S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake

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Brace yourselves… S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake is coming your way and OMG it is a problem in the best possible way.

S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

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.

S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

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 from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake

5 from 2 votes
Brace yourselves… S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake is coming your way and OMG it is a problem. This decadent treat is enough to satisfy ANY intense sweet tooth.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people


  • 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.


  1. Ok- dumb question, but to be clear don’t actually prepare the cake mix as it says on the box- JUST the mix itself + the melted butter, correct?

    Thanks!!!! Coming off a 6 week diet challenge (eye roll) and so excited to make this on Saturday!!!

  2. Hi!
    Not clear on the pudding step. Do you prepare as directed on the box or just blend it & the milk together (runny)? I saw someone e else asked the same ? but didn’t see your reply. I have all the ingredients. Can’t wait to try this for Christmas dessert

  3. This is probably a dumb question but COULD this be made in a crockpot? Wanting to take to a friend’s house but she’ll be using her oven so my only option is make before the 30-min drive or else make in the crockpot at her house instead.

  4. what would be an example of “any chocolatey caramel candy” ?because i have no idea what one would be

    1. I havent tested it with doubling the recipe! but the baking time would certainly change and it might affect the batter getting too over-baked on the outsides of the pan

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