Blueberry Dump Cake

filed under: Dessert on March 30, 2019

Blueberry Dump Cake is probably the easiest sweet treat to make of all time.  Just three total ingredients and a few effortless steps and dessert is served!  Make sure to check out my Cherry Dump Cake too!

Blueberry Dump Cake

Blueberry Dump Cake

The genius that decided to dump a bunch of dessert staples into a pan and see what happens next deserves an award.  They are my hero.  Dump cakes are a dream recipe for busy moms and dads.   For those days when just getting through the door is a chore, you can still impress the entire family with a tasty dessert that doesn’t take much effort from you.   The prep for this delicious blueberry dump cake recipe is five minutes.  I’ll say it louder, FIVE MINUTES.  No mess, no fuss, just dump it in the pan and go.

Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe

How to Make Blueberry Dump Cake

You hear me talking a lot about “your recipe is only as good as your ingredients” and most cases, that is my primary rule of thumb.  This dessert is designed for ease.  So, in this case, you won’t hear me say that.  For this Blueberry Dump Cake recipe, you need a box of white cake mix, your favorite can of blueberry pie filling, and some cold butter. Yes, there are a few ways you can make this cake fancy, but with a name like Blueberry Dump Cake, you really can’t dress it up too much.   I’ve seen a few recipes for Lemon Blueberry Dump Cakes.  For that variation, you basically exchange the white cake mix for lemon cake mix.  Lemon zest grated over the top makes this version look stunning as well!

Can you Make Crockpot Blueberry Dump Cake?

You can and you should!  It is literally the exact same recipe and instructions, except you use a crockpot instead of the skillet and an oven.  For this method, you will put the blueberry pie filling in the bottom of a greased crockpot, and then top with the cake, and then butter, and then cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.

Blueberry Dump Cake

Topping Ideas for Blueberry Dump Cake

The basic topping choices for a blueberry dump cake are whipped cream or ice cream.  Within those two categories, there are a few variations that can really take this dump cake to a whole new level.   For the ice cream, we almost always have vanilla or vanilla bean as a staple in our freezer.  The vanilla ice cream is a perfect compliment to the buttery, cakey, blueberry flavors in the dump cake.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Making your own whipped cream is probably one of the top recommendations that I will ever give you when discussing homemade desserts.  To do that, you need heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar.   Essentially, from here you just pour the whipping cream into a bowl and whip until peaks start to form.  I would recommend using a hand mixer or a stand mixer unless you are really focusing on those arm muscles.  Slowly add in the sugar and serve.  Super simple.  You can put a few other fun twists on this by adding in freshly squeezed lemon juice into the whipped cream for a citrus whipped cream.  You can do this with store-bought whipped cream too.  The same method applies here, you just add lemon juice to the pre-made version.  This is great over blueberry pancakes or blueberry waffles as well!

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Blueberry Dump Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Blueberry Dump Cake is probably the easiest sweet treat to make of all time. Just three total ingredients and a few effortless steps and dessert is served! Make sure to check out my Apple Dump Cake too!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Dump Cake
Servings: 8
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 1 box (15.25 ounce) white cake mix
  • 2 cans (21 ounce each) blueberry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large skillet or greased baking dish, add the blueberry pie filling and spread it evenly over the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the cake mix over the top, being careful to cover all of the pie filling.
  3. Slice the butter into small pads (about 16) and spread them out evenly over the top of the cake mixture.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or until the topping is golden brown and the pie filling is bubbling.

Looking for more Dump Cake Recipes?

Apple Dump Cake

Strawberry Dump Cake

Peach Dump Cake

Cherry Dump Cake

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  • Phyllis says:

    Would love to have the apple & peach version if it is different. Thanks!

  • Dan Garrett says:

    Wow, i’ve Got to try that one (Blueberry Dump Cake). I make one similar using 24OZ OF FROZEN BLUEBERRIES. I use a Gluten Free yellow cake mix instead (I have Celiac) so that would be an easy sub. Also the juice of a lemon and 8 Oz off Cream Cheese cubed on top. Like yours for the ease and sounds very tasty. Might still try adding the cubed cream cheese.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Cathy Drake says:

    Can you use fresh blueberries cooked in its own juice? Bunch in the freezer!

  • Sandy says:

    I have been making blueberry dump cake for years. I add crushed pineapple to the blueberry pie filling. Sprinkle cake mix on top and add the butter. Then I sprinkle with coconut flakes and chopped pecans. It is amazing!

  • Elizabeth Bonar says:

    Can you substitute fresh or frozen berries?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You can use frozen, but I would let them thaw first. And yes, you can use fresh, but I would make a sauce with blueberry and sugar.

  • Susie says:

    Can you make your own cake mix if so what would be a good one to use

  • S towne says:

    I use lemon cake mix with blueberry pie filling. To cut down on fat content, I moisten cake mix with just enough fat free buttermilk to spread over pie filling. I also use zest from lemon and sprinkle half on before baking and remainder after baking. Serve with low fat whipping cream. GREAT!

  • Michelle says:

    My mother made it the way another poster mentioned. She would add crushed pineapple and then on the very top, she would put flaked coconut & chopped pecan pieces. It was good that way too. Thanks for the memory of my childhood❤️😊✝️

  • Robyn says:

    The easiest dessert to make besides dumping some ice cream in a bowl and topping with your favorite sundae topping. I’ve been making this recipe for decades. Never getting a complaint…only praised!! 😁

  • Georganne Kostuck says:

    You have many terrific recipes I think I am going to try.. Thank You…They all look great and in sure they taste great also..

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Thank you Georganne!

  • Cindy says:

    What size of cake pan is best to use if you don’t have a skillet ?

  • Barbara Bellinger says:

    Love the Blueberry dump Cake!

  • Claudia says:

    Love these recipes! Thanks

  • Saundra says:

    Can I use frozen fruit?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Yes, you can. 🙂

  • Jukie says:

    I find dump cakes are far too sweet for me and I’m a sugar freak. Is there any way to make the cake topping another way?

  • Debbie says:

    I don’t mean to be rude but using box mixes and tins of fillings is hardly cooking, well ok you have a product at the end but how nutritious is it? Could you please give the recipe using ingredients that I have in the pantry. How much flour would I need? I have frozen blueberries could I use these?. In the UK we tend not to use box mixes.

  • Nancy says:

    I always used yellow cake mix and add pineapple tidbits! Yummy!

    PS: the original dump cake recipe as I was taught was cherry and pineapple with chopped pecans on top. I ditched the pecans and usually make a double batch dump cake of 1/2 and 1/2 cherry and blueberry.

  • Ana K Wetherill says:

    This was one of my Grandma’s favorite dishes for when “the world” showed up on her doorstep. Thanks for reminding me. Even my husband (who measures the H2o for mac&cheese!) can make this.Thanks for tonights dessert.

  • Gloria says:

    Why can’t yellow cake mix be used in dump cake recipes?

  • Jodie Feltmann says:

    I followed your recipe exactly but it didn’t turn out as expected. The cake mix did not cook in one hour.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Every oven is different, it may have needed more time. However, what do you mean “didn’t turn out as expected”? Was the flavor off?

  • Catherine A Perry says:

    Hi yall. Sizes—large skillet or what size baking pan, please
    Making dinner n dessert for the ladies next Wednesday.

    Thank you. Have a great blessed day All.

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Catherine! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We used a 12-inch oven-safe skillet for this recipe, but you could also use a 9×9-inch or 9×13-inch baking pan. Have a great day!

  • Kathy DeFelice says:

    For the dump cakes is the cake mix prepared as if you where baking a plan cake? Or just put in dry?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Just dry

  • Dottie hamlett says:

    I have fresh blueberries. How can I use them instead of can blueberries ? I’m 30 mins from the store & need to make for guests tonight.

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Dottie! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We have not tested this recipe using fresh blueberries, but you could try the Blueberry Cobbler recipe for a dessert using fresh blueberries. I hope this helps, and have a great day!

  • Jimmy Temu says:

    Here in NZ I don’t recall ever seeing or heard of Blueberry pie filling. But definitely look for it lol. Thanks Kia Kaha Arohanui xxx from Auckland New Zealand

  • mary says:

    how do i make this with fresh bluberries

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Mary! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. If you want to use fresh blueberries, I would recommend the Blueberry Cobbler recipe. Have a great day!

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