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Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper Dump Cake

Learn how to make a delicious and easy dump cake/dump cobbler in a slow cooker (or CrockPot) with this Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper cake mix recipe. I have also included instructions on how to make it in a dutch oven if you would like to make it that way too.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper Dump Cake recipe with directions for making it in the dutch oven too.

MMM MMM MMM…is all that I need to say about this recipe. If you haven’t tried a Dutch oven dump cobbler/cake yet, i am here to tell you that you are seriously missing out. They are one of my very favorite desserts!

They are delicious and are always one of the best parts of any camping experience.

During camping trips when I was a kid, one of my favorite memories was when my Aunt Rea would make Dutch oven cobblers using a cake mix and a soda. They always turned out moist and SO delicious.

Anyway, a long while ago I was reading that slow cookers can be used pretty much the same as Dutch ovens for baking and cooking.

This was the best news ever since I didn’t know how long it would be before I would be able to go camping again and I didn’t want to wait that long to make this kind of cobbler.  

So, I did a little research on how to make a cobbler in the slow cooker, then decided that I would try to figure out which flavor combination, of cake mix and flavored soda, that I liked best. 

You may be surprised, but this cobbler recipe was actually the very first post that I posted on my blog back in 2011 and this recipe has definitely withstood the test of time.

It’s one of my top two most popular recipes ever!

We are just going to jump right in and learn how to make it. It’s a beginner level recipe by the way.

How to make dump cake in a crock pot or slow cooker:

I wanted to share with you all a still shot of what it looks like when it is done cooking.

How to know when dump cake is done baking/cooking.

And of course, the rest of the yummy staged after shots to get you even more excited to make this!!!!

Dr Pepper cherry chocolate dump cake/cobbler in slow cooker/crock pot/ or dutch oven.

It’s the best Crock Pot Cobbler with cake mix!!!

One of the best slow cooker desserts. How to make dump cake in a crock pot, slow cooker, or dutch oven.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper Dump Cake recipe with directions for making it in the dutch oven too.

Dr Pepper Cobbler With Cake Mix

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Learn how to make dump cake/cobbler in a slow cooker with this easy Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper cake mix recipe. Comes with instructions to make in dutch oven too.


  • (21 oz) Can of Cherry Pie Filling
  • Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • (20 oz) Bottle of Dr Pepper
  • ½ Cup Butter (1 stick)


  1. Grease a three quart slow cooker, up the sides several inches, with either butter or baking spray.
  2. Add the canned cherries and spread evenly.
  3. Next, add the cake mix and spread it out evenly.
  4. Pour the Dr Pepper evenly over the cake mix.
  5. Cube the butter and spread it evenly over the Dr Pepper bubbles.
  6. Add the lid and cook on HIGH for two hours or so, until the cake has an actual cake texture.
  7. Crack the lid and let cool about ten minutes before serving.
  8. Dish out and top with Vanilla Ice Cream.


*For directions on how to make cobbler/dump cake in a dutch oven, go here.* The gist of making this in a dutch oven is : Line with foil, prepare as above recipe, place dutch oven lid on, place dutch oven on coals and put coals along the top of the dutch oven, allow to cook for 20 -25 minutes or as needed.

When the cobbler is done, crack the lid to let it cool before serving. If you skip this it may get too gooey and be kinda gross. Cracking it allows the heat to escape and it will give you a more cake-like consistency.

This recipe can be used and switched up to make any flavor combination of cobbler that you want. I love apple pie filling, with yellow cake mix, and cream soda... just an idea. Get creative!

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 461Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 588mgCarbohydrates 82gFiber 1gSugar 28gProtein 3g

These caloric amounts are automatically estimated by a plugin on my site and should be treated as an estimate.

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I’m honestly surprised that this recipe doesn’t get more traffic from Texas… I thought that Dr Pepper was their state drink… j/k but really, gotta love a recipe that has Dr Pepper in it.

I hope that you loved it as much as we love this at our house. It’s a good one!

It’s literally one of the best slow cooker desserts that I have tried.

Dr Pepper Cobbler.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper Dump Cake.

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The best crock pot cobbler with cake mix.
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Crock Pot cobbler with cake mix recipe.

*Reposts: Please note that this idea/post/recipe was originally posted to this website on July 20, 2011, but it was in great need of a refresh so it now is more user friendly/has a better printable recipe card.



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