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Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake


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Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake is a decadent and addicting dessert. This is the perfect dessert to eat after a special dinner with someone you love.

a slice of Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake on a white plate topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips with a glass of milk and the rest of the cake in the background

HOT COCOA CHOCOLATE DUMP CAKE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

I like having some recipes on hand that work well for special occasions. This Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake is such an amazing dessert that anyone would love having it for their special event.

It is fun to take this sweet treat to a party and watch as people take their first bite. Usually dump cakes are kind of boring, but not this time. There is absolutely nothing boring about a Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake!

HOW TO MAKE HOT COCOA CHOCOLATE DUMP CAKE

One of the best parts about this dump cake recipe is that it is easy to make. It surprises me that the simple ingredients create such a flavorful cake.

a bag of chocolate chips, pudding mix, cake mix, a glass of milk, a box of cocoa, and a glass bowl of marshmallows

The ingredients you will need for the Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake are:

a slice of Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips on a white plate with a fork next to it

 

STEP ONE: PREPARE PAN

Start off by preheating the oven to 350° F. Spray a  13 x 9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

a collage of making cake, ingredients being poured and stirred into a mixing bowl

STEP TWO: MIX

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the pudding mix, one hot cocoa packet and the milk until well combined.

Stir in the chocolate cake mix. Fold in 2 cups of mini marshmallows.

a collage of ingredients for hot chocolate dump cake being added to and stirred in a mixing bowl

 

STEP THREE: BAKE

Transfer the chocolate marshmallow mixture to the baking pan. Use a spatula to spread the mixture evenly in the pan.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the top of this mixture.

Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven and place on a cooling rack.

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STEP FOUR: GARNISH

Immediately sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of marshmallows on top of the cake. Allow the cake to cool for one hour.

When you get ready to serve the cake go ahead and sprinkle the remaining envelope of hot cocoa on top of the cake. If you use a sifter to sprinkle the hot cocoa it will give you a nice even layer.

You can also garnish the cake with some whipped topping, chocolate syrup and a few extra chocolate chips right before serving.

a sifter and envelope of hot cocoa next to a glass dish of cake topped with marshmallowsHOT COCOA CHOCOLATE DUMP CAKE RECIPE

This hot cocoa chocolate dump cake recipe is a must-have in any recipe binder.

The printable recipe card is below for your convenience.

hot chocolate dump cake

Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake

Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake is a delicious dessert that is perfect for special occasions. This dump cake is also easy to make!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 489 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3.4 ounce box chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
  • 2 envelopes hot cocoa mix divided
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix I used Duncan Hines
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows divided
  • 11 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup for garnish
  • Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
  • Chocolate chips for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with a cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the pudding mix, one envelope of hot cocoa mix and the milk. Whisk to combine.
  • Stir in the dry cake mix until moistened. Fold in half of the marshmallows (2 cups).
  • Transfer to the greased pan and spread out evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the cake batter.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and place pan on wire rack.
  • Immediately sprinkle the remaining marshmallows on top of the cake. Allow the cake to cool on the wire rack for one hour.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the remaining envelope of hot cocoa mix on top of the cake (I used a sifter for even coverage).
  • Garnish with whipped cream and/or a drizzle of chocolate sauce or chocolate chips. ENJOY!!

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 531mgPotassium: 390mgFiber: 4gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 75IUCalcium: 127mgIron: 4mg
Keyword dessert, hot cocoa cake
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 a fork full of Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake

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If you are craving chocolate I have even more recipes to share! Check out these delicious, family-friendly recipes:

Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake

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Simple Chocolate Ice Cream

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4 thoughts on “Hot Cocoa Chocolate Dump Cake”

  1. This looks like an incredibly dessert. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – enjoy the rest of your week!

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