Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe is the easiest dessert ever and so delicious. Try this 3 ingredient cherry dump cake today for a super easy recipe that is so moist and decadent.

Bowl of dump cake topped with ice cream.
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The devil’s food cake mix is so rich and delicious with the cherry pie filling. Combining chocolate and cherry makes the most amazing cake recipe. And since you only need 3 ingredients, you can literally make this dessert any time you want.

You are going to love it and you might also like one of our other cake mix desserts! Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe and Strawberry Cheesecake Dump Cake.

Easy Cherry Cobbler and Cherry Chip Cake Recipe is another favorite! For more cherry flavor, make Cherry Strudel Recipe.

Why we love this recipe

It is so easy to make with only a few ingredients. The results are delicious and budget friendly.

The ideas are endless for dump cake recipes. They are so easy and delicious and a ton of fun to try new varieties.


Ingredients for recipe - cherry pie filling, devils' food cake mix, butter.

Get the ingredient specifics at the bottom of the page.


  • Try yellow cake mix instead of devil’s food. You can also try regular chocolate cake mix in this recipe.
  • White Cake mix is another good substitute.
  • Use other pie fillings such as apple, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry and more!
  • Add chocolate chips to the cake mix.
  • You can also add in a few drops of almond extract.

How to Make Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

  • Step 1. Spray a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray.
Cherry pie filling in dish.

Step 2. Next, pour the cherry pie filling evenly along the bottom of the pan.

Cake mix sprinkled over pie filling.

Step 3. Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top making sure it is evenly distributed in the baking pan.

Melted butter poured over top.

Step 4. Pour the melted butter evenly across the whole dish.

Cake baked and cooling in dish.

Step 5. Bake until filling is bubbly around the edges and cake mixture is cooked through.


  • Scoop of Vanilla ice cream
  • Try different ice cream flavors. Chocolate fans might like chocolate for double the chocolate flavor!
  • Whipped cream
  • Drizzle Caramel sauce or hot fudge sauce on top. Our favorite is combining the two.
  • If you want top with nuts, pecans or walnuts are great.

Recipe FAQs

Can you make a Crock Pot dump cake?

Yes, you can! Crock Pot dump cake is the perfect way to make a dessert if you are not in the mood to heat up your oven. I also like making it in the crock pot, as I can go ahead and prepare dessert even before dinner starts.

Do you prepare the cake mix first?

This is a very common question when preparing the dump cake. I know that anytime you are a making a cake mix dessert, you prepare as directed on the box. In the case of dump cakes recipes, you do not prepare the cake mix first.

How to serve?

We think Black Forest Dump Cake is best served warm. We love when served with ice cream on top.

You can definitely have cold or room temperature and it is still taste great.
This is my favorite part about dump cakes, you literally just dump the ingredients in a pan.

Reheating is easy in the microwave if needed.

Bowl of dump cake topped with ice cream.

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Try this chocolate dump cake with cherries with rich chocolate cake. Make sure to leave a comment and star rating.

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

4.60 from 30 votes
Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe is the easiest dessert ever and so decadent. Try this 3 ingredient cherry dump cake today for a super easy recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 379


  • (2) 20 ounce cans cherry pie filling
  • (1) 18.5 ounce box Devil’s Food Cake Mix unprepared
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
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  • Spray a 13×9 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Pour two cans of cherry pie filling evenly along the bottom.
  • Sprinkle cake mix over the top, again evenly.
  • Pour melted butter evenly across the whole dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes until fruit is bubbly and cake is cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 379kcal, Carbohydrates 66g, Protein 3g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 497mg, Potassium 145mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 28g, Vitamin A 548IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 84mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Pam Lillemo says:

    5 stars
    How would you make this in the crockpot?

    1. Carrie says:

      I haven’t test this recipe is in the crock pot yet so I’m not sure. If you try it out please let us know how it turns out. Thank you!