Cinnamon Cherry Danish Cake

Robin Wellhouse


This is a great way to "doctor up" a cake mix and make it seem like you spent hours making it! This recipe is easy to do with not having to invest a lot of time putting it together for any occasion.


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12 - 15 (depending upon the size you cut)
15 Min
25 Min


  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix (reg or sugar-free)
  • 1 pkg
    3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix (reg or sugar-free)
  • 4 large
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted (divided in half)
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed (dark or light)
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 can(s)
    cherry pie filling
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream

How to Make Cinnamon Cherry Danish Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a 9X13 casserole/cake pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl or using a mixer, whisk together vanilla cake mix and instant pudding mix together until combined, then beat in the eggs, milk, oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract until well incorporated.
  3. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a microwaveable bowl, make the topping by combining ½ stick of the the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Microwave until melted and stir until smooth. Drizzle the mixture over cake batter, then use a knife to swirl mixture into cake.
  5. Put the baking dish into the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. While the cake bakes, microwave the butter with the with the cream cheese and cream for a few seconds until easy to whisk. Then mix with the powdered sugar until smooth. Add additional cream if necessary, until you get the desired consistency.
  7. After the baking completes, remove cake from oven, let it cool for about 5 minutes. Then evenly spread the cherries over the cake and drizzle the icing on. Slice, serve warm, and enjoy!

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About Cinnamon Cherry Danish Cake

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

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