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!