This Cherry Dr. Pepper Cake is a sweet but tart cake with delicious cherry frosting and a splash of Dr. Pepper flavor. It’s a hit with kids and adults alike and, bonus, it’s so easy to make!
1 box chocolate cake mix, (for best results use 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)
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 cherrie’s in half and mix into the batter
Pour the cake batter into the baking dishBake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Allow cake to cool completely before frosting
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 and smooth evenly with a angled spatula
Sprinkle the chocolate shavings onto the frosting and add a few cherries
Place into the fridge for an hour to allow the frosting to harden before cutting!