Chocolate Cherry Cake


This chocolate cherry cake is made with chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling. I like to top it with a rich chocolate frosting made with chocolate chips, butter, and milk.

Close up of chocolate cherry cake
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
1 (9x13-inch) cake


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix

  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 5 tablespoons butter

  • cup milk

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


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

  2. Combine cake mix, cherry pie filling, and three eggs in a large bowl until well blended; pour cake mixture into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool completely.

  4. To make the frosting: Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Spread frosting evenly over cooled chocolate cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
11g Fat
48g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 183mg 4%

* 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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