Cheerwine Cake


Great cake made with Cheerwine.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix (such as Duncan Hines®)

  • 1 cup cherry-flavored soft drink (such as Cheerwine®)

  • 3 large eggs

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • cup cherry-flavored soft drink (such as Cheerwine®)

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine cake mix, cherry soft drink, eggs, oil, and almond extract in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 23 to 28minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely, at least 30 minutes.

  4. Combine cherry soft drink, butter, and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir and remove from heat.

  5. Place powdered sugar into a bowl and pour hot cherry mixture on top. Mix until smooth. Stir in almond extract and allow to cool frosting lightly. Spread over the cake.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making the cake are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand, substituting cherry soda for the water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

495 Calories
23g Fat
70g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* 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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