Celebration of a fabulous guy – WTL

Hubby’s Birthday fell on a weekend this year so we took one day for us and one day with friends. Here’s the card I created for him:

The birthday card I made him...
The birthday card I made him…

And here’s the Black Forest Dump Cake:
Click on the photo to take you to the recipe post – Rachelcooks.com

And here’s the cake on a plate with the freshly whipped cream:

IMG_7597 - Version 2Really, this post is about the cake.  Dump cake – who knew?!?  

There were a few small variations I chose to do to Rachel’s recipe – go directly to her site for the fudge sauce recipe and replace the regular sugar with brown sugar.:


yield: 12 SERVINGS 20 if you are frugal
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 1 HOUR
total time: 1 HOUR, 10 MINUTES
This black forest dump cake recipe is full of cherries and chocolate — just like it should be. But it is unbelievably easy to make.


  • two 21 ounce cans of cherry pie filling < I instead used 1 can plus 1 bag of defrosted frozen cherries – worked great! >
  • one 16.5 ounce box Devil’s Food Cake Mix, unprepared
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 and 1/2 sticks), melted < I instead sliced it thinly and placed it evenly across the top of the dry cake mix>
  • one 12.8 ounce jar of prepared hot fudge, warmed slightly according to directions on jar < I followed her recipe and make it from scratch – super easy! >


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread both cans of cherry pie filling evenly into the bottom of a 9×13 cake pan.
  3. Top the cherry pie filling with the Devil’s Food Cake Mix (unprepared). Smooth it out slightly to make sure it is even.
  4. Drizzle melted butter on top of cake mix. Pour hot fudge over as evenly as possible.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and serve warm topped with ice cream or whipped cream.

6 thoughts on “Celebration of a fabulous guy – WTL

  1. Cake was awesome, day was super fun, thanks for inviting us to the celebration of an amazing guy!

  2. Thanks for sharing! So glad you liked it. Good call on making the hot fudge from scratch, I love that hot fudge recipe. Now I have to try it with brown sugar!

    1. And your photo was so appetizing that I had to try it- it was next in my series of Black Forest cake variations!! Thanks for the great recipe and post for me to find!!

  3. The cake looked amazing. I can try it someday with a gluten-free mix. There are 3 grocery store brands making them now 🙂
    It was also great to get out to brunch and WTL Day is an excellent excuse… rmm… reason 🙂 Glad it was such an amazing day for everyone.

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