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Chocolate Dump Cake

I made this chocolate dump cake when my daughter’s teacher announced that she will come in one hour to chat.  I didn’t have any cake or snacks to offer to her, so I took out my emergency chocolate cake mix and quickly made this delicious chocolate concoction. 

I had the cake in the oven in 5 minutes, what took the longest was pan preparation.  The baking time gave me some time to tidy up my house.  The easy chocolate cake was great, chat was OK.  She was gone after another hour and I got a chance to breathe. 

This chocolate dump cake is really super easy and it consists of four or five ingredients, depending on what you have in your cupboard.  What you must have is a chocolate cake mix and a pudding.  If you are missing one of those things, then below this super simple and quick chocolate dump cake recipe you will find one made from scratch.

Take a look for yourself, and if you like, you can time yourself and see if you will be faster than me.  Also, I recommend lining the bottom of your baking pan with parchment paper.  I didn’t and had a difficult time with unmolding the cake.  All cake mixes are different, and some might be easy to unmold, some might stick, like mine did. 

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Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake


  1. 1 cake mix
  2. 1 bag of chocolate pudding or vanilla pudding
  3. 1 ½ cups (350ml) of milk
  4. 3/4 cup (235g) of chocolate chips
  5. Powdered sugar to sprinkle the top

Note:  if you use vanilla pudding, add a teaspoon of cocoa powder


9 inch (23cm) round cake pan or a 9 x 13 inches (23 x 33cm) baking dish.


1.       Preheat the oven to 375°F – 175°C

How to make a chocolate dump cake
How to make a chocolate dump cake

1.       Dump the cake mix and the pudding into the mixing bowl.  Add the milk and mix until blended.

How to make a chocolate dump cake
How to make a chocolate dump cake

2.       Pour the batter into the form and sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Bake for 40 minutes if you choose the round form and for 30 minutes if you opt for the rectangular one. 

How to make a chocolate dump cake
Chocolate Dump Cake

Invert the unmolded cake onto a cake rack to prevent the top from sinking.  Since I didn't line my pan with parchment paper, I had a hard time taking the bottom off.  Thankfully, it worked somehow and the cake was saved. 

Note:  If you choose the rectangular form (9 x 13 inches) then use 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips.  If you don’t have chocolate chips, you can skip them as well, they just add more chocolate flavor to the cake.  Also, if you like, you can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the batter.

Here is a recipe for those who like to know what they are eating and avoid cake mixes.  Honestly, I rather spend 5 more minutes in the kitchen and bake from scratch.  It makes me feel better.  So, if you are a little like me, try this chocolate dump cake recipe from scratch. 

Chocolate Dump Cake from Scratch


  1. 1 cup (200) granulated sugar
  2. 1 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour
  3. 1/3 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 cup (250ml) cold water
  7. 1/3 cup (80ml) canola oil (I used peanut oil)
  8. 1 teaspoon white vinegar (5%)
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 ½ cups (470g) of chocolate chips


9 x 13 inches (23 x 33cm) baking dish


1.       Preheat the oven to 350°F – 175°C. 

2.       Add all dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) to a mixing bowl and mix on low for a minute. 

3.       Add all wet ingredient to the dry ones and mix into a uniform batter.

4.       Pour into a prepared pan, sprinkle with the chocolate chips and bake for 30 minutes or until the edges start to shrink away from the sides. 



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