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Black Cherry Cake Recipe

Black Cherry Cake Recipe

"A friend brought this pretty pink cake to work for a birthday party," notes Judy Lentz of Emmetsburg, Iowa. "You can use any flavor of yogurt, but so far, I don't know anyone who's tried any other than black cherry because it's so delicious."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) fat-free cherry yogurt, divided
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, egg whites and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in 3/4 cup yogurt.
  • 2. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. Place remaining yogurt in a small bowl; fold in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 230 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Black Cherry Cake

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BakerDeborah 215189
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"I love this cake! It works with any fruit yogurt and for added flavor I add frozen fruit to the batter. I have to I don't use fat free anything. Real whipped cream regular yogurt the whole nine yards. And because a never have cake mix on hand, I looked up the dry ingredients in a cake recipe and made sure to add the vanilla too. It works out awesome!"

LB2042 167235
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"I have made this cake twice and this last time I wanted more of a cherry taste so in place of the water I added dark cherry soda and oh my what a pretty pink I got and more of a cherry taste love this cake."

xicota 66437
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"I've made this cake several times using the black cherry yogurt; last night I tried it with peach yogurt, and it was also a hit with the family. I used low-fat yogurt, as that is all that the grocery store had in stock, and regular frozen whipped topping. I plan on trying this with other yogurt flavors as well."

Classicrock 93305
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"Thanks to the previous suggestion, I used (3) 6 oz containers of black cherry yougurt, and added 1-1/2 containers to the cake mix and 1-1/2 containers to the frosting. The black cherry flavor was delicious! I received compliments from many on this yummy cake. -Lori in WI."

Karsit1 74107
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"This is one of the best summer dessert I have ever made, and so easy. For the person who said that the frosting did not turn out pink, I use 3 black cherry yogurts. I put 1 1/2 in cake batter and 1 1/2 in the cool whip. It adds a little more color and more of the black cherry flavor."

guenther10 208367
Reviewed May. 9, 2011


nursechef 161645
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Very simple and loved how moist it was. Dissapointed the flavor of the yogurt didn't come out more but perhaps it's because I had to use plain cherry yogurt, not black cherry. I will definitely try this with other yogurts. Thinking the key lime might be fun for st. patricks day, or cinco de mayo, or for any summer party."

Live2Cook 208366
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"Made this for a birthday at work. Two people asked for the recipe. I used regular cherry yogurt as my grocery store doesn't carry black cherry."

whalelover71 160961
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"I've made this cake several times and have used different flavors of yogurt. It's amazing in any flavor."

krobinett 74090
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"I have also used different yogurt flavors, but the Black Cherry is the best that I have tried."

Cindy Sharon 145382
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"Has anyone tried to substitute applesauce for the oil to lighten even further????"

ldyhaz 145366
Reviewed May. 19, 2009

"I just love this cake. Very easy and a cool treat for summer. I have used diffrent flavor yogurt and it is always a big hit."

james2120 145365
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"My cake and frosting did not turn out pink. Was a person suppose to a some red food coloring to make it pink? Don't think I will be taking it to the Valentine Party tomorrow."

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