Lucky Leaf’s ‘Sweetheart Cherry Cake’… and a Giveaway!! {Closed}

by Jessica on February 4, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Krista from Lucky Leaf’s PR firm asked if I’d like to try out their yummy little Sweetheart Cherry Cake. Obviously, I said yes… I love Lucky Leaf pie fillings! So, several days later I walked out to the mailbox and found a big package containing all these fab prizes:

Lucky Leaf Giveaway

I immediately got to work on the cake and was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out. One of my favorite flavors is cherry (especially when paired with chocolate – go figure), so this was the perfect ‘sweet little treat’ post-lunch. Everyone at work loved it, too!

And guess what?! You can be one of 10 lucky readers to win their Wilton heart-shaped pan! Just comment on this post by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th and 10 of you will be chosen at random (via to win! Be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you if chosen – that’s it! Now get to commenting!! 😉

Sweetheart Cherry Cake

Sweetheart Cherry Cake
Source: Lucky Leaf

1 (18.25 oz) dry white cake mix (or your favorite flavor)
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
1-1/2 cans Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Pie Filling (each can is 21 oz)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 2-1/2 inch heart-shaped cake pan (13 x 9 inch pan directions below*). In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer on medium speed, mix together dry cake mix, eggs, baking powder, extracts and 1/2 can of cherry pie filling until moistened. Fold in the remaining 1/2 can of cherry pie filling by hand until blended. Batter should appear thick. Pour batter into pan and level with a spatula. Bake for 65-75 minutes (mine took about 55 minutes), until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan. Invert cake onto a serving platter to decorate.

*Substitute a standard 13 x 9 inch pan for the heart-shaped cake pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 40-45 minutes. Or substitute two 16 oz tubs of any flavor prepared icing for the buttercream icing recipe.

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Buttercream Icing:
1 c butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
4 c (1 lb) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2-4 tbsp milk

Cream together butter and extracts. Slowly add sifted confectioners’ sugar, beating well. Add 2 tbsp milk. Mix well. If needed, continue adding milk 1 tbsp at a time, until icing is smooth and spreadable.

When cool, ice all sides of the cake, then evenly spoon 1/2 can of additional cherry pie filling over the top (keeping the pie filling about one inch from the edge of the cake). Pat sliced almonds, mini chocolate chips or sprinkles onto the sides of the iced cake.

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1 Tracey February 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Yum, that cake looks and sounds delicious Jessica! I’ve only recently discovered a love of cherries 🙂

Fun giveaway. A heart-shaped pan would be perfect this month!

2 Amy (Sing For Your Supper) February 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm

SWEET! Heart-shaped things are fun! 🙂

3 Amanda February 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm

This cake looks so good! I might make it for my husband for valentine’s day.
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4 Jeslyn February 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm

It’s simply looks sweet! With a heart-shaped pan would be romantic for couples in coming Valentine’s Day…

5 Erin February 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm

This looks super yum! I love to bake so I will be trying this one out! 🙂

6 Stephanie February 4, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Thats a great recipe! Easy & yummy !!

7 Margaret February 4, 2010 at 11:41 pm

What a beautiful cake! I have got to try that recipe!

8 PeachRainbow February 5, 2010 at 4:39 am

Hi i am new here and was attracted by the giveaway ;D!
that cake looks so yummy!

9 Kristine February 5, 2010 at 6:53 am

So adorable! Looks tasty, I need to try this one!!

10 Niki February 5, 2010 at 8:18 am

I love cherry pie filling. I use it all the time!

11 Geriann February 5, 2010 at 8:22 am

That looks yummie. I love Cherry filling but I would have to do chocolate. The hubs doesn’t like white.

12 Lauren February 5, 2010 at 8:35 am

Yummy cake! And thanks for the giveaway!

13 Allison February 5, 2010 at 9:32 am

I just found your blog and can’t wait to start following it. I’m a FW native and my husband is a Horned Frog – we live on the East Coast now. This feels like a fun connection to home!

14 Katrina February 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

That looks so yummy! That pan would be perfect for today too.

15 Maureen February 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

What a perfectly delicous treat to share with your special one for Valentine’s Day.

16 Marci February 5, 2010 at 11:42 am

This is so sweet-thanks for the chance to win!

17 Erin February 5, 2010 at 11:43 am

That looks beautiful and delicious!

18 Liz February 5, 2010 at 11:48 am

What a beautiful cake!! Not only that, but it looks absolutely delicious! Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

19 Nicole February 5, 2010 at 11:51 am

I bought a heart shaped silicon Pan from Target’s $1 isle. It didnt exactly work out. I would love to make heart shaped cakes and leave them at my moms.

20 Molly Jean February 5, 2010 at 11:57 am

That cake looks DELICIOUS. The heart shape is just an added bonus for how cute it is. I might have to give this a whirl for me and the hubby 🙂


21 Brandi February 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm

That cake looks delicious! Too bad my husband isn’t a fan of cherries, but I love them especially with chocolate!!

22 mama g February 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm

this cake was so-o-o-o good! it look fantastic, too, before we got a hold of it! thanks, hornedfroggy, for a memorable treat!!

23 Candace Farley February 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm

This looks wonderful and I especially love the heart shape!! I wish I could bake!!!!

24 Emily February 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm

That looks so yummy! And I love the heart-shaped measuring spoons. Cute, cute!!!

25 lovestoeat February 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm

mmm that looks great and what a fun pan!

26 booksncooks February 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Love the cake and pan – I have a photo of my brother and I when we were little, icing heart-shaped cakes for my dad’s Valentine’s day cake. This reminded me of that photo. =)

27 Stephanie February 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm

MMmMM cake! Thanks for the chance to win!

28 Beth February 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm

YUM YUM! Thanks for the chance to win!

29 Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} February 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm

The Sweetheart Cherry Cake has my mouth-watering — I’d love to make one 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

30 Chelai February 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

What a fun looking cake pan. Pick me, Pick me!

31 Jen February 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm

That looks great! I’m excited for the chance to win!

32 karen February 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm

The cake looks great! I love cherry pie filling, too.

33 Susan February 5, 2010 at 8:17 pm

That’s so pretty! My hubby would love that as he is crazy about cherries! Sign me up. 🙂 mgdsue at hotmail dot com.

34 Andrea February 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Yummy and easy! Doesn’t get any better than that!

35 Tiffany Lee February 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I recently discovered your blog and I am really excited for all the new posts 🙂

What a pretty cake!!

36 Julie February 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Jess, I love love love your site. The cake looks great!!!

37 JennyK February 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm

That’s so cute. I love Lucky Leaf but hate when people put cherries in my chocolate. Not sure why but that’s just the way I roll!!!

38 tiffany February 6, 2010 at 11:51 pm

What a fun gift package. I always have wanted one of those heart pans.

39 Ashleighh February 7, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Your cake looks amazing!
It’d be sweet to have a heart shaped pan!

40 donna tate February 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm

honey-that looks like one sweetheart of a cake1

41 Lisa February 7, 2010 at 5:37 pm

That cake is darling!

42 Melissa February 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I love cherry pie filling and your cake looks delicious! Fun giveaway!

43 Nancy February 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

That looks super yummy! Thanks for the give-away!

44 Jeannette February 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Oh that really is a beautiful cake, but I was most enamored with the heart shaped measuring spoons 🙂

Must. Find!!

45 Elizabeth February 9, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Yuuuuum Yuuuum Yuuuum! That looks delish!

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