Blueberry Dump Cake

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Sweet and tangy blueberries burst with fresh flavor beneath the tender crumb of golden cake in this delightful Blueberry Dump Cake.

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Blueberry Dump Cake

As a lover of blueberry desserts, I appreciate what lemon does for this berry. The tart bite of lemon melds with the overwhelming sweetness of blueberries, and both flavors are improved. Lemon takes a heavy dessert and lightens it.

I used a yellow cake mix to make this blueberry dump cake recipe, but it would also work with white, vanilla, or lemon mixes. I’m thinking I’ll try lemon next time I make it and play up that hint of lemon with the berries.

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What is Dump Cake

If you find yourself wondering, “What is a dump cake?” I’ve got the answer. Classic dump cake recipes get their name from the method of preparation. You literally just dump the ingredients into a baking dish.

The fruits or fruit fillings are poured into the bottom of a baking dish, then the dry cake mix is sprinkled all over it. Dabs of butter or melted butter are placed or poured over the cake mix.

fresh blueberries have been placed in the baking dish for the blueberry dump cake.

Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

the blueberry filling has been added to a white rectangle baking dish, ready to be topped and baked in the oven.

Start by preheating the oven to 350° F. While that heats, grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter. Pour the pie filling into the baking dish, then add the fresh berries and lemon juice. Stir to combine.

Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the blueberry mixture in an even layer. Then, carefully pour the melted butter over the cake mix. Try to cover it completely.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the cake is golden brown, the top has set, and the filling is bubbling up around the edges. Scoop the warm cake into bowls and top with ice cream.

a vertically aligned photo of a corner of the white baking dish with a serving removed to show the blueberry filling and cakey topping of this baked good.

Easy Dump Cake Recipes

Looking for more easy dump cake recipes?

Pumpkin Crunch Cake tastes like a pumpkin pie with a crunchy pecan streusel layer on top – and best of all, it’s easily made with a box of yellow cake mix.

Made with a yellow cake mix and strawberry Jell-O for a delicious spring dessert, Rhubarb Dump Cake only requires 6 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time.

With a sweet, buttery, crispy, cake-like topping and a filling of sweet, warm berries, this Blueberry Cobbler is dessert perfection with a scoop of ice cream on top.

a horizontally aligned photo of an oblong dish with a serving of blueberry dump cake in it, topped with vanilla ice cream, on a wooden tabletop.

Fresh Blueberry Frosting is a light and creamy frosting, whipped into fluffy blueberry loveliness. A dollop of this frosting is sweet heaven on a cupcake. On a spoon, on a cracker, or on an actual cake this blueberry buttercream frosting is irresistible.

Blueberry Crunch is the perfect dessert whether you choose to serve it warm with cold ice cream or cooled and cut into bars. It’s a basic berry crisp, but a little crunchier with two layers of irresistible crisp topping.

This Lemon Blueberry Bread is soft, moist, and generously filled with blueberries and bright lemon flavor. This is a quick and easy bread recipe everyone will love.

a vertically aligned photo of a corner of the white baking dish with a serving removed to show the blueberry filling and cakey topping of this baked good.

Blueberry Dump Cake

Sweet and tangy blueberries burst with fresh flavor beneath the tender crumb of golden cake in this delightful Blueberry Dump Cake.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • cups Blueberry Pie Filling or a 21-ounce can of store-bought pie filling
  • 18 ounces fresh blueberries about 3 cups
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice about 1 large lemon
  • 1 box white, yellow, vanilla, or lemon cake mix approximately 15 ounces
  • ¾ cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter. Pour the pie filling in the baking dish along with the fresh berries and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the blueberry mixture in an even layer. Carefully pour the melted butter over the cake mix, try to cover it completely.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the cake is golden brown, the top has set, and the filling is bubbling. Scoop the warm cake into bowls and top with ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal · Carbohydrates: 66g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 13g · Saturated Fat: 8g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 3g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 31mg · Sodium: 412mg · Potassium: 123mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 44g · Vitamin A: 390IU · Vitamin C: 6mg · Calcium: 112mg · Iron: 1mg
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