Preheat oven to 350 °F.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar until well combined.
Add in eggs, oil, vanilla extract and water and beat by hand for 2 minutes or with a stand mixer until combined with no lumps.
Spread cherries on the bottom of an ungreased 9x13" pan, and pour the cake batter on top of the cherries.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out cleanly. Cool completely before frosting.
Frost with chocolate frosting (sign up for email updates to get my recipe, or use store bought, either works!)