Easy Summer Dessert Idea: Chocolate-Cherry Dump Cake

Kick off your summer celebrations with a 5-ingredient dessert that's low on effort, but big on flavor.

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

If you’re looking for a carefree summer dessert, then look no further! This recipe takes only minutes to assemble, and it’s ideal for potlucks and picnics. Its 13x9 casserole size serves more than a dozen people, and rich chocolate cake with tart cherry pie filling is a crowd-pleasing combination. Top with whipped cream or serve with scoops of ice cream when summertime temperatures soar.

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

By: Heather Baird

If you’re looking for a carefree summer dessert that will please a crowd, then look no further. This recipe takes only minutes to assemble and serves more than a dozen people, making it ideal for your Memorial Day gathering, Fourth of July bash or weekend pool party. Rich chocolate cake and tart cherry pie filling is a crowd-pleasing combo on its own, but is even better when topped with whipped cream or served with scoops of ice cream on sweltering summer days.

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

If you’re looking for a carefree summer dessert, then look no further! This recipe takes only minutes to assemble, and it’s ideal for potlucks and picnics. Its 13x9 casserole size serves more than a dozen people, and rich chocolate cake with tart cherry pie filling is a crowd-pleasing combination. Top with whipped cream or serve with scoops of ice cream when summertime temperatures soar.

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • (2) 21 oz. cans cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnish
  • (1) 15.25 oz. box devil's food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • whipped cream or ice cream for serving
  • mini chocolate chips for serving (optional)

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F, then spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray.

Spread one can of pie filling in the bottom of the dish, then scatter semisweet chocolate chips over top. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the filling and chips, then add a layer of walnuts.

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Cut the butter into pieces and place in a heat-proof bowl. Microwave at 30-second intervals until the butter is liquid, then drizzle evenly over the ingredients in the baking dish (a measuring cup with pour spout works best for this).

Summer Dessert Recipe: Cherry Chocolate Dump Cake

Summer Dessert Recipe: Cherry Chocolate Dump Cake

If you’re looking for a carefree summer dessert, then look no further! This recipe takes only minutes to assemble, and it’s ideal for potlucks and picnics. Its 13x9 casserole size serves more than a dozen people, and rich chocolate cake with tart cherry pie filling is a crowd-pleasing combination. Top with whipped cream or serve with scoops of ice cream when summertime temperatures soar.

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Bake for 35 minutes, or until the cake is bubbling and the top is set. Let cool slightly, then top with the second can of pie filling. Serve warm with whipped cream or scoops of ice cream on top and garnish with mini chocolate chips.

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