Cherry Chips?????

Baking By starbird43 Updated 28 Sep 2007 , 6:15pm by suz3

starbird43 Posted 4 Aug 2007 , 6:40pm
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I am looking for cherry chips, like the ones they use in Betty Crockers Cherry Chip Cake Mix. My best friend loves that cake, but I find that when I use the box mix it always tends to be dry!!! I would like to find cherry chips that I could use in a white cake that would be pretty close to those used in the mix. If anyone has any suggestions, or knows where I could find these "chips" I would be very very greatful for all of your help!!!

21 replies
noley Posted 4 Aug 2007 , 6:52pm
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are these like the red cherry chips that you use in cookies? Like chocolate only cherry flavored I don't think i've ever had cherry chip cake, but I do have some cherry chips I got to make cookies with

lisasweeta Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 4:27am
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I've cut up maraschino cherries into small pieces, and patted them really well with wads of paper toweling so that they are pretty dry. (If you don't do this, all the extra liquid might make your cake gummy and kinda pink.) Then I added them to a scratch yellow cake batter. I've never had the cherry chip mix, but the person I made it for has, and she liked the result.
You can find maraschino cherries at the supermarket, usually with the ice cream toppings.
HTH! icon_biggrin.gif

ladyonzlake Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 4:39am
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Why not use dried cherries? You can dice them up smaller if you need. I think you can find them with the bulk foods?

iramirez94 Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 4:44am
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I have never seen BC's cherry cake mix. Do they only sell it in certain regions?? It sounds delicious. I brought a sleeve cherry filling and wondered if it would taste good with chocolate. I guess now I know it would taste yummy!!! thumbs_up.gif

peajay66 Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 4:46am
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I've purchased mini-cherry chips at our Walmart super store. I use them for cherry mash candies. I've also used them for cherry chip cookies, but have not tried them in a cake. Sounds good though!

kelleym Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 4:51am
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Mmmmm, cherry chip cake was always my "special" birthday cake when I was growing up!

Unfortunately, I don't think there's any product on the market that will replicate the special taste of those bits. Have you considered doctoring the mix?

iramirez94 Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 4:55am
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OOPS.. I thought the cake was chocolate cherry cake?? Boy.. you can tell where my mind is... in chocolate land!!

Liz1028 Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 5:16am
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I would go with the suggestion of using dried cherries minced up. I think that they would even be better and fresher tasting than the chips in the mix.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out! icon_wink.gif

CindiM Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 10:26pm
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I bought a jar of cherries, drained them and put them in the food processor. I slightly chopped them up. Then I added them to my white cake batter for a "cherry chip" cake and it was excellent! CindiM

angelwaggoner Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 10:40pm
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I saw a bag of cherry chips at walmart the other day, looked just like chocolate chips only cherry! Hope that's what you are looking for. I had never seen them before, but then again...I am in Arkansas!

bobwonderbuns Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 10:43pm
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The cherry chip recipes that are most common are ones that use pieces of maraschino cherries in them.

angelwaggoner Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 10:45pm
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Hey, you could try adding a box of pudding mix to your current fav. cake mix to help w/ dryness! Just a thought!

missnnaction Posted 5 Aug 2007 , 10:52pm
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Like angelwaggoner, I've also seen the bag of cherry chips in walmart... I wanted to purchase them, but didn't know what I would need them for...So... hmmm

kansaslaura Posted 6 Aug 2007 , 12:56am
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Originally Posted by missnnaction

Like angelwaggoner, I've also seen the bag of cherry chips in walmart... I wanted to purchase them, but didn't know what I would need them for...So... hmmm

They're mostly used to make cherry mash candy.... At least, that's all I've ever used them for. The recipe for the candy should be on the bag. I don't think I'd use them for the cake unless they could be chopped up finely before adding to the batter. Stick with the marachino cherries, that would be the best choice IMHO as well.

missnnaction Posted 6 Aug 2007 , 2:37am
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o.k. thanks kansaslaura, I'll have to get a bag and try it...icon_smile.gif

noley Posted 6 Aug 2007 , 3:06am
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I used the cherry chips in dark chocolate cookies to get a dark chocolate cherry chip cookie they were very good. They do have quite a flavor to them so I ran them under my chopper so they were smaller pieces then the chips.
Just an idea

starbird43 Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 3:46am
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I do know about the cherry chips that are similar to chocolate chips. I get them at Wal*Mart, and they are yummy in cookies icon_smile.gif
I think I am going to give the marchino cherrys a try. I think that might just do the trick. I don't know that they will be as sweet as the BC mix, but I have had no luck with their mix. I just started to get her to eat buttercream frosting, I don't want to mess with her favorite too much!!

Thank you all again for the help.

lisasweeta Posted 9 Aug 2007 , 4:02am
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Wanna know something creepy? There are no acutal cherries (dried or otherwise) in Betty Crocker Cherry Chip mix! I looked up the ingredients. I think it's corn cereal dyed red. That's sick! icon_surprised.gif

Enriched Flour Bleached (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Corn Starch, Propylene Glycol, Monoesters of Fatty Acids, Nonfat Milk, Baking Soda, Modified Corn Starch, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Salt, Distilled Monoglycerides, Dicalcium Phosphate, Corn Cereal, Corn Syrup, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Monoglycerides, Datem, Artificial Flavor, Aluminum Sulfate, Citric Acid, Red 40 Lake."

starbird43 Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 6:51am
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I know!!! I looked on the ingredients panel, and was hoping to figure out what to use but no luck!! I also thought of a couple more things I might be able to use!! Anyone know about the sour cherry ball candies? I thought if I put them in the food processor that may work, or if I had some cherry flavoring, I could add it to sugars or sprinkles or something like that! What do you all think????

pottedmeatchunks Posted 11 Sep 2007 , 8:39pm
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Originally Posted by lisasweeta

Wanna know something creepy? There are no acutal cherries (dried or otherwise) in Betty Crocker Cherry Chip mix!

doesnt surprise me considering theres no carrot in their carrot cake mix, and this is random but theres absolutely no chocolate in cocoa puffs cereal. I dont tastes good! icon_biggrin.gif

suz3 Posted 28 Sep 2007 , 6:15pm
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I've seen the minature cherry chips at Reasor's in Tulsa, OK. I have never used them or had the cherry chip cake.

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