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A slice of Chocolate Cherry Cake topped with a maraschino cherry on a white plate with red polka dots
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5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Cherry Cake

Chocolate Cherry Cake is rich and moist and tastes just like biting into a luscious cherry chocolate candy. The perfect dessert for Valentine's Day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill in Refrigerator2 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cherry Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Echo Blickenstaff


  • 1 box Cake Mix (Devil's Food)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 (3 ounce) box cherry instant Jell-o mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 2 3.4 (3.4 ounce) box chocolate Jell-o instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk 2% or whole
  • 12 Maraschino cherries


  • Mix cake mix, water, oil, and eggs well. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Pour mix into a greased 9x13 pan and bake according to package directions.
  • Let cake cool completely - about 1 hour. Using a fork, poke small holes all over the top of the cake.
  • Boil 1 cup water in a small saucepan and pour into a small bowl. Add cherry Jell-o mix and stir with a whisk until Jell-o is completely dissolved. Add cold water and stir.
  • Pour cherry Jell-o mixture over the cake. Run a knife around the edges of the cake to loosen it from the sides of the pan.
  • Refrigerate cake for 2 hours.
  • While cake is in the refrigerator, mix the chocolate pudding mixes with 3 cups milk (2% or whole). Blend until pudding is completely dissolved. Refrigerate pudding for at least 1 hour.
  • Frost the cake with the pudding and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Garnish the cake with mini chocolate chips and maraschino cherries just before serving.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg