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Dutch Oven Chocolate Dump Cake

Looking for a quick dessert that will make people think you spent all day in the kitchen? This Dutch oven dump cake will wow your guests. Feel free to use your favorite pie filling in place of cherry. — Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep Time: 5 min. Bake time: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350&deg. Line 4-quart Dutch oven with parchment; lightly spray with cooking spray.
    Combine pie filling and evaporated milk; spread filling mixture into bottom of Dutch oven. Sprinkle with cake mix (unprepared) and almonds; drizzle with butter. Bake, covered, until cake springs back when touched, 35-40 minutes. If desired, serve with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 515 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 605mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Carollyn
    May 16, 2020

    We used to make this in Girl Scouts over 60 years ago. Exact recipe. Shallow hole in the ground with hot coals in the bottom. Set in the Dutch oven. Coals on top of the lid. Usually about an hour, but you can lift the lid to check. Cherry was the favorite.