1 (9-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup rum or brandy (optional)
1 can cherry pie filling
1 package instant chocolate pudding
1 medium cool whip
Bake cake as package directs. Cool and cut into cubes.
Prepare pudding as package directs.
Arrange one half cake cubes in glass bowl, sprinkle half of rum or brandy over cake.
Layer one half of pudding, then one half cherry filling , next one half cool whip.
Repeat layering in order given. Chill at least 3 hours.
This looks great in a tall stemmed bowl.