Chocolate cherry mini bundt cakes are made with pure cocoa and dried sweet cherries (soaked in a surprising ingredient to bring out the flavor).

Chocolate Cherry Mini Bundt Cakes

Made with pure cocoa and dried sweet cherries (soaked in a surprising ingredient to bring out the flavor), these mini bundt cakes are delicious.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 190 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1/2 cup dried cherries chopped
  • 1/2 cup 7UP Cherry
  • 1 TB unsalted butter for the pan
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 TB unsalted butter melted and cooled


  1. Place the chopped cherries in a small bowl.  Pour the 7UP Cherry over them and leave them to soak while you continue the next steps.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Place flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined.  Thoroughly butter all the cavities of a 12 cavity mini bundt pan.

  3. In another mixing bowl, combine melted butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla and whisk until it looks smooth and creamy.  Drain the cherry soaking liquid (the 7UP Cherry) into the bowl and stir in the until incorporated.  This liquid mixture may look slightly curdled; that's normal.

  4. Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  5. Fill mini bundt cake cavities almost half way with batter.  Drop 3 or 4 pieces of chopped cherries in each cavity, then fill the cavities a little more with just enough batter to cover the cherries. 

  6. Bake for about 13 minutes.  Remove pan from oven and cool for 15 minutes on a rack.  Gently loosen the cakes from the pan, cover the pan with a platter, and invert to turn out the cakes.  Serve slightly warm, or cool completely to garnish with powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes

You need a 12 cavity mini bundt pan for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cherry Mini Bundt Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.