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Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bundt Cake

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This fun chocolate and cherry filled bundt cake comes together in a snap and is so much fun to serve and eat. It is super tasty and starts with a cake mix so it’s quick and easy too, but that can be our little secret.

first slice of chocolate cherry fudge bundt cake being pulled out of cake

Rich, delicious chocolate cake with bit of cherry and a drizzle of glaze is a perfect ending to any meal.  Luckily this cake is easy to make and every bit as tasty as it looks. 

The recipe has been enjoyed by my family for decades and I welcome you to make it a favorite of your family as well. Make one today and see for yourself.

Does your family go through food phases?  Mine certainly does.  For a little while one thing is all the rage.

For a little while a few years back it was bundt cakes.  My mom and grandma collected everything that had to do with them.

They had cook books devoted to the cakes.  They were experts at making pound cakes or doctoring up cake mixes to turn them into something completely different than the package.

They had cake pans in every shape and for every holiday.  My grandma even had her pans displayed on rods going up her back staircase.

whole chocolate bundt cake with glossy chocolate glaze dripping down the side

I came by my love for being in the kitchen honestly and they were always trying new recipes.  However there was one that we came back to over and over.

It was this chocolate bundt cake studded with cherries and enhanced with more chocolate chips.  It is a super simple recipe to make as it is semi-homemade.

Start with a box of mix and add some of the usual suspects.  Then stir in a can of cherry pie filling and a bunch of chocolate chips and you are ready to throw it in the oven.  It doesn’t get much easier than that!

slice of chocolate bundt cake studded with cherries on plate

Of course you can bake it in any one of the wonderful shapes of bundt pans.  That is one of my favorite parts about cakes like this.

The tin makes the cake pretty and you don’t need a lot of time or skill to make it look impressive.   A drizzle of chocolate glaze does add that little bit of glitz and glam though.  It doesn’t hurt the taste either!

I rarely bake like this any more.  I have really been into cakes from scratch (and lots of frosting!)

But as I was thumbing through the recipe box MiMi had given me a while back, I stumbled upon this card and it instantly put a smile on my face.

first slice of chocolate cherry fudge bundt cake served on white plate with remaining cake in background

It immediately made me think of MiMi and my grandma and all of the cakes they made and cake pans they have.  I also thought of my dad who has a reputation for loving all things chocolate and cherry.

So I figured it was about time I share this with all of you.  I really have no idea why I waited so long. I apologize for holding out on you!

After-all sometimes you just don’t have the time, patience or will to make a big layered cake.  While I am still a sucker for things like my applesauce layer cake, pecan maple cake and especially the devilishly good chocolate cake, sometimes it is nice to have something that doesn’t take a lot of time and energy.

This is just that cake.  It makes and impression without wearing you out.

whole chocolate cherry fudge bundt cake

The best part is how versatile this cake is.  It would work great at Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

I’d happily have it for my birthday or it would be perfect at a summer BBQ or potluck.  No matter the occasion, it will fit right in and be gobbled right up!

What are your favorite bundt cake recipes?

If you are a chocolate and peanut butter fan, you will have to check out my chocolate peanut butter poke bundt cake. It is stuffed with peanut butter and drizzled with it too!

illustration of ingredients needed to make a chocolate cherry bundt cake

Another favorite of ours in the cheesecake stuffed pumpkin bundt cake. It is perfect for fall or really any old time you get the hankering for that pumpkin and cream cheese combo.

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slice of chocolate cherry fudge bundt cake on plate.

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bundt Cake

Yield: 16 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Rich, delicious chocolate cake with bit of cherry and a drizzle of glaze is a perfect ending to any meal.  Luckily this cake is easy to make and every bit as tasty as it looks.  The recipe has been enjoyed by my family for decades and I welcome you to make it a favorite of your family as well. Make one today and see for yourself.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box devils' food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 21 oz can cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped

Instructions

Cake

  1. Prepare a large bundt cake pan (at least 10-12 cups) and preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Mix cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs and water on medium for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cherry pie filling and chocolate chips until well mixed.
  4. Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes and then invert onto wire rack or serving dish to cool completely


Chocolate Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, heat cream and corn syrup over medium heat until they come to a simmer.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in chocolate, whisking until smooth.
  3. Allow to cool at room temperature until slightly thickened.
  4. Drizzle glaze over cake and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This fun chocolate and cherry filled bundt cake comes together in a snap and is so much fun to serve and eat. It was one of the recipes that my mom had loaded and ready in the recipe box she gave me and it is a family favorite!

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Eileen

Thursday 30th of June 2022

I wanted to buy a Black Forest Cake for a duo birthday celebration, always a favourite. There were none that day at my grocery store so I Googled and chose your recipe. It smelled fantastic while baking. A great hack.. heat prepared chocolate frosting in the microwave and pour over to glaze. I'll serve it with whip ceam or ice cream and chocolate sprinkes. VoilĂ ! Black Forest Bundt Cake! Thanks for the recipe.

Carlee

Thursday 30th of June 2022

What a great way to get your black forest cake after all. And warming up chocolate frosting is a great hack!

Cathy

Saturday 7th of May 2022

I love this cake and will be making it for the third time soon. But, I would like to make it ahead and freeze it. Has anyone tried freezing ? I think I would do the glaze not long before serving

Carlee

Saturday 7th of May 2022

Cakes generally freeze well, so I don't see why that wouldn't work. Waiting to do the glaze is a good idea. I am so glad you like it so much!

Cathy

Thursday 3rd of March 2022

Do you think this cake could be made as a layer cake instead of bundt cake. I know timing would be different, but I'd like to do for a wedding cake.

Carlee

Thursday 3rd of March 2022

I think it would handle a couple of layers. I don't know that it would tier well if you are going super tall, it is really moist so I am not sure it has steady enough structure to bare the load of more than a couple of layers.

Becky woodley

Saturday 26th of February 2022

I made the cherry chocolate Bundt cake. I make a rookie mistake on not reading the recipe thru. I made the box cake with the ingredients called for and then realized I didn't need to add as much oil and water. It turned out great anyway, but I think the ganache was too much in volume. I will make it again, but only make half the recipe for the ganach.,

Carlee

Saturday 26th of February 2022

I am glad it still worked for you!

Diana Hurt

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

Could u use evaporated milk for heavy cream

Carlee

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

That should work. You could use regular milk as well. I'd start with 1/4 cup and add a little more until you get a good consistency.

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