Quick Cherry Chocolate Cake

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Quick Cherry Chocolate Cake – This delicious, simple chocolate cherry cake is made with a cake mix and cherry pie filling. It’s rich and festive, and perfect for your special occasions.

Quick Cherry and Chocolate Cake

Wow, people…. wow!

Super Bowl just happened. That was nuts! I had to walk away for a moment after that second touchdown by Baltimore. I could not believe it! I also can’t believe they won! Congratulations, Ravens! I felt so bad for the 9ers.

Anywhoooo. I’m about to turn your attention to the next big day – Valentine’s Day. Okay, so it’s not as big as Christmas Day or the Super Bowl, but it is a day where you are allowed to eat a ton of chocolate! And a day that calls for a ton of chocolate is a big day.

First in line, a Quick Cherry Chocolate Cake! This cherry chocolate cake is easy, red and delicious… and quick. It also comes from a box. Yaaaay for boxed cakes when you need a quick cake!

The very first time I made this, I made it for my Mom. She loves anything with cherries. After taking her first bite of this yumminess, she told me to call it, “The NOM and YUM Cake”. She described it as light, sweet, and cherrylicious. Sounds like a cupid-worthy cake to me!

Quick Cherry and Chocolate Cake sliced

Now, I have to comment on the Super Bowl!

What about that power outage?  I thought that was funny. Someone forgot to pay their bill. 😉 At that moment, I turned away from the TV and walked straight toward the food. I lost myself in a sea of wonton chips, tacos, potatoes… and loud people…very loud people. My ears are still ringing. But still, it was glorious, wonderful and delicious.

I hope you also had a wonderful time. And I also hope that your team won. Mine didn’t. Well, mine didn’t even make it to the Super Bowl, but we won’t talk about that… We should just discuss a cherry chocolate cake, instead.

Quick Cherry and Chocolate Cake slice

If you have a few minutes to spare, throw this cake together and serve it to your sweetheart(s). Or yourself. I had 3 slices… no joke. Don’t judge!! I really like my cake!


Quick Cherry and Chocolate Cake

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time50 mins
Quick Cherry Chocolate Cake – This delicious, simple chocolate cherry cake is made with a cake mix and cherry pie filling. It’s rich and festive, and perfect for your special occasions.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 372


For the Cherry Cake

  • 1 box (16.25 ounces) white cake mix
  • 2 cans (21 ounces per can) cherry pie filling, divided
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup canned evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan and line with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, 1 can cherry pie filling, eggs, oil, and vanilla; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow cake to completely cool before frosting.

Prepare the Frosting

  • Combine chocolate chips, evaporated milk, butter and vanilla in microwaveable bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Remove from microwave and whisk until mixture is smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar and continue whisking until smooth.
  • Spread it over the entire cake.
  • Top the cake with the other can of cherry pie filling.
  • Serve.


  • This Chocolate Frosting works best if you spread it while it is still warm. If it cools off before you're ready to use it, put it in the microwave for a few seconds, remove, stir, and spread.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 12
Nutrition Facts
Quick Cherry and Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: cake recipes, cherries, chocolate cake

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16 Responses
  1. Valerie

    Me, myself, and I would love this cake on Valentines Day…or any day! 😀 Beautiful- the pink and brown make a handsome pair.

  2. Ramona

    Kate this is my kind of cake and dessert! I always have cherry pie filling and cake mix in my pantry. Definitely trying this one. 🙂

  3. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies)

    This looks crazy good, Kate. This would have helped much to relieve my sorrows for my 49ers not winning. Oh, well. They played a great game! 🙂

  4. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Mmmm…such a luscious looking cherry chocolate cake, Kate! I am working on a fun chocolate cherry recipe this week as well. Who doesn’t love chocolate and cherries? xo

  5. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    I love chocolate and cherry too. You can’t go wrong with that combination, and this cake looks divine. And so easy! I love that part, too.

  6. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog)

    I am still sad my 49ers lost, so proud of my boys! Oh my your cake might make me feel better, it looks awesome!!! Yum-O:-) Hugs, Terra

  7. Averie @Averie Cooks

    HOLY AMAZING!!!!!!!! This may be the best cakes I’ve seen in ages! The frosting, the cake itself, the drippy cherries, I am in heaven. Pinning!

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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