Chocolate Dump Cake Recipe with Cake Mix, Pudding Mix and M&Ms

A serving of chocolate dump cake sitting on a blue and white striped plastic plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

You’re going to love this simple and delicious Chocolate Dump Cake Recipe that uses boxed chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, chocolate chips and M&Ms all together in one pan and baked in the oven to gooey, chocolatey perfection.

A serving of chocolate dump cake sitting on a blue and white striped plastic plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

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Chocolate Dump Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Dump Cake Recipe is full of ooey-gooey chocolate flavor because it uses a chocolate cake mix, pudding mix, semi-sweet chocolate chips AND M&Ms. If that doesn’t spell delicious, then I don’t know what does. It’s quick and easy to put together and makes a great dessert for serving to a crowd or a hungry pack of children.

What is a Dump Cake?

Dump cakes originally consisted of a cake mix and a fruit filling dumped together in a pan and baked in the oven. Dump cakes have evolved over time, however and are now made with all kinds of different flavors and fillings including chocolate candy, pudding mix and nuts.

They are called dump cakes because the ingredients are dumped into a pan and baked in the oven without stirring. Another name that you might come across for this type of recipe would an upside-down cake because the fruit or other toppings might rise to the top as it bakes.

The original recipe for this type of recipe was the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake that you might remember from your childhood.

Are Dump Cakes Supposed to be Gooey?

Yes, dump cakes will be gooey, kind of like a brownie because of the filling. It should not, however be runny. If your cake is runny, then it needs to be baked for longer.

Equipment Needed:

Ingredients for Chocolate Dump Cake:

  • chocolate cake mix
  • instant chocolate pudding
  • unsalted butter
  • milk
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • M&Ms

All ingredients for chocolate dump cake sitting on a white countertop.

How to Make a Chocolate Dump Cake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Sprinkle the dry cake mix and instant chocolate pudding mix into the bottom of the greased pan.

Add the butter and milk to the pan and lightly mix with a whisk.

Cake mix, milk and pudding mix in a glass baking dish with a whisk.

Sprinkle the mixture with chocolate chips and M&Ms.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until cooked throughout (it should be gooey, but not runny).

Allow to cool slightly before serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipes Notes:

  • The cake should be gooey, but not runny.
  • You may use dark chocolate baking chips instead of the semi-sweet, if desired.
  • You may let this chocolate dump cake sit out overnight, if needed.

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A serving of chocolate dump cake sitting on a blue and white striped plastic plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Chocolate Dump Cake with Cake Mix, Pudding Mix and M&Ms

Chocolate cake mix, pudding mix, milk chocolate chips and M&Ms dumped into a greased baking dish and bake to gooey perfection.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix, chocolate cake, dump cake, m&ms, pudding mix
Servings: 10

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix and instant chocolate pudding mix into the bottom of the greased pan.
  • Add the butter and milk to the pan and lightly mix with a whisk.
  • Sprinkle the mixture with chocolate chips and M&Ms.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until cooked throughout (it should be gooey, but not runny).
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Notes

The cake should be gooey, but not runny.
You may use dark chocolate baking chips instead of the semi-sweet, if desired.
You may let this chocolate dump cake sit out overnight, if needed.

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2 Comments

  1. It doesn't rise like a normal cake...more like a brownie than a cake. My chocolate lovers liked it but I'll just make brownies with chocolate chips and m&ms next time. Tip:. I recommend waiting to add the chocolate chips until later in the baking. They cracked and kind of melt on top ...waiting would keep them more intact and look prettier.

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