Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe -
Chocolate Dream Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Chocolate Dream Cake

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"This is a really scrumptious quick fix and very easy to make."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Mix cake batter according to directions on package. Coat bottom of prepared pan with a layer of marshmallows, then pour batter over marshmallows. Spread cherry pie filling on top of batter layer.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool. Serve with whipped topping if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 13, 2003

Cake is very good but it took about an hour to bake, not 30 mins. as recipe says.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 02, 2006

I'm not sure what happened with my cake, but it was a complete disaster!!! I cooked it for around an hour, according to the other reviews, but it sure didn't work! ALl the cherries stuck to the bottom of the pan and it wasn't cooked enough on the inside but burned on the outside! To top it off, the ruins didn't even taste okay! I had to make an emergency run to the store to buy a birthday pre-made cheesecake!


27 Ratings

Feb 04, 2009

I tried this recipe with a yellow cake mix and it was incredible! The marshmallows had a beautiful look after they rose and started to brown and turn just a bit hard. I would fully recommend trying this style of recipe with a yellow cake mix.. chocolate just seems a bit much.

Jul 25, 2008

This cake is quite good served with whipped topping on top. Couldn't eat it plain though, it just needed something more. Without the whipped topping it would be a three star recipe. Something interesting that happens is the marshmallow end up on top, and the cherries end up on the bottom! It makes for a really ugly cake, but tastes good. I could possibly make this again.

Nov 17, 2010

very easy.... rave reviews from the people at work! They loved it. slices nice. Next time will add a cup of chocolate chips and pecans on top toward the end of baking as I would want them to stay on top and not sink in. Will make again as it is very inexpensive to make too.

Jul 16, 2009

I love this my grandmother makes this alot and now that I am so far from home I make it myself. It's so easy! But I agree with everyone else up the bake time to 60 min.

Nov 03, 2010

I have made this recipe many times when in a bind for a quick dessert. So easy to make and the cherry pie filling makes the cake super moist. Great with ice cream or Cool Whip. I've also experimented with using German Chocolate and Dark Chocolate cake mixes. All great! This is definitely one of my favorite recipes and wonderful for kids or the beginner cook!

Oct 12, 2010

WOW! This was incredible. The cake was super moist and full of cherry flavor. Don't know where the marshmallows went but they did their job. The cherries were throughout the cake and not stuck to the bottom like a regular black forest cake. Thanks, Pat.


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  • Calories
  • 319 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 384 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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