How to Make Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake in a Crockpot
Can I use other fruit if I don’t like cherries?
If you don’t like cherries, you can definitely use another canned fruit filling as long as you think it would pair nicely with the chocolate cake mix. Strawberries might be another fun option to try in place of the cherries.
If you aren’t a chocolate-fanatic, or just want another easy dump cake, you can substitute yellow cake mix (or any dry cake mix) and apple pie filling for the chocolate cake mix and cans of cherry pie filling for an apple dump cake recipe you are sure to love.
How do I serve Crockpot Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake?
We recommend serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but you could also do something fun like adding chopped pecans and whipped cream to turn it into an indulgent sundae. Nothing is better than a chocolate cherry dump cake recipe with delicious ice cream on top!
Can I use fresh cherries?
You could absolutely try this recipe out with fresh cherries, but I would look into making homemade cherry pie filling first, and then use that recipe for the base of this chocolate cherry dump cake.
What can I do with lots of cherries?
First off, there’s so much you can do with loads of cherries. The easiest way to enjoy them is to eat them whole – they are a good source of Vitamin C and potassium. You can also cook them down and add them to brownie mix or atop a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Check out these other cherry recipe ideas from my site that you might enjoy:
Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
- Slow Cooker
- 1 21 oz can cherry pie filling
- 1 Devil's Food Cake Mix (Plus ingredients needed to make according to package instructions)
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocoloate chips
- ice cream for serving
- Spray a large slow cooker insert with cooking spray and spread the cherry pie filling across the bottom.
- Prepare devil's food cake according to package instructions. Mix in almond extract if using for that traditional black forest flavor. Pour batter over the cherry filling + smooth out to cover cherries. Cook on low for 3-5 hours, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Mine took about 4.5 hours.
- Once cooked through, remove the lid and + turn off the slow cooker. Prepare icing by stirring milk and chocolate chips in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted.
- Once melted, pour icing over the cake. It makes a lot of icing, so feel free to save some of it for serving.
- Spoon Cake into serving bowls and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Here’s my favorite crockpot for this type of recipe:
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