Black Forest Dump Cake

Certainly! Here’s the full recipe for Black Forest Dump Cake:


  • 2 (20 oz.) cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 (18.5 oz.) box Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream (for serving)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. Dump the cherry pie filling into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.
  3. Sprinkle the dry, unprepared Devil’s Food cake mix evenly over the cherry pie filling.
  4. Drizzle the melted butter over the cake mix. If using, sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top.
  5. Bake for 1 hour or until the top is golden brown and the edges are bubbling.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  7. Spoon the warm cake into serving dishes or bowls.
  8. Top with vanilla ice cream.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

This Black Forest Dump Cake is a simple and delicious dessert that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Certainly! Here are some potential questions and answers related to Black Forest Dump Cake:

Q: Can I use a different flavor of pie filling? A: Yes, you can experiment with other fruit pie fillings like blueberry or apple for a variation in flavor.

Q: Is it necessary to add chocolate chips? A: No, the chocolate chips are optional. You can omit them if you prefer a classic Black Forest flavor without chocolate chips.

Q: Can I use a different cake mix flavor? A: While Devil’s Food cake mix complements the cherry filling well, you can try using chocolate or chocolate fudge cake mix for a similar result.

Q: Can I make this ahead of time? A: Yes, you can prepare the dump cake ahead of time and reheat it when serving. However, it’s best enjoyed fresh out of the oven.

Q: What is the best way to store leftovers? A: Store any leftover Black Forest Dump Cake covered in the refrigerator. You can reheat it in the oven or microwave when ready to enjoy.

Q: Can I serve it with something other than vanilla ice cream? A: Absolutely! Feel free to pair it with whipped cream, a dollop of yogurt, or enjoy it on its own.

Q: How long does it take to bake the dump cake? A: Bake for approximately 1 hour or until the top is golden brown and the edges are bubbling. Keep an eye on it to avoid overcooking.

These questions and answers can provide additional information and tips for those interested in making Black Forest Dump Cake.