If you’re looking for easy dump cake recipes, then this one should be at the top of your list! This Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake recipe is made with brownie mix instead of cake mix, and it is amazing! Make it to feed a crowd, or hoard it in the back of your fridge for after the kids go to sleep.
I’ve been on a dump cake kick lately… unfortunately for my waist line!
It’s summertime, so my husband is buying ALL the peaches.
By the way, Publix has the absolute BEST peaches around. They are tree-ripened, instead of being picked before they’re fully ripe, like many grocery store peaches. (Consider that your PSA for the day).
So, with a bunch of peaches in the house, we’ve been making LOADS of cobblers. And we’ve been testing cobbler dump cake recipes… basically a super simple (and I think yummier) version of a cobbler.
Most dump cake recipes call for boxed cake mix, but my genius husband had the idea to use…
wait for it…
BOXED BROWNIE MIX!
And it is to die for!
Especially when combined with cherries…. Yup, this chocolate cherry dump cake cobbler recipe with brownie mix will be your new favorite, go-to recipe for when you need a quick, crowd-pleasing dessert.
I don’t even have the words to describe how delicious this chocolate cherry dessert is!
By the way… if chocolate isn’t really your thing (I can’t imagine what it must be like to NOT like chocolate, but I know there’s a few of you out there), then try my blueberry peach cobbler dump cake! Equally easy and delicious!
“What the heck is a dump cake?” you ask.
Well, it’s kind of exactly like it sounds. You just dump some canned fruits in the bottom of a Pyrex, and then dump boxed cake mix and super cold butter slices on top, bake it, and then dump it in your mouth. 🙂
Dump cakes couldn’t be easier to make… and they are freaking delicious.
Especially this Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake…
Here’s how to make it:
How to make the best Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake:
1. Put canned cherries in the bottom of a baking dish.
When I make dump cakes, I typically like to mix 1-2 cans of fruit with some fresh fruit. But in the case of this Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake, I didn’t feel like pitting a bunch of fresh cherries, so I opted to use all canned fruit instead.
To cut the sweetness just a bit, I mixed one can of cherry pie filling (I like the Comstock brand with extra fruit) with one can of tart cherries in water.
Here are the ingredients that we used for this amazing chocolate cherry deliciousness:
Just mix the two cans of cherries in a 9″ x 13″ Pyrex-type baking dish and move on to step 2.
2. Grate frozen butter.
Whip out your cheese grater and grate some…
Be sure to freeze a stick of butter for at least an hour first so that it is easier to grate. I like to grate the frozen butter directly into a bowl with the boxed brownie mix like so…
3. Mix shredded butter with boxed brownie mix and sprinkle on top of the cherries.
Toss the shredded butter and dry brownie mix together, and then sprinkle on top of the cherry mixture.
4. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
This step is totally optional… If you don’t keep chocolate chips stocked in your pantry like I do, then you can skip it. But my motto in life… “Everything is better with a little extra chocolate.” 🙂
Just sprinkle a handful or so on top of the brownie mix.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and enjoy your Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake!
After baking, let cool for about 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and enjoy!
Trust me, if you love chocolate-covered cherry anything, then you will love this chocolate cherry dump cake.
I mean just look at it… a cross between cherry pie and brownies… what could be better?!
Here’s the full recipe for this yummy Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake:
- 14.5 oz can tart cherries in water
- 21 oz can cherry pie filling
- 17.8 oz box brownie mix (I used Betty Crocker Delights Supreme Triple Chunk)
- 1 stick frozen unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Open canned cherries and cherry pie filling and mix together in the bottom of a 9" x 13" baking dish.
- Dump dry brownie mix in large bowl.
- Grate 1 stick of frozen butter into brownie mix and toss to combine.
- Spread dry brownie mix and butter mixture in an even layer on top of cherries.
- Optional - Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of brownie mix.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for approximately 30 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Consistency after baking will be similar to a cobbler.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 156mg Carbohydrates: 60g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 44g Protein: 2g
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