Marry a chocolate cake ball with a chocolate dipped maraschino cherry to get these amazing Chocolate Cherry Bombs.
Chocolate Cherry Bombs - Cherry Filled Cake Balls Dipped in Chocolate
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Total Time
1 hr 13 mins
A chocolate cake ball wrapped around a maraschino cherry dipped in dark chocolate.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake balls, chocolate cherry
Servings: 48
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (3.56 ounce) chocolate pudding mix (instant pudding)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup frosting (vanilla or chocolate)
  • 48 maraschino cherries with stems
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Either line a 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan with non-stick tin foil or spray it with baking spray.
  3. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, milk, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat on low speed for 30 seconds.
  5. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour into pan.
  7. Bake for 28-34 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Allow cake to cool completely.
  9. Crumble cake into a large bowl, preferable the bowl of a stand mixer.
  10. Add frosting and stir or beat until well blended and smooth.
  11. Scoop out 48 tablespoon size portions of the cake ball dough.
  12. Create an indentation in one cake ball and press a maraschino cherry into it.
  13. Press the cake ball dough around the cherry.
  14. Roll into a ball with the stem sticking out.
  15. Repeat.
  16. Let cake balls sit at room temperature for 1 hour to firm up a bit.
  17. Dip each cake ball into dark chocolate, allowing the excess to drip off.
  18. Set on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  19. If using pure chocolate, chill the Chocolate Cherry Bombs in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.
  20. If using candy melts pop them in the freezer, instead.
  21. Let the cherry bombs sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.