Easy cherry cake with whipped topping is unbelievably delicious and requires only a white cake mix, cherry pie filling, and a few other ingredients. Whipped topping frosting is the finishing touch!
While I’ve made my fair share of cakes from scratch, I’m all about doctored cake mix cake recipes.
My famous decadent chocolate bundt cake is a prime example of amazing cake mix cakes. Of course, that rich, chocolate glaze doesn’t hurt!
This easy cherry cake is just that—totally easy! It’s kind of hard to believe it tastes as good as it does when the only ingredients are white cake mix, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract (I love atkins), almond extract, and cherry pie filling.
The recipe gets even easier thanks to a tub of whipped topping in place of canned or homemade frosting. Believe you me, the whipped topping is perfect for this cake!
If you want more cherry pie flavor, you could always top each slice of cake with a dollop of cherry pie filling (Comstock cherry pie filling is my fave) or even try a spoonful of maraschino cherries.
I’m more of a simple girl so I left it as is—no one complained in the slightest!
Can’t get enough of that yummy cherry flavor? Try this delish cherry pie salad. It’s always a hit!
Easy Cherry Cake with Whipped Topping
This easy cherry cake with whipped topping is unbelievably delicious and requires only a white cake mix, cherry pie filling, and three other ingredients. The whipped topping frosting is a fabulous finishing touch!
- 15.25 oz white cake mix, (1 box)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 (21-oz) can cherry pie filling
- 1 (16-oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
- Combine cake mix, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract, almond extract, and ½ can of cherry pie filling in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Fold in remaining pie filling until thoroughly blended. Batter will be thick.
- Pour batter into pan; level with spatula. Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting with whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 301Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 358mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g
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WoW, that color looks absolutely Gorgeous & What a fun cake to make. It would be perfect for a Valentine’s day celebration brunch too.
It’s totally perfect for Valentine’s Day! Or even 4th of July!
Adriana Lopez Martin
Oh wow I need this cherry cake in my life! Looks so colorful and cute perfect for Valentines day celebrations. Or a birthday party!
It’s great for birthdays and any holiday that requires red or pink cake!
I’m usually a “from scratch” girl myself, but my husband always makes me a box mix cake for my birthday (today!) and it’s perfect every time :). I love cherries more than anything so maybe I’ll request this one for my next birthday. Sounds like something he could handle ;)
I’m generally a from-scratch girl but sometimes doctored cake mixes can be pretty yummy!
Oh this cherry cake looks so delicious! I love the fluffy texture, and the whipped cream on top – simply delicious ♥
What a bright, fun dessert. It’s looks festive and so tasty!
Has anyone tried making this cake with just regular frosting instead of whipped cream as cake doesn’t go fast in my house and I don’t have a big refrigerator to refrigerate it with the with cream just wondering how it turned out by me hi has anyone tried this with a regular frosting instead of whipped cream I do not have a big family so the cake will not go fast and I do not have a big refrigerator to put it in so I was wondering how it worked out with just regular frosting
I’m not sure if anyone’s tried it with regular frosting but I bet it would be good with a vanilla frosting for sure. I thought of trying that sometime when I’m not able to refrigerate it. I’d go with vanilla over a cream cheese frosting for sure. Let me know how it goes!
This cake was so yummy and easy!! Can’t wait to make again.
Yay! So glad you liked it!
I made an apple spice cake using this method. Added chopped fresh apple and pecans delicious.
I used a chocolate cake mix and followed the recipe except I made two 9″ round cakes and made a cream cheese frosting and mixed in some cherry pie filling with the frosting since my dear nephew requested cherry pie for his 5th birthday! Turned out great!
Thanks for the recipe! I made this but I used chocolate frosting and it was amazing! I plan on making a lemon version and using blueberries instead of cherries and lemon cake instead of white cake.