Death by Chocolate Dump Cake

This past week, I was in the mood for something quick, easy, andΒ full of chocolate yumminess! After dumping a few ingredients together, this cake was created and AMAZING! Incredibly moist, full of chocolate, and simple to make; this is a winner! Each of my kids had a small piece after dinner and went crazy over it. Yes, kids are bound to go crazy over just about any dessert, but they ALL really enjoyed this! My hubby and I add a small scoop of ice-cream to ours and thoroughly enjoyed this sweet treat! This recipe makes a full 9×13 baking pan, so its plenty big to bring to any gathering as well! Yum!



  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 small box chocolate pudding (instant)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips



  1. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, chocolate pudding, milk, and cocoa powder.
  3. Add in the milk and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into the greased baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the cake evenly.
  6. Place pan in a preheated oven, 350, and bake for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  7. Remove from oven and enjoy!!

Recipe from: Maria’s Mixing Bowl


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  1. Linda Connolly says:

    I’m gonna make this cake! It sounds delicious and a must have for a chocolate lover such as myself! Will let y’all know how it was!

  2. Shariann Penman says:

    I wonder what adding a can of cherry pie filling would do to the combination????? I love chocolate – cherry ANYTHING!!!!

  3. Kristin says:

    Hmmmm, I don’t know but that sounds AMAZING!!!! Good thinking!! Maybe reduce the liquid slightly? Or make it as is, I really am not sure haha!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I make a cake like this. I also poke holes in it and pour in chocolate sundae topping then frost with cool whip and walnuts.

  5. Brandi Sustaire says:

    In the oven now. i didn’t have chocolate pudding so i used vanilla. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Carol says:

    I make a cake called chocolate covered cherry cake. 1 box choc cake mix, 1 can cherry pie filling, 1/3 cup Crisco oil, 2 eggs. Mix together, bake in 9×13 pan 25-30 min at 350. Cool and frost with a chocolate glaze. Do not beat cake with mixer, just stir with spoon.

  7. Nia says:

    I made it last night!! It turned out really good! I used chocolate fudge cake mix, and chocolate fudge pudding, After it was done I melted fudge icing in microwave and drizzled over the cake!! The cake is soooo good!!

  8. Denise Gros says:

    being a peanut butter liver, I used peanut butter chips instead of chocolate. Made myself sick eating it!!

  9. Ashley says:

    This sounds like a great recipe for Christmas that the kids and adults would enjoy! Do you premix the pudding according to its directions, or do you just have the dry mix to the cake mixture?

  10. Suman says:

    No eggs needed? Do we just mix the cake mix and not the additional ingredients that are usually used?

  11. Suman says:

    Are you supposed to make the pudding and add it or add the instant mix -I may have ruined the cake already πŸ™

  12. Kristin says:

    So sorry I just now saw this comment πŸ™
    You just add the pudding mix to the cake, without following package directions. It should be a dry mix when poured into bowl πŸ™‚
    Hope the cake turned out yummy!!

  13. Karla Anderson says:

    There is a recipe on Pinterest for a Black Forest Chocolate Dump Cake that is amazing. It has chocolate, cherries & whipped cream for the person who wanted to add cherries.

  14. Lori says:

    I need to make a bundt cake. How would the temp and time be modified for that so it cooks right? It sounds so good.

  15. Kristin says:

    Hmmm, good question! The temp would remain the same, as for the baking time, I would guess it would be about the same, but decrease it by about 5 minutes and watch it from there. Hope that helps and hope you enjoy it!!

  16. Mouse says:

    When you do cakes make sure you note their might be adjustments needed for high elevation! Went all over my oven I live at 7000 ft.

  17. nancy says:

    not sure what happened but this cake was as dry as sawdust. it didn’t pour out into pan the batter was thick. i did not overcook. very much a waste of money. i thought it had to be too easy… looked nothing like your photo

  18. Kristin says:

    Hmmmmm, good question. I would lean towards no unfortunately because the amount of pudding in the cake mix is different from the one in small package. Sorry!!

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