Sinful Chocolate-Cherry Cake

Jo Ann Gullett


If you like cherries, you will love this cake. Not over-powering, but very good flavor! Very moist. The frosting, is a little bit expensive, but, once you buy all your extracts, you will have them for other cakes, and desserts.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min
35 Min



10 oz
maraschino jar, cherries, drained ( save juice), chop cherries
1 box
moist devil's food cake mix
1/2 c
vegetable oil


1/2 c
crisco ( not liquid)
1/2 c
unsalted butter ( do not use margarine)
1 Tbsp
meringue powder
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
butter flavoring
1/4 tsp
almond extract
1/4 tsp
orange extract
1/4 tsp
lemon extract
16 oz
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
warm water
1/8 tsp
10 oz
jar, maraschino cherries, drained, ( save juice ) chopped
1 c
cherry-cola beverage ( this goes in the cake, not the icing, couldn't get it to add under cake ingredients

How to Make Sinful Chocolate-Cherry Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350*. Spray bottom of 13x9x2 inch pan, with spray, then sprinkle sugar over that. ( This gives your a cake a small "sweetness" on bottom of cake.
  • 2In large bowl, beat cake mix, cola beverage, oil, eggs, and saved cherry juice, with electric mixer on low, for 30 seconds, then on medium for 2 minutes.
  • 3Stir in chopped cherries.
  • 4Bake 34 to 42 minutes, or until toothpick inserted, comes out clean. Cool completely, ( about an hour), then frost cake with icing below.
  • 5In a small cup, measure out water and salt. Set aside and let the salt dissolve.
  • 6With an electric mixer, cream crisco, and butter until well combined.
  • 7Add meringue powder and all the extracts and flavorings, mixing well.
  • 8On low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined. It will get clumpy after the it is all in there.
  • 9Mix in salt/water, enough cherry juice to desired consistency.
  • 10Stir in chopped cherries, if you end up adding too much liquid, and it's too thin, just add a little bit of powdered sugar @ a time, until you get to the right consistancy that you want. And if it's too thick, just add a little bit more of cherry juice, until it's just like you want it.
  • 11Frost cake.

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About Sinful Chocolate-Cherry Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #cherry