Chocolate Cherry Cake: A Classic Flavor Combo

Roxana Yawgel | Roxana's Home Baking

Moist Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake uses the best of Summer's cherries in a classic combination. Great for a summer potluck!

Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake Photo

Melted chocolate gives this cake richness, while the cherries bring sweetness. This easy to make Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake is a little on the heavy side, but at the same time is moist from yogurt without making you reach for a glass of milk with each bite. 

Fresh cherries have a special place in my heart. They remind me of childhood, time spent with my sister and cousins at my grandparents’ country side house. Our neighbors had a big cherry tree and every year, the cherries would start to ripen just as we were finishing the school year, giving us plenty of time to climb the tree and pick as many cherries as we wished until they were all gone.

Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake Picture

Years passed, we grew up and climbing the old cherry tree wasn't our favorite summer vacation sport anymore, but my love for fresh cherries has never stopped.

Every year, I look forward to the cherry season and enjoy as many as possible throughout the summer. Some, like this time, end up in a cake. Paired with chocolate: Delish!

Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake Image

I've had the idea to make a cherry chocolate cake for a while, but never got around to it until recently. I don't know what took me so long, but I'm glad I finally found the time to do it. You will absolutely love this chocolate-cherry combination!

Want more berry and chocolate love? Try Roxana's Chocolate and Strawberry Bundt Cake Recipe.

    12 Servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet cherries, pitted, chopped (if using canned, make sure to drain)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 12 cup Bundt pan. Set aside. 
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until pale in color. Stir in the melted chocolate, butter and oil. Mix well. 
  4. Add flour, baking powder and yogurt. Stir to combine. With a spatula fold in the cherries. 
  5. Pour the batter into prepared pan. 
  6. Bake in preheated oven for one hour or until the skewer comes out clean when inserted in center.
  7. Let the cake cool for five minutes before removing from the pan. 
  8. Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack. 
  9. For a prettier version, once the cake is cooled, drizzle some thin ganache/chocolate sauce over it. 
  10. Slice and enjoy. 


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Roxana has a full on chocolate addiction, something she admits to both here and on Roxana's Home Baking. We support her addiction whole-heartedly since she creates fantastically fun chocolate recipes for all our Fanatics to enjoy.

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    That is one gorgeous cake, Roxana! It makes me think of the chocolate covered cherries we get at Christmas. I always shared a box with my granddad. :)