Chocolate Cherry Cake

by Sharon
(Schererville, Indiana)

This chocolate cherry cake is so easy, no mixer, and the frosting makes this cake extra no cheating with the can stuff!


  • 1 Package Pillsbury Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 21 oz. Can Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons Butter or Margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 6-oz. Package (1 Cup) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan (use Margarine to grease pan).
  • In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients.
  • Mix by hand; stir until well mixed.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Take cake out of oven and let cool on rack for 5 minutes and begin to make frosting.

Frosting Directions:

  • In small saucepan, combine Sugar, Butter and Milk.
  • Over medium heat, bring to a Boil, stirring
    constantly, about 1 minute or little longer.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in Chocolate Chips until smooth.
  • Pour over partially cooled cake.
  • Smooth frosting evenly if needed. Let cool completely.
  • When cooled completely, cover with plastic wrap.

NOTE: Grease and flour the pan bottom and sides well and shake off excess flour. Can dust with cocoa or a little cake mix instead of flour.
I use a 9x13 glass pan. It takes 25 minutes
in my oven. After you pour the frosting on the
cake, smooth evenly right away.

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Loved it!!
by: Tami

I baked this cake Thursday night, and took it to work for a potluck. Everyone loved it!!!!! The Almond extract worked so well with the cherries. I only had a 16 oz. can of cherry filling, so I added 3/4 cup of water to make up for the liquid loss. Again, great recipe!!!

Loved This Cake!
by: Misha

I printed this cake recipe from the website and baked it the night before Christmas. Everyone loved it! It will become a family favorite!

Loved it
by: Nina

I baked this over the weekend after seeing the recipe on this website. I baked it for a Christmas Fund Raiser and everyone commented on how they loved the combination of cherries and chocolate.

Going To Try This One
by: Heather

My neighbor told me about this recipe so she sent me the diva-girl link in email so I'd have it. Sounds easy and not much clean up so I'm going to try it for a house-warming next weekend.

Thanks for the easy recipe!

Chocolate Cherry Cake Excellent!
by: Vicki

The combination of the cherries with the chocolate really makes this cake special for any occasion or a 'just because' day. Excellent cake!

Very Moist Cake....
by: Trudy

I baked this cake over the weekend for a small group of neighbors. It was very moist and tasty with the cherry pie filling. And we all loved the frosting. I'll make the frosting for other cakes now too!

Cake - Christmas Party
by: Irene

I baked this cake Friday night for our office Christmas party on Saturday. It was a big hit and a few asked for the recipe. Thanks! It was something I could make quick when I got home from work on Friday and take it with Me on Saturday.
After I spread the frosting on I put a little green and red sprinkles on top for the holiday party.

by: Noelle

I can't wait to try this cake. We love anything chocolate in our house and the cherries in the cake sounds like it makes it special.

I Posted Nov 28th and Tried It Now...
by: Carol

I posted on Nov 28th that I was going to try making it this week. I made it yesterday and it's just about gone already! My son said I can make it for his birthday next month. I told him I was going to make it for Christmas if everyone liked it and he said ok, but he still wants it again next month for his birthday. So guess I'll be baking it often!

Can't Wait To Try This One
by: Angie

I can't wait to try this one. Sounds simple. I put the ingredients on my grocery list for tomorrow.

Even A Guy Can Make This...
by: Tim

Yep, I made this last year for my parents' anniversary and it turned out good. I'm 30 years old and it was the first cake I made and plan to make it for Christmas Eve this year.

I agree!
by: Patti

I had this recipe a few years ago and somehow misplaced it so I was happy to see it posted! It's a cake that tastes special and people think it took long to make, but it's very easy and fast to make. And I agree, the frosting makes this cake!

Turning my printer on now to print the recipe!


by: Yvonne

I always try recipes out first before serving to guests so I made this cake yesterday and served to my family last night after dinner. It was excellent and it will be on my Christmas baking list this year! Thanks and you're right, it was so easy.

Great Cake!!!
by: Susan

I made this cake just last week for Thanksgiving
(recipe given to me by Sharon of course!). My family and guests loved it and was asked for the recipe by our company! Glad to see you posted it on here Sharon!

It's a easy cake to make and very moist. I hope others try it also and post!

Chocolate Cherry Cake Sounds Yummy!!!
by: Carol

I'm going to try this recipe this week!! Thanks for posting!

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