The easiest cake you’ll ever make! This frosted 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cherry Cake starts with a chocolate cake mix and is loaded with cherry filling.
Today we’re sharing a cake that couldn’t be any easier. It’s not 100% from scratch, but it is 100% delicious.
Sometimes you just need quick and easy…and this easy cake recipe answers that call. It’s a 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cherry Cake.
This chocolate cherry cake has just 4 ingredients:
There’s no need for oil or butter which makes this cake just a little lighter than other butter cake recipes.
To make this cake, simply add the cake mix, 2 large eggs and the almond extract to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to mix up it. The texture will resemble coarse crumbs.
Add the can of cherry pie filling. (Use low sugar cherry pie filling if you’d like!)
Then mix that together until it is well combined.
You’ll bake this cake in a 9×13 baking pan at 350º Fahrenheit for about 27 minutes. You’ll know it is done when the top springs back as you touch it.
Allow the cake to cool before frosting it!
Here are a few variations you can use for this recipe:
If you want to stick with quick and easy, pick up a tub of your favorite store bought frosting.
If you’d like homemade, here are a few of our favorites:
Whatever frosting you choose, you’ll need about 2 cups of frosting to cover a 9×13 cake.
Because this cake had canned pie filling in it, it is ok to store at room temperature. If a cake has fresh fruit, you’d want to store it in the refrigerator.
This cake freezes well! We cut it into slices and placed them into a sealable container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks.
When you are ready to defrost the cake, allow the cake to defrost completely before you open the container. This will help keep the cake fresh and moist.
This cake is delicious as is, but if you’d like to jazz it up a bit, serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and cherry. You can also top it with your favorite ice cream.