Brace yourselves… S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake is coming your way and OMG it is a problem in the best possible way.
When one of your besties calls you and is like, GABY YOU NEED TO TRY THIS DUMP CAKE. You don’t ignore such a thing! That’s basically how it went a few weeks back when Adam called and said, we just made the most like altering dump cake. I was like – what is dump cake?!? And then proceeded down a rabbit hole of figuring out how to put my Gaby spin on it and HERE WE ARE. The result is wildly delicious. And one cannot be trusted to be alone with said cake.
A few notes about this S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake:
Yes – it has the Trader Joe’s Butterscotch Caramel Balls on top. They are an important part of the recipe so if you can get your hands on them, please do. If not, any chocolatey – caramel type candy will work instead.
Yes – it uses a box cake mix. I’m pregnant, anything goes!! And I’ve never been opposed to a box cake mix – don’t at me!
You need both marshmallow cream and large jet puffed marshmallows. ’tis the season, am I right?
Best to serve this with a large dollop of freshly whipped cream or even… ICE CREAM. It’s decadent. It’s rich. If you split the entire thing with your best friend, you’ll both be sick so best to share the love with at least 6 people! But hey, you do you!!
S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 15.25-ounce box chocolate cake mix
- 1 7.5-ounce jar marshmallow cream
- 1 5.9-ounce box instant chocolate pudding
- 1 cup milk (any kind of milk works)
- 9 large marshmallows
- 3 graham cracker sheets, broken randomly into 1/2-by-1/2-inch shards, plus more for serving
- 3 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Butterscotch Caramel Chocolate Balls (or any other favorite chocolate candy)
- whipped cream to serve (or ice cream)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch nonstick pan with non-stick baking spread.
- Combine the butter and cake mix until smooth and then press the mixture into an even layer in the prepped baking pan.
- Using a rubber spatula, scoop the marshmallow topping on top of the cake mix and spread it in an even layer. Combine the pudding mix and milk and spoon spoonfuls on top of the marshmallow cream mixture. Top with the marshmallows and graham crackers.
- Place the cake pan on a baking sheet (don't forget this part as it prevents any drips from getting on your oven), and transfer to the oven and bake until the marshmallows are quite puffy and the cake is set around the edges, about 1 hour. Remove the pan from the oven and let set for 30 minutes; the marshmallows will deflate. Top with the chopped Butterscotch balls. To serve, dollop with the whipped cream and top with additional graham cracker crumbs.