Hot Chocolate Dump Cake

Hot Chocolate is one of my favorite treats but I don’t have it enough. I don’t know why I don’t drink more hot chocolate especially with the cold weather here in Chicago!

Well now, if I am not in the mood for a hot drink I have a great cake recipe that tastes like none other than hot chocolate! Hot Chocolate Dump Cake is a super easy cake (hello, dump cake) that is sure to satisfy any sweet chocolate cravings!

Servings: 10-12


  • 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)


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!!

Speak Your Mind




    love this….so easy….and so scrumptidliocious

  2. I love these dump recipes. They’re so dang easy.😃

  3. I love chocolate. This recipe is amazing.

  4. So nice looking! Can’t wait to make this.

  5. Oh my goodness this looks decadent! I am totally making this during our skiing vacation Spring Break!

  6. Nancy Burgess says

    This looks delicious I’ll have to try this recipe soon.

  7. Cynthia C says

    Looks good. I love everything chocolate!

  8. This looks fantastic! And it is seems really easy to make. Thanks for the new recipe!

  9. Mary Gardner says

    Wow! This looks so decadent! My chocoholic family would devour this. Thanks for sharing.

  10. donna porter says

    This is a recipe that I know my family and friends will love! We all love chocolate!

  11. This looks so super yummy.

  12. My daughters and I recently made hot chocolate cookies, and they were a huge hit. I would love to try this cake with them. I love that you used a cake box mix to keep it simple and less ingredients to measure.

  13. Antoinette M says

    Looks delicious! My family would like this!

  14. Brandon Sparks says

    This really looks so amazing. The family would love this. Thanks

  15. christina moore says

    This looks like my kind of cake, thank you for sharing, I will be making this cake very soon.

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