Chocolate Cherry Cake

Anita Hoffman


An easy to make, moist, delicious cake that starts with a cake mix and pie filling and a smooth and creamy frosting. You can use different cake mixes and different pie fillings and have a new cake every time. You can use 1 can chocolate frosting instead of the homemade frosting.


★★★★★ 4 votes

20 Min
30 Min


  • 1 box
    (18 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can(s)
    (21 ounces) cherry pie filling or strawberry pie filling
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    miniature chocolate chips (optional)

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
    whole milk
  • 1 pkg
    (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cake


  1. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, cherry pie filling, vanilla and eggs.
    Beat until well mixed, then beat 1 minute at medium speed. Add miniature chocolate chips after beating. Miniature chocolate chips are optional.
  2. Pour into greased and floured 9 X 13 inch baking pan.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool cake for 1 hour if using canned frosting.
  3. Frosting: While cake is in oven, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and milk in large saucepan.
    Bring to a boil, then boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved.
    Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and vanilla,
    Stir with a wire whisk until the chips are melted and frosting is smooth.
  4. Pour over warm cake and spread to cover.
    Cool on wire rack before serving.

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About Chocolate Cherry Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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