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3/4 cup butter or margarine
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (16 ounce) can pitted sour red cherries
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream
Melt butter or margarine and chocolate together over hot water.
Add sugar to beaten eggs gradually while beating.
Add chocolate mixture to egg mixture; beat hard for 1 minute.
Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt.
Drain cherries thoroughly; add to flour mixture, and stir into chocolate-egg mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.
Divide batter evenly between 2 greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes.
Whip cream; spread between layers and on top of cake.
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