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Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake

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Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake

The most magical ingredients in all the land mixed together in one uber easy, uber tasty cake.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 12
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Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake  

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough

I don’t know what happened.

One minute, I was minding my own business and before I knew it, I was dumping chocolate pudding, chocolate cake mix, caramels and sea salt into a pan. And then, seconds later, I was placing the pan into the oven.

Once my kitchen smelled like heavenly, desserty things, I pulled the cake out of the oven and WHAT – drizzled it with more chocolate! And soon after that, I was inhaling the cake by the handful, alternated with spritzes of whipped cream from the can directly into my mouth. It was insane!

Like I said, I have NO IDEA how that happened.

I guess I’m glad it did, though, otherwise I never would have discovered the miracle that is Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake, a.k.a. the easiest, most delicious cake in all the land.

It’s not called a dump cake for any reasons other than good ones – like dumping a bunch of yummy ingredients together into a pan and letting them all bake together and do their thang and before you know it, finish off as a legitimate cake. And of course, no cake is complete without a warm, gooey chocolate drizzle and a dollop of cool whipped cream, amiright??

Ingredients for Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake

First, we gather our ingredients. I kid you not, all you need is some milk, a package o’ pudding and a box o’ cake mix and you can bake a cake. IT’S SCIENCE.

Stirring up cake mix and other ingredients

Mix up the milk, pudding and cake mix (that’ll be the cake mix and only the cake mix, my friends – no dilly-dallying with extra cake ingredients necessary) and spread it evenly in the bottom of a lightly greased pan.

Adding caramels

Then sprinkle that sucker with chopped caramels (omgeee!!) and a dash of coarse sea salt (double omgeee!!).

Baked cake

Bake it all up until it’s nice and cake-like.

Drizzling chocolate over cake

Now melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle ‘em all over that pretty cake.

Finished Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake

Ta-dum! Look at you and your super-swift cake baking talents.

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake, plated and ready to eat

Do you see this madness? DO YOU? It’s no wonder this cake bewitched me into making it. Sheesh.

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Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake


small (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2
cups cold milk
box Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devil's Food cake mix
1 1/2
cups chopped caramels
sea salt for sprinkling
cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
cream, for serving (optional)


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13-by-9-inch pan and set aside.
  • 2 In a large bowl, whisk together chocolate pudding and milk for one minute to combine.
  • 3 Add cake mix ONLY and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • 4 Spread batter evenly into bottom of prepared pan (batter will be thick). Sprinkle with chopped caramels. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste (remember: A little bit goes a long way).
  • 5 Bake cake 30-40 minutes or until edges pull away from sides and a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean.
  • 6 Remove cake from oven and let cool on a cooling rack.
  • 7 Pour chocolate chips into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is fully melted. Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate over cooled cake.
  • 8 Serve cake with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
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