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Cherry Dr Pepper Cake
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Cherry Dr. Pepper Cake

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Dr Pepper Cake, Cherry Dr Pepper cake recipe, chocolate cherry cake
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Jill


  • 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


  • 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!


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.2mg