This is the best devil's food cake you will ever eat, but with a twist!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
31 mins
30 mins
1 hr 21 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Combine cake mix, cherry pie filling, eggs, and oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed until a light and fluffy batter forms, about 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 26 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Heat sugar, butter, and milk together in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add chocolate chips, and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool and thicken to icing consistency, about 20 minutes.

  • Poke holes in top of cake. Pour chocolate icing over cake, allowing it to run down edges of cake.

Cook's Notes:

Critical to make sure the chocolate icing is cool enough to easily pour, but doesn't run off the cake too much. If done right, you should have a pretty thick icing that you do not have to spread.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making the cake is based on Duncan Hines(R). Follow instructions on box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 64g; fat 22.4g; cholesterol 68.3mg; sodium 377.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
I was looking for something that had all of the things that I like in a cake rich moist and with a delightful cherry flavour?. Are used Betty Crocker devil’s food mix so ended up using a little more oil and three eggs but otherwise essentially followed the recipe. Baking time for me was almost 50 minutes but I think that was because I used a little smaller casserole dish. I think this recipe is worth trying for someone who is willing to experiment a little with their dessert desires. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Additional note: I did not poke holes in this cake, but let the glaze/icing be only on the outside, and it was still quite moist and kept very well, covered, over several days. I gave some pieces away, and got two requests for the recipe! It was a big hit. Read More