Easy Cherry Cake

Old fashioned cake made in a pie plate and topped with whipped cream - wonderful treat for family gatherings and it's so easy!

Easy Cherry Cake


  • 1 batch of your favorite cake batter. Follow the instructions on the mix.
  • Cherry Pastry Filling (at least 1 cup, or more if you want it very cherry)
  • Whipped topping and/or powdered sugar

Preheat oven as instructed on cake mix.

Two quick tips:

  • Cake mixes now come in different sizes. Smaller sizes only make 2 dozen cupcakes or 1 round/square cake. Using a smaller mix, this recipe can be made in a glass pie dish.
  • Make 2 desserts at once using a full size cake batter mix. Bake 6 plain cupcakes and then with the remaining batter, use 1 pie plate for this cherry cake.

Cherry Cake Directions


1. Pour cake batter into an appropriate sized baking dish: square, round, oblong.

2. Into the batter, drop tablespoon-size blobs of cherry pastry filling. you can put in more or less depending how cherry you like it.

3. Take a butter knife and drag through the cherries in a swirl-like fashion.

4. Bake cake following the timing chart on the cake box/recipe. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick or cake tester into the plain cake area. The toothpick should come out clean.

5. Let the cake cool.

6. Cut and serve cherry cake topped with a combination of your favorite toppings - powdered sugar, whipped topping, ice cream or more cherry pastry filling.

Piece of Cherry Cake

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