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5 from 12 votes

Easy Chocolate Cherry Cake

Easy chocolate cherry cake is a moist and delicious chocolate cake filled with cherries and topped with chocolate ganache. A great cake for any occasion!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake, chocolate cherry cake, cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 616kcal
Author: Heather


  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 21 oz can cherry pie filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix eggs, cake mix, oil, milk and almond extract. 
  • Fold cherry pie filling into the batter. 
  • Pour batter into greased baking pan. 
  • Bake 30-35 minutes.
  • For Ganache: In a small saucepan bring sugar, evaporated milk and butter to a boil for one minute.
  • Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and almond extract.
  • Mix until smooth and pour over cake while cake and ganache are still warm. 


Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 4.1mg