This Cherry Pastry Cake is easy to make and beautiful when served. The flakey pastry sheets are filled with cherries layered with a delicate cream-such a wonderful cake for parties.

Puff pastry is great for desserts, just like our pastry tart and the gorgeous puff pastry wreath, especially around the holidays.

Cherry pastry cake topped with shredded chocolate on a cake platter.

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cherry pastry cake-

Puff pastry sheets filled with cherry pie filling, sealed and baked. The logs are then smothered in a unique cream and topped with chocolate shavings. Though the cake looks intimidating and hard to do, it’s really easy and is so beautiful when served.

This is a great recipe to make in advance for parties!

Puff pastry cake with a cherry filling and smothered in a sweet cream and topped with chocolate shavings.

how to make cherry pastry cake-

Though the instructions may lengthy, the cake is rather easy to make.

  • Thaw pastry sheets. You can place the sheets in the refrigerator overnight to thaw as well.
  • Preheat oven to 365°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Lightly flour working area and roll out pastry sheet to about 10×13″.
  • Cut the pastry sheet into four even strips.
  • Arrange the cherry filling in the center of the strips. Fold the puff pastry sheet, and pinch the edges sealing the cherries inside. Gently transfer onto the baking sheet. NOTE: Some of the filling may ooze out during baking, no worries. Just tuck it back in once you take it out of the oven.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until the sheets are very golden. (TIP: DO NOT open oven during baking or else sheets with flatten and will not be fluffy.)

How to make cherry pastry cake with puff pastry sheets, cherry pie filling and sweet cream.

prepare cream-

  • In a bowl, add the marshmallow puff, butter, condensed milk and cream cheese and beat on low speed until creamy.
  • Add the cool whip into the mixture and beat on low speed until combined.

assemble cake-

  • Spread some of the cream on the bottom of the cake platter. Place 5 or 6 of the logs close together. Add cream over top of the layer.
  • Continue adding layers of strips, creating a pyramid shape cake and spreading cream between each layer.
  • Once the cake is layered and stacked, trim edges on either side of the cake so they are even. Coat sides with remaining cream.
  • Decorate the cake with shaved chocolate or decor of choice.

Simple puff pastry cake filled with cherry pie filling and layers of sweet cream topped with chocolate shavings on a cake platter.

Enjoy this classic Russian cake recipe. This makes a really large cake, it’s great for parties. To make a smaller cake, just cut the puff pastry in half and prepare a smaller cake.

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Cherry Pastry Cake

Author: Valentina
5 from 2 votes
Easy Cherry Pasty Cake recipe. Puff pastry logs filled with cherry pie filling and layered with a rich cream. A perfect dessert for parties.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 14 servings



  • 25.5 oz puff pastry sheets
  • 42 oz cherry pie filling



  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 365°F.
  • Completely thaw the pastry sheets. Lightly flour the working surface, roll out one sheet to about 10”x13” (keep the remaining sheets refrigerated).
  • Cut the pastry sheet into four even strips, lengthwise.
  • Place the cherry filling into the center of the strips. Bring the edges together and with a fork close tightly, tuck the pinched edges under. Gently transfer onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake 25-35 minutes until sheets are golden in color. DO NOT open the oven during baking (the sheets with flatten and will not puff up).
  • Allow the logs to completely cool before assembling the cake.
  • Prepare the cream. In a bowl add the marshmallow puff, butter, condensed milk and cream cheese. Beat until creamy.
  • Turn speed to low and mix in the cool whip.
  • Add some cream to the bottom of the platter. Place 5-6 strips close together and generously add cream (do not add cream to the edges, that will be done last).
  • Add four more strips and add more cream.
  • Add the remaining strips and more cream. Trim both sides of the cake for even edges. Cover edges with remaining cream.
  • Decorate with shaved chocolate or choice of decor.


410kcal Calories33g Carbs5g Protein28g Fat10g Saturated Fat27mg Cholesterol218mg Sodium101mg Potassium0g Fiber8g Sugar315IU Vitamin A0.2mg Vitamin C59mg Calcium1.4mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Pastry Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)