Recipe: Dr. Pepper Cherry Marshmallow Cake

Isn’t it pretty?  I wish I could take credit for its growth, but my thumb is black.  My husband loves all of the pretty flowers and makes sure they get water and whatever other mysterious things they need to grow.  He makes the world pretty, and I make it taste good.  Here’s my offering in the same color family: Dr. Pepper Cherry Marshmallow Cake.  Please note: I did not have 2 boxes of jello, so my cake wasn’t as pink (or as cherry flavored) as yours will be when you make it.  It was still delicious.

Dr. Pepper Cherry Marshmallow Cake


  • 2 (8 ounce) cans dark sweet cherries, pitted, drained, reserving syrup
  • 3/4 cup reserved cherry syrup
  • 1/4 cup Dr. Pepper cola
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cherry Jell-O
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cherry Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup Dr. Pepper cola
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


1. Arrange cherries evenly on bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F

3. In a small saucepan, combine the cherry syrup, 1 package of cherry Jello and 1/4 cup Dr. Pepper; gently heat until Jello is dissolved.

4. Add almond extract and cool slightly.

5. In a large mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1 pack cherry Jello, oil, eggs and 3/4 cup Dr. Pepper. Beat on high for 3-4 minutes.

6. Pour cooled Jello mixture over cherries in pan.

7. Sprinkle evenly with the miniature marshmallows and then carefully and evenly spoon the batter mix over the marshmallows.

8. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool on rack for 45 minutes. Chill 3-4 hours.