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Skillet Chocolate Cherry Cake

It may look like an unusual cake recipe, but this Chocolate Cherry Cake will be an absolute hit with your family and friends.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cherry Cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 567kcal
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $6


  • 12-inch cast iron skillet


  • cooking spray
  • 15.25 oz Devil's Food cake mix
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 21 oz cherry pie filling
  • 16 oz prepared chocolate frosting


  • Pre-heat oven to 350° with the skillet to preheat as well.
  • Add the cake mix, eggs, and extract together in a medium sized mixing bowl and stir to break the eggs.
  • Fold in half of the cherry pie filling as gently as possible.
  • Once the batter has been formed, gently fold in the remaining cherry pie filling.
  • With care, remove the cast iron skillet from the oven.
  • Spray 11or 12” cast iron skillet with cooking spray or coat with cooking oil.
  • Pour batter into the skillet to a 12″ Skillet 
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for at least 15 minutes.Frost with your favorite icing. 



Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4mg