Cooking With Cops: A Chocolate Cherry Cake To Die For

Cooking with cops

Okay, put down the sniper rifle and grab a spatula. Today you’ll be Cooking With Cops!

And this recipe is a real killer…


The Evidence (ingredients)

Part One

2 c. flour

3/4 c. sugar

3/4 c. vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda (do not use baking powder)

1 tsp. cinnamon

Pinch of salt

Part Two

1 (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

1 (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate bits

1 c. walnuts

– Okay, now it’s time to bag and tag all the evidence and deliver it to the lab for testing.

 The Procedure

Mix part one ingredients together. Mixture will be thick.

Add part two, but stir easy (do not beat with electric mixer).

(Part two ingredients)

1 (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

1 (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate bits

1 c. walnuts

Pour into greased and floured tube pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake 1 hour.

Ovens may vary, use a toothpick, if clean not wet, cake is done.

Cool cake before removing from pan.

No icing is needed.


Today’s recipe comes to us from SZ, a longtime Graveyard Shift reader and contributor.

Suzanne (AKA SZ, Su Su) was born and raised in Orange County, Ca, now pleasantly living in San Francisco twelve years. When not writing service at dealerships, she also enjoys writing on the computer, while walking in the city, on napkins and coasters or in my head.

SZ had this to say about her recipe. “This con”cop”tion is a favorite and it’s here just in crime for Presidents Day. They make fun cop cakes as well, and they’re moist, not cruminal. Where the the corny words are coming from is beyond my apprehension. You may have to call the grammar police!

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4 replies
  1. Nike Chillemi
    Nike Chillemi says:

    My favorite recipe, funny recipe that is, came from a very proper 70 year old church woman. She had the recipe for Jail House Wine written out neatly for me.

    It began with…”Take one clean paint can…

    Need I go on?

  2. Terry Odell
    Terry Odell says:

    I’ve got chocolate recipes on the brain: I’m adding them to my new Pine Hills Police book (although it’s not the cop cooking, it’s the heroine who’s trying to open a new bakery but has a few “setbacks” when a dead body is discovered in her store shortly before the grand opening.)


  3. Dave Swords
    Dave Swords says:

    SZ – The recipe suggests using a toothpick to see if the cake is done, but I see you can also use a metal file.

    I’ll have to try that. 🙂

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