Thursday, February 13, 2014

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake
Chocolate, caramel, a pinch of salt, some more chocolate.  Add some pudding and milk and what do you get?  A delicious quick and easy cake.  This is by far the best dump cake I have ever tasted.  It has a texture similar to a cake brownie.  The caramel and the salt make this cake.  They add the little extra goodness that puts this cake in a class by itself.

The ingredients are basic: cake mix, a package of instant chocolate pudding, milk, caramels, coarse sea salt, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and whipped cream which is optional.   First you mix the pudding and milk together.  You then add the cake mix and stir.  The batter is very thick.  Spread the batter evenly into a prepared baking dish.  Sprinkle the caramels over the cake mix followed by a sprinkling of sea salt.  The cake is baked for about 30-40 minutes.  Remove the cake from the oven and cool.  In the meantime, melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave.  Once the chips have melted, drizzle the chocolate over the cooled cake.  Your cake is ready to serve.  If you wish you can serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream.  I used Reddi Wip and everyone loved it.

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Dump Cake
From Tablespoon Blog
Doesn't This Look Good:)

1 small (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2 cups cold milk
1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Devil's Food cake mix
1 1/2 cups chopped caramels
Coarse sea salt for sprinkling
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Whipped cream, for serving (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13-by-9-inch pan and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together chocolate pudding and milk for one minute to combine.
3. Add cake mix ONLY and stir until thoroughly combined.
4. Spread batter evenly into bottom of prepared pan (batter will be thick). Sprinkle with chopped caramels. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste (remember: A little bit goes a long way).
5. Bake cake 30-40 minutes or until edges pull away from sides and a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean.

Out of the Oven and Cooling
6. Remove cake from oven and let cool on a cooling rack.
7. Pour chocolate chips into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is fully melted. Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate over cooled cake.
8. Serve cake with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.


  1. I LOVE dump cakes, Geraldine. I can't say I've ever seen the likes of this one though. I bet it's indescribably delicious!!! I'm sooooo saving it! Thank you so much for sharing...Hoping you are having a memorable Valentine's Day!

  2. i have never made a dump cake. It looks super delicious!