Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Cherry Delight Cake

September 3, 2018Teresa

Cherry Delight Cake is one delightful recipe (pun intended). Really. This cake starts with a boxed cake mix. I added cherry Jell-O, fresh cherries and almond extract. Because the recipe uses cream and oil, the cake is extremely moist. Then I added a delicious cherry-almond glaze after the cake was baked. Yum-O!

I had some extra cherries in my fridge after making an Old-Fashioned Cherry Cobbler and Fresh Cherry Muffins for a friend. I was looking for ways to use them up when I came up with this cake recipe. This cake was so mouthwatering. Every nibble I sampled made me want to put the fork into the cake and eat the whole thing. Fortunately, I restrained myself…but only because I was making it for someone else. 🙂

We had a couple in our church who recently took in a foster infant. I made a meal for them and used up some of the cherries for this dessert. The cake turned out quite well for a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of cake. 🙂 They loved it and that’s what matters. (I thought it was pretty awesome as well). I took it with a fabulous Chicken Tetrazzini, Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes and Creamy Grape Salad. (That’s a real standby recipe I give to just about everyone). I added some Rapid Rise Italian Herb Bread. (Another recipe I take to just about everyone.) They loved the meal.

Let me remind you if you’re not used to making bundt cakes about these tips. Grease and flour the baking pan very generously. That will help everything come out a lot more easily. Bake the cake until a knife inserted all the way to the bottom of the pan comes out totally clean. No goop. Otherwise, the cake will fall out in clumps after you try to invert it. Yikes! Use only enough liquid to make a really thick icing for the glaze. Dribble the water into the mixing bowl if you have to, until you get the right consistency. A little goes a long way. I allow the cake to cool completely (one to two hours) before inverting it onto a plate.

For a totally dynamite cake with fresh cherries thrown in for good measure, give this Cherry Delight Cake a try. I guarantee you will want slice, after slice, after slice! If fresh cherries are no longer available, you can substitute canned cherries. Just be sure to rinse and drain them really well before adding to the batter. Enjoy.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Cherry Delight Cake is one delightful recipe. 🙂

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

The icing includes cherry and almond extracts. So amazing.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Every slice of Cherry Delight Cake will have you drooling.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the cake.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Place cake mix in a mixing bowl. I used a golden butter recipe cake mix for extra flavor. Add cherry Jell-O, eggs, poppyseeds, almond extract and half-and-half. Half-and-Half or whipping cream make for a much richer cake than using water.

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Add oil.

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Add fresh, pitted cherry halves.

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Stir everything to combine.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Grease and flour a large bundt pan very generously. This one is stoneware.

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Pour cake batter into prepared bundt pan.

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Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Your oven may bake this cake more quickly or slowly. Don’t just bake by time. Allow cake to cool completely.

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Invert cake onto a serving plate.

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I used these ingredients plus water to make the cherry glaze. I added cherries for garnish.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Combine ingredients with a whisk. Add just enough water to make a really thick icing.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Drizzle icing over top of cake. Allow icing to set about 15 minutes before garnishing with cherries or serving.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Cut cake into pieces to serve.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

This delectable cake will get your taste buds going.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Cherry Delight Cake is rich, moist and decadent.

Here’s the recipe.

CHERRY DELIGHT CAKE

(My own concoction)

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Cherry Delight Cake BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This delightful cherry cake starts with a boxed cake mix, cherry gelatin, almond extract and fresh cherries. A cherry-almond glaze provides spectacular flavor. This cake is super moist, rich and decadent. It's a wonderful dessert for summer holiday fare.
Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHERRY CAKE:
CHERRY GLAZE:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHERRY CAKE:
CHERRY GLAZE:
Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake
Instructions
CHERRY CAKE:
  1. Combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon and pour into a generously greased and floured bundt pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Cool cake completely.
  4. Invert onto serving plate.
  5. Drizzle cherry glaze over top.
CHERRY GLAZE:
  1. Mix powdered sugar, extracts and enough water to make a thick icing.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add only enough water so that glaze is still thick.
  4. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake.
  5. Garnish with fresh cherries, or cherry halves, if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Be sure to insert a knife all the way to the bottom of the bundt pan to check for doneness. The knife should come out clean with no goop.

NOTE: A cherry pitter will substantially reduce preparation time.

NOTE: Canned cherries can be substituted for the fresh cherries in the recipe. Rinse and drain thoroughly before adding.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Cherry Delight Cake is perfect for summer holidays like Fourth of July and Labor Day when fresh cherries are in season.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

If you enjoy cherries, this cake is loaded with cherry flavor.

Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake

Cherry Delight Cake is marvelous. I hope you give it a try.

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Print Recipe
Cherry Delight Cake BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This delightful cherry cake starts with a boxed cake mix, cherry gelatin, almond extract and fresh cherries. A cherry-almond glaze provides spectacular flavor. This cake is super moist, rich and decadent. It's a wonderful dessert for summer holiday fare.
Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHERRY CAKE:
CHERRY GLAZE:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHERRY CAKE:
CHERRY GLAZE:
Cherry Delight Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Prepare to be WOWED by this fantastic #cherry #cake. This one is super moist & is absolutely delicious. It starts with a boxed #cakemix & cherry #gelatin. #dessert #cherrydessert #cherrycake
Instructions
CHERRY CAKE:
  1. Combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon and pour into a generously greased and floured bundt pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Cool cake completely.
  4. Invert onto serving plate.
  5. Drizzle cherry glaze over top.
CHERRY GLAZE:
  1. Mix powdered sugar, extracts and enough water to make a thick icing.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add only enough water so that glaze is still thick.
  4. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake.
  5. Garnish with fresh cherries, or cherry halves, if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Be sure to insert a knife all the way to the bottom of the bundt pan to check for doneness. The knife should come out clean with no goop.

NOTE: A cherry pitter will substantially reduce preparation time.

NOTE: Canned cherries can be substituted for the fresh cherries in the recipe. Rinse and drain thoroughly before adding.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

4 Comments

  • Ann

    July 15, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    A bit tasteless. Not enough sweetness. It turned or nicely from the bunt cake pan. But not enough flavor.

    1. Teresa

      July 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm

      Hi, Ann. Did you use a butter recipe cake mix? Usually those have a lot of great flavor and they’re plenty sweet enough. This has a lot of sweetness from the cherries. If this doesn’t have enough flavor for you, then I would suggest increasing the almond extract in the cake to two teaspoons. You can also add a half cup of sugar or powdered sugar to the cake batter. But then you may find the outcome too sweet.

  • Bunny Peters

    September 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    This cake looks amazing!!!

    Would this recipe work with dried cherries or glacé cherries?

    I usually have those two types of fruits in my pantry…….

    1. Teresa

      September 3, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      Hi, Bunny. I’m sure it would work with glacé cherries or canned cherries. For dried cherries, I would reconstitute them in hot water for about 15-20 minutes to plump them out. Then after draining and drying the cherries, you can add them to the cake. Enjoy.

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