Chocolate Maraschino Cherry Cake

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

The traditional birthday cake in our family. The cherries are a nice surprise when you take a bite of this chocolate cake. I add any nuts I have on hand but almonds are my personal favorite! When making a layer cake be sure to use parchment paper or the layers will break when you try to flip them out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and flour pans (9x13 or 2 8" round pans).
  2. Sift flour and soda.
  3. cream butter and sugar.
  4. add egg, melted chocolate nuts and cherries and juice to creamed mixture.
  5. add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately.
  6. Pour into pans
  7. Bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Cool.
  9. Frost with Ganache.
Most Helpful

Forgot to rate it in my earlier review

YummaMamma January 23, 2014

Absolutley loved it. My co-workers loved it also! It is simple, easy and the cherries really give it a nice taste. Thanks for posting this!

Chef Sarita in Austin Texas August 10, 2009

Deb, I LOVE this cake. Just made it today and tried a few hours ago. It's soft as a feather! I used cake flour; don't know if it makes a difference. This is going to be my birthday cake next year! Thanks for sharing!

MrsK May 25, 2009