Easy Chocolate Cake With Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

Chocolate fudge cherry cake

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 12 to 16 servings

This great tasting chocolate fudge cherry cake is made with a cake mix and cherry pie filling. Rich and festive yet incredibly easy to prepare, this cake is great for birthdays or any time of year. Use store-bought frosting instead of making it at home for an even quicker cake.


  • For the Chocolate Cake
  • 1 (15 1/4-ounce) box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling (or use a homemade version)
  • 2 large eggs
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • For the Frosting
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for chocolate fudge cherry cake
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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9- x 13- x 2-inch baking pan.

    Grease baking sheet
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  3. In a mixing bowl, mix the cake mix, cherry pie filling, eggs, and flavoring by hand.

    Mix the cake mix
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  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

    Pour the batter
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  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Bake in pan
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  6. For the frosting, place sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan.

    Butter in pan
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  7. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute.

    Bring to a boil
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  8. Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate chips until smooth.

    Remove from heat
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  9. Pour the frosting over the warm cake.

    Cake in pan
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  10. Let cool, then serve and enjoy!