Chocolate Cherry Crockpot Cake

cherrychoccakeI’ve been seeing videos on the internet for these crockpot cakes and wanted to try one, but didn’t want to make the apple spice version that’s been circulating. I wanted to make it with cherries and chocolate, so that’s what I did. This is about the simplest dessert you can make.

I started with my crockpot by spraying it with non-stick baking spray. I then added two cans of cherry pie filling. I chose one that was a lower sugar version. Trust me, it was sweet enough! I then topped the pie filling with a chocolate fudge cake mix, just the dry mix. Next, I drizzled 6 tablespoons of melted butter over the top.

I turned my crockpot on high for four hours and forgot about it. (Actually it was hard to really forget about it because the house smelled so good!)


I brought this to our neighbor’s house last night for our annual pumpkin carving pizza party and I’d say it was a hit. If I were making this for a dinner party I would add a couple tablespoons of bourbon and I would make a bourbon whipped topping to serve over the top. As it was last night, I just sprinkled powdered sugar over each serving. It was fantastic.

I actually believe this might satisfy my sister’s need for just a couple ingredients!


  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 2 20-ounce cans cherry pie filling
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling


Pour pie filling in crockpot. Add dry cake mix over the top (do not stir). Drizzle melted butter over the top. Cover the crockpot and set for four hours on high. Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris



Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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