This Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake has only 4 simple ingredients. Absolutely no mixing, tastes almost as good as a chocolate cherry cake from scratch!

I’m just not much of a baker unless it’s super simple. But dump cake ? Yeah, dump cakes are definitely my thing.

Just a few ingredients and absolutely no mixing, and this Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake comes out just as delicious as the complicated desserts you see all over Pinterest!

This chocolate cherry dessert is absolutely sinful. Chocolate and dark, sweet cherries. It’s the best mix of a brownie, chocolate cake, and cherry pie. 

How to make Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake 

First, lightly grease a 9×13” pan.

Then, add the two cans of cherry pie filling. I chose one standard cherry flavor, and one dark and sweet cherry flavor. I LOVE the darker sweet cherry filling, but it can be overpowering alone. The standard, bright red tart cherry filling really helps to temper it.

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Process

Next, layer a box of chocolate cake mix over the cherry pie filling. Then, the pats of butter. 

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Process

Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is bubbly. Towards the end of the bake time, check every few minutes to see if the cake is bubbling.

Allow the chocolate cherry cake to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting, Then, using a wide, flat spatula will help  you cut and scoop slices out. It is very, very gooey! That’s a good thing, but be prepared to carefully cut and remove your pieces. 

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

This chocolate cherry cake is absolutely sinful by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Keep it on the counter, covered for up to 3 days. 

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Four simple ingredients combine together to make a delicious chocolate cherry dump cake. Gooey and delicious, no mixing required!


  • 16 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 16 ounces dark sweet cherry pie filling
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 12 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease the bottom of a 9x13'' pan.
  3. Add both cans of cherry pie filling to the pan and smooth out.
  4. Then, layer in chocolate cake mix over the cherry pie filling. Do not stir.
  5. Cut butter into tablespoon size, 12 total. Lay out evenly over the top of the cake mix.
  6. Bake until the top is bubbly, 30-40 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 198Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 1g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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