Dump cakes are one of the easiest cakes to make. They get their name from the method in which they’re made. Simply take all of your ingredients, both wet and dry, and ‘dump’ them into a baking pan together.
Unlike many other types of cakes, they don’t require any mixing or complicated techniques and can be made by anyone.
Many dump cakes don’t even need the cake to be made from scratch and are instead made from a boxed cake mix and a few other additional ingredients.
This quick and easy method makes dump cakes a big favorite with many cooks who either don’t have the time or skills to make more complicated cakes.
Chocolate dump cakes are some of the most popular types of dump cakes and are just as easy to make.
In this article, we will look at 15 amazing chocolate dump cake recipes that are to die for. We’ll list them in alphabetical order and whatever chocolate dump cake you’re looking for, there is bound to be one for you.
1. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
As the title suggests, this chocolate dump cake only requires three ingredients.
One of these is a devil’s food cake mix so as you can imagine, that mix does a lot of the heavy lifting and makes creating this dump cake very straightforward and easy.
Despite the small number of ingredients, this dump cake is very tasty because it also uses two cans of cherry pie filling.
Chocolate and cherry have long been a popular combination of flavors and once all of the ingredients have been dumped into a baking dish, the cake will take around 45 minutes to bake.
Add some whipped topping or vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.
2. 3-Step Oreo Cookie Dump Cake
Unlike many dump cakes on this list, this doesn’t use a cake mix. It’s lighter on chocolate than some of the other choices, also, as the chocolate content comes from crumbled Oreo cookies instead of a chocolate cake mix or chips.
These differences mean that this cake might not be for everything, but if you want a chocolate dump cake that is a little different you might want to give this a try.
3. Black Forest Dump Cake
Black forest is a popular flavor when it comes to chocolate desserts as cherry and chocolate go so well together. This take on a black forest cake is easy to make and tastes delicious.
The recipe calls for devil’s food cake mix, cherry pie filling, butter, and chocolate chips. The cherry filling and chocolate are the perfect team and this dump cake tastes even better when served with vanilla ice cream.
4. Chocolate Cherry Brownie Crockpot Dump Cake
Instead of using a chocolate cake mix, this recipe uses a brownie mix which makes it a little different from the previous Black Forest Dump Cake recipe. The two flavors work so well together and this dump cake is no different.
The recipe instructs you to bake the cake in a crockpot instead of an oven so if you have one, get that crockpot ready to make this delicious dump cake.
5. Chocolate Dump-It Cake
This is one of the more complicated dump cake recipes in this article as it requires several more ingredients than most recipes and doesn’t rely on a cake mix.
It also suggests that you make the cake in a bundt pan, which is an easy way to make any cake look more elegant and complicated than it really is.
With this recipe, you will also make some chocolate cream that can be used as filling in between two dump cake layers.
6. Chocolate Peppermint Dump Cake Recipe
The addition of peppermint chips makes this chocolate dump cake ideal for either St. Patrick’s Day or the Christmas season, but we think this cake is also delicious enough to be made all year around.
As well as the peppermint chips, you will also need chocolate cake mix, instant chocolate pudding, butter, milk, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
When baked, this chocolate dump cake should have crusty edges and a gooey center that tastes of peppermint.
7. Chocolate Pudding Chocolate Dump Cake
When baked, this chocolate dump cake has the consistency of an oversized brownie. It should have a crispy bottom, soft center, and a gooey top instead of the typical moist cake texture.
This is largely due to the addition of instant chocolate pudding mix as well as a box of chocolate cake mix. It also includes chocolate chips in the mix, so this cake tastes like an explosion of chocolate.
The deep chocolate taste of this cake can be balanced with a topping of ice cream or whipped cream.
8. Chocolate Strawberry Dump Cake
All you need for this chocolate strawberry dump cake are four ingredients. These are canned strawberry pie filling, devils’ food cake mix, butter, and chocolate chips.
The mix of strawberry and chocolate make for a delicious and indulgent take on a dump cake that is sure to please anyone who tries it.
9. Death by Chocolate Slow Cooker Dump Cake
In an article full of chocolate dump cakes, it’s only natural that we have a death by chocolate cake! This dump cake is only for chocolate lovers as it not only has two types of chocolate cake mix, but also asks for an entire cup of Nutella to be added.
This makes a cake that is not only very chocolatey but is also gooey and rich. It’s designed to be made in a slow cooker to make the process even easier.
10. Gooey Chocolate Caramel Dump Cake
Just the name of this dump cake is enough to get our mouths watering. It has a heavy infusion of chocolate that comes from chocolate cake mix, instant chocolate pudding mix, and chocolate chips.
However, it’s the addition of caramel candies that makes this recipe so unique. The caramel and the chocolate melt together and become a delicious gooey cake that can’t be resisted.
11. Hot Chocolate Dump Cake
This hot chocolate dump cake is the ideal choice for the festive season.
It has several types of chocolate that you might find in other recipes, such as chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, and chocolate chips, but it has a couple of other more uncommon ingredients.
The addition of hot chocolate powder and marshmallows make this stand out and you can see why it is called a hot chocolate dump cake.
12. Mint Chocolate Dump Cake Recipe
Mint and chocolate make a perfect pair, regardless of whether it’s ice cream, chocolate bars, or cake.
The mint in this dump cake comes with the inclusion of mint chocolate chips so the mint taste is present, but not overpowering. You will also need chocolate cake mix, instant pudding mix, chocolate chips, milk, and butter to make this recipe.
13. Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake
Who doesn’t love Reese’s peanut butter cups? This chocolate dump cake uses chopped-up peanut butter cups as well as chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding mix.
It will give you all the chocolate you need as well as an infusion of peanut butter so it’s sure to be a favorite with all of your family and friends.
14. Red Velvet Dump Cake
If you want a chocolate cake that is a little less chocolatey, then red velvet cake is always the perfect compromise. Red velvet is made with cocoa and has that chocolate flavor, but it isn’t as strong as a regular chocolate cake.
This recipe makes use of red velvet cake mix and cherry pie filling, but also adds crushed pineapple to make a unique, but delicious, blend of flavors.
15. White Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
For our last entry in this article, we’ve chosen a white chocolate option. Not everyone likes white chocolate or even considers it to be ‘proper’ chocolate, but we’re big fans of white chocolate and love this recipe.
You’ll get your chocolate fix from the white cake mix and white chocolate chips but a lot of the flavor comes with the can of cherry pie filling that is also included.
Although dump cakes are easy to make and don’t require many ingredients, there are still a lot of different recipes you can make with them.
Even using chocolate as your base gives you a large number of options and flavor combinations and in this article, we listed 15 very different chocolate dump cakes.
Whether you want a dump cake that is rich in chocolate or one with a fruity or mint flavor, there is sure to be an option for you in this list.
We hope that you give some of these recipes a try and that you find them as delicious as we did. Enjoy your no-fuss chocolate dump cake baking!
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