Black Forest Brownie Dump Cake


This simple dump cake is super sweet and indulgent with a classic pairing of cherries and chocolate. Salted butter balances out the sweetness and adds rich flavor to the gooey chocolate brownie topping. Serve this warm dessert with cold vanilla ice cream for the perfect bite!

a high angle view looking over the edge of a blue glass 9x13 baking dish into a black forest brownie dump cake with a slice removed and plated in the background.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • cooking spray

  • 2 (21 ounce) cans cherry pie filling

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 (18.4 ounce) package brownie mix

  • ¾ cup salted butter, frozen


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly coat the sides of a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Pour cherry filling into the prepared baking pan. Pour water evenly over pie filling. Sprinkle brownie mix evenly in one layer on the top; do not stir it in. Grate frozen butter evenly over the brownie mix.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly all over, about 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:

Instead of grating the frozen butter, you could cut it into very small cubes and scatter evenly over the brownie mix.

You can use a chocolate cake mix if you don't have a brownie mix.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

303 Calories
14g Fat
46g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 152mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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