Delicious Classic Cherry Cake Recipe

Easy Cherry Cake Recipe

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.

Course Cake
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 475 kcal
Author Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pam spray a 13x9 cake pan and set aside.
  3. Mix the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and maraschino cherry juice together in a stand mixer.

  4. Pour mix into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Set aside and allow cake to cool.
  7. While the cake is cooling, begin the frosting.
  8. Prepare the frosting by combining the butter and milk in a large saucepan, bring to a boil
  9. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and salt

  10. Spread evenly onto the top of the cake
  11. Garnish with the cherries.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cherry Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 483IU10%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.