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 in 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!

Blueberry Dump Cake on a Fork

4.89 from 9 votes
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
  • 1 box (15.25 ounce) white cake mix
  • 2 cans (21 ounce each) blueberry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
  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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  • Bernie says:

    Do you prepare the cake mix ? Like you are making a cake or just dump the box in ?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Bernie! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Simply sprinkle the cake mix over the top of the blueberry pie filling (you do not make the cake). Have a great day!

  • Fay says:

    I made this tonight – it was delicious still warm from the oven, but only got better as it sat out a little more. The cake mix was more moist. I used lemon cake mix because I love a good blueberry/lemon combo. Honestly, I think the vanilla cake mix would be better to temper the sweetness. Definitely making this again and will play around with the components! Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Ban says:

    Hi am ban hawazen really i like your recipes thank you very much for amazing dishes good luck and happy new year for you

  • Harriet Cooper says:

    Love receiving your recipes! Can I use fresh blueberries and cook them with a little sugar and then add the cake mix/butter?

  • Barbara McMullen says:

    Instead of using butter, can I use Sprite to pour over the powdered cake mix?

  • Sandi says:

    What size baking dish is best for this recipe? Thanks

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Sandi! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We used a 12-inch oven-safe skillet. You could also get by with a 9×13-inch or 9×9-inch baking dish. Have a wonderful day!

  • Amy says:

    For the blueberry dump cake do you use salted or unsalted butter?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Either works, but I used unsalted.

  • Pamela Stack says:

    I have a question can I use fresh blueberry in this recipe for this dump cake

  • Sherry says:

    Can I use a 9×13 pan?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Sherry! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, you could use a 9×13-inch baking dish. Have a great day!