CrockPot Dump Cake…Yum!
Fall is in the air and it is World Series Time…and this year Kansas City fans have lots to cheer about! 😉
But I digress….Lets talk about the ease of making a dump cake.
Have you heard of dump cakes?
The meaning is simple…you dump in the ingredients all at once … and Prest-O! Change-O! 3 and 1/2 hours later, you have a dessert!!!!!
There are apple dump cakes and pumpkin dump cakes….just about any kind of cake you would like…all dumped together in one crock pot.
The recipe I am sharing with you has been called pudding dump cake as well as rocky road dump cake in a crock pot.
Years ago, I found the recipe in the Southern Living magazine and it was called Rocky Road Cake in a Crock Pot.
I made the recipe and it was delicious!
I have since modified the recipe a bit and call it the CrockPot Dump Cake because you actually just dump in all the ingredients and set it and forget it for 3 1/2 hours.
The original recipe called for German Chocolate Cake Mix…but I like to use a fudge cake mix… you can use Devil’s Food or whatever your choice is.
I guarantee it will be good.
I made this a lot for our church potlucks or for Holiday potlucks at work…when I was working.
I never took any home as my crock pot was always empty at the end of the meal….sometimes sooner! 🙂
I made this a few weeks ago and the Captain and I just about ate it all by ourselves…..:(
It is that good.
Please try it if you haven’t already and let me know your thoughts!
This would make a great dessert for any Fall or Winter Holiday dessert!
And if you just happen to be watching the World Series of Baseball on this coming Tuesday evening…and you just happen to be cheering on the Kansas City Royals…This is comfort food at its best!
Go Royals! 😉
- 1 (18.25-oz.) box of Fudge cake mix
- 1 (3.9-oz.) box vanilla instant pudding mix
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 1/4 cups milk, divided
- 1 (3.4-oz.) package chocolate cook-and-serve pudding mix
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or your choice of nuts)
- 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Beat cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, butter, vanilla, and 1 1/4 cups milk and 1 1/4 cups milk at medium speed with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Pour batter into a lightly greased 4-qt. slow cooker.
- Cook the remaining 2 cups milk in a heavy non-aluminum saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes or just until bubbles appear (do not boil); remove from heat.
- Sprinkle cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix over batter. Slowly pour hot milk over pudding. Cover and cook on LOW 3 1/2 hours.
- Turn off slow cooker. Sprinkle cake with pecans, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Let stand 15 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly melted.
- Spoon into bowls
- This cake will look like it needs to cook just a little longer, but by the time the topping is set, it's ready to serve.
- If you want this rich, great tasting dessert to taste even better? Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream when serving. 🙂
Dori Ranck says
I love the idea of modifying this recipe to use golden grahams instead of pecans to give it a “smores” flavor. I’m curious about using prepared chocolate pudding instead of cook and serve with milk that has to cook when I am not in a position to do so. Thoughts?
I have never tried the prepared pudding, but I am anxious to see if it would work. It would make this simple recipe even simpler. The golden grahams would definitely work in place of the pecans…so please let me know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by my Blog.
I am dressed all in blue…..royal blue for the whole week!
Luckily, I have enough old T-shirts and jerseys from my days in KC….haha
Of course I always put on Royals shirts when they play as I do Chiefs shirts and Jayhawk shirts. A little extreme? Perhaps, but that is the way I roll! 😉
thanks for stopping by Sandy!
Go Royals! All-the-way!!!
BTW…my grandmother used to put on a dressy hat when one of her soap opera stars got married on the soap or died on the soap. If that wasn’t a sight…I guess she felt like she went to the wedding or funeral! Perhaps, that is where I get my quirkiness from? 😉
LOL Yes, I’ve made lots of dump cakes, Kari, but never in a crock pot. New one for me. Will definitely try it.
Yay, Royals! Keep going guys!