Hey all– It’s the day after Easter here. Spending the morning stashing bunnies and plastic eggs away for next year. And toasting up some leftover biscuits and jam for breakfast.
And sending off this Easter Cake recipe to you. It’s cherries and chocolate nestled into a white cake, with cherry cream cheese frosting. Add a few Cadbury eggs on top (or birthday candles for a different occasion) and it’s ready to go!
CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE
1 white cake mix
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped to tiny bits
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. amaretto (or vanilla)
1 pound box powdered sugar (3 3/4 cups)
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped fine
2 tsp. juice from the cherry jar
garnish: Cadbury Easter eggs
With an electric mixer, make the cake mix according to the directions on the box (mine added 1/3 cup oil, 1 cup water and 3 eggs). Beat for 2 minutes. Then stir in the chocolate chips and chopped cherries.
Spoon the batter into 2 9″ cake pans (or a 9″x 13″ pan) that has been spray with cooking spray. Pop it into a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the cake layers are golden and firm to the touch. Let the cakes cool completely before you frost them.
To make the frosting, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, cream cheese, amaretto, powdered sugar, chopped cherries and cherry juice. (Start on the lowest setting or the powdered sugar will fly out of the bowl!) Beat until it is all smooth and creamy, with little cherry bits here and there.
Spread frosting on the first layer. Top it with the second layer and then frost the top and sides. So pink and pretty!
43 thoughts on “Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake (for Easter)”
Gorgeous cake Rhonda and a very happy Easter to you and your family!
Hey Suzanne! Always love hearing from you. thanks and I hope your Easter day was beautiful there. Loved the pics of Percy and Jenna Rose. And that banana chocolate tart! oh wow! Hugs from here friend!
So pretty and delicious Rhonda! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! 😍😋
thanks Ursula– It was a sweet sunny day hunting eggs with the girls– and playing “Spoons”– that can get a little crazy! Hope you’re launching into a good week ahead… xo
Hi Ursula!! It was a sweet day with family in the house. Did you make an Easter meal?? Or visit family?? Hugs!
Awesome cake! Happy Easter.
thanks Dimples. so kind.
This is amazing! Hope your day was amazing with your family! 💗
Hi hi Lisa. thanks. Your Lilly of the Nile work is lovely. (and I can’t believe you’re getting more snow!) hugs hugs!
Wow, what an amazing Easter dessert, Rhonda! I bet it was so delicious. How was your holiday with your family?
Thanks Mary– Easter was great– church early with Larry and lunch at 1:00 with a bunch of the family. Lovely to have a holiday that has so much meaning beyond the eggs and chocolate. hugs friend.
Hi Rhonda, early church sounds lovely. I can’t wait to find a church I like. I have a relationship with God but feel the loss of community. Blessings to you and your family! ❤
Hi Mary— I wish wish you had a wonderful church close by. What city are you in? We gave friend in New Hampshire— maybe they would know a good place nearby. Love you friend. xo
Hi Rhonda, I’m near Littleton, NH, about 20 minutes away. This summer I will spend time going around and seeking a good church. I was raised Protestant and went to a Congregational Church so that’s what I would like but Methodist is pretty close. Love you too, Rhonda. You brighten my day!xoxo
Hoping and praying you find a wonderful place to worship with people who love God as you do, Mary. It’s so important. I’m checking with my friend Betsy in NH to see if she has any leads… You’re so dear Mary. xox
Hi Rhonda, I do want to find a special church and that’s one of my goals this summer! I’ll keep you updated! You are very sweet to me and I appreciate it very much! Happy weekend!xoxo
HI Mary– I called my friend who’s daughter lives in NH about churches– but she is way far south from you. So we googled churches in Littleton NH and one link had 30 churches in Littleton– and had links to all their websites. We read through a few– and Larry researched Concord Community Church IN Concord, Vermont (he said it was about 20 minutes from Littleton) and through that looked good. I don’t know. Praying you find your place with wonderful people who love you and people who love God like you do. Hope you have a good weekend ahead — we’re off on our trip (to Hong Kong!!) with our kids in about 10 minutes– but wanted to get this off to you. hugs hugs friend.
You and Larry are so kind to take the time to look for me. I googled as well and I”m writing a wish list of churches to visit soon. I know I have a need to connect with community and hope I find the right one for me. Just wish Tom seemed interested but maybe that will come eventually. Hugs, dear friend.
Hi Mary— you are so dear. Praying you find the best place for you. xo
thank you, as always for caring and being so sweet. I feel blessed to know you. Take care and enjoy your exciting trip@!
Very nice Easter cake, Rhonda! 🙂 Looks nicely fluffy ❤ 🙂 Hopefully, you had a great time during Easter! Hugs from us!!!
thanks Vero– Easter was beautiful– now it’s gone and we’re off on a little trip– we’ll be mostly off line, so I’ll have to catch up with you when we get back in a couple weeks! xo
Then enjoy offline mode, sometimes is needed! 🙂 Have a great time!
The cake looks incredible!! Both the decoration and everything, I’d love to try a slice 😀
Thanks Kerso! I’m wondering if you celebrate Easter there?? Hope you are well…
We did of course, it’s a big holiday and part of the year here in Croatia. I spent it surrounded by my family and friends 🙂 Hope you had an amazing one as well!
I’ll have to try make this one Looks so yummy 😋 😃
Hope you like it!! Is it springtime up where you live yet?? I’m thinking it would be so beautiful there… xo
It is still cold, and rainy up here, I’m afraid. But few more weeks and spring definitely show up in her glory 🙂
Stay cozy!! xo
This is an adorable cake! Topping it with eggs is such a great idea, Rhonda.
Hi Lacey— thanks. Cake is always good. Hugs Blog buddy.
Wow, i would never have thought of a cake like this, but it’s so gorgeous! Wow, Rhonda!!
Thanks Friend. xox
I just love this gorgeous pink cake. Hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family !
Thanks Megala. It was the sweetest.
Hi Rhonda – I hope you had a wonderful Easter. I loved how you put the Cadbury eggs on top, very clever! -Kat
Hi Kat— more chocolate is always good! Been traveling — need to get home and catch up with your posts!! Hugs from here in rainy Seattle!
You’re making me hungry with this beautiful cake, Rhonda! Chocolate and cherries are one of my favorite combinations! It looks wonderful!
Hi Daisy!! Been watching your Instagram— so many pretty fabrics!! You’re making me want to get to work on a quilt! Hugs!
Perfect! I bet it tasted as wonderful as it looked!
You’re always so kind Marcia– thanks.