Secret Ingredient Chocolate Cherry Cake Bites

  • Author: Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 48


You’ll be the hero of your next tailgate for bringing this easy yet decadent bite-sized dessert! Only three ingredients needed.


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 16 ounces Dr Pepper or Dr Pepper Cherry
  • 2 jars maraschino cherries


For the cake bites

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add 12 ounces of Dr Pepper or Dr Pepper Cherry and the cake mix. Stir well, until there is no dry cake mix left.
  3. Spoon one tablespoon of batter into each cavity of a mini muffin pan. Mini muffin pans typically have 24 cavities in each pan.
  4. Bake for 11-14 minutes, until the top of each cake bite is firm.
  5. Press one maraschino cherry into each cake bite while it is still warm.

For the glaze

  1. In a small sauce pan, add 4 ounces of Dr Pepper and 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice from the jar. Bring to a simmer, and reduce for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Drizzle glaze over finished cake bites, and serve.


  • Serving Size: 24