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Cherry-Cheese Cake

This dessert is simple to make but looks so beautiful on the buffet. I appreciate easy recipes like this that have impressive results. Since it makes two pans, everyone can save room for a creamy, fruity piece or two. -Marilyn Hillam, Brigham City, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    24-30 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour into two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy; fold in the whipped cream. Spread over each cake. Top with pie filling. Chill 4 hours or overnight.

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  • Wendy
    Dec 31, 2019

    I’ve been making this cake since it was first shared in the magazine. I’ve always added a tsp of vanilla to the cheesecake. I’m not sure if that was an ingredient in the original or not. I also make one cake with cherry pie filling and the other with strawberry or blueberry or whatever flavor can I have. I’ll never be able to thank you enough for sharing such a delicious recipe that will be in my family for generations to come ??

  • minime1959
    May 23, 2019

    I have been making this since it first appeared on ToH. My favorite potluck dish. I cut the sugar down to 3 cups and add more whipping cream. I also double the cake recipe and bake in a 12x18x2 wilton half sheet pan.

  • Gessica
    Jan 29, 2019

    I made this for company today and got RAVE reviews and many asking for the recipe!! WHAT A HIT! I did find I needed one more can of cherries or they weren't covered as nice as I like!

  • gommyof5
    Apr 20, 2013

    I've been making this recipe since it first appeared in TOH. It was an instant hit with family and friends. My middle son always asks for it for his birthday. We refer to this as "Cameron's birthday cake", when anyone wants me to make it!ToniGommy of 5

  • lizardguts
    Mar 1, 2013

    I have made this for years. I use fresh strawberries and/or blueberries.

  • psoukup
    Sep 14, 2012

    My husband will eat a whole pan of this by himself. He is not willing to share with anyone.

  • hilpipre66
    Sep 3, 2011

    the best chhese cake ever!!

  • hunter6295
    Dec 24, 2010

    easy to make and tastes great!