{Lazy} Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake Recipe - Skillful Cook
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{Lazy} Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake

2 reviews / 5 average

A chocolate cherry fudge cake bombed my house today.

That's why I'm covered in the world's most luscious chocolate frosting. I swear it's not because I stuck my whole body in the pan. I swear.

This cake bomb happened to sandwich itself right between my main man's birthday (heyo, that's today!) and V-V-Valentine's day, which, pssst, is tomorrow.

That's two days in a row of celebrating my favorite guy, the one who knows everything, fixes everything, and eats everything.

Man eating ice cream.

You can see why I love this man.

One thing you should know. Conferences are still.going.

It's honestly really awesome to meet with my students' families. And I honestly really need 12 White Chocolate Mochas to keep my eyelids halfway open once the clock strikes 7pm.

I love “coffee”.

But the beauty of conferences is that they give me an excuse to be lazy. As if I really needed an excuse.

And I mean that in the best way possible because this cake is dee-liciously lazy.

Chocolate cherry fudge cake topped with homemade fudge frosting in a white dish.

If I was going to snuggle up inside of a cake, it would be this one.

Mostly because I want that frosting to be all over my life, forever and ever, amen.

Chocolate cherry fudge cake topped with homemade fudge frosting in two white dishes with spoons.
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{Lazy} Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake


This chocolate cherry fudge cake is SUPER easy to make and has the most amazing homemade fudge frosting. Mmmmmmm so good!


Units Scale
  • 1 chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Mix first four ingredients and pour into a greased cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  2. Bring sugar, butter, and milk to a boil in a saucepan. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips and continue stirring until melted. Frost cake immediately.


Two variations:

Make this in individual sized ramekins. Adjust baking time to about 15 minutes, or until top springs back when touched.

Cut cake or mini-cakes in half, make a little extra frosting (1.5x), and add a layer of frosting in between the layers of cake. I did this with my ramekin cakes and the large cake - it was actually really easy to do.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate cherry fudge cake, fudge cake, chocolate cake recipe

Hi. Remember me? I'm a lazy chocolate cherry fudge cake that can be whipped up in 3 seconds between now and Valentine's Day.


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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    I love how enormously easy this recipe is! I’ve never made a frosting like that, too, but I’m feeling compelled to make it right now, just because it IS so easy. And there’s never a bad time for frosting, right??

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    This looks perfect! Can’t wait to make it!

    And yeah, conferences. I’m up to my neck in assessments and report cards. THEN three nights of conferences. February, please be over. After V-Day, of course. 😉

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Oh my goodness. I’m just glad we don’t have conferences ON vday, and I only have about 3 more to do on my last night this week. Yahoo! There’s a light at the end of the tunnel! 🙂

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Really!?! To be totally honest I don’t love cherry flavored things. But this cake? For some reason? I die.

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      I know! I was so excited when I found them at Home Goods the other day. They have me dreaming up lots of individually baked yummies.

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    I’m not a huge fan of the combination of chocolate and fruit… Can you give me any suggestions for what else to add to the recipe? Besides the cherry part, it looks seriously awesome!!

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    Made this for the Hubs for Valentines Day….then smacked his hand when he reached for a second piece as I wanted it all for myself…

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    There’s something about the combination of chocolate and cherries (or raspberries) that’s just so good. And if you combine that with fudge and cake. And mention the word “lazy” as well… then I’m definitely in! Sounds like a perfect piece of chocolate comfort to me:)

  6. Skillful Cook Logo

    Lovely! This cake looks absolutely delicious…chocolate and cherries are really the perfect combination!

  7. Skillful Cook Logo

    This has been a great go to cake for over 25 years, even great cooked on the campfire! I love to sprinkle chocolate chips on the cake either before it is baked or after (after, they melt and you can spread them like frosting).

  8. Skillful Cook Logo

    Hey Lindsay, This recipe looks and sounds divine. However, what size cake pan did you use?

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Well I made it partially in ramekins and partially in a 8×8 pan. But if you’re baking it as a whole cake I’d go for the 9×13!