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Chocolate Cherry Loaf {Easy Chocolate Cake Mix Recipe}

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[intro]The Chocolate Cherry loaf is a simple Christmas dessert you can make. This chocolate cherry cake uses a chocolate cake mix to make simple to whip up! If you love chocolate covered cherries this chocolate dessert is perfect for the holidays![/intro]


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Christmas Sweets Week

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Chocolate Cherry Loaf


Chocolate Covered Cherries

My dad loves chocolate covered cherries. In fact, it is Christmas is when we would get him a huge box of chocolate covered cherries from Sarris Chocolate in Canonsburg, Pa.

When comes to Christmas desserts, I always think of chocolate cherries! This chocolate cherry cake takes the beloved chocolate covered cherry and turns it into a cake dessert.


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Chocolate Cherry Cake

What is a chocolate cherry loaf? Well, the truth is it just a chocolate cherry cake that has been made in a loaf pan. Think a pound cake but with chocolate and less butter. 


Chocolate Cake Mix

Now I could have just made this chocolate cherry cake from scratch. However, I choose to make this Christmas dessert with a chocolate cake mix. The chocolate cake mix really helps simplify making a homemade dessert.

With a few adjustments, this chocolate cake mix is transformed into a wonderful chocolate cherry cake!


Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

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Mexicoco from YumGoggle
S’mores Hot Chocolate from For the Love of Food

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Flaky Nutella Christmas Tree from Shockingly Delicious
Gingerbread Sweet Rolls from The Redhead Baker
Grinch Pancakes from Katie’s Cucina
Mini Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts from It Bakes Me Happy

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Chocolate Cherry Loaf from Seduction In The Kitchen
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Snowman Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Toy Soldier Frosted Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
Vegan Gingerbread Layer Cake from The Baking Fairy

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Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee) from Palatable Pastime
Gingerbread Fudge from Love and Confections
Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Star Crunch Inspired Bars from Our Good Life


Chocolate Cherry Loaf


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Chocolate Cherry Loaf

Chocolate Cherry Loaf

The Chocolate Cherry loaf is a simple Christmas dessert you can make. This chocolate cherry cake uses a chocolate cake mix to make simple to whip up! If you love chocolate covered cherries this chocolate dessert is perfect for the holidays!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/4 cup chocolate milk
  • 1 (3 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz) dark sweet cherries, drained
  • 1 can cream cheese frosting


  1. Preheat your oven to 375F
  2. Put the cake mix, pudding, water, milk, eggs, and oil in a bowl and mix.
  3. Fold in the cherries
  4. Pour the batter into a well-greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake for about 50 minutes.
  6. Do a toothpick test to make sure it is done.
  7. Take out the oven, allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
  8. Spread the frosting on the cake while it is still warm.
  9. Serve it up and ENJOY!


If you ice the cake while it is warm it this the frosting and gives a nicer look. Also you can microwave some the frosting so that it is thinner, tint it with food coloring and drizzle it on as I did in my photos.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

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