Preheat oven to 350F. Mix Devil's food cake, cherry pie filling, eggs, vanilla and oil until there are no dry parts. Spread in sheet cake pan. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, depending upon oven. Cake is done when a cool butter knife comes out clean after being injected into the cake.
For the icing:
Boil well and continuously stir the sugar, butter, evaporated milk and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Take off heat and add vanilla and chocolate chips. Stir until the chips are melted then poor evenly on the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana