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Hot Chocolate Dump Cake

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
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No need to decide between hot cocoa and chocolate cake – with this decadent dump cake, you can have both!
Updated Aug 30, 2018
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  • 1 package (3.4 oz) Jell-O™ chocolate-flavor instant pudding and pie filling
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons dry hot chocolate mix


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat dry pudding and milk with whisk 2 minutes. Stir in cake mix and 2 cups of the miniature marshmallows until combined. Spread batter evenly in bottom of pan. Scatter chocolate chips evenly on top.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out almost clean. Immediately sprinkle remaining 2 cups miniature marshmallows on top. Cool completely in pan, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Sprinkle top lightly with dry hot chocolate mix just before serving. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Sprinkle crushed candy canes over cooled cake before serving for a “peppermint hot cocoa” twist.
  • tip 2
    Store cake tightly covered at room temperature up to 2 days.
  • tip 3
    To easily cut cake, use a knife sprayed with cooking spray.

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More About This Recipe

  • This hot chocolate cake is so good and so easy, you’ll want to make it all the time. With its fudgy, cakey texture and gooey mini marshmallows, this decadent dessert will be a wintertime favorite. While this recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate chips and hot chocolate powder sprinkled on top, you can try other ingredients to create all new types of chocolate cake. Add chopped up Andes™ mints for a cool minty flavor, or crushed candy canes for a holiday-style dessert. Or even top with chopped-up pieces of your favorite candy bars. There’s no wrong way to decorate this cake. And don’t forget to try all of our chocolate cake recipes. We’ve got everything from easy dump cakes to made-from-scratch delights. Whatever your style, you’ll be more than ready for baking season.
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