Cherry-Berry Cake

Renae McVay


Created by me when looking for a sweet surprise for my sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

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The pecan icing on this cake is amazing! And, the cherry-berry cake itself is super easy and moist. There are bursts of cherry in each bite. You can taste the bits of sweet coconut too. Serve this lovely cake for a sweet ending to your meal! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

12 to 16
15 Min
40 Min


  • 1 box
    strawberry cake mix
  • 1 can(s)
    cherry pie filling
  • 3 large
  • 1 cup
    flaked coconut
  • 1 cup
    chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cup
    strawberry preserves heated until bubbly in microwave

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, softened (8 oz)
  • 1 stick
    butter softened
  • 1 box
    powdered sugar (16 oz)
  • 2-3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make Cherry-Berry Cake


  1. Combine the first three ingredients for the cake in large mixing bowl with mixer until moist and well incorporated.
  2. Next fold in the coconut and pecans.
  3. Pour the batter into a 9x13 baking pan that has been lightly sprayed with a vegetable oil spray.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for approximately 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. In the microwave and microwave-safe bowl, heat the strawberry preserves until hot and bubbly...1-2 minutes depending on your oven.
  6. Stir rapidly with a fork.
  7. Then drizzle over the cake while still hot from the oven. Set the cake aside and allow to completely cool.
  8. Frosting: Cream together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth with mixer.
  9. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until smooth.
  10. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the frosting is a good consistency to spread.
  11. Next fold in the pecans.
  12. Then frost the completely cooled cake. Cover the cake and allow it to stand at least a few hours before serving to allow for moistness to build. The longer this cake sits the better it gets!

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About Cherry-Berry Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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