Black Cherry Cake Recipe
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Black Cherry Cake Recipe

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"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
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Black Cherry Cake in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p20

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BakerDeborah User ID: 1211561 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 User ID: 2569505 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 User ID: 944314 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 User ID: 656532 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 User ID: 5013334 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 User ID: 5242804 208367
Reviewed May. 9, 2011


nursechef User ID: 4715518 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 User ID: 1011121 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 User ID: 3331259 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 User ID: 3438879 74090
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

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

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