Chocolate cherry cake is a moist chocolate cake with cherry pie filling. It’s easy to make, with box cake mix, and topped with a thick and fudgy chocolate frosting.
If you love chocolate cake you’re going to love this fruity twist! The chocolate cake mix is mixed together with a can of cherry pie filling to make a decadent cherry chocolate cake recipe.
The best part about this recipe (aside from the flavor!) is how easy it is to make. Because we’re using a mix, this recipe comes together in a few steps. Then you throw it in the oven for about 45 minutes! Once you take it out you’ll want to make sure the cake is completely cool before you start frosting it. Otherwise you’ll end up with melty frosting all over the place!
How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cake Frosting:
The key to a smooth and creamy frosting is whipping the butter for the full and allotted amount of time. You’ll want to beat the butter for 2-3 full minutes until it gets light and fluffy. Once you add the powdered sugar you’re going to do the same thing! The longer you beat the frosting the more air is incorporated and the more fluffy it will be.
There’s also two kinds of chocolate in this chocolate frosting recipe! Melted chocolate and cocoa powder give this recipe all of its chocolatey flavor.
Once the frosting is done you’ll spread a thick layer over the cooled cake. I liked to use all the frosting in this recipe on the cake because I love all the frosting because you can decide how much you want to frost and save the rest in the refrigerator for another recipe if you want.
Top your cake with chocolate chips or extra cherries! Then cut them into square and serve immediately!
You can also store the cake at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to one week. If you want to make it really far in advance you can make the cake and freeze it for up to 2-3 months then let it defrost and frost it once it’s ready to serve.
Chocolate Cherry Cake
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 716 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 72mg Sodium: 236mg Carbohydrates: 124g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 98g Protein: 4g
Other chocolatey recipes:
My mom’s chocolate sheet cake is probably the classic chocolate sheet cake recipe you grew up with, but in case you lost it, here it is along with a cooked chocolate frosting!
Or this Cherry Chocolate Dump Cake!