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Chocolate cherry cake

Chocolate cherry cake - romantic dessert for chocoholics. Rich, chocolate cake filled with juicy cherries is the perfect summer dessert! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cherry cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people
Calories 391 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter , softened to room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 c buttermilk
  • 3/4 c chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 1/2 c sweet dark cherries , pitted, halved
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease 9" springform pan. Line with parchment paper. Grease and flour the paper. (You can also use 9" square pan).
  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder and salt). Set aside.
  4. Beat sugar and butter to light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg and vanilla. Beat 1 min.
  6. Add dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk.
  7. Mix until just combined.
  8. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with chocolate.
  9. Bake 25 minutes.
  10. Arrange cherry halves on top of the cake. Bake 15 more minutes (cake should not wiggle in the center).
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Top with Rum Brown Sugar Greek Yogurt and fresh cherries.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate cherry cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.