that sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. I've often just used the filling in between the layers, making sure I had a good dam to keep the filling in. Works really well. thumbs_up.gif

MommaDukes Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 10:22pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

If you're worried about soggy, in the Cake Mix doctor book she actually puts the can of cherry filling directly in the cake and it's one of my favorites. Recipe is 1 devil foods cake mix, 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling 2 large eggs and 1 tsp almond extract.

I LOVE this cake. I've made it with whipping cream for frosting, almond butter cream or even a white chocolate mouse as filling.

I am a HUGE black forest fan and this is my "knock off" version of it. Good luck with your cake.




Is this in addtion to what the recipe calls for? the eggs and extract?
sounds YUMMY

sillywabbitz Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 10:31pm
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Nope that is the entire recipe..no water ...no oil ..shocking I know but fabulous.

Karen421 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 1:26am
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Oh my gosh this sounds great!!!!!!! I have to try this!

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