This rich cake is so tasty that it doesn't need frosting. However, to make it a beautiful addition to your table, carefully lay a lace doily over the cooled cake and sprinkle powdered sugar over it. Carefully remove the doily (you might want an extra pair of hands) and you've got a lacey cake!
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. soft margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
1/2 c. pitted tart cherries
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda. Add milk, margarine and vanilla. Beat on low speed until well mixed. Add eggs and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Mix chocolate chips and cherries into the batter by hand.
Pour into a greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before decorating with powder sugar.