Blueberry Dump Cake + Video

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Blueberry dump cake is the easiest cake recipe you’ll ever make. It’s moist and delicious! Make this 4-ingredient recipe for dessert tonight!

Blueberry Dump Cake

What is dump cake?

When you need a “no-brainer” dessert recipe, look no further than dump cake. Baking this sweet treat is simpler than you could ever imagine!

Whether you make a dump cake blueberry, cherry, peach, or another flavor, the technique is always the same.

They require 3 or 4 ingredients, and 5 minutes to prep it for baking.

Making the cake looks like this:

Dump – Add pie filling, cake mix, and cubes of butter to a cake pan. Plus, fresh fruit for a little extra flavor.



ingredients for blueberry dump cake

The secret of this dessert is its convenience factor. You don’t even have to stir the ingredients together – it’s amazing!

It really is the best dessert for a busy home cook to make.

Plus, it’s a recipe that you can customize to your heart’s desire.

Dump cake can be made using any flavor of cake mix and pie filling that you like. You can even make them sugar-free!

blueberry pie filling in baking dish

Making blueberry dump cake

As mentioned above, you only need 4 ingredients to make this cake recipe. Even better, it doesn’t matter what brand or type of cake mix you use.

Gluten-free and sugar-free cake mixes and pie fillings work just as perfectly as traditional ones do.


  • Cake mix – I use white cake mix. It’s also delicious with yellow cake.
  • Blueberry pie filling
  • Butter – I prefer to use unsalted butter, but salted will work
  • Fresh blueberries – It is best not to use frozen berries unless you thaw them first. Otherwise, the excess water may cause your cake to be soggy.
dry cake mix over blueberry pie filling

Cooking tips for the perfect cake

Making a blueberry dump cake is nearly impossible to mess up. However, to guarantee the best results, here are three important tips.

  • Grease the pan. Be sure to grease the pan well with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Otherwise, you will definitely have a difficult time removing slices from the pan.
  • Preheat the oven. If the oven isn’t hot enough, the cake will not bake evenly. It’s not a happy experience, and not a tasty cake, either. Please trust me on this.
fresh blueberries and sliced butter
  • Add ingredients in the order shown in the recipe.

It may not seem like the order of ingredients should matter, but it truly does make a difference.

  1. First, spread the blueberry filling into the bottom of the pan.
  2. Next, sprinkle all of the cake mix over the filling. Be sure to cover as much of the filling as you can.
  3. Scatter the cubes of butter evenly over the surface of the cake mix.
  4. Lastly, sprinkle the fresh blueberries over the top

Science is the reason that the order matters. Heavier ingredients (like the fresh blueberries) will sink during baking.

As a result, placing them at the top ensures that you will have blueberries throughout the cake, rather than all sitting on the bottom.

blueberry dump cake cooling after bake


  • Can I make a crock pot dump cake?


Make the recipe exactly as shown below, except place everything into your crock pot instead of a pan.

To make it this way, grease the bottom and sides of the crock pot, then spread the blueberry pie filling in the bottom. Then, top with the cake mix, the butter, and then the fresh blueberries.

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.

blueberry dump cake in bowl with a scoop of ice cream
  • How should I serve it?

Blueberry dump cake is very similar to blueberry cobbler, at least in terms of texture. It’s perfectly delicious warm or cold.

I like to serve it individually in bowls, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream over the top.


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Blueberry Dump Cake + Video

Donna Elick
Blueberry dump cake is the easiest cake recipe you’ll ever make. It’s moist, and delicious! Make this 4-ingredient recipe for dessert tonight!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 12


Blueberry Dump Cake

  • 42 ounces blueberry pie filling, 2 21-ounce cans
  • 1 box white cake mix , or yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, sliced into thin pats (about 48), 1 stick
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter or spray it with nonstick baking spray.
  • Add the blueberry pie filling to the bottom of the baking dish, and using a rubber spatula, spread it evenly over the surface of the dish.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the blueberry filling, distribute evenly. Shake the pan, to make sure the cake mix is spread evenly.
  • Place pats of butter evenly over the top of the cake mix.
  • Bake the Blueberry Dump Cake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Start checking on the cake after 40 minutes.
  • Remove cake from the oven and let it just slightly cool on a cooling rack.
  • Scoop cake into bowls, top with vanilla ice cream. Serve warm.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 422cal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 372mg | Sugar: 58g | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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    1. Glad you ask that I was wondering the samething I read the recipe twice thinking I missed something but it doesn’t say when to add 2 cups of blueberries 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

    1. Hi Barbara,
      Blueberries and blueberry pie filling are quite different in consistency and moisture content. However, if you’re wanting to make the recipe with fresh fruit, you could make blueberry compote or puree and see how that works. Good luck!

      TSRI Team member,

    1. Hi Barbara,
      We haven’t tested the recipe using an angel food cake mix, but it sounds like a fantastic idea! Definitely give it a try, and please let us know how it goes.

      TSRI Team member,

  1. I have made this twice, I substituted with gluten free yellows cake mix, you would never know! It is delicious!!and so easy!!

    1. Hi Cindy,
      There is no sugar added to this recipe as the blueberry pie filling is already sweetened. Hope this helps.
      TSRI Team Member,

  2. I have a similar recipe that I have used for years. What is the temperature to preheat the oven to and how long should you bake it for?

  3. when making in crock pot. cover the pot with a couple layers of paper towels then put lid on. the towels will catch the moisture drops fron the lid and keep your cake from being soggy

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