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Outrageous Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

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  • OGWLAdmin Starlett
  • Ready in: Prep: 10 M, Cook: 30 M, Total: 40 M
  • Serves: 12
  • Complexity: easy
Outrageous Cherry Dr Pepper Cake

Outrageous Cherry Dr. Pepper Cake is an incredibly flavorful cherry chocolate cake recipe with just 5 ingredients that will blow your mind!


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box super moist chocolate fudge cake mix (dry)
  • 12 ounces Dr. Pepper Cherry (ROOM TEMPERATURE)
  • 1 (18 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, divided
  • 2 (1 cup) sticks salted butter (room temperature)
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • Step by Step Directions



      I know people love diet soda, but this is not the place for it.

      You can substitute Cherry Coke if you prefer, but the Cherry Dr. Pepper gives it an amazing flavor.

      To avoid pink fingers, wear kitchen gloves when working with the cherries.

      This cake keeps for about 3-4 days on the kitchen counter wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. During the summer, or if your kitchen is warm, store in the refrigerator.

      Comments on this recipe state that 1/2 of the icing is all that's needed.    

    2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13x2 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

      In a large bowl combine cake mix and soda. Whisk until combined. Set aside.

      Remove 24 cherries from the jar, remove stems and cut cherries into fourths. Add cut cherries to cake batter. Whisk again until combined. 

      Pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Smooth with a spatula so the cake is even.

      Place the cake in the center of the oven and bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

    3. Meanwhile:

      Add butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or place in a large bowl and use and hand mixer).

      Beat butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

      Add sugar 1 cup at a time until it is all incorporated (beating between each addition).

      Add 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) maraschino cherry juice from the jar and beat until mixture is light and fluffy.

      Frost the cake with all the icing and garnish with remaining cherries.


      Do not add the ingredients that the cake mix calls for. This recipe is just for the dry mix.

      If icing is too thick, add more cherry juice 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency, beating in between each addition.

      If it is too thin add powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency, beating in between each addition.

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