Delicious Hot Cocoa Dump Cake

Hot chocolate cake with whipped cream

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This hot cocoa dump cake is so rich and flavorful and only needs a handful of ingredients!



You don’t need many ingredients and can find most everything you need in the baking aisle of your grocery store for easy shopping!

Holiday Garnish Ideas: You can easily decorate this up to match a holiday, such as topping with Candy Hearts for Valentine’s Day, crushed peppermint for Christmas, blue and silver sprinkles for Hanukkah, or some orange sprinkles for Thanksgiving or Halloween!

Supplies Needed: Large bowl, cooking spray, 13 x 9-inch baking pan (you can also use an 8 x 8 pan like I did for a thicker batch!)


  • Heat over to 350 degrees F and lightly spray 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Whisk dry pudding mix with milk in large bowl for approximately two minutes.
  • Stir in cake mix and half of mini marshmallows (2 cups) until combined. Set aside the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows.
  • Pour mixture into 13 x 9-inch baking pan and spread the top evenly with the chocolate chips.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Immediately after removing the cake from the oven, sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows on top of the entire cake.
  • Let cake cool completely (about one hour.) Before serving, sprinkle the cake with the hot chocolate mix.
  • Optional: Once serving size is cut, garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles.


Thanks to for the recipe inspiration!

Keywords: Dessert, hot chocolate dump cake