Cherry Chip Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream


Cherry Chip Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream

This easy, moist cherry chip cake will wow any guest.

Cherry Chip Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream
Cherry Chip Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream

Make the best homemade cherry chip cake with this delicious recipe for Cherry Chip Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream. This cherry vanilla cake is sweet and moist, perfect for any occasion. With love baked right into the batter, this cherry chip cake recipe from scratch will show your loved ones just how much you care for them. Maraschino cherries and vanilla extract are the true stars of this easy cake recipe, so let them shine! With hints of vanilla in the actual cake batter itself as well as whipped into the buttercream frosting, this Cherry Chip Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream comes out light, fluffy. and totally flavorful. This is definitely a wonderful treat to make for Valentine's Day, although trust us, it will be more than welcomed year round.

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time20 min



Total Timeunder 1 hour


  • 1 funfetti cake mix and ingredients to create cake
  • 1/4 cup cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup shortening
  • 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 cups maraschino cherry juice
  • Additional maraschino cherries for decorating

Cherry Chip Cake with Whipped Vanilla Frosting


  1. Make cake mix according to package instructions. Add the ¼ cup cherry juice.

  2. Pour in two 8-inch pans and bake, according to package instructions.

  3. Combine frosting ingredients in a stand mixer with paddle attachment.

  4. Stack and frost cake, when cool.

  5. Garnish with cherries

P.S. See the inspiration for this recipe from one of our top bloggers, Completely Delicious!

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I've never been much of a cherry person...but I do love maraschino cherries on occasion in desserts or beverages. It sure does seem like an awful lot of sugar for the frosting to me and where in the world would you get 5 cups of maraschino cherry juice? Do they actually sell it in that much volume? Well, either way...the concept of this cake sounds amazing however, I'm thinking I'd probably use a white cake mix instead because the sprinkles in the funfetti cake are kinda ruining the cherry vibe for me. LOL

I usually don't like anything cherry-flavored, but this was so. amazing. I loved it. For as many cherry ingredients as it has, it wasn't overly cherry, which I liked. And it's pretty, too!

This was really good! The cake was such a pretty pink color, and the cherry flavor was sweet and subtle.


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