Black Forest Dump Cake~tart cherry pie filling baked up hot and bubbly with a cakey chocolate almond topping. A super easy 5-ingredient bit of dessert heaven!
Such a weird name for such a delicious dessert. But as anyone who’s had a dump cake knows, the name doesn’t do it justice. That luscious filling and cakey topping. And the variations are endless.
This Black Forest (or Schwatzwälder Kirshtorte, can you name the movie?) version uses cherry pie filling and a chocolate cake mix. Chocolate chips and almonds are thrown in for extra flavor and crunch.
You get the tartness of the cherries, the sweetness of the cake, and the crunch of the almonds together in each bite.
I first made this dessert for a church potluck. I often test out dessert recipes at potlucks so I don’t end up eating the whole thing. As much as hubby and I would love it, just…no.
To start, lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray and spread the pie filling in the bottom.
Then sprinkle evenly over the cherries, the chocolate chips…
the dry cake mix…
then the almonds evenly over the top.
Then just pour all that glorious melted butter over the whole thing
and bake it for 50-55 minutes.
Just look at that gooey, bubbling cherry filling!
This recipe is just the easiest! The hardest part is waiting for it to cool so the the cakey crust can firm up.
Black Forest Dump Cake is soooo delicious with a generous dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
By the way, if you want more chocolate-cherry-almondness try my White Choclate Cherry-Almond Clusters. It’s a quick and insanely easy 3-ingredient treat.