Cherry Chocolate Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

When I need an easy cake, this is the one I make. This recipe has the cake followed by the frosting, and the frosting does set up quickly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put cake mix, eggs, vanilla, water, and pie filling into a large bowl; mix together by hand.
  3. Spray a 9 X 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  4. Pour cake batter into pan.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Cool cake.
  7. To make frosting: put sugar, milk, and butter in a medium sized saucepan.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Let boil for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  10. Remove from heat; add chips and vanilla.
  11. Use hand mixer and beat at high speed until desired consistency.
  12. This sets quickly so spread onto cake immediately.
Most Helpful

Wow, this was wonderful. We don't have cherry pie filling here, so I used a tin of cherries & added the syrup to the cake instead of water. This was so easy to make & the result was a lovely moist cake with a subtle cherry taste. I made it for a celebration at work & everyone has asked for the recipe. Thanks WiGal for sharing this keeper.

Heydarl June 04, 2008