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Delicious Classic Cherry Cake Recipe
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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Jill


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg