Dr Pepper Cherry Cake

Arrange cherries evenly on bottom of a greased 9x13 baking pan. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan, combine the reserved cherry syrup, 1 box cherry gelatin, and 1/4 cup Dr Pepper, gently heat until gelatin is dissolved. Add almond extract and cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1 box cherry gelatin, oil, eggs, and 3/4 cup Dr Pepper. Beat at high speed of an electric mixer for 3-4 minutes. Pour cooled gelatin misture over cherries in pan. Sprinkle evenly with the miniature marshmallows and carefully and evenly spoon the batter mix over the marshmallows. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool on rack for 45 minutes. Chill for 3-4 hours. Serves 14.