When you’re craving chocolate, you want it NOW. Or maybe that’s just me? But either way, this Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake recipe will satisfy that chocolate craving, and then some! Plus its chocolate and fruit together, and you can’t go wrong with that. I mean, it’s practically a healthy dessert, right?
CHOCOLATE CHERRY DUMP CAKE
Have you tried Dump Cake? Traditionally they are made with yellow cake, crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling but I liked the idea of chunks of pineapple swimming in all of that yummy goodness so I decided to go against the grain. The idea behind a Dump Cake is just that – dump it, put it in the oven and forget it. We know that I love easy recipes that don’t require a ton of prep work, and this dessert fits the bill.
Dump in the butter. Except don’t really “dump” in the butter, slice it and place it evenly on top of the cake.
Bake until done.
DUMP CAKE RECIPE TIPS
One thing you want to make sure to do is to use a 13×9 inch pan. I have used an 11×7 because it was prettier and it made the cake mix sit a little too thick. It still tasted incredibly amazing, but didn’t crumble like the top should.
If you’ve got it, ice cream on top is a must!
Do not overbake. In fact, having your cake be slightly under-done is totally acceptable.
My favorite chocolate cake mix is good ol’ Betty Crocker, but you can use any that might be your favorite.
HOW DO YOU SERVE DUMP CAKE?
You can serve this cake warm or cold and with out without ice cream on top. Although I definitely think dump cakes are best served warm and a la mode.
Am I right? Just look at that creamy, melt-y vanilla ice cream. Spoon it up, because this Chocolate Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is going to go fast!
DOES DUMP CAKE NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED?
This Cherry Dump Cake should be refrigerated for up to 3 days, and frozen for up to 3 months. It can be served chilled right out of the fridge or warmed slightly in the microwave and topped with ice cream or whipped cream.
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.