Cherry Chip Cake
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5 from 1 vote

Cherry Chip Cake

White cake mix with maraschino cherries and buttercream frosting.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
1 hr
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry chip cake
Servings: 15
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Sarah Olson


For the cake

  • 15.25 oz. white cake mix
  • 6 oz. maraschino cherries (use juice for batter and frosting)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice (from jar above)

For the cherry buttercream frosting:

  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. milk (add this slow, may not need it all)
  • 1 Tbsp. maraschino cherry juice (from jar above)

For topping:

  • more cherries if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drain the cherry juice into a bowl or measuring cup. Place the cherries on a cutting board and chop very finely.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the cake mix, chopped cherries, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, water and a half cup cherry juice. Mix together with a whisk or an electric mixer. Do not over mix, some lumps are ok.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray. Add the batter and smooth into an even layer. 
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck in the center of the cake.
  • Let the cake cool on a cooling rack
  • In a medium-sized bowl add the butter, powdered sugar, and a tablespoon of cherry juice. Start blending together with an electric mixer. Add the milk slowly, you may not need it all.
  • Spread the frosting onto the cooled cake evenly. Top with cherries if desired.



This cake can be made into a round layered cake. Follow the box directions for timing. 
Nutritional Values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet. The values below are for 1/15 of the recipe.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.8mg