Happy Monday, Friends! We’re going to dive right into today’s super sassy recipe for a cherry chip cake. This cake is beautiful, seasonally appropriate, and perfect for any special celebrations you may have coming up in the next couple of months. Made with fresh Stemilt dark cherries, a simple vanilla cake, and a tangy cream cheese frosting, this cake is well-balanced and entirely satisfying. Let’s dive in!
Cherry Chip Cake
The breakdown of this cake feels really complex, but the components are simple if you take it step by step. First, we start with the cake layers. A simple vanilla cake batter made with butter, milk, and eggs folds together with miniature chocolate chips and a load of fresh chopped cherries. After, the cake layers bake up flat with a fine crumb and a mild flavor so that the chocolate and cherries can sing.
Next comes the filling! Here, a simple jammy filling comes together with more chopped cherries, sugar, and cornstarch. The filling thickens up on the stove and can save for up to a week in advance. If you happen to have any left after baking, this filling tastes wonderful over ice cream or with shortbread cookies and extra frosting.
Assembling the Cake
Lastly, the cake comes together with a simple and tangy cream cheese American buttercream that adds another element of flavor to this cherry and chocolate-rich cake. You can use a piping bag or a plastic bag with the end snipped off to pipe a dam around the border of each cake so that the cherry filling stays in its place. Alternating layers of cake with the dammed filling are stacked before the whole thing gets coated buttercream and topped with cherries.
Today’s post is sponsored by Stemilt. Stemilt is the leading Washington state grower, packer, and shipper of fruit including apples, pears, and cherries. Their website is host to a number of produce-packed recipes that are perfect for each turning season. Needless to say, I was thrilled to contribute this cherry chip cake recipe for the summer. In the coming months I’ll share two more recipes on their site. For now, please go check out and try this one! The link to the recipe is below. Happy baking to all of you and all my love in this coming week!
13 thoughts on “Cherry Chip Cake”
This looks amazing! I was able to get the link/recipe with no trouble. My son asked for a very similar cake for his 8th birthday except he wants strawberries. I’m inclined to give my kids almost any cake they want because this will mark his second COVID birthday at home :o( Do you think I could easily substitute strawberries for the cherries?
can I make this with maraschino cherries? or do they have to be fresh? thank you!
I think that would be a bit sweet, but may be delicious!! LMK if you try it!
I keep clicking on the recipe and cannot access it? What to do?
It says “click here for the recipe” but nothing happens. I neeeeeeed thissssss.
Is it just me or is the link to the recipe not working? The cake looks fantastic!
This Cherry Chip cake looks amazing. Unfortunately, the link isn’t taking me anywhere 🙁
No link to the cake.
So sorry to all! The link was broken and then WordPress had me locked out this morning. The link should be a-ok now! 🙂
The recipe looks incredible but doesn’t seem to be ‘clickable ‘… am i doing something wrong ????
Hello, I cant access the recipe via your link?? Can you help?
I’m not able to get the link to the recipe to work! Am I missing something?