Hi Friends,

It is so good to be back to share recipes and kitchen tips with you.   My life has emerged from over a year of grief and heartbreak over Bill’s going home to be with The Lord. God has renewed my energy and my desire for cooking and sharing hospitality with my friends, family, neighbors and you my readers.

I am starting with dishes that I know are tried and good. It has boosted my confidence, that even with so many changes, I can still cook, set a pretty table and enjoy fellowship around my table. It looks different without Bill, but it is still good and brings joy to my soul.

This Chocolate Cherry Cake is one that made the rounds of being popular years ago. We always served it for the Celebration Dinner for Apples of Gold. I used a Sugar Free Cake mix, but you can use a traditional one. I also sweetened the icing with Splenda, and it worked great. It is a good recipe to have when you need to take a dessert because it is served from the baking dish, so there is no need to transfer to a plate.

The cake is so moist from the can of cherry pie filling added to the mix.  It does not rise very high, so don’t be alarmed.   I hope you will try it the next time you want to make a dessert or just need a chocolate fix.   Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake with delicious icing? 

Please let me know when you try it.  It will be one of your to go to recipes and “The Best You Ever Made”.  

 Joy Always, Cissy

Romans 12:12-13 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. ESV

Ingredients for Cake
Ingredients – Ready to be mixed
Be sure and spray the Pan
Ready to Go into the Oven
Sliced and ready to serve