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2024’s Easy and Moist Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

2024’s Easy and Moist Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

2024’s Easy and Moist Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

2024’s Easy and Moist Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

2024’s Easy and Moist Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

2024’s Easy and Moist Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

2024’s Easy and Moist Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

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Easy Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

I’m excited to share with you the essence of a Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe that’s been a favorite in our family for generations. This Cake is nice and fluffy. It’s super easy to make because you start with a boxed chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling. This cake is perfect for various occasions, such as birthdays, holiday gatherings, or Valentine’s Day celebrations.

The Chocolate Cherry Cake features layers of moist chocolate cake topped with a delectable chocolate glaze, creating a perfect harmony of flavors. Although it’s not entirely made from scratch, its taste is unparalleled, often surpassing homemade versions.

Chocolate Cherry Cake

The addition of cherry liqueur to brush the cake layers enhances the overall flavor and provides an extra touch of moisture. This not only enhances the overall taste but also provides an extra burst of moisture that makes every bite a delight.

Whether you’re enjoying it in the summertime with fresh cherries or in the winter with frozen ones, this Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe promises to be a delightful treat for your taste buds.

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This chocolate cake recipe is the one I often use in different desserts, like Chocolate Rum Cake, Chocolate Ricotta Brick Cake, Milk Chocolate Cake, High Altitude Chocolate Cake, and German Chocolate Pound Cake. Now, it’s also the foundation for this Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe.

Ingredients for Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Cake Ingredients

For Cake

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Homemade Cherry Filling

  • 2 cups (320 grams) fresh cherries, pitted and roughly chopped (or frozen cherries with additional cornstarch)
  • 1/2 cup (99 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water

For Chocolate Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional garnish: Maraschino Cherries
How To Make Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

For Chocolate Cherry Cake Instructions

1. Preparation

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan or a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • If using a bundt pan, ensure it is well greased to prevent sticking.

2. Mixing the Cake

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the devil’s food cake mix, eggs, canola oil, and almond extract.
  • Beat the mixture on medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until well combined and smooth.
  • Gently fold in the cherry pie filling until evenly distributed throughout the batter.

3. Baking the Cake

Baking the Chocolate Cake

  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan, ensuring it is spread out evenly.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • If using a bundt pan, allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before removing it onto a wire rack to cool completely. If using a baking pan, you can leave the cake to cool in the pan.

4. Making the Cherry Pie Filling

Making the Cherry Pie Filling

  • If using fresh cherries, pit and roughly chop them. If using frozen cherries, ensure they are thawed.
  • In a saucepan, combine the cherries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and water.
  • Stir the mixture over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cherries soften and the mixture thickens.
  • Take the cherry filling off the heat and allow it to cool down completely. You can refrigerate it if not using immediately.

5. Preparing the Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate Glaze

  • In a small saucepan, heat the butter on low until it melts completely.
  • Stir in the corn syrup until well combined.
  • Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and continue to stir until they are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Let the chocolate glaze cool slightly before using.

6. Assembling the Cake

  • After allowing the cake to cool completely, transfer it onto a serving plate or cake stand.
  • Drizzle the chocolate glaze over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  • If desired, garnish the cake with maraschino cherries for an extra touch of flavor and decoration.

7. Serving

  • Slice the Chocolate Cherry Cake and serve it as a delicious dessert or treat for any occasion.
  • Enjoy the rich chocolate flavor combined with the sweetness of the cherries.

Serving The Cake

8. Storage

  • Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Some Helpful Tips For Best Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe
  • Use high-quality cherry pie filling for better flavor.
  • Make sure to grease your bundt pan well or use nonstick spray.
  • Bake the cake on the center rack of your oven for even cooking.
  • Let the cake cool completely before adding the glaze.
  • Store the cake in the refrigerator due to the cherries.
  • Canned pie cherries keep the cake moist and tasty.
  • This cake is simple to make with basic ingredients.
  • Customize the flavor by adding or omitting almond extract.
  • Check cherries for pits before adding to the cake mix.
  • Avoid overbaking to keep the cake moist.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or fudge.
  • Add extra cherries on top for more flavor.

“Don’t forget to share this delightful Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe with family and friends, as it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering or celebration.”

Easy Chocolate Cherry Cake

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can fresh cherries be used as a substitute?

Yes, fresh cherries can be used as a substitute for cherry pie filling in this chocolate cherry cake. Simply pit and chop the fresh cherries, then cook them with sugar and cornstarch until thickened. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste preference.

What is the term for cherries used in cakes?

In chocolate cherry cake recipes, the cherries commonly used are referred to as “cherry pie filling.” This filling comprises cherries cooked with sugar and sometimes thickened with cornstarch to create a sweet and flavorful filling.

Can this recipe be prepared ahead of time?

Yes, this chocolate cherry cake recipe can be prepared ahead of time to make assembly easier. The cake layers can be baked in advance and stored at room temperature or frozen for longer storage. The cherry filling and frosting can also be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to use. Assemble the cake when you’re ready to serve it for the best taste and texture.

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Are the cherries typically found in cakes real cherries?

Yes, the cherries typically found in chocolate cherry cake recipe are real cherries. These cherries can either be fresh or frozen, depending on the recipe and availability. However, some commercial cherry pie fillings may contain artificial flavorings or preservatives.

Is it possible to replace cherry pie filling in this recipe?

Yes, it’s possible to replace cherry pie filling in this chocolate cherry cake recipe with homemade cherry filling or other fruit fillings, depending on your preference. Homemade cherry filling can be made by cooking fresh or frozen cherries with sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice until thickened.

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Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

2024's Easy and Moist Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

Enjoy the rich taste of easy and moist Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe. Made simple with cake mix and cherries,it's a delightful treat for everyone.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Cake

  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 can 21 ounces cherry pie filling

Homemade Cherry Filling

  • 2 cups 320 grams fresh cherries, pitted and roughly chopped (or frozen cherries with additional cornstarch)
  • ½ cup 99 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • cup water

For Chocolate Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional garnish: Maraschino Cherries

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan or a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • If using a bundt pan, ensure it is well greased to prevent sticking.

Mixing the Cake

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the devil's food cake mix, eggs, canola oil, and almond extract.
  • Beat the mixture on medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until well combined and smooth.
  • Gently fold in the cherry pie filling until evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Baking the Cake

  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan, ensuring it is spread out evenly.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • If using a bundt pan, allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before removing it onto a wire rack to cool completely. If using a baking pan, you can leave the cake to cool in the pan.

Making the Cherry Pie Filling

  • If using fresh cherries, pit and roughly chop them. If using frozen cherries, ensure they are thawed.
  • In a saucepan, combine the cherries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and water.
  • Stir the mixture over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cherries soften and the mixture thickens.
  • Take the cherry filling off the heat and allow it to cool down completely. You can refrigerate it if not using immediately.

Preparing the Chocolate Glaze

  • In a small saucepan, heat the butter on low until it melts completely.
  • Stir in the corn syrup until well combined.
  • Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and continue to stir until they are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Let the chocolate glaze cool slightly before using.

Assembling the Cake

  • After allowing the cake to cool completely, transfer it onto a serving plate or cake stand.
  • Drizzle the chocolate glaze over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  • If desired, garnish the cake with maraschino cherries for an extra touch of flavor and decoration.

Serving

  • Slice the Chocolate Cherry Cake and serve it as a delicious dessert or treat for any occasion.
  • Enjoy the rich chocolate flavor combined with the sweetness of the cherries.

Storage

  • Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

IF YOU LIKE THIS CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE RECIPE
 Happy baking! 🍰🎉
Keyword Chocolate Cherry Cake, Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

2024’s Easy and Moist Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

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Hi, I'm Katarina!

And A Crispy Cookies is my little space on the internet. I am the author and creator of crispy cookies. I was baking cookies as a hobby.

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