Maraschino Cherry Cake Recipe Using Cake Mix

Maraschino Cherry Cake Recipe Using Cake Mix

Do you love fruit-flavored cakes? Then you may like this maraschino cherry cake recipe using cake mix. This recipe is flexible and delicious! You can also serve it all year round, but it is best in spring and summertime. Also, this maraschino cherry cake recipe is super easy because it is a boxed cake mix. So with that, you will love the sweet cherry flavor in the cake. Also, the creamy frosting that goes with it. 

What is Maraschino Cherry?

Commonly used as a delectable garnish for desserts. It is distinct because it is bright red and syrupy sweet. You can conveniently purchase it at grocery stores. Likewise, you can buy online imported classic maraschino cherries. Aside from the customary red, you can buy different fruit colors and flavors, including green, blue, purple, yellow, and orange.

Moreover, the modern maraschino cherry is typically more akin to chewy Skittles candies compared to fresh fruits. You can find them in organic foods markets with no artificial preservatives or coloring if you desire natural varieties. So with that, it uses radish juice for color. And it tends to be darker. In addition to that, it is softer. However, it is similarly sweet as the mass-market versions.

What is Maraschino Cherry

What You Will Need 

Ingredients For Maraschino Cherries Cake

  • 3pcs of eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 tsp of almond extract
  • Box of vanilla cake mix about 15.25 oz
  • Chopped maraschino cherries

For The Cake Frosting

  • 1/2 block or 4 oz of softened cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of softened salted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of almond extract
  • 1 tbsp of maraschino cherry juice

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Offset spatula
  • Non-stick baking pan (9×13 inches)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Non-stick cooking spray

USA Pan Bakeware Rectangular Cake Pan, 9 x 13 inch, Nonstick & Quick Release

Step by Step Instructions

For the Cake

Step 1

First and foremost, ensure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Then, using a non-stick cooking spray, grease a 9×13 inch pan.

Step 3

Afterward, combine all the wet ingredients like; eggs, oil, water, maraschino cherry juice, and almond extract with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl.

Step 4

Then, add the cake mix to the wet ingredients.

Step 5

After that, stir and combine the ingredients properly. Using a rubber spatula, scrape off the batter on the side of the bowl to incorporate all the ingredients properly.

Step 6

Afterward, fold in the chopped maraschino cherries in the mixture.

Step 7 

Then, pour the cherry cake batter into the non-stick baking pan.

Step 8

Next, ensure to bake the cake in the oven for about thirty minutes until it cooks thoroughly. After that, insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake to check if the cake is okay. If it comes out clean when removed from the center of the cake, it means the cake is ready.

Just baked maraschino cherry cake

Step 9

Then, take the maraschino cherry cake out of the oven and allow it to cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting

Step 1

Before anything else, blend and combine the softened cream cheese and butter in a large bowl.

Step 2

Then, gradually add the powdered sugar setting the mixer to low to avoid the sugar from flying everywhere.

Step 3

After that, put the almond extract and maraschino cherry juice into the mixture. Then, mix till you can achieve a smooth consistency.

Almond extract and cherry juice to frosting mixture

When Assembling The Cake

Step 1 

Take the cooled cake and spread the frosting using an offset spatula.

Step 2 

Then, garnish the cake with maraschino cherries.

Step 3

Afterward, refrigerate the assembled cake and serve.

When Assembling The Cake

Tips and Tricks for Cherry Cake Mix

The almond extract is necessary for this recipe to have that extra tasty flavor; however, if you cannot find almond extract or do not like almond extract, you can leave it out. Then, add vanilla extract. Additionally, make sure to use a softened cream cheese at room temperature for the frosting to become smooth.

Moreover, it would help to use a store-bought cream cheese frosting if you desire; add a little maraschino juice and almond extract. For storing this cake, you can cover the cake and refrigerate it. It will last three days inside the refrigerator. You can also freeze it. Just place them in an airtight container to make it last up to three months. Also, rather than dumping the wet and dry ingredients at once, it is better to add them alternately. With that, in two or three additions starting and ending with dry ingredients and stirring when combining.

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Maraschino Cherry Cake Recipe Using Cake Mix

Do you love fruit-flavored cakes? Then you may like this maraschino cherry cake recipe using cake mix. This recipe is flexible and delicious! You can also serve it all year round, but it is best in spring and summertime. Also, this maraschino cherry cake recipe is super easy because it is a boxed cake mix. So with that, you will love the sweet cherry flavor in the cake. Also, the creamy frosting that goes with it. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Maraschino Cherry Cake Recipe Using Cake Mix
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For Maraschino Cherries Cake

  • 3 pcs of eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 tsp of almond extract
  • Box of vanilla cake mix about 15.25 oz
  • Chopped maraschino cherries

For The Cake Frosting

  • 1/2 block or 4 oz of softened cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of softened salted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of almond extract
  • 1 tbsp of maraschino cherry juice

Instructions

For the Cake

  • First and foremost, ensure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Then, using a non-stick cooking spray, grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  • Afterward, combine all the wet ingredients like; eggs, oil, water, maraschino cherry juice, and almond extract with an electric mixer in a large mixing bowl.
  • Then, add the cake mix to the wet ingredients.
  • After that, stir and combine the ingredients properly. Using a rubber spatula, scrape off the batter on the side of the bowl to incorporate all the ingredients properly.
  • Afterward, fold in the chopped maraschino cherries in the mixture.
  • Then, pour the cherry cake batter into the non-stick baking pan.
  • Next, ensure to bake the cake in the oven for about thirty minutes until it cooks thoroughly. After that, insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake to check if the cake is okay. If it comes out clean when removed from the center of the cake, it means the cake is ready.
  • Then, take the maraschino cherry cake out of the oven and allow it to cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting

  • Before anything else, blend and combine the softened cream cheese and butter in a large bowl.
  • Then, gradually add the powdered sugar setting the mixer to low to avoid the sugar from flying everywhere.
  • After that, put the almond extract and maraschino cherry juice into the mixture. Then, mix till you can achieve a smooth consistency.

When Assembling The Cake

  • Take the cooled cake and spread the frosting using an offset spatula.
  • Then, garnish the cake with maraschino cherries.
  • Afterward, refrigerate the assembled cake and serve.

Notes

The almond extract is necessary for this recipe to have that extra tasty flavor; however, if you cannot find almond extract or do not like almond extract, you can leave it out. Then, add vanilla extract. Additionally, make sure to use a softened cream cheese at room temperature for the frosting to become smooth.
Moreover, it would help to use a store-bought cream cheese frosting if you desire; add a little maraschino juice and almond extract. For storing this cake, you can cover the cake and refrigerate it. It will last three days inside the refrigerator. You can also freeze it. Just place them in an airtight container to make it last up to three months. Also, rather than dumping the wet and dry ingredients at once, it is better to add them alternately. With that, in two or three additions starting and ending with dry ingredients and stirring when combining.
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