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Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

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I adore this Cherry Dr Pepper Cake. My favorite soda in the world is Dr Pepper and when you put it together with chocolate I am all in. Take your favorite boxed chocolate cake mix and add in just 4 other ingredients for this delicious and easy cake recipe. 

Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

This Dr Pepper Cake is so incredibly simple and turns out amazing. Just 2 ingredients for the cake and 3 ingredients for the frosting. The cake is so moist and full of chocolate and cherry flavor. Topped with homemade maraschino cherry frosting that melts in your mouth!

Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

Ingredients You Will Need:

(Full amounts in recipe box below)

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • Cherry Dr. Pepper 
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries
  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • 1 container of chocolate shavings (optional)

Chocolate Cherry Cake

How To Make Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

Cake Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix and soda
  3. Cut the cherrie’s in half and mix into the batter
  4. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish
  5. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  6. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting

ingredients

Maraschino Cherry Frosting Directions

  1. Combine ingredients and mix until stiff.
  2. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.
  3. Sprinkle the chocolate shavings onto the frosting and add a few cherries (if desired)
  4. Place into the fridge for an hour to allow the frosting to harden before cutting!
  5. Enjoy your delicious Cherry Dr Pepper Cake!

Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

Tips:

  • Skip the diet soda and stick with the regular Cherry Dr Pepper when making this recipe.
  • Wear gloves when handling the cherries to prevent your fingers from turning pink.
  • Storing – This cake is best eaten within 3-4 days and can be stored on the counter covered in plastic wrap.

Other Easy Cake Recipes:

Strawberry Poke Cake

3 ingredient Red Velvet Cake

No-Bake Eclair Cake

Chocolate Depression Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

Cherry Dr. Pepper Cake

Published By Jill
I adore this Cherry Dr Pepper Cake. My favorite soda in the world is Dr. Pepper and when you put it together with chocolate I am all in. Take your favorite boxed chocolate cake mix and add in the rest for this delicious recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 311 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix only using the dry mix
  • 1 1/2 C Dr. Pepper Cherry
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries with no stem Remove 24 cherries from the jar and set aside
  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 3 C powdered sugar plus 2 more cups if needed
  • 1 container of chocolate shavings Found at Hobby Lobby

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish with pam baking spray and set aside
  • Using a standing mixer, mix together the cake mix and soda until combined
  • Cut the cherrie's in half and mix into the batter
  • Pour the cake batter into the baking dish
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow cake to cool completely before frosting

Cherry Frosting:

  • Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar and cherry juice until combined and stiff
  • If your frosting is thin, add in another cup of powdered sugar
  • Scoop the frosting onto the cake and and smooth evenly with a angled spatula
  • Sprinkle the chocolate shavings onto the frosting and add a few cherries
  • Place into the fridge for an hour to allow the frosting to harden before cutting!
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 157mgPotassium: 3mgSugar: 41gVitamin A: 355IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 1.2mg
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Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

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Don’t we have to only use 10 ounces of soda, since the recipe was created when cake mixes came in 18.5 oz boxes and they only come in 15.5 ounce boxes now? It seems to be that 1/6 of the cake mix is missingl. We have to decrease the amount of soda to compensate, so 10 oz instead of the entire 12 oz can. Just my brain doing some math.

Cherry Dr Pepper is my beverage of choice so I’m excited to try this recipe. Maybe I missed it, how much cherry juice is needed in the frosting, please

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