Chocolate Cherry Cake


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9inch round pans.


In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment add

2 cups Sugar

1-3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

mix on low until all is combined


2 eggs, room temperature

1 cup milk

1/2 cup veggie oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cherry extract

Mix on medium for about 3 minutes


1 cup boiling water

Stir in by hand

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center removes clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes on cooling rack(s) Turn out of pans onto cooling rack(s) and let cool completely.

Once cooled completely…

Mix in a small bowl

1 can cherry pie filling

1/2 tsp almond extract

place 1 cake on cake board, fill with cherry pie filling and then place second cake on top.

Chocolate Butter Cream

1 cup butter, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Place butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder and cream in a bowl of a mixer with paddler attachment. Beat until creamy and fluffy adding more cream if needed to loosen.

Frost cake completely with chocolate butter cream.

In a small bowl mix

1 can cherry pie filling with 1/2 tsp almond extract. Place cherry topping on top and continue to decorate as you please. ENJOY!! 🙂


2 thoughts on “Chocolate Cherry Cake

  1. Amy, chocolate and cherries are two of my favorite flavor combinations. Your cakes are always so beautiful and this one is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every Thursday night at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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