Decadent Chocolate Angel Cake Recipe with Cherries

Chocolate Angel Cake

Decadent Chocolate Angel Cake Recipe with Cherries
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes | Servings: 8


Chocolate Angel Cake
Chocolate Angel Cake

Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of Chocolate Angel Cake with this delicious recipe. This heavenly dessert is perfect for any special occasion or simply as a sweet treat to enjoy with loved ones.


The origins of Angel Food Cake can be traced back to the 19th century in the United States. This light and airy cake was traditionally made with egg whites, sugar, flour, and vanilla extract. The addition of cocoa and fudge topping in this recipe gives a modern twist to the classic Angel Food Cake.


How to prepare

  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions, mixing the cocoa with the dry ingredients.
  2. Spoon the batter evenly into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (177°C) as directed on the package.
  4. Let the cake cool as directed on the package.
  5. Once the cake is completely cooled, carefully remove it from the pan.
  6. Cut the cake horizontally in half.
  7. Place one half, with the cut side up, on a serving plate.
  8. Spread half of the fudge topping over the cake.
  9. Do not heat the topping.
  10. Cover with half of the whipped topping, followed by half of the cherry pie filling.
  11. Place the other half of the cake over the cherries, with the cut side down.
  12. Spread the other half of the fudge topping over the cake.
  13. Cover with the remaining whipped topping and cherry pie filling.
  14. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  15. Just before serving, drizzle some fudge topping over the cherry pie filling.


  • Try using different flavors of pie filling such as blueberry or raspberry for a unique twist.
  • Add chopped nuts or chocolate shavings on top for added texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to follow the package directions for the angel food cake mix to ensure the best results.

- When cutting the cake in half, use a serrated knife for a clean cut.

- Refrigerate the cake for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chocolate Angel Cake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra decadent treat.

Cooking Techniques

Baking, mixing, spreading, cutting

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have angel food cake mix, you can make your own by combining flour, sugar, and egg whites.

- You can use chocolate sauce instead of hot fudge topping for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the cake in advance and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before serving. Drizzle with fudge topping just before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the cake with fresh cherries or chocolate curls for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Chocolate Angel Cake with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of milk for a delightful dessert experience.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, microwave individual slices for a few seconds until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chocolate Angel Cake contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of Chocolate Angel Cake contains approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chocolate Angel Cake contains approximately 8 grams of fats.


Each serving of Chocolate Angel Cake contains approximately 2 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Chocolate Angel Cake is not a significant source of essential vitamins and minerals.


This recipe contains wheat and may contain dairy allergens. Please check the labels of the ingredients used to ensure they are suitable for your dietary needs.


Chocolate Angel Cake is a sweet and indulgent dessert that is relatively low in protein and fats but higher in carbohydrates. Enjoy in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Chocolate Angel Cake is a delightful dessert that combines the lightness of angel food cake with the richness of chocolate and cherries. Enjoy this sweet treat with friends and family for a memorable dining experience.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my great aunt Clara in her cozy kitchen. She was a master baker, and her creations always left me in awe. As I walked into her kitchen, the sweet aroma of chocolate filled the air. I knew she was up to something special.

Aunt Clara welcomed me with a warm smile and a twinkle in her eye. She handed me a cup of tea and a slice of her famous lemon pound cake. As I savored the moist and tangy cake, she pulled out a tattered old recipe card from her recipe box. It was for Chocolate Angel Cake.

"I learned this recipe from my mother, who learned it from her mother before her," Aunt Clara explained. "It's a family secret that has been passed down through generations."

I was intrigued. I watched as Aunt Clara effortlessly whipped up the egg whites into stiff peaks, carefully folded in the cocoa powder and sugar, and gently poured the batter into the tube pan. She placed it in the oven and set the timer.

As we waited for the cake to bake, Aunt Clara regaled me with stories of her childhood. She told me about the time she and her sisters would sneak into the kitchen late at night to steal a slice of their mother's Chocolate Angel Cake. She described the rich chocolate flavor and the light, airy texture that melted in your mouth.

Finally, the timer went off, and Aunt Clara pulled the cake out of the oven. It was a thing of beauty - tall, fluffy, and perfectly golden brown. She inverted it onto a wire rack to cool, and we eagerly awaited our first bite.

As we sliced into the cake, the chocolate scent filled the room. I took a bite, and I was transported to chocolate heaven. The cake was light as a cloud, with a deep, rich chocolate flavor that lingered on my tongue. It was unlike any other chocolate cake I had ever tasted.

Aunt Clara smiled at my reaction. "I'm glad you like it, dear. This cake has been a staple in our family for generations. It's a labor of love, but the end result is always worth it."

I begged Aunt Clara to teach me how to make the Chocolate Angel Cake, and she gladly obliged. We spent the afternoon baking together, laughing and sharing stories as we worked. By the time we were done, I felt like I had a new appreciation for baking and for the traditions that had been passed down through my family.

As I left Aunt Clara's house that day, she handed me a copy of the recipe card for the Chocolate Angel Cake. "Keep this close, dear," she said. "It's a precious gift that I'm passing down to you. May you continue to bake with love and share this recipe with future generations."

I treasured that recipe card and the memories of that day with Aunt Clara. Over the years, I have baked the Chocolate Angel Cake countless times, each time with a sense of pride and connection to my family's past. It has become a staple at family gatherings and special occasions, a symbol of love and tradition that binds us together.

As I pass the recipe down to my own grandchildren, I hope they will feel the same sense of joy and connection that I do when they bake this cake. For me, the Chocolate Angel Cake is more than just a recipe - it's a piece of my family's history, a taste of tradition that will live on for generations to come. And for that, I am eternally grateful.


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