Go Back
+ servings
vanilla cake with cherries and balsamic sauce
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Vanilla Cake with Balsamic Cherry Mascarpone

If you're looking for an easy yet unique dessert that will really impress, Vanilla Cake with Balsamic Cherry Mascarpone is what you need to make.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 servings



  • 1 package vanilla cake mix see note
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup whole milk


  • 16 ounces cherries fresh sweet red cherries, pitted with stems removed
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar aged balsamic vinegar
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese room temperature


  • Bake cake in 9x9 or 8x8 inch pan according to package directions. Allow to cool.
  • Combine cherries with sugar and balsamic. Allow to soak and macerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Combine half of the liquid from the cherries with the mascarpone and blend well. Spread on top of cake.
  • Using slotted spoon, add cherries to top of cake. Drizzle remaining liquid over the cherries.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


I used Trader Joe's mix which makes an 8x8 inch cake. Other cake mixes might result in a larger cake and require different ingredients other than the egg, butter and milk.


Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 797IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 1mg