Dr Pepper Cherry Marshmallow Cake

This is a self-icing cake.


  • 2 cans dark sweet cherries, pitted and drained, syrup reserved
  • 3/4 cup reserved cherry syrup
  • 1/4 cup Dr Pepper (not diet)
  • 1 (3 ounce) box cherry gelatin
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) box cherry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup Dr Pepper (not diet)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Arrange cherries evenly on bottom of a greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the cherry syrup, 1 box cherry gelatin and 1/4 cup Dr Pepper; gently heat until gelatin is dissolved. Add almond extract and cool slightly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1 box cherry gelatin, oil, eggs and 3/4 cup Dr Pepper. Beat at high speed of an electric mixer for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour cooled gelatin mixture over cherries in pan. Sprinkle evenly with the miniature marshmallows and then carefully and evenly spoon the batter mix over the marshmallows.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  5. Cool on rack for 45 minutes.
  6. Chill for 3 to 4 hours.

Yield: 16 servings

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