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Chocolate cherry cake slice topped with chocolate fudge and maraschino cherry.

Chocolate Cherry Cake (3 Ingredient Dump Cake)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Shinee
Surprisingly moist and soft, this 3-ingredient chocolate cherry cake is a crowd-pleaser. You'd be amazed how easy it is to make it too!
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  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 box Devil’s cake mix Note 1
  • 1 can (21oz) cherry pie filling Note 2

Cream cheese frosting (optional):

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup (120g) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Spray 13×9-inch baking pan with a cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs for a minute until fluffy.
  • Add chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling, and continue to beat the mixture until smooth, starting on low speed and gradually increasing the speed to medium high.
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan and spread it evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake on wire rack in the pan. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, and/or fudge sauce, if desired.

For cream cheese frosting:

  • Whip the cream cheese until fluffy. Add sour cream, powdered sugar and almond extract and beat until smooth.


Note 1: If you can't find devil's food cake mix, try chocolate, yellow, or red velvet in its place!
Note 2: Be sure to use cherry pie filling, not canned cherries!
Storing Tips:
- Refrigerate the cherry chocolate cake in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- Freeze it in an airtight container for up to 3 months. I like to freeze it in slices in a ziplock bag, this way you can enjoy one slice at a time!


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg