Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

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This is a very quick and easy cake to make. It is fancy enough to serve to guests.—Lois Valley, Morgan Hill, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:15-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 15-20 servings


  • CAKE:
  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 259 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, stir together all cake ingredients. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, mix sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 1-1/2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted. Pour over hot cake. Frosting will harden as it cools. Yield: 15-20 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Cherry Cake in Country Woman November/December 1991, p35

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Rosemary Swope User ID: 1654672 226629
Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"We love this! So easy too. I used a can of ready made frosting to make it even quicker."

lvarner User ID: 35803 36897
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"My husband loves this cake! He is a big fan of chocolate and cherries. This cake is easy to make and tastes great."

Barbara Loree User ID: 942369 12699
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"This cake is so EASY and DELICIOUS. My friends love it. A friend even baked it in a bundt pan. Occasionally I add a little Cool Whip to top it off."

facsgirl User ID: 573819 5352
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"This was so easy and delicious! Instead of making the frosting I used a can of chocolate frosting whichI"

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