CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE – The Southern Lady Cooks

CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE – The Southern Lady Cooks

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Chocolate cherry cake is a chocoholic’s dream cake.

The only way I can describe this chocolate cherry cake is exquisite!  You all know I am a chocoholic and this is one of my very favorite cakes.  It is not made with a mix like a lot of chocolate cherry cakes but from “scratch” and it is delicious.  I cannot make this cake often because I can’t leave it alone.  It was a hundred degrees in Kentucky and I am baking this cake and craving chocolate.  It was worth it!

Chocolate cherry cake is exquisite!

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

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

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

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).

 
Chocolate Cherry Cake
 

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

Frosting

  • 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).
 
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for German Chocolate Cake.
 
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