2 c Sugar
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
3/4 c HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 1/2 ts Baking powder
1 1/2 ts Baking soda
1 ts Salt
1 c Milk
1/2 c Vegetable oil
2 ts Vanilla extract
1 c Boiling water
1 cn (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
4 oz Frozen whipped topping
Sliced almonds (optional)
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. In
large mixer bowl, blend sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda
and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed 2
minutes. Remove from mixer; stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden
pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from
pans. Cool completely on wire rack. Place one layer on serving plate.
Spread half of pie filling over layer to within 1/2 inch of edge. Spoon
or pipe border of whipped topping around edge. Top with second cake
layer. Spread remaining pie filling to within 1/2 inch of edge. Make
border around top edge with remaining topping. Garnish with sliced
almonds, if desired. Refrigerate until just before serving. 10 to 12
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