Cherry Dr Pepper Cake with Cherry Buttercream Frosting!

by 247tasty

Who doesn’t love a nice tasting cake, right? This recipe that I am sharing with you today is one of the best cakes I have ever tasted. I love it so much that I researched the ingredients and steps to make this amazing cake. Lucky for me you can find anything on the internet! God bless technology! To my surprise, it is not hard to bake as long as you follow the steps, you are bound to perfection! I hope you all love this recipe of cake. Enjoy!


1 box chocolate cake mix, only using the dry mix
1 1/2 cups Dr. Pepper Cherry Soda
1 jar maraschino cherries with no stem (Remove 24 cherries from the jar and set aside)
1 cups unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar, plus 2 more cups if needed
1 container of chocolate shavings (optional) (Found at Hobby Lobby)

How to make Cherry Dr Pepper Cake with Cherry Buttercream Frosting

To make the Cake:

Step 1: Ready the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Apply cooking spray in a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.

Step 3: In a medium mixing bowl, add in the soda and cake mix. Use a standing mixer. Mix until well combined.

Step 4: Slice the cherries into two and add them into the batter. Stir until well mixed.

Step 5: Transfer the batter into the prepared baking dish.

Step 6: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the center of the cake.

Step 7: Remove from the oven and let it sit on a wire rack to cool to room temperature.

To make the Cherry Frosting:

Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, add in the powdered sugar, butter, and cherry juice. Beat until well combined.

Step 2: Add more sugar about 1 cup, if the frosting this thin.

Step 3: Spread the frosting on top of the cake and use a spatula to smoothen the layer.

Step 4: Sprinkle the chocolate shavings on top of the frosting and place a few cherries.

Step 5: Place inside the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to let the frosting harden.

Step 6: Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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