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Easy Chocolate Cherry Sheet Cake

This Easy Chocolate Cherry Sheet Cake is so delicious. Maraschino cherries are mixed in with the batter. A homemade chocolate fudge topping finishes it off! If you are feeling really indulgent, serve it with a side of cherry ice cream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 250kcal


  • Cake:
  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 10 oz jars maraschino cherries with out stems and the juice (If they have stems, remove them.)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cup cocoa
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk
  • tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, and almond extract until well blended.
  • Mix in maraschino cherries and juice.
  • In a greased and floured 9x13 baking dish, pour batter.
  • Bake 30 to 35 min.
  • In the last 5 minutes of baking cake, begin to make frosting.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sugar, and cocoa and bring to a boil stirring continuously.
  • Boil for one minute stirring and remove from heat.
  • Remove from the heat. Add in butter, salt, and almond extract until smooth.
  • Quickly spread over warm cake. Frosting will harden as it cools, so spread frosting on cake right away.
  • Allow cake to completely cool on wire rack to allow frosting to harden.



Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.7mg