Cherry Devil’s Food Cake

Cherry Devil’s food cake is the perfect combination of cherries and chocolate. When you top this decadent cake with cream cheese frosting you will have a dessert everyone will love.

A slice of cherry devil's food cake topped with cream cheese frosting

Are you looking for a new way to prepare a boxed cake mix? When I am not making a cake from scratch, I like to add a little something extra to a box of cake mix. When I do this, I feel like I upgraded an ordinary cake mix into something more.

Why this Cherry Devil’s Food Cake tastes so good

This cake is unique, the delicious combination of rich dark chocolate and cherry pie filling is like biting into chocolate dipped cherries. This cake is super moist and is so easy to make. Sour cream replaces the oil that is normally called for on the box of cake mix. The sour cream adds a rich flavor that only compliments this dark chocolate cake.

This recipe came from my Grandmother, and it was always super popular around her house. It’s been popular in my house too! I recently served this cake, and a couple of people went back for a second piece of cake the last time it was served. So I know you are going to love this take on the chocolate cake.

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A piece of Devil's Food Cake with cherry pie filling, topped with cream cheese frosting

A slice of devil's food cake topped with cream cheese frosting

Cherry Devil's Food Cake

Super moist and packed full of cherries, you will love this Cherry Devil's Food Cake. This is made from cherry pie filling and a box of Devil's food cake mix.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Recipes, Cherries, Chocolate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24
Calories: 120kcal


Cherry Devil's Food Cake Ingredients

  • 1 package Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 21 ounce can Cherry Pie Filling

Cream cheese frosting

  • 4 ounces butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


Cherry Devil's Food Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together cake mix, flour, sour cream, eggs, and almond extract and pie filling by hand.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees oven for 45 - 50 minutes.
  • Cool before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Combine butter and cream cheese into a bowl. Mix with a mixer until well blended.
  • Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Slowly mix in powdered sugar a small amount at a time. When all sugar is combined, frost the cake.


  • You can top with chocolate frosting if desired.
  • Store cake in the refrigerator.
  • This cake also tastes good when you use sour cherries.
Thanks to my Grandmother, Ethel Eynard for this great cake recipe.  She had been making this cake recipe since 1975. 


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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