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Family Favorite Chocolate Cherry Cake with only 3 ingredients: a cake mix, cherry pie filling & eggs!  You're going to love this moist & delicious chocolate cherry cake recipe! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cherry Cake
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 264kcal


Chocolate Cherry Cake

  • 15 oz chocolate cake mix
  • 21 oz can cherry pie filling
  • 2 eggs

Chocolate Frosting

  • 6 TBSP butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips 2 cups


  • Preheat oven. Spray a 13×9 pan with nonstick baking spray containing flour and set aside. {If you’re opting for a fancier presentation, use a 10" spring form pan like I did. It works beautifully!}
  • In large bowl, combine cake mix, cherry pie filling and eggs. Stir together with large spoon or rubber spatula. (Do not use a mixer; it will break up the cherries).
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350-degrees 30 to 40 minutes, or until cake is set.
  • While cake is almost out of the oven, combine sugar, butter and milk in large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, and then boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. {I like a thicker frosting, so I boiled mine for 2-3 minutes.}
  • Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir with a wire whisk until the chips are melted and frosting is smooth.
  • Pour over warm cake and spread to cover. Let cool on wire rack before serving. 16 servings.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg