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
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
210 Calories
8g Fat
35g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 99mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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

  • (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling, or homemade version

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract, optional

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted 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!