My family is OBSESSED with this Chocolate Cherry Texas Sheet Cake recipe!

Chocolate Cherry Texas Sheet Cake



  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix I always use Pillsbury
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 21 oz. can Cherry Pie Filling

Chocolate Icing

  • 3/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 6 Tbsp. milk
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Maraschino Cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a rimmed cookie sheet (about 13 X 18 inch).

  2. Combine cake mix, eggs, almond extract, milk and cherry pie filling (see note below).  Pour into prepared pan, spread out evenly and bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.

  3. Chocolate Icing: Add butter, milk and cocoa powder to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil (stir constantly). Pour into a bowl with powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.  Pour over warm cake and use a spoon to spread evenly. Top with cherries, optional. 

Recipe Notes

Cherry Pie Filling: I like to use a fork to mash up the cherries a little bit before mixing them into the cake batter.  I prefer little pieces of cherries in the cake rather than full berries!