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Cherry Chips?????

post #1 of 22
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Hello,
I am looking for cherry chips, like the ones they use in Betty Crockers Cherry Chip Cake Mix. My best friend loves that cake, but I find that when I use the box mix it always tends to be dry!!! I would like to find cherry chips that I could use in a white cake that would be pretty close to those used in the mix. If anyone has any suggestions, or knows where I could find these "chips" I would be very very greatful for all of your help!!!
I will have my cake and eat it too!! Unless my kids get to it first.
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I will have my cake and eat it too!! Unless my kids get to it first.
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post #2 of 22
are these like the red cherry chips that you use in cookies? Like chocolate only cherry flavored I don't think i've ever had cherry chip cake, but I do have some cherry chips I got to make cookies with
Jen
post #3 of 22
I've cut up maraschino cherries into small pieces, and patted them really well with wads of paper toweling so that they are pretty dry. (If you don't do this, all the extra liquid might make your cake gummy and kinda pink.) Then I added them to a scratch yellow cake batter. I've never had the cherry chip mix, but the person I made it for has, and she liked the result.
You can find maraschino cherries at the supermarket, usually with the ice cream toppings.
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post #4 of 22
Why not use dried cherries? You can dice them up smaller if you need. I think you can find them with the bulk foods?
Jacqui
post #5 of 22
I have never seen BC's cherry cake mix. Do they only sell it in certain regions?? It sounds delicious. I brought a sleeve cherry filling and wondered if it would taste good with chocolate. I guess now I know it would taste yummy!!! thumbs_up.gif
post #6 of 22
I've purchased mini-cherry chips at our Walmart super store. I use them for cherry mash candies. I've also used them for cherry chip cookies, but have not tried them in a cake. Sounds good though!
post #7 of 22
Mmmmm, cherry chip cake was always my "special" birthday cake when I was growing up!

Unfortunately, I don't think there's any product on the market that will replicate the special taste of those bits. Have you considered doctoring the mix?
post #8 of 22
OOPS.. I thought the cake was chocolate cherry cake?? Boy.. you can tell where my mind is... in chocolate land!!
post #9 of 22
I would go with the suggestion of using dried cherries minced up. I think that they would even be better and fresher tasting than the chips in the mix.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out! icon_wink.gif
post #10 of 22
I bought a jar of cherries, drained them and put them in the food processor. I slightly chopped them up. Then I added them to my white cake batter for a "cherry chip" cake and it was excellent! CindiM
post #11 of 22
I saw a bag of cherry chips at walmart the other day, looked just like chocolate chips only cherry! Hope that's what you are looking for. I had never seen them before, but then again...I am in Arkansas!
post #12 of 22
The cherry chip recipes that are most common are ones that use pieces of maraschino cherries in them.
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post #13 of 22
Hey, you could try adding a box of pudding mix to your current fav. cake mix to help w/ dryness! Just a thought!
post #14 of 22
Like angelwaggoner, I've also seen the bag of cherry chips in walmart... I wanted to purchase them, but didn't know what I would need them for...So... hmmm
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by missnnaction

Like angelwaggoner, I've also seen the bag of cherry chips in walmart... I wanted to purchase them, but didn't know what I would need them for...So... hmmm



They're mostly used to make cherry mash candy.... At least, that's all I've ever used them for. The recipe for the candy should be on the bag. I don't think I'd use them for the cake unless they could be chopped up finely before adding to the batter. Stick with the marachino cherries, that would be the best choice IMHO as well.
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If God is for us, who can be against us?
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