Number 3 Cake is as easy as 1-2-3! This daringly delightful cake is moist and dangerously chocolatey. It actually only takes only three simple ingredients to make it, that is… if you’re not craving some frosting spread over top. But who wants a bare cake? We rarely do. So, if you add just a handful more pantry-staple ingredients to the mix, you can whip up the fluffiest cream cheese frosting there ever was! Yummy! Baking can be a piece of cake… pun intended! Number 3 Cake is the effortless way to get your sweet fix!

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Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 box Devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling

For the optional cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • maraschino cherries, optional, to taste, for garnish
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Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Coat a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, add the eggs and use an electric mixer to beat until fluffy.

Step 4 –Add the cake mix and the cherry pie filling to the eggs and beat, starting on low speed and gradually increasing to medium-high, until smooth.

Step 5 –Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and evenly spread it out with a spatula.

Step 6 –Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 3 minutes.

Step 7 –Let the cake cool in the baking pan on a wire rack.

Step 8 –While the cake is cooling, add the cream cheese in a bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until it is fluffy.

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Step 9 –Add the sour cream, the powdered sugar, and the almond extract to the whipped cream cheese and beat until it is smooth.

Step 10 –Spread the frosting over the cake, then slice it into pieces.

Step 11 –Serve the cake garnished with the maraschino cherries.