Super Easy Crock Pot Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

One of our favorite Crock Pot Recipes is our Crock Pot Cherry Dump Cake….

I have to thank a reader for sending me an amazing email suggesting using chocolate cake for this recipe!

Hello YUM! Oh my goodness… I am so excited to share our new Crock Pot Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake!

Crock Pot Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake


Let’s be honest….Chocolate makes almost anything amazing. Throw in some cherries and you have one delicious treat!

This would be perfect for Valentine’s Day or really any day that chocolate and cherries sound good. For me that is almost every day :-)

This recipe is so easy to make! You can easily double the amount of cherries if you want to make it really rich with cherry flavor!

Crock Pot Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Crock Pot Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Ingredients


30 oz can Cherry Pie Filling
1 chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup butter


1. Pour Cherry Pie filling into greased crock pot
2. Combine dry cake mix and butter until crumbly, sprinkle over cherry filling
3. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours

I made this in our circle crock pot and I think next time I will use the larger oval one. The oval shape spreads the chocolate cake mix out more. That way it is not as thick as we ended up with. It tasted great but it was super chocolatey at times.

Crock Pot Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake cooked 2


  1. Julie Peterson says

    Do you leave the lid on or off for the dump cakes . Made the apple caramel one today but it was sticky just wondering because it doesn’t say But I must say the pot is empty and everyone loved it anyway!

    • Joanne says

      Hi Julie – Yes, you can bake this in the oven. Pour in the pie filling, then sprinkle the cake mix over the top of the filling. You can slice the butter into pats, and place those on the cake mix. I usually melt the butter and drizzle over the top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

  2. Kristen says

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but in the instructions written, it says combine “dry” cake mix with the butter. Does that mean you don’t make the cake mix with it’s regular ingredients(as if I was just making a regular cake with the dry mix), then mix with the butter?


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