Cherry Chocolate Pudding Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Nana Lee

Pancake Mix, cocoa and cherry-pie filling transform into a delicious dessert with the flavors of the famous Black Forest cake. Sooooo easy!

Top Review by FightingwithFood

I was incredibly skeptical when I mixed the batter in with the brown sugar/water/cocoa mixture. It just seemed like the liquid would just cook over. It actually turned into a rich, decadent pudding! I originally used this to get rid of a can of cherry pie filling, but it's going on my regular dessert rotation. This was awesome and is still getting rave reviews - 2 days after the cake has been devoured!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 13 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups complete pancake & waffle mix (Just Add Water Type)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 14 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 14 cup oil
  • 1 -2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling


  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, combine brown sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa and hot water; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. In large bowl, combine pancake mix, sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa.
  4. Stir in oil, almond extract, eggs and pie filling; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Spoon batter over sauce mixture in pan.
  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center.
  7. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

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