Looking for a fun, easy summer dessert recipe? Calling all Dr Pepper fans, because here’s the best cherry Dr Pepper Cake recipe perfect for those summer picnics or last-minute guests. Add a fun twist to the traditional Dr Pepper cake and impress even the pickiest dessert lovers.
How to Make the Best Cherry Dr Pepper Cake
Summer is always busy in our house with no school. So this easy chocolate Dr Pepper Cake recipe is simple enough for my daughters to make, and they love to bake. Add this to your summer lists to keep kids busy.
I like easy. With a few ingredients and minimal steps, you’ll love this Cherry Dr Pepper Cake Recipe! And if you really dislike cherry, then leave out all the cherry business.
Cherry Dr Pepper Cake Ingredients
1 box chocolate cake mix, only using the dry mix
1 1/2 C Dr Pepper Cherry
1 jar maraschino cherries with no stem (Remove 24 cherries from the jar and set aside)
1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
3 C powdered sugar, plus 2 more cups if needed
1 container of chocolate shavings (Found at Hobby Lobby or grate your own)
Cherry Dr Pepper Cake Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with Pam Baking Spray and set aside.
Using a standing mixer, mix together the cake mix and soda until combined.
Cut the cherries in half and mix into the batter.
Pour the cake batter into the baking dish.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.
Cherry Dr Pepper Cake Frosting Recipe
Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar and cherry juice until combined and stiff.
If your frosting is thin, add in another cup of powdered sugar.
Scoop the frosting onto the cake and smooth evenly with an angled spatula.
Sprinkle the chocolate shavings onto the frosting and add a few cherries.
Place in the fridge for an hour to allow the frosting to harden before cutting!
Cut, serve, and enjoy your Cherry Dr Pepper Cake!