Chocolate Cherry Cake With Frosting

Bless my dear husband’s heart.  He’s currently sitting next to me, miserable.  And I’m a little miserable too.  Neither one of us can move and we both feel like Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka after she ate the thing she wasn’t supposed to and turned into a giant blueberry.

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But we couldn’t stop eating this cake.

So, at the risk of my family’s waistline, I’m here to bring you another one of my grandma’s famous recipes: Chocolate Cherry Cake with Frosting.


This recipe works best if you mix the batter by hand.  “Folding” instead of stirring helps the cherries keep their shape.  Just make sure it’s mixed well.

Posted below is a list (with links) of the supplies I used not only on this recipe, but in my kitchen…A LOT.  I’ll be making a post about all of my must have kitchen essentials soon, but for now, here are just a few…

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Kitchen Essentials:

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls

or Plastic Mixing Bowls

Rubber Spatula or Silicone Spatula

Pyrex Baking Dish

And just a side note, I always use Rachel Ray pots and pans.  I have had two sets for years and they have worked wonderfully for my family and I.  Not to mention…they come in some really cute colors.

Okay.  Moving on to our recipe.  Get ready for the goodness…



1 Box of German Chocolate Cake Mix

2 Eggs

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1 tsp Almond Extract

1 Can Cherry Pie Filling

1 Cup Sugar

1/3 Cup Milk

3 TBS Butter

1 Cup Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9×13 glass baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix cake mix, eggs, oil, almond extract, and cherry pie filling.  Stir gently using a rubber or silicone spatula until well blended.
  3. Pour cake batter into prepared baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
  4. When inserted toothpick comes out clean, remove cake from oven.
  5. In a small saucepan, mix together sugar, milk, and butter.  Bring it to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips.  Mix well until chocolate chips are melted.
  7.  Immediately spread frosting over cake and let it set for a few minutes before   serving.
  8. Cut into square pieces and enjoy!!

TIP:  The toothpick won’t come out completely clean due to the cherry pie filling.  As long as there is no cake batter on the toothpick, it’s good to come out of the oven.


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