Chocolate-Covered-Cherry Dump Cake Recipe
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Chocolate-Covered-Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

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My mother-in-law loves chocolate-covered cherries, and I used to make this cake every year for her birthday. Now we've moved away, but I make this for my kids on her birthday and they still feel near her. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 331 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix pie filling, chocolate chips and extract; spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cake mix and pecans; drizzle with melted butter.
  2. Bake until top is set and filling is bubbly, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate-Covered-Cherry Dump Cake in Simple & Delicious February/March 2017

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LauraManning User ID: 968398 265091
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2017

"Really good!! I used 1/2 cup sliced almonds instead of pecans and only 3/4 c melted butter on top."

alfoa User ID: 2078080 264731
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

"This was great, tasted just as I had hoped."

shawnba User ID: 2581969 261200
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017

"Very good. I thought it would be more like a cobbler, but was pleasantly surprised at it's cake like texture. I'm already thinking of flavor variations!!"

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