HOT COCOA DUMP CAKE

Posted on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

Easy Hot Cocoa Dump Cake
 
I once thought of dump cake as an urban legend. I found it ridiculous to believe that you could ignore the directions on the back of a cake mix box. Dump pretty much any wet ingredient with it instead, and create a dessert worthy of bakery store status? Doubtful. Until I tried it myself. My first version was two ingredients- pumpkin puree and devils food cake mix. From that day on, I was a believer.
 
Hot cocoa dump cake is a smore's lover dream! Gooey chocolate combines with melted marshmallows to create a decadent dessert. And it comes together in minutes. The addition of hot cocoa packets makes the taste campfire🔥 genuine...without the fire.
 
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Servings: 10-12

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 (3.4 oz) 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 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup, for garnish
  • Whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
  • Chocolate chips, for garnish (optional)
In a large mixing bowl, add the pudding mix, one envelope of hot cocoa mix and the milk.  Whisk to combine.
 
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Stir in the dry cake mix until moistened. 
 
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Fold in half of the marshmallows (2 cups). 
 
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Transfer to the greased pan and spread out evenly with a spatula.  
 
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Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the cake batter.
 
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Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and place pan on wire rack.
 
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Immediately sprinkle the remaining marshmallows on top of the cake.  Allow the cake to cool on the wire rack for one hour.
 
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Before serving, sprinkle the remaining envelope of hot cocoa mix on top of the cake (I used a sifter for even coverage). 
 
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Garnish with whipped cream and/or a drizzle of chocolate sauce or chocolate chips.
 
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DIRECTIONS 
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with a cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the pudding mix, one envelope of hot cocoa mix and the milk.  Whisk to combine.
  3. Stir in the dry cake mix until moistened. Fold in half of the marshmallows (2 cups). 
  4. Transfer to the greased pan and spread out evenly with a spatula.  Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the cake batter.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and place pan on wire rack.
  6. Immediately sprinkle the remaining marshmallows on top of the cake.  Allow the cake to cool on the wire rack for one hour.
  7. Before serving, sprinkle the remaining envelope of hot cocoa mix on top of the cake (I used a sifter for even coverage). 
  8. Garnish with whipped cream and/or a drizzle of chocolate sauce or chocolate chips. ENJOY!!

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