Chocolate Maraschino Cherry Cake


A moist dark chocolate cake with maraschino cherries and nuts. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
2 to 9 - inch pans


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate fudge cake mix

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 ⅓ cups water

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup chopped almonds

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch pans.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and cocoa. Make a well in the center and pour in water, mayonnaise and eggs. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in chopped nuts and cherries.

  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

435 Calories
27g Fat
48g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 435
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 479mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 7g
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 348mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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