How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Take a glass 13- x 9-inch baking dish and grease the bottom and sides evenly with butter.
Empty the contents of one can of cherries into a bowl. Drain the syrup from the other can and add the drained cherries to the bowl with cherries still in syrup. Stir in almond extract to combine. Pour contents into prepared baking dish.
Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring halfway through, until completely melted. Evenly sprinkle cake mix over cherries and syrup. Pour melted butter evenly over cake mix. (Note: The butter will naturally pool in certain areas, so use a spoon to spread butter evenly onto all of the cake mix.)
Transfer dish to the center rack of preheat oven and bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Serve this easy cake with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Chopped pecans or slivered almonds can also make a delicious crunchy topping to contrast the soft texture of the cake. You can also substitute one can of cherries for a can of peaches to make a Cherry and Peach Dump Cake.