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Easy Blueberry Dump Cake

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3 ingredients are all that it takes to make this blueberry dump cake recipe. A yellow cake mix and canned blueberry pie filling are the stand-out flavors of this easy dump cake recipe. Great for a weeknight dessert, potluck, or summer celebration.

Blueberry dump cake sitting on a white plate.

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No matter the occasion, a classic dump cake is always a welcome dessert. Pair with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream, and serve up one decadent and affordable dessert.

This berry dump cake is a classic dessert that so many made years ago. It was quick, affordable, and as the name stands, you dump and bake. A perfect dessert for busy moms.

This blueberry dump cake recipe is

  • Made with 3 ingredients
  • Dump and bake dessert
  • Easy prep
  • Similar to a cobbler
  • Affordable
  • Perfect for any occasion

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for blueberry dump cake sitting on a white countertop.
  • Yellow or White Cake Mix
  • Blueberry Pie Filling or fresh Blueberries
  • Butter

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How to Make Dump Cake

Collage of creating blueberry dump cake.
  1. Start by preheating your oven and prepping your 9×13 pan as directed.
  2. Then you will open up your blueberry pie filling and pour it into the pan; add sugar when using fresh berry mixture and spread it out for an even layer. (Photo 1)
  3. Next, you will sprinkle the dry cake mix all over the pie filling, making sure to spread evenly. (Photo 2)
Collage of assembling blueberry dump cake.
  1. Slice your butter into thin slices and place evenly over the top of the dry cake mix. Bake as directed until golden brown on top. (Photo 3)
  2. Allow the dump cake to cool a bit before you slice and serve, as the fruit filling will be scalding. (Photo 4)
Blueberry dump cake in a white casserole.

Expert Tips and Variations To Recipe

  • Make sure that you evenly spread the pie filling, cake mix, and butter. If you do not do so, there will be places that don’t cook properly.
  • You need to use butter, not margarine, for this recipe. The margarine has oil in it, which will make the cake oily and greasy on top, which you don’t want.
  • If you do not have a yellow cake mix, swap with a white cake mix.
  • Top the cake with ice cream, whipped cream, or even fresh berries, and enjoy.

Storage

With any of your leftover blueberry cake, you will want to store it in the refrigerator. The cake will last for 4-5 days in the fridge. You can eat the leftover cake cold or warm it up in the microwave for fresh oven warmth.

Or, go the extra step and freeze any of the cake you don’t plan to eat right away. Simply store for up to 3 months in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight or warm it up straight from frozen.

Dump cake with blueberries on a white plate.

Recipe FAQs

What is a dump cake?

Dump cakes are an old-school dessert that many church gatherings would find these cakes. They were so popular because you dump in your baking pan, top them with butter, and throw them in the oven. It is similar to flavor to a cobbler.

How long do you bake dump cake?

You will want to bake your dump cake for around 30 minutes. The top will become golden and you will see the dry cake mix soaks in the butter to make it a golden crust on top.

Can I use something besides canned pie filling?

If you want reach for 4 cups fresh blueberries and 1 cup granulated sugar. Mix that together and spread in the bottom of your baking dish. This works just as good as the pie filling, but with a more homemade feel to it.

Can I swap the blueberries out for other fruit?

Go right ahead and use any fruit you would like. Just do the 2 cans of pie filling or 4 cups of fresh fruit. You could even do a berry dump cake with blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Get creative and create a dessert that fits your flavor preference.

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4.87 from 44 votes

Easy Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yields 8 Servings
Serve up this blueberry dump cake. A 3 ingredient dessert that is delicious! Blueberry pie filling topped with a yellow cake mix and baked perfectly. 

Ingredients 

Makes: 9 x 13inch rectangle2inch height

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (177 °C) degrees and prepare a 9X13 pan with nonstick spray
  • Place pie filling or fresh berry mixture in bottom of the pan in an even layer
    2 cans cans blueberry pie filling,4 cups fresh blueberries
  • Add 1 cup of sugar to the fresh berry mixture.
    1 cup sugar
  • Evenly sprinkle on cake mix
    1 box yellow or white cake mix 1 ½ sticks of butter melted
  • Top with butter
  • Bake about 30 minutes until golden and bubbly 

Notes

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired and enjoy! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 377kcal (19%) Carbohydrates: 89g (30%) Protein: 3g (6%) Fat: 2g (3%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 471mg (20%) Potassium: 88mg (3%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 60g (67%) Vitamin A: 40IU (1%) Vitamin C: 7mg (8%) Calcium: 141mg (14%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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54 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I am loving the ease of this recipe! Looks delicious and will have to make this=s fir my husband as he loves Blueberry anything!

  2. dump cakes are so easy to make – i love them when i’m short on time! Blueberry sounds sooo yummy.

  3. I have never made a dump cake and do not know why they call it that but this one looks like a cake I could make. I love blueberries and this seems easy enough to put together.

    1. 5 stars
      I’m pretty sure you can make this, Melissa; it is a pretty straightforward recipe. Thank you for coming by!

  4. This looks so delicious! I know I am a fan of delicious and easy, and seems to have both my favorite things! lol

    1. 5 stars
      It’s a straightforward and delicious dish Wren. I am also a fan of delicious, quick, and easy thank you for stopping by!

  5. Wow I didn’t know dump cake making would be so easy. This weekend will be dedicated for it. I may use strawberries though.

    1. 5 stars
      That sounds wonderful, Indrani. What’s great about this recipe is you can choose any fruit of your liking thanks for coming by!

  6. The cake mix really made our life easier! Glad I came over this. I will try out your recipe over the weekend. So excited to try it out!

  7. 5 stars
    we don’t have a huge supply of blueberries in my country but we love them because they are so healthy. I love your recipe, too, because it’s so easy. I’ll make this when I see blueberries in the store.

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Swathi, using the cake mix make this recipe so much easier and less effortless.Thank you for coming by!

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