Need a super simple dessert? This recipe for cherry chocolate dump cake recipe is another of our easy dump cake recipes. When you use your crock pot to make dessert, it's hands-off and so much easier than baking. Slow cooker chocolate dump cake with cherries will become a regular favorite!
Dessert is the best part of any meal, and this cherry pie filling chocolate dump cake is no exception. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious dessert that everyone will love. So go ahead and spoil yourself – you deserve it!
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Do you love chocolate cake? Who doesn't, right? And what's not to love about it? It's moist, chocolatey, and delicious! But sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit and add some cherries into the mix.
This chocolate dump cake with cherries is the perfect dessert for those times when you want something a little bit different. The best part is that it's super easy to make, so you don't have to spend all day in the kitchen. And, since it uses canned cherry pie filling, you can make it any time of year.
What's a chocolate dump cake?
If you haven't tried one yet, a chocolate dump cake is a lot like a chocolate lava cake, just SO much easier! It has that molten chocolate center that's absolutely delicious, and it's even better when topped with whipped cream or ice cream.
Dump cakes are a great dessert to feed a crowd, and most only take 3 ingredients, like our Peach Dump Cake and Blueberry Dump Cake. Both of those use a yellow cake mix, but this recipe for cherry chocolate dump cake uses a chocolate cake mix.
What's in this recipe?
There's only 3 ingredients in this indulgent dessert: chocolate cake mix, butter, and canned cherry pie filling. Then you just layer them in the crock. That's why it's called a “dump” cake.
Can dump cake be made gluten-free?
Yes, you can make a gluten free slow cooker chocolate dump cake. It's just a matter of substituting a gluten free chocolate cake mix. There are many available that use almond flour or a mix of GF flours.
Thankfully, most canned cherry pie filling is naturally gluten free because it uses cornstarch to thicken. Just be sure to check the ingredients if you're avoiding gluten.
How to make chocolate dump cake
Wait till you see how easy this is! First, pour the cherry pie filling into the bottom of the crock.
Sprinkle the cake mix over the pie filling.
Add the butter to a small bowl and heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, until melted.
Pour evenly over the cake mix.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on High for 2 hours. It won't be pretty, but it will taste fantastic.
Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream.
Ready to try this delicious recipe for chocolate cherry dump cake? It’s easy to make and will be a big hit with your friends and family. All you need is a few simple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!
More easy dessert recipes
We just love simple recipes here at MoneywiseMoms! Check out more easy recipes next time you're looking for a new dessert to try:
- Homemade Peach Cobbler
- Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe
- Homemade Brownies
- 2-Ingredient M&M Cookie Bars
- Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Bites
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 2 - 21oz cans cherry pie filling
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- Pour the cherry pie filling into the bottom of the crockpot.
- Sprinkle the cake mix over the pie filling.
- Add the butter to a small bowl and heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, until melted.
- Pour butter evenly over the cake mix.
- Cook on high for 2 hours.
- Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream.
Dump cake can also made in the oven. Follow the same instructions, but use a greased 9x13 inch baking dish instead of the slow cooker. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g