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Yummy Coal Miner's Cake Delight

Yummy Coal Miner's Cake Delight

Yummy Coal Miner's Cake Delight

This Coal Miner's Cake is a real temptation, and it's easier to make than you might think. Here's how you whip it up:


For the Cake:

  • 1 box Devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 small can evaporated milk
  • 1 (6 oz.) package chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Step 1: Getting Ready

  • First things first, preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the cake mix box.

Step 2: Mix the Cake Batter

  • In a mixing bowl, throw in the Devil’s food cake mix, cherry pie filling, eggs, and vanilla. It's gonna be thick, so don't sweat it.

Step 3: Pan-Prepping Time

  • Get a 9x13-inch baking pan and show it some love by greasing and lightly flouring it. Make sure it's all coated to keep things from sticking.

Step 4: Spread the Love

  • Now, gently pour that cake batter into your prepared pan. Use a spatula to make it nice and even.

Step 5: Bake Away

  • Pop the pan into your preheated oven and let it do its thing for about 30 to 35 minutes. To check if it's ready, stick a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean without any batter sticking to it, you're good to go.

Step 6: Hot Topping Time

  • While your cake is still hot, let's work on that tempting topping.


  • Grab a saucepan and toss in the sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk.
  • Warm it up over low heat, stirring until everything gets cozy and the sugar dissolves.
  • Once it's all friendly, let it come to a gentle boil for a minute.
  • Take it off the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until they're all melted and it's super smooth.
  • Add in those chopped pecans or walnuts and mix it all up.

Step 7: Crown Your Cake

  • Pour that warm, delightful topping evenly over your hot cake.

Step 8: Patience is a Virtue

  • Now, here's the hard part – let the cake cool down and that topping set before you dive in. The topping will firm up as it cools, and trust me, it's worth the wait.

So there you have it - your delicious Coal Miner's Cake with its decadent chocolatey topping and a delightful surprise of cherries inside. Enjoy! 🍫🍒🍰

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