Chocolate Cherry Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

The cake is delicious and very moist. I keep mine in the fridge and tastes great cold. Chocolate & cherries go great together, so why not in a cake! Adding soft cream cheese to canned frosting makes a great difference & makes it not so 'sugary'. ENJOY

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. mix cake as directed (decreasing the water& oil to above measure).
  2. stir in 1 can cherry pie filling.
  3. pour into greased& floured cake pan (batter will be a little thick).
  4. spread evenly.
  5. bake 350 deg (as directed) about 45-50min (til knife comes out clean when inserted into center).
  6. cool completely.
  7. in bowl, mix frosting& cream cheese til blended.
  8. spread onto cooled cake.
  9. top with maraschino cherries (as many as u like).
Most Helpful

OH so moist and ever so delicious! Made this for my Dh's birthday cake and everyone was asking for a second piece. It was so simple to make too, and very delicious! Thanks!!

Dana-MMH April 24, 2002

As somebody who normally makes everything from scratch, especially anthing with chocolate, I found this recipe incredibly easy and remarkably delicious. I used coffee instead of the water and added two teaspoons of Almond Extract. It was wonderful.

Boscoe The Cookie Doctor February 25, 2008

I made this for my DH when he was away for business so when he came home to a cherry chocolate cake he was ecstatic to say the least! He loves cherries and so do I, we both really enjoyed this. I only mixed 4-6 oz of the cream cheese to the frosting and mixed the rest with powdered sugar to decorate the cake.

Rollin in the Dough! March 15, 2009