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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.
Keywords: cake recipes, cherries, chocolate cake