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Easy Cherry Cake with Vanilla Buttercream (15-minute prep)

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This Delicious Classic Cherry Cake Recipe is a moist cake that has cherry juice. This recipe takes a traditional white cake to a whole new level. This cake is topped with a homemade vanilla buttercream frosting with cherries used as the garnish, this cake is stunning to look at and even better to eat.

If you can not get enough cherry desserts, you will love Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Delicious Classic Cherry Cake Recipe

Easy Cherry Cake Recipe

This cake is flavored with cherry juice to give the cake its delicious cherry taste. You can add chopped cherries into the cake batter as well and even more on top of the frosting if you prefer. You can also add chocolate chips to give this cake a different variety. With how amazing this cake is, you will want to try it many different ways to enjoy this cake all the time.

Such a pretty cake to make for Valentine’s Day!

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • White Cake Mix
  • Water
  • Canola Oil
  • Egg
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Unsalted butter
  • Whole milk
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Almond extract
  • Kosher salt

Delicious Classic Cherry Cake Recipe

How to Make a Cherry Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pam spray a 13×9 cake pan and set aside.

Mix the cake mix, water, canola oil, eggs and maraschino cherry juice

together in a stand mixer.

Pour mix into prepared pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Set aside and allow cake to cool.

While the cake is cooling, begin the frosting.

Prepare the frosting by combining the butter and milk in a large

saucepan, bring to a boil

Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar,

almond extract, and salt

Spread evenly onto the top of the cake

Garnish with the cherries.

Delicious Classic Cherry Cake Recipe

Can I Use Fresh Cherries?

Well yes, but fresh cherries take more time to pit and cut up, and the taste may come out more subtle! This is a white cake with cherry juice and the other wet ingredients are water and oil. If you really want to use fresh cherries you will still need some cherry juice to get that cherry flavor. I would also recommend adding chopped cherries into the batter for more cherry flavor as well.

Can I Freeze This?

Yes! Freezing cake is always a great way to keep a dessert on hand. I like to do this when there is more cake than we will eat before it goes bad. I freeze the cake on a plate first so that the frosting freezes first. This prevents the frosting from sticking to the plastic. Then you can wrap the cake with plastic. Be sure to remove the plastic wrap before letting it thaw.

Other Cherry Desserts You Will Love:

Chocolate Brownie Cherry Bombs

Cherry Garcia Cake

White Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

Cherry Fluff Salad

Delicious Classic Cherry Cake Recipe

Easy Cherry Cake Recipe

Published By Jill
This Delicious Classic Cherry Cake Recipe is a moist cake that has cherry juice and pieces of cherries. This cake takes a traditional white cake to a whole new level. This cake is served with a homemade buttercream frosting with cherries used as the garnish, this cake is stunning to look at and even better to eat.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 475 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of White Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable Oil
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • 1 Drop of Red Food Coloring

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pam spray a 13x9 cake pan and set aside.
  • Mix the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and maraschino cherry juice together in a stand mixer.
  • Pour mix into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Set aside and allow cake to cool.
  • While the cake is cooling, begin the frosting.
  • Prepare the frosting by combining the butter and milk in a large saucepan, bring to a boil
  • Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and salt
  • Spread evenly onto the top of the cake
  • Garnish with the cherries.

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 3gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 414mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 483IUCalcium: 105mgIron: 1mg
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