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Chocolate Cherry Squares

Chocolate Cherry SquaresThis chocolate sheet cake is topped with 12 evenly distributed dollops of cherry pie filling and baked.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling - divided use
Powdered sugar
Frozen whipped topping, thawed

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla and almond extract in large bowl. Add eggs; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir together flour and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Spread batter into prepared pan. Spoon 12 dollops of pie filling over batter in three rows of four, using about 1 tablespoon per serving.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when cake is touched lightly in center. Cool; sift powdered sugar lightly over top, if desired.
  4. Cut into squares; serve with whipped topping and remaining cherry pie filling.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.