Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

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I absolutely love the holidays!  This Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake recipe is a quick, easy and decadent dessert you will be proud to add to your holiday menu!

I am so pleased to partner with The J.M. Smucker Company to create a unique recipe and I wanted to share it with you!  Presenting, Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake!

Chocolate cherry dump cake in a bowl topped with whipped cream

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake


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My favorite thing about the holiday season is getting to spend time with family and friends that I don’t have the chance to see throughout the year. It’s the one time of year where I can reconnect with all my loved ones and really enjoy their company. I don’t know about you, but for me, I always feel like I’m missing out on time with my family and friends because I’m behind the scenes, cooking and cleaning. This year I decided enough was enough! My time would be more enjoyable if I could just find a way to create our favorite holiday dishes but quickly and without a lot of mess.

I set to work finding a creative way to save time on our family favorites and I had a great idea for our dessert! The main dishes I managed to cook in the slow cooker, and for our favorite dessert I decided to try as a dump cake! My dad’s favorite is a chocolate cherry cake and we have it every holiday season! This year was going to be no exception, other than, I wasn’t going to spend all day baking it!

I headed to my local Giant Food store to grab my supplies! I find that my cake never turns out perfectly unless I use a very specific cake mix, so I highly recommend you try it.

I always choosePillsbury™ Moist Supreme Devil’s Food Cake mix.  It comes out perfectly every time!

Chocolate cherry dump cake recipe in a bowl topped with whipped cream and Pillsbury black forest cake in the background

I’m so glad I chose a dump cake instead of spending all day baking! I love the spend the day in the kitchen baking holiday cookies with my family, but for big dinner days I prefer to just hang out with everyone without being so busy. This dump cake recipe was the perfect way to enjoy our favorite dessert without spending all day baking! Everyone raved about it!

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Chocolate cherry dump cake in a bowl topped with whipped cream
4.2 from 5 votes
Servings: 9 servings
Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Author: JB
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

I absolutely love the holidays!  This Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake recipe is a quick, easy and decadent dessert you will be proud to add to your holiday menu!

  • 1 box Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme cake mix
  • 2 20 ounce cans cherry pie filling your favorite
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter 3/4 cup, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a greased 8 x 8 baking dish, dump both cans of pie filling and level it with a spoon.
  3. Dump dry, unmixed cake mix on top of the cherry pie filling.
  4. Pour melted butter on top of the dry cake mix.
  5. Top with chocoalte chips.
  6. Bake 1 hour.
  7. Serve topped with vanilla ice cream or your favorite whipping cream
Nutrition Information
Calories: 642, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 574mg, Potassium: 301mg, Carbohydrates: 92g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 37g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 810%, Vitamin C: 5%, Calcium: 126%, Iron: 2.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

This recipe was so easy to make and it was so delicious! I have decided that every year I am going to save the holiday baking fun for our annual cookie baking session, and make dump cakes for our holiday desserts to save time! I highly recommend this! Give yourself a little break from the business of the festivities and sit down and enjoy your friends and family too!

Steps to show how to make black forest dump cake


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

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8 comments on “Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe”

  1. Anyone else have it almost overflowing the dish before baking?

  2. I made this as directed, came out harder than I like, more like a hard brownie, could it be over cooked?

  3. 4 stars
    I made this using 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips like it stated…that’s WAYYY too many but it would be good with less maybe just 1/2 cup

  4. Wondering if you can make. Ahead by a day or two 

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