Favorite Summer Chocolate Cherry Amaretto Cake Recipe

When cherry season starts in the summer, I know it’s time to make my Chocolate Cherry Amaretto Cake. It’s one of my favorite summer treats!

And if you are also looking for an easy sweet treat? Then this easy Chocolate Cherry Amaretto Cake is for you! With my recipe you’ve got yourself a show-stopping cake that anyone can pull off!

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings: 16 slices



2 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 cup cocoa powder

1 cup boiling water

1 tsp salt

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup vegetable


1 cup water

3 Tbs amaretto syrup

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup sliced and pitted fresh cherries


10 Tbs cocoa

2 cups butter

5-6 Tbs amaretto syrup

1 Tbs almond extract

3-4 Tbs milk

8-10 cups powdered sugar

Shaved unsweetened chocolate optional


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease and line 3 8″ cake pans with parchment.

In a large mixing basin, whisk together the dry ingredíєnts until well incorporated.

Beat in the eggs, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and water until thoroughly mixed.

Divide the batter evenly between the 3 prepared pans.

Put the pans into the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and let cool in pans for about 5 minutes. Then run a knife around the edges of the pan, and turn the cakes out onto wire racks. Cool completely.

To make frosting:

Bring your cherries, water, sugar, and syrup to a boil in a saucepan, and cook for about 5 minutes to soften the cherries. Drain, pat dry, and cool.

Beat well butter in a large bowl until smooth. Then beat in almond extract and amaretto syrup until blended.

Mix in the cocoa powder, then gradually add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the required consistency is reached.

To äṩṩemble cake:

Place one layer of the cake on a plate or cake stand.

Spread about 1 cup of tour frosting on top of the cake layer.

Place half of your sliced cherries over the top.

Repeat with the 2nd and 3rd layers.

Add remaining frosting to the top and sides of the cake and decorate as desired.


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