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Are you going to a potluck or having some friends over and you need an easy dessert? Oh and you want it to taste fancy too? Well, here is a fun little twist on a classic dump cake recipe to help you out!
 
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Step 1: You will need:

Picture of You will need:
To make your very own super delicious and amazingly awesome dessert, you will need:

9x13 (or slightly larger) baking dish
Oil or cooking spray
At least 20 ounces (up to about 40) of cherry pie filling
Vanilla extract
2 sticks butter
Mini chocolate chips
1 box light colored cake mix (yellow, white, or lemon for sure work)
Measuring spoons, butter knife, and large spoon for stirring

Optional:
Pecans or other nuts for topping (not shown in this 'ible)

Step 2: Filling

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Coat the bottom and sides of your baking dish with cooking spray or oil. I actually was so excited to make this that I forgot to do it - it does make clean up a lot easier later.

Dump in your cherry pie filling. I only used about 20 ounces of filling in this dump cake. It was tasty, and everyone liked it, but I thought it could have used a better filling-to-cake ratio.

Add about 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract, a little more or a little less to suit your taste. I wouldn't go too much less though.

Finally, add 1/3 to 1/2 cup or so of mini chocolate chips. Add the larger amount if you use more than 20 ounces of cherry pie filling. Or if you just REALLY like chocolate :)

Now stir it all up to get the vanilla and chocolate chips mixed in, and smooth it out along the bottom of your baking dish.