Dutch Oven Cherry Dump Cake

This chocolate, vanilla, cherry dump cake baked in a dutch oven is a quick and easy dessert. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this moist cake that uses boxed cake mix and canned cherry pie filling!

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I’ve never made a dump cake before, but I’ve seen a lot of them on Pinterest and figured I needed to give one a try!

We had a low-key evening at home one night, so my kiddos and I decided to try our hand at our very first dump cake, a 3-ingredient chocolate, vanilla cherry dump cake baked in my dutch oven pot.

Cherry Dump Cake Ingredients

  • canned cherry pie filling
  • chocolate boxed cake mix
  • vanilla boxed cake mix

How To Make A Cherry Dump Cake

  • Gather two large mixing bowls. In one bowl, add the vanilla dry cake mix and in the other bowl add the chocolate dry cake mix
  • Following the directions on each of the cake mix boxes, add the ingredients listed according to the directions on the box and mix thoroughly
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  • Spray nonstick spray over the entire surface of the dutch oven
  • Pour one can of cherry pie filling into the bottom of a large dutch oven
  • Use a rubber spatula to spread the cherries out evenly over the bottom of the pot
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  • Pour the vanilla cake mix over top of the cherry filling
  • Be sure to pour the cake mix over all of the cherries
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  • Pour the chocolate cake mix over the top of the vanilla cake mix to create the top layer
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  • Invert the cake: Place the lid on the dutch oven and place on the lower rack of the oven. Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes, checking the center occasionally for doneness. (all ovens bake differently, so test the center of your cake with a toothpick. When the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done!)
  • Remove dutch oven from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Place a platter upside down on the top of the dutch oven. Carefully flip the dutch oven onto the platter to and the dump cake will slide out.
  • Serve with a dollop of cool whip or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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I can definitely say that it was the easiest cake to make! It was also very tasty and everyone liked it. This is a great option for a take-a-long dessert that you need in a pinch!

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Dutch Oven Cherry Dump Cake

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
This chocolate, vanilla, cherry dump cake baked in a dutch oven is a quick and easy dessert. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this moist cake that uses boxed cake mix and canned cherry pie filling!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Gather two large mixing bowls. In one bowl, add the vanilla dry cake mix and in the other bowl add the chocolate dry cake mix
  • Following the directions on each of the cake mix boxes, add the ingredients listed according to the directions on the box and mix thoroughly
  • Spray nonstick spray over the entire surface of the dutch oven
  • Pour one can of cherry pie filling into the bottom of a large dutch oven. Use a rubber spatula to spread the cherries out evenly over the bottom of the pot
  • Pour the vanilla cake mix over top of the cherry filling. Be sure to pour the cake mix over all of the cherries
  • Pour the chocolate cake mix over the top of the vanilla cake mix to create the top layer
  • Invert the cake: Place the lid on the dutch oven and place on the lower rack of the oven. Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes, checking the center occasionally for doneness. (all ovens bake differently, so test the center of your cake with a toothRemove dutch oven from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Place a platter upside down on the top of the dutch oven. Carefully flip the dutch oven onto the platter to and the dump cake will slide out.
  • Serve with a dollop of cool whip or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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One Comment

  1. 3 stars
    Sounds like a good desert, but I think you missed the entire meaning of “Dutch Oven Dump”. Dump the Fruit, then dump the cake, then top with butter cubes-that is the entire process.

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