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Cherry Amaretto Dump Cake with Chocolate Chips


John Setzler
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I have seen quite a few of these dump cakes made since the inception of the Kamado Guru website.  I went back and had a look at DerHusker's Cherry Pineapple dump cake and decided to give it a go on my own.  These are really super simple to make but I decided to change up the flavor profile a bit and used just cherries for the fruit and added some Amaretto to build that wonderful flavor profile.  The dark chocolate chips really kicked this over the top!

 

Recipe: Kamado Joe Cherry Amaretto Dump Cake
 
Ingredients:
 
2 cans of cherry pie filling
1/4 cup Amaretto
1 boxed white cake mix
1/2 cup chocolate chips
4 ounces (1 stick) of butter cut into 1 tablespoon slices
 
Directions:
 
Preheat your grill to 325-350°F and set up for indirect cooking.
 
In a mixing bowl, combine your cherry pie filling and amaretto.  Grease a 5-quart dutch oven and add the cherry and amaretto mixture to the pan.  Dump on the entire contents of the boxed white cake mix and spread evenly on top of the cherries.  Sprinkle on 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.  Place the butter slices on top.  Put the lid on the dutch oven and place on the grill for 30-40 minutes.  
 
Let cool just a bit and serve!
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Looks great! I would be tempted to take the lid off for a short period at the end to brown the top. Is this a bad idea? Meaning, do you think there would be negative consequences?

 

I don't know if there would be a negative aspect to it but it's not going to brown much at 325-350 degrees... it might though...

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