Cherry Crunch is My husband’s Absolute Favorite!

His Mom, {the amazing Mother-in-Law who also makes these almond joy bars}

has made it for as long as he can remember.

It really is great & wonderfully addictive.

It is basically dump cake made with chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling

but once you try it, you will find yourself craving it.

There are only three ingredients.

Chocolate Cake Mix, Cherry Pie Filling, & Margarine

Start by placing the cake mix and margarine in a bowl.

Cut the margarine in using a pastry cutter.

Press 3/4 of the cake mixture into the bottom of a 9X13 pan.

Make sure that it goes up on the sides enough so that the cherries don’t touch the sides of the pan.

Dump 2 cans of cherries on top of the cake mixture.

Spread Evenly.

Dump the rest of the cake mixture over the cherries.

And again, spread Evenly.

Bake at 350·F for 15-20 minutes

{the top will look something like this}

 Serve Warm.

 With Whipping Cream or Ice cream.


Chocolate Cherry Crunch
Cherry pie filling lost in layers of a crunchy chocolate crust.
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  1. 1 pkg. of chocolate cake mix
  2. 2 cans of cherry pie filling
  3. 1 stick of margarine
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Pour the cake mix into a medium size bowl.
  3. Soften the margarine in the microwave.
  4. Pour over the cake mix and blend well.
  5. Press 3/4 of the cake mix into a greased 9 x 13" pan. Make sure the crust goes far enough up the sides of the pan so that the cherries don't touch the pan.
  6. Pour the cherries into the crust.
  7. Top with remaining cake mixture.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream or real whipping cream.
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That’s it!  We absolutely love it!

I hope that you do too…

I am working on a fun project for my sister’s house this week. I am pretty excited about it.

We have talked about doing this  for years {yes, literally, no joke}.

I had also better start getting ready for Easter. haha

{Would you believe, I haven’t gotten ready at all yet??? *blush*blush* }


In the meantime,

Be sure to checkout my recent spring & Easter Flea Market finds & Decor if you haven’t already! 


See you soon dear friends!!!


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  1. Michael

    April 2, 2012

    This looks awesome! I’m sure your husband wants some tonight for desert!! Love you sweetie. xoxoxo

  2. amber

    April 2, 2012

    If he picks up some more supplies I could make that happen ;) After writing this post, I am craving it too! lol
    Love you too hubby dear!

  3. Annie Ward

    April 3, 2012

    I am loving your blog! I may need to make some cherry crunch tonight!

  4. amber

    April 3, 2012

    Thank you Annie! As you can see, we had to have some last night ourselves ;)

  5. Marie

    April 16, 2012

    Yummy! I love cherry pie filling……and chocolate. It’s so interesting that the cake mixed baked up with simply some margerine and pie filling. I would have thought that it would need more liquid. How clever!

  6. amber

    April 16, 2012

    I know, it is crazy simple but also AMAZING good!
    {I am glad my in-laws introduced me to it years ago}
    I hope you enjoy it Marie & I hope to see you again…
    Thanks for stopping by!

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