Chocolate Cherry Cobbler Cake

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A heavenly delight, Chocolate Cherry Cobbler Cake is an exquisite combination of rich chocolate, tart cherries, and melt-in-your-mouth decadence. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, this recipe is sure to become a household favorite, and we’re here to guide you through how to make it.

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A spoonful of cherry chocolate chip cookie dough in a baking dish.

Indulging in desserts is like taking a delicious journey to happiness. The Chocolate Cherry Cobbler is a delightful harmony of sweet and tangy. With every bite, you’ll savor the lusciousness of the cherry pie filling, mingling beautifully with the rich, velvety texture of the chocolate cake mix. The semi-sweet chocolate chips scattered throughout add an extra layer of decadence, providing bursts of intense cocoa flavor that perfectly complement the fruity cherries.

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A white bowl filled with chocolate chips and other ingredients.
A square baking dish with cherries and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Cherry Cobbler Cake Ingredients

  • chocolate cake mix
  • cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or powdered sugar for dusting

This is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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A white dish with cherries and chocolate chips.
A square dish filled with chocolate chips and cherries.

How to serve

The contrast between the warmth of the cobbler and the cold scoop of vanilla ice cream on top creates a sensory experience that’s hard to beat. The chocolate, cherry, and buttery cobbler crust combine to create a sweet symphony in your mouth. It’s a dessert that’s guaranteed to make your taste buds sing with joy.

A dish with chocolate chips and cherries in it.

Chocolate Cherry Cobbler is a dessert that hits all the right notes. It’s an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing treat that’s perfect for any occasion, from cozy family gatherings to elegant dinner parties. The combination of the chocolate cake mix, cherry pie filling, and a generous amount of semi-sweet chocolate chips creates a delightful medley of flavors and textures that will leave you craving for more.

Whether you’re serving it piping hot with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or enjoying it chilled as a midnight snack, this dessert is a winner. So, what are you waiting for? Get your apron on and start baking this heavenly delight!

A piece of chocolate cherry pie with whipped cream and cherries on a plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of cake mix for this recipe?

While the chocolate cake mix works wonderfully with the cherries and chocolate chips, you can certainly experiment with other flavors. A yellow or white cake mix can be used for a slightly different twist.

Can I use fresh cherries instead of cherry pie filling?

You can use fresh cherries, but using cherry pie filling is much more convenient. If you opt for fresh cherries, you’ll need to prepare them by pitting and sweetening them to your taste.

How should I store any leftovers?

If you happen to have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can reheat them in the oven or microwave when you’re ready to enjoy them again.

Can I substitute margarine for butter in this recipe?

While margarine can be substituted for butter, the flavor and texture may be slightly different. Butter tends to provide a richer taste, so if possible, we recommend sticking with unsalted butter for the best results.

A piece of chocolate cherry brownie pie on a plate.

More chocolate recipes that you’ll enjoy: Chocolate Amaretta Pound Cake, Chocolate covered Strawberries, German Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate cupcakes, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.

In conclusion, Chocolate Cherry Cobbler is a dessert that embodies comfort and indulgence. With a combination of simple ingredients, it transforms into a dessert sure to please the palates of all who try it.

Whether you’re a chocoholic, a fruit lover, or just someone who enjoys a good dessert, this cobbler will become a staple in your recipe repertoire. So, go ahead, whip up a batch, and let your taste buds experience this heavenly delight!

A dish with chocolate chips and cherries in it.
A spoonful of cherry chocolate chip cookie dough in a baking dish.

Chocolate Cherry Cobbler Cake

This Baked Chocolate Cobbler Cake is a simple and delicious dessert that requires minimal effort. With the help of a chocolate cake mix, you can create a rich and gooey chocolate dessert that everyone will love. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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  • About ½ box 15.25 ounces chocolate cake mix
  • 1 – 21 ounces can cherry pie filling
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream vanilla ice cream, or powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour the dry chocolate cake mix evenly into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  • Open the can of cherry pie filling and carefully spoon it over the cake mix layer. Spread it out as evenly as possible.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the stick of unsalted butter in the microwave. This will take about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Be sure not to overheat it.
  • Once the butter is melted, drizzle it evenly over the cherry pie filling layer in the baking dish. The butter will help create a deliciously moist and rich cake.
  • Sprinkle the semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly over the top of the cake. They will melt and create a gooey, chocolatey layer.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the cake mix layer comes out clean. The baking time may vary slightly depending on your oven, so keep an eye on it.
  • Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly. You can serve it warm as is or with your choice of toppings like whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or a dusting of powdered sugar.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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