This Chocolate Mint Oreo Dump Cake is one of the tastiest and easiest cakes you’ll ever make. Featuring Oreos and Chocolate Mint M&Ms, this dump cake is a delicious dessert for any occasion.
Dump cake is king when it comes to easy baked goods. After all, this method of baking a cake comes by its name honestly. You just dump everything in.
What that means for you is a delicious sweet treat that satisfies everyone and takes next to no time to make. This Oreo dump cake is no different. It’s super delicious and super easy.
Where Does Dump Cake Come From
The dump cake is a very new kid on the block relatively speaking. Humans have been baking for centuries, but the dump cake came along in 1980.
The very first reference to this type of cake occurred in a Duncan Hines holiday baking brochure. It was a basic recipe using a can of crushed pineapple, a can of cherry pie filling, a box of yellow cake mix, and sliced butter.
It must have been a great recipe because fast forward to today, and you can find a bazillion dump cake recipes all over the internet.
Easy Dump Cake Recipes
chocolate dump cake
Not only is it the easiest recipe that you literally just dump in your baking dish but it is crazy good. You can make hundreds, no make that thousands if not more of different flavors. Making this one mighty fine dessert. Quick delicious and always a favorite.
The only problem with making dump cakes is that they are addicting! Addicting to make and eating the too. We always make our simple chocolate dump cake when we want a gooey easy dessert. I mean it goes with everything an seems to be a hit with everyone.
You can add whipped cream, cool whip and some chocolate syrup. Add a few chocolate chips or other candies on top if you like too. Chocolate dump cake is always a go to dessert.
Dump Cake vs. Cobbler
Many people confuse dump cakes with cobbler, and it’s easy to see why. Both of these baking methods involve pouring ingredients into a baking dish and letting them meld as they cook in the oven.
They are different, however. Cobblers consist of a sweet or savory filling poured into a baking dish and then topped with a batter, biscuit, or dumpling before baking.
On the other hand, dump cakes don’t have a separate batter prepared and poured on top. There’s no stirring involved and no secondary topping. All of the ingredients are literally dumped into the baking dish.
Chocolate Mint Oreo Dump Cake
This chocolate mint Oreo dump cake is perfect for any holiday, but this version is one I cooked up for St. Patrick’s Day. Chocolate and mint are always winners for any occasion, and the colors of the Mint M&Ms are perfect for St. Patty’s day.
It’s an incredibly easy recipe that will save you a ton of time, allowing you to spend more time with the family during your get-together and less time in the kitchen.
You only need a handful of ingredients to make this delicious chocolate mint dump cake. All of them are basic dessert fare, and you can find them all at your local grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need to make your chocolate mint Oreo dump cake:
- Mint Oreos
- Eagle-Brand or other sweetened condensed milk
- Cool Whip or another whipped topping
- Fun-fetti cake mix
- Chocolate Mint M&Ms
- Vanilla ice cream
That’s it. It only takes a few ingredients to create this absolutely delicious, incredibly easy cake.
Making the Cake
If you think the ingredient list is easy, just wait until you read how to make this recipe. It’s so easy anyone can do it. In fact, it’s the perfect recipe for getting kids into the kitchen with you. True to its name, this dump cake is just, well, dumped into the pan.
These are the highlights. For the full rundown, see the recipe below.
- Line baking dish with Oreos.
- Pour sweetened condensed milk over the Oreos.
- Spread Cool Whip over the entire thing.
- Spread cake mix over the top.
- Place cut-up butter on top.
- Sprinkle with M&Ms
That’s all there is to it. It’s literally the easiest dessert recipe anyone will ever make. Ever.
IMPORTANT! DO NOT make the cake mix according to the directions on the box! You will not have a good result.
Not only is this chocolate mint Oreo dump cake delicious and easy, but it’s also incredibly versatile. This particular recipe is geared toward St. Patrick’s Day, but you can tweak it just a touch to make it perfect for any holiday. Using different cake mixes and Oreo flavors, you can create a super easy, super delicious dish for any occasion.
- Christmas: Use white cake mix with peppermint Oreos and red and green M&Ms.
- Valentine’s Day: Use red velvet cake, traditional Oreos or birthday cake Oreos, and Valentine’s M&Ms.
- Easter: Use a carrot cake with carrot cake Oreos or birthday cake Oreos and Easter M&Ms.
- Random Weekday Dessert: Just throw in something and see what happens. You literally cannot go wrong.
Serving Chocolate Mint Oreo Dump Cake
Serving up this delicious cake is as easy as making it. The best way to serve this dump cake is warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. It’s sooooo good. That’s it. It’s such a delicious recipe, you don’t need a bunch of bells and whistles to make it amazing.
Storing the Cake
Let me start by saying that this dump cake needs to be refrigerated. Unlike dump cakes made with just fruit and cake mix, this dump cake uses whipped topping and sweetened, condensed milk, both of which need to be refrigerated. This is not the cake to keep on the counter.
This chocolate mint Oreo dump cake will stay good for about three days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to three months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.
Reheating the Cake
Oreo dump cake can be served hot or cold. It’s delicious both ways. Of course, the easiest way to eat the leftovers is right out of the fridge, but if you prefer a warm cake, it’s an easy process.
To reheat your cake, simply place it in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it’s as warm as you like. Use 30-second increments so you don’t overheat it to the point of actually adding on cooking time. You don’t want a tough cake!
Dump Cake Tips
A dump cake is so easy, there are no tips. Seriously, you cannot go wrong. The only tip we can offer for making this dump cake is not to sweat it and have fun. Just dump in the ingredients and spread in the layers called for, and you’ll have a delicious cake in no time flat.
Try This Chocolate Mint Oreo Dump Cake for Yourself
It doesn’t get easier than this chocolate mint Oreo dump cake. It only takes a few minutes of layering (or dumping) and some baking, and you’ll have a delicious cake that everyone loves.
This cake is so good, and it’s so easy to make, you literally just put everything in the dish, bake it and you’re done. The flavors melt together, and it’s just wonderful!
Its just a few ingredients, and you can have it in the oven in minutes. Put this one in your favorites, because everyone will love it, and you’ll want to make it again and again!.
If you’ve been looking for an easy-to-make dessert for any occasion, then you’ve found it with this dump cake. Give it a try. It’s so easy, so good, and so versatile, there’s no reason not to!
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Chocolate Mint Oreo Dump Cake
- 1 package of Mint Oreo's
- 1 can of Eagle-brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 12 ounces tub of Cool Whip
- 1 box of Funfetti cake mix
- 1 1/2 sticks of butter
- 1 package of Chocolate Mint M and M's
- Vanilla ice cream to top
- Line the bottom of a 9 X 13 dish with Oreo's.
- Pour the Eagle-brand Milk over the Oreo's.
- Spread the Cool Whip on top of the Milk and Oreo's. Spread the Cake mix on top of the Cool Whip.
- Cut the butter into small squares, and lay the squares on top of cake mix.
- Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the M and M's on top of the butter. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven to a wire rack to cool.
- Scoop out servings, top with Ice cream and serve. Enjoy!