Chocolate Cherry Jubilees


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces pre-melted baking chocolate flavor or 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (21 ounce) can prepared cherry fruit filling
  • 3 tablespoons sliced or slivered almonds
  • Confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Grease bottom of 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup, level off.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, chocolate flavor, butter, almond extract and eggs. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Spread in prepared pan.
  4. Using about 1 tablespoon per serving, spoon cherry filling in three rows of five over batter. Sprinkle almonds over filling.
  5. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. (Do not over-bake.)
  6. Cool.
  7. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Yield: 15 servings

Self-rising flour is not recommended.



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