Dr. Pepper Cherry Marshmallow Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is on my 'to bake' list. It sounds so good! This is a self icing cake!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans dark sweet cherries, pitted, drained, reserving syrup

  • 34 cup reserved cherry syrup
  • 14 cup Dr. Pepper cola
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cherry Jell-O
  • 18 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cherry Jell-O
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 34 cup Dr. Pepper cola
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Arrange cherries evenly on bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the cherry syrup, 1 package of cherry Jello and 1/4 cup Dr. Pepper; gently heat until Jello is dissolved.
  4. Add almond extract and cool slightly.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1 pack cherry Jello, oil, eggs and 3/4 cup Dr. Pepper. Beat on high for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Pour cooled Jello mixture over cherries in pan.
  7. Sprinkle evenly with the miniature marshmallows and then carefully and evenly spoon the batter mix over the marshmallows.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool on rack for 45 minutes. Chill 3-4 hours.


Most Helpful

I made this cake but it did not look anything like the photo. The cake, due to the jello, was pink/red and the cherries/jello mixture baked to a dark thin layer on the bottom. When I made my first cut I got a bit upset. I thought it scorched. In reality it was just a dark gelatinous layer from the dark cherries. But it has a great texture and taste I will make this again.

PennaDutchBoy March 26, 2013

Surprisingly yummy cake. The marshmallows just evaporate into the cake mix making it moist and a little chewy. Lots of yummy cherry flavor. Thanks for posting!

Suzanne S. May 30, 2012

It was very easy and pretty good. It didn't taste like Dr Pepper at all and that's what I was looking for. I would make this again though, Thanks for sharing.

Sassy one August 06, 2009

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