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Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

Chocolate and Cherry come together for one delicious dessert.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 472 kcal


For the cake base:

  • 2 cups Cake Flour (300g)
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar (200g)
  • 1/2 cup Special Dark Cocoa Powder (50g)
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 1/4 cup Non-fat Milk Powder (30g)
  • 12 tbsps Salted Butter (3/4 cup)
  • 2 21oz Cherry Pie Filling Cans

For the fudge frosting:

  • 5 tbsps Salted Butter
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar (250g)
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 4 tbsps Powdered Sugar


For the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease a 9x13 casserole pan with oil.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the 2 cups of Cake Flour, 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar, 1/2 cup Special Dark Cocoa Powder, 1/2 tsp of Salt, 1/2 tsp of Instant Coffee, and 1/4 cup Non-fat Milk Powder.
  • Add 6 tbsps of the Butter in slices to the flour mixture and using a pastry cutter to incorporate it fully into the flour until well combined.
  • Pour the 2 cans of Cherry Pie Filling into the bottom of the 9x13, spreading it out evenly.
  • Add the flour mixture on top, not mixing it together with the cherries, but evenly spreading it across the top. Add the remaining 6 tbsps of Butter in slices across the top of the flour.
  • Bake for 50 minutes and then remove to cool slightly while you prepare the frosting.

For the fudge frosting:

  • In a medium sauce pan, melt together: 5 tbsps of Butter, 1/3 cup of Milk, 1 cup of Granulated Sugar and 1 cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.
  • Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the 4 tbsps of Powdered Sugar.
  • Pour over the slightly cooled cake and allow to set for 5-10 minutes before serving. Optional, to dust the top with some Powdered Sugar as well.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword cherry, chocolate, dump cake
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