Cherry Chocolate Cake

Cherry Chocolate Cake


"Very moist and rich. A favorite of my two grown sons. It keeps very well."


servings 159 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and almond extract and beat well. Add the cocoa powder and mix until well combined.
  3. By hand, stir the cake flour, baking soda and salt together. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the cherry pie filling. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean. Cool and frost with Chocolate Buttercream.
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  1. 97 Ratings


Very good cake. I make this same cake using a boxed devils food cake mix, 1 tsp. almond extract, 2 eggs and a can of cherry pie filling. It's basically the same recipe only faster. I put it in a...

This cake is quite good. There's a similar recipe on this site that uses cake mix, and I liked this one much better! Make a good, chocolatey frosting and it's rich and impressive.

This was a big hit with my family. I'm not a cake aficionado, so I really made this cake for my wife. She was very impressed and said it was "great." I used Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frost...

amazing! i even used light pie filling, egg substitute, and light margarine and my dad and i finished it in one night and declared it the best cake ever! You must try this!

What a great cake! I have to tell you, though, that I cheated. I used a dark chocolate boxed cake mix and canned cherry pie filling. I also iced it with chocolate flavored whipped topping instea...

I made this cake and added a shot glass of cherry liquor for a little jolt...and also added the cherry liquor to a whipped topping instead of choc. icing....It was really good...I got a lot of c...

Easy, delicious, and it does keep well! My husband loves this in cupcake form!

I expected a lot more of this cake. The taste was quite ordinary and I'm not sure I liked the cherries "popping" up while I was eating the cake. I made it in two 9 inch round shapes but I had to...

Not bad, though I was expecting it to be better with that rating. I might make it again but defintely not my favorite.