This cherry chip cake, smothered in a fluffy whipped vanilla buttercream, is a homemade version of a boxed cake mix favorite. It’s also the perfect birthday cake for yours truly!
Growing up my mom let us choose what flavor of birthday cake we wanted. The bakery aisle at the grocery store had an endless selection of scrumptious looking cake mixes, and while many of my siblings chose the ever popular rainbow chip, I was always drawn to its less flashier shelf-mate, cherry chip.
I probably haven’t had a slice of cherry chip cake in twenty years, and that first bite of this homemade version took me back. It’s like I was turning 10 again, and not 32.
For those of you who have never had the pleasure of eating cherry chip cake, it is a white cake filled with (and tinted pink by) bits of candied or maraschino cherries. It’s tender and light, with a subtle cherry flavor. Covered in whipped buttercream, it is the stuff of this birthday girl’s dreams.
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