For the Black Forest Cake lovers out there that need a quick dessert solution, you’ll love (I mean really love!) this crockpot chocolate cherry cobbler. Just like our crockpot apple cobbler, there are only 3 ingredients needed and it couldn’t be easier!
So many people have commented about different flavor combinations from my apple cobbler that I decided to try one myself. This crockpot chocolate cherry cobbler (could also be called chocolate cherry dump cake for the crockpot) is quick to assemble and perfect served with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Crockpot Chocolate Cherry Cobbler
Dump cake. Cobbler. Black Forest. Doesn’t really matter what you call it, I call it amazing. Delicious. Lip smacking! Should I go on? I love crockpot desserts because you can set it and forget it for a while, in this case, four hours.
So a few hours before starting dinner, toss the ingredients into the slow cooker and set it. After dinner, you’ll open the lid and scoop out the piping hot deliciousness. I know! You’re welcome!
How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cobbler in the Crockpot
I promise this could not be easier. Really. All you have to do is melt some butter, put pie filling in the crockpot, dump chocolate cake mix on the top and cover with melted butter. Cover and cook. That’s it, folks.
Ingredients for Crockpot Chocolate Cherry Cobbler
- Canned cherry pie filling
- Chocolate cake mix
- Melted butter
- Vanilla ice cream (optional, but why wouldn’t you?)
- Maraschino cherries (optional, if you want to be fancy)
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Questions People Ask Me
Over the years I’ve received a bunch of questions about making my apple cobbler in the crockpot. Here are some of the most common question.
Can I use different pie fillings or cake flavors?
Yes, of course! Please experiment with your favorite flavors. Be sure to come back here and tell me what you’ve discovered. I think chocolate cake would be great with strawberry, raspberry or even blueberry pie filling too. And cherry pie filling would pair great with white cake mix too!
Can I use fresh cherries?
Well, it would be a lot more work and this wouldn’t be a super easy recipe any longer, but you certainly could. You’d have to wash and pit the cherries and probably toss them with maybe some cinnamon sugar. Or you could make your own cherry pie filling!
What about gluten free and dairy free?
There are several gluten free cake mixes out there. I haven’t tried them but would imagine they would behave in a similar fashion. Would love to hear if you try it! For dairy, instead of butter, you can use an equal amount of margarine or any of the numerous butter substitutes on the market.
Can this be made in an Instant Pot?
Yes, use the same instructions. Cook on low for four hours.
Can I save the leftovers?
Yes, store leftovers in a storage container with a lid in the refrigerator. The refrigerated cake will feel hard. Simply heat it in the microwave for a minute or two and it will return to it’s gooey glory.
Other cobbler desserts
- Quick Apple Cranberry Cobbler
- Cran Apple Crisp
- Blueberry Cobbler
- French Vanilla Peach Cobbler
- Crockpot Apple Cobbler
Watch the video below to see just how easy this is!
Crockpot Chocolate Cherry Cobbler
- 42 ounces cherry pie filling 2 21-ounce cans
- 15.5 ounce chocolate cake mix
- 6 tbsp butter melted
- 6 scoops vanilla ice cream optional
- Maraschino cherries optional
Empty both cans of cherry pie filling into the crock.
Sprinkle the dry cake mix mixture on top of the cherries.
Spoon the melted butter onto the cake mix layer. Do not mix the butter with the cake mix. The moisture generated by the slow cooker will bake the cake.
Cook on high setting for 4 hours (or on low for 6 hours).
Spoon cobbler into dishes and serve warm topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.