Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe

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"I've had the recipe for this cake for years--it's a chocolate lover's delight!" writes Ann Purchase of Panama City, Florida. "It's so easy to make...and is perfect for cupcakes and bake sale treats, too. I get many requests for the recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) reduced-sugar cherry pie filling, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 187 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fruit 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and extract until well blended. Stir in one can of pie filling until blended. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Top individual servings with remaining pie filling. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Chocolate Cake in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p5

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"Try microwaving a container of chocolate ready-to-spread frosting for 30 seconds on high, then stir and pour over the cake. To die for! Omit the second pie filling. Never have any leftovers."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"I have also been making this sine 2004; Super cake; easy; freezes GREAT!! Don't listen to the review that called it "clay matter"... it is suppose to be thick ..Make it JUST like recipe says and believe me it is PERFECT111"

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"This cake was moist and yummy. It was quick and easy to make. The cake is good both with and without the cherries on the top. Will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"I have made this cake many, many times and always have requests for the recipe so I print them up ahead of time. One substitute that makes it even better is to add 8 ounces of Cola, Dr. Pepper, or Root Beer instead of water."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"I baked this cake just as recipe read. It was wonderful and so easy. If you need a quick cake recipe try this one. It's really great."

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