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Super Moist Cherry Butter Cake

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This Cherry Butter Cake is super easy, tastes great, and is moist. I am a lover of moist cakes – no dry and crumbly for me. Take a few minutes to make a dessert that your family and friends will love.

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Super Moist Cherry Butter Cake

Easy Dessert Recipe

This recipe I put all the ingredients in the bowl and mixed with a spoon. Very few ingredients and turns out great.

While this cherry butter cake is for a 9 x 13 size, you could reduce this recipe in half and make an 8 x 8 or even a bread loaf pan size. Then I would call it a quick bread recipe.

While I have not tried it, I am thinking that this would also freeze well. If I was planning on making some cakes and freezing them, I would make them in the bread loaf pan and not add the glaze until I thawed the bake/bread.

Fresh Cherries
Fresh Cherries

Great for a Gathering

If you are needing to bring a dish to pass to any gathering, this is a great go-to recipe. First, it is easy to make. Second, it looks great.

Third, you do not have to worry as much about refrigeration when taking a dish to pass without a refrigerator or ice melting.

Fourth, it tastes great and you will probably have a few people ask you for the recipe. Last, you will probably not have any left to take home. So, you might need to make two if your family wanted to have seconds of this cherry butter cake.

cherry butter cake
finished cherry butter cake

Find Your Pie Filling Flavor

This can be made with any type of pie filling you wish. In the bakeries and grocery stores, cherry flavored anything sweet is always the first items to be sold out. We love this in our house too. Therefore, I made this with cherry pie filling today. Change up the flavors.

Reduce this recipe in half and make a quick bread loaf. It is great as a snack cake with or without the glaze. Just right at the end of a meal. This would also be a good potluck dish to bring. Goes together quickly, but looks great and tastes great.

This cake is ready for the oven
Cherry Butter Cake Preparation
Spreading on the Cherry Pie Filling

Glazing the Cherry Butter Cake

Add the glaze after baking and when this delicious moist cake has cooled. It just adds the right amount of sweetness to compliment the cherries. Perfect combination.

The glaze that is used is the same recipe that we use for glazing donuts. Just mix the ingredients and drizzle over the top. If left out, it will harden on the outside a bit so you can touch it without having it stick to your fingers too much.

Cake Glaze Consistency

Making Powdered Sugar Glaze

The glaze is made of just two ingredients powdered sugar and a bit of milk.

Just enough milk is added to make the mixture just the right consistency to drizzle on the delicious cherry cake. However, if you prefer not to use milk, water can be substituted. The flavor will be a bit sweeter for the glaze, but it is still yummy.

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Super Moist Cherry Butter Cake

This Cherry Butter Cake is super easy, tastes great, and is moist. I am a lover of moist cakes – no dry and crumbly for me. This recipe I put all the ingredients in the bowl and mixed with a spoon. Very few ingredients and turns out great.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cake, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, Cherry, recipe, snack
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 533kcal


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) very soft
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 Tsp. vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 can cherry pie filling 21 ounce


  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tblsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cream together butter, granulated sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add all-purpose flour and salt to the creamed mixture.
  • Pour 1/2 of the batter into prepared pan.
  • Spread the cherry pie filling over the batter.
    Cherry Butter Cake Preparation
  • Spoon the remaining batter over the cherry pie filling and spread to even out layer on cake
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for approximately 50 minutes or until center is soft to the touch. Remove cake and cool.
  • For the glaze, mix the powdered sugar and milk. Once the cake is cool, spoon over the top and spread to the sides.
    Cake Glaze Consistency

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Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg
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Monday 18th of November 2019

Such an easy recipe. The family loved it. Will make this one again.


Tuesday 19th of November 2019

Thanks for taking the time to rate and comment. Glad to hear that the family loved it.


Monday 18th of November 2019

My family loved this recipe. I will definitely be making this again.

Mel kurth

Saturday 22nd of April 2017

How many eggs?


Saturday 22nd of April 2017

You are such a deer for asking. I could swear I had that listed. Must not have saved correctly. It is 4 eggs. It really is delicious. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family did.

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