How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cake

by Jan Hoffman

This cake is so simple but turns out so moist ....what could be better than chocolate and cherries?!!


  • 1 Box Devils Food Cake Mix (with pudding in it)
  • 1 Can Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond flavoring
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Butter (or margarine)
  • ⅓ Cups Milk
  • 6 Ounces Chocolate chips
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Turn your oven @ 350 degrees. Start with 2 eggs.

    Step 2

    Add 1 teaspoon of almond flavoring. (This is important for the taste of this cake.)

    Step 3

    Beat well.

    Step 4

    My mother loves to use the "Thank You" brand - but this generic brand worked fine.

    Step 5

    Add the cherry pie filling to the egg mixture.

    Step 6

    Mix well.

    Step 7

    Ok, we are ready for the cake mix.

    Step 8

    Mix just until moistened. DO NOT OVERMIX. I like to use a folding motion (where you turn over spoonfuls) so it doesn't mash the cherries too much.

    Step 9

    It should look like this. Not very runny but it WILL turn out very moist!

    Step 10

    Grease and lightly flour pan. Spread batter evenly.

    Step 11

    Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes

    Step 12

    While your cake is baking, place 1 cup of sugar in saucepan.

    Step 13

    Add 5 tablespoons of margarine or butter.

    Step 14

    Add 1/3 cup of milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. BOIL 1 MINUTE. Remove from heat.

    Step 15

    Add 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Step 16

    Stir until smooth. Keep warm if the cake isn't finished baking yet.

    Step 17

    Remove cake from oven. It won't be overly pretty....

    Step 18

    But when you put the icing on the hot cake....

    Step 19 will be lovely!

    Step 20

    This is my all-time favorite cake. I was tempted to call it Black Forest Cake...but couldn't bring myself to change anything about it. It is simple but it is good: Chocolate Cake With Cherries.

    Step 21

    Thanks for watching! I also have a Snapguide for Blackberry Cobbler (good for almost any fruit) as well as a good Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Chips on the top. ENJOY!