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Hot Chocolate Dump Cake

Hot Chocolate Dump Cake is a favorite for any chocolate lover! This easy chocolate cake topped with marshmallows is perfect during the holidays or anytime of year!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Cooling Time:1 hr
Total Time:45 mins


  • 1 box chocolate fudge instant pudding mix 3.4 oz size
  • 2 envolopes 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 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • chocolate syrup, for garnish
  • Whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
  • Chocolate chips, for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with a cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the pudding mix, one envelope of hot cocoa mix and the milk. Whisk to combine.
  • Stir in the dry cake mix until moistened. Fold in half of the marshmallows (2 cups). 
  • Transfer to the greased pan and spread out evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the cake batter.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and place pan on wire rack.
  • Immediately sprinkle the remaining marshmallows on top of the cake. Allow the cake to cool on the wire rack for one hour.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the remaining envelope of hot cocoa mix on top of the cake (I used a sifter for even coverage). 
  • Garnish with whipped cream and/or a drizzle of chocolate sauce or chocolate chips. ENJOY!!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate