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Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake

Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake – Just 4 ingredients come together to make a rich, fudgy, chocolate dump cake loaded with lots of peanut butter cups!

I like baking and coming up with new desserts. I know not everyone is like that, but it is something I definitely enjoy!  Something like Mint Chocolate Chip Pie is easy to make, but always impresses everyone.

But sometimes you want to fall back on a classic, and maybe update it a little bit.  A dump cake is a classic dessert that is so easy to make. Everyone loves them!  This chocolate dump cake gets a little fun with the add in of peanut butter cups. But the same classic 3 ingredients, and the same super easy recipe.

chocolate dump cake on a plate

 

What is a Dump Cake

It is a super simple dessert where you just mix the ingredients together and bake. It starts with a cake mix and then often times some kind of fruit filling and butter.  Here we used a chocolate cake mix and a box of chocolate pudding with milk to bring it all together.

How to Make a Dump Cake

It is exactly what it sounds like, just dump the ingredients and bake. Lots of times you layer the ingredients in the baking dish and don’t even mix it.  This one is a little different because I use milk to bring it all together.  But you can dump everything in the baking dish and mix in there if you want.

  1. Mix together cake mix, pudding mix and milk until it is well blended.
  2. The mixture will be very thick, which is totally fine!  Fold in all of the peanut butter cups.  
  3. Spread into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. And bake for about 25 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  4. Let the cake cool before serving.

Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake - 4 ingredients for one quick and easy dessert!

Have you ever tried a dump cake?  The concept is super easy.  Just dump cake mix, pudding mix, and milk together.  Then you bake.  No mixer required. Super easy when you have no time to bake something. You can use any flavor cake you want!  It is dfferent than a chocolate sheet cake, but so good and you will love it!

This chocolate dump cake is perfect to then dress up how ever you want.  Add in chocolate chips, cherry pie filling, candy of your choice.  Top with whipped cream, ice cream, or even homemade hot fudge sauce.  So easy to customize to whatever your family likes. Pumpkin Dump Cake is a great one to make in the fall.

chocolate dump cake on a plate

So if you are craving chocolate and want something super easy, look no further than a dump cake!  Seriously doesn’t get much easier or faster!  

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Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake - Just 4 ingredients come together to make a rich, fudgy, chocolate-y cake studded with lots of peanut butter cups!

Yield: 20

Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake

chocolate dump cake on a plate

Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake - Just 4 ingredients come together to make a rich, fudgy, chocolate-y cake studded with lots of peanut butter cups!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 oz) box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 (8 oz) package mini Reese's PB Cups, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13x9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside
  2. In a large bowl whisk together milk and pudding mix. Add in cake mix and stir until combined, will be very thick. Fold in peanut butter cups.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 107Saturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 189mgCarbohydrates 17gSugar 9gProtein 1g

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Danielle

Friday 25th of August 2023

What flavor of frosting would you use, besides chocolate? I'm making it for a potluck, so I don't want to deal with whipped cream or ice cream. Thank you!

Erin S

Friday 25th of August 2023

You could use any frosting you like. Chocolate, Vanilla, Peanut Butter...whatever you want.

Monica Price

Sunday 16th of April 2023

Can you fix this in a crockpot?

Erin S

Monday 17th of April 2023

I am sure you could, but I haven't tried to advise on the time

Mary C.

Wednesday 15th of February 2023

Does the dump cake need to be refrigerated after it cools?

Erin S

Wednesday 15th of February 2023

Nope, room temperature is fine

Steph

Saturday 14th of May 2022

Does it have to be instant pudding mix? I have heat & serve on hand, so I was wondering….

Erin S

Saturday 14th of May 2022

I think heat & serve would work fine. The only real difference in them is the thickening agent and how it works - either heat or just let it set. Since you are cooking it, it shouldn't make a difference.

Erik

Thursday 21st of April 2022

Such amazing flavor! This dessert is definitely gonna disappear fast.

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