Chocolate Cherry Cola Cake

January 08, 2019 By: Comments
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15 minutes
40 minutes
Makes 12 servings
The dark chocolate cake pairs so well with the cherry-flavor from the Cheerwine and the maraschino cherries, and it's a pretty cake for your next party.


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  1. Chop half of maraschino cherries (the contents of one jar) into quarters. Leave the remaining jar of cherries whole to reserve as garnish for the top of the cake.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, place the cake mix, the Cheerwine, the oil, the eggs, reserved cherry liquid from one jar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in ¾ cup of chocolate chips for about 30 seconds, then add in the chopped cherries and mix again for approximately 20 seconds.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 13x9-inch pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  5. In a bowl, combine the vanilla frosting, the marshmallow cream, and the 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Add a bit of milk if it seems too thick. Frost the cake.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips.
  7. Cut into 12 equal pieces and place one or two whole maraschino cherries on the top of each piece if desired.