S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake

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.

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Box chocolate cake mix - are you shocked? You shouldn't be. Sometimes you just need a box of cake from the store. It's KEY when traveling too when you want to bake and don't want to stock an entire pantry
  • Marshmallow cream - the kind in a jar
  • Instant chocolate pudding
  • Milk
  • Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers
  • Trader Joe’s Butterscotch Caramel Chocolate Balls (or any other favorite chocolate candy or butterscotch balls)
S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

How to Make a Dump Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 9x9 inch nonstick pan with non-stick baking spread and line with parchment paper.
  • Combine the butter and cake mix until smooth and then press the mixture into an even layer in the prepped baking pan. It will be thick - don't worry.
  • 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.

Tips and Tricks + FAQ's

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. Or a peanut butter type candy like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups would be excellent too!

Yes - it uses a box cake mix. Don't judge me. It's a fantastic shortcut.

You need both marshmallow cream and large jet puffed marshmallows. More is more in this case.

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 6-10 people! But hey, you do you!! This is a no judgement zone!

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

S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 8 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 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 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 ½-by-½-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)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9-inch nonstick pan with non-stick baking spread and line with parchment paper.
  • 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.

Notes

  • 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 don't have a preference on brand. They will all work

Nutrition Information

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1mg
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30 Comments

  1. what would be an example of "any chocolatey caramel candy" ?because i have no idea what one would be

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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!!!

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