Recipe For Chocolate Dump Cake


I had some cherry pie filling that needed to be used up, so I tweaked a traditional dump cake and turned it into a wannabe Black Forest Dump Cake. All of the dump cakes I have ever had involved yellow cake mixes with pie filling. To oomph it up just a bit, I added a bit of orange extract to the cherries to mimic kirsch. You could also add almond flavoring if you’d like.

A dump cake is just that; a cake made from dumping (not stirring) ingredients into a pan. The magic formula is fruit then cake mix then melted butter. Somehow it all turns into a deliciously easy cobbler type cake. Serve it up warm with vanilla ice cream that melts into a great weeknight dessert.

1. Info for Chocolate Dump Cake

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2. Ingredients for Chocolate Dump Cake

  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 14 oz can sweet cherries, do not drain

3. Directions:

  1. Open the can of pie filling and add (optionally) the extract, stirring carefully.
  2. Pour it into a greased 2 quart dish with the can of cherries.
  3. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the cherries, completely covering them.
  4. Pour the melted butter all over the top of the cake mix.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  6. There may be little bits of cake mix that doesn’t get moistened by the butter.
  7. That’s okay; when you serve it up, it will all mix together.

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