Doesn't this cake look yummy? It's one I've fixed for over 35 years. This is a really simple recipe, but makes a gorgeous cake if you're looking for something special, especially if you love chocolate and cherries together! The recipe says to use 3 round cake pans but I have always used my bundt cake pan and just sliced the cake in 3 layers. Be careful though, so it won't break. It's easier to put the cool whip on the layers if it's slightly thawed. And make sure you get there largest can of pie filling. Enjoy!
1 box dark chocolate or Devil's Food cake mix
1 lg. container whipped topping
1 lg. can cherry pie filling
Make cake following package directions. Divide into 3 greased 9 inch cake pans. (I use my Bundt cake pan and slice it in 3 layers being careful not to break it). Bake for 15 to 18 minutes at 350 F. Cool on metal racks.
Layer cherry pie filling and Cool Whip on layers. Top with Cool Whip and decorate with cherries if desired.
I cut this page out of a magazine all those years ago. You can tell it's been battered!
I finally found the original recipe on the web here: