Sweet Chocolate Cherry Bombs

By Eat More Chocolate Team  ,     

June 11, 2015

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These Sweet Chocolate Cherry Bombs taste like chocolate-covered cherries, but with much more chocolate flavor! The insides of the balls are soft and moist, which goes really well with the juicy maraschino cherry placed in the middle of each. Covered in a chocolate shell, these bombs are a perfectly poppable (and romantic) dessert!

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 35 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 30 - 48 cake balls


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare cake pan/s by spraying with no-stick cooking spray.

Blend cake mix, water, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl until moistened.

Using a hand held mixer , beat on medium speed for two minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan/s.

Bake for 29-35 minutes (see package for specific times for each pan size).

Cool cake completely.

Crumble cooled cake into a large mixing bowl.

Add 1/4 cup frosting and mix until well combined. Add more if needed.

Scoop mixture out by the tablespoonful. Use a small ice cream scoop to make easy work of this task.

Roll each scoop into a ball.

Drain maraschino cherries and pat dry with paper towels.

Press one cherry into the center of each cake ball.

Bring the cake mixture up and around the cherry.

Roll in between your two hands to form a nice ball.

Melt and temper semi-sweet chocolate or melt confectionery coating/candy melts. (See Notes below for detailed melting instructions)

Dip cake covered cherries in chocolate.

Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Refrigerate if using tempered semi-sweet chocolate until set, about 10 minutes.

If using dark candy melts, place your cherry bombs in the freezer until set, about 5 minutes.

Bring to room temperature before serving.

Detailed Melting Instruction:



1 Pillsbury Devil's Food Cake Mix

1 1/4 cups water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1/4 cup - 1 tub Pillsbury Classic White Frosting*

30-48 Maraschino Cherries with stems*

16-22 oz. tempered semi-sweet chocolate (or dark confectionery coating/candy melts)

Special equipment needed:

2 - 8" or 9" cake pans or 1 - 13"x9" pan

no-stick cooking spray

hand held mixer

paper towels

parchment paper or non-stick foil baking sheet