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5 from 19 votes

Chocolate Cherry Cake

Easy delicious cake!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Chocolate Cherry Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pure cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling


  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa and sugar.  Mix well with whisk.  Add eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, vanilla extract and cherry pie filling mixing well each time with a spoon. (I don't use the mixer on the cake and mix just until all ingredients are wet).  Pour into a well sprayed bundt pan or 9 x 13 cake pan.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 55 to 60 minutes until center is cooked.  Let cake cool for 20 minutes before removing from bundt pan.  (If using a 9 x 13 inch pan, it may not take that long to cook. Just make sure center is done when tested).

Frosting Instructions

  • Combine sugar, milk and butter in pan on top of stove.  Bring to boil and cook for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add vanilla and chocolate chips.  Stir with spoon or whisk until chips are melted. (I put this in a small pitcher pour and drizzle over cake if using bundt pan. You can spread on cake if using 9 x 13 cake pan.  If frosting becomes too thick add a little milk and heat about 15 seconds in microwave. (Note: If you make this cake in a 9 x 13 pan, I would double the frosting recipe).