Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe has only 3 ingredients for a quick and easy dessert. Lots of blueberries make this recipe special and it’s a great Summer time dessert. We love it with vanilla ice cream.

Blueberry Dump Cake in a baking dish
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This Blueberry Dump Cake is the perfect cake to make when you don’t have much time.

You won’t believe it only calls for 3 simple ingredients because it tastes amazing. All you have to do is toss in the pan and go. Check out all our Easy Dump Cake Recipes.

If you love Blueberries, try our Apple Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Coffee Cake and more Easy Blueberry Desserts Recipes.

What is a Dump Cake?

A dump cake is exactly how it sounds. You dump the dry ingredients and wet ingredients into the baking pan and bake.

No mixing bowls are needed. Add the Blueberry Pie Filling to the bottom of the baking dish and then top with the cake mix and butter.

No mixing is required before baking. Once it is finish baking, then you dish a serving in a bowl and top with ice cream or whipped cream. It is just that easy. It is like eating blueberry cobbler.

Ingredients

Blueberry Dump Cake Ingredients - white cake mix, blueberry pie filling, butter
  • White Cake Mix
  • Blueberry Pie Filling
  • Stick of Butter 

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variation Ideas

  • Use different flavor of cake mix – Try yellow cake mix instead of white cake mix. Chocolate cake is also tasty. We have tried lemon cake mix and it turned out so good. You can squeeze lemon juice on the cake mix.
  • Try other Pie Fillings – Use other pie fruit fillings such as apple, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry and cherry pie filling.
  • Adding in Nuts is a family favorite – Add nuts to the mix before baking for even more flavor!
  • Fresh Pineapple – Mixing in some fresh pineapples adds a tropical flavor to this blueberry dump cake.
  • Shredded Coconut – If you are a fan of coconut, add some to the mix.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Prepare Oven – Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • Step 2 – Add the Blueberry Pie Filling layer – In a baking dish spray cooking spray and add the blueberry pie filling. Spread it evenly over the bottom of the pan.
Pouring the blueberry pie filling in the baking dish
  • Step 3 – Top with Cake Mix Layer – Sprinkle the cake mix over the top, being careful to cover all of the pie filling.
Topping the pie filling with the cake mix
  • Step 4 – Add the Slice Butter Layer – Slice the butter into small pads (about 16) and spread them out evenly over the top of the cake mixture.
Topping the cake mix with the slice of butter
  • Step 5 – Bake Dump Cake – Bake for 1 hour in a 9 x 13 inch pan or until the topping is golden brown and the pie filling is bubbling.
  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Allow the Blueberry Dump Cake to sit for 15 minutes before serving. It is so delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Yum.

Recipe Tips

  • Butter – We recommend using cold butter. Slice butter thinly onto the layered cake mix. Make sure to cover the entire cake with the butter slices. When the butter begins to melt, the cake mix begins to cook to create an amazing crust.
  • Sugar – When making this cake, there is no need to add any additional sugar. If you want it sweeter, you can add a little to the top of the blueberry pie filling.
  • Blueberries – You can use fresh blueberries if you prefer. You will probably need about 4 cups of fresh blueberries. If you do use frozen, rinse and drain before adding to the baking dish.

Topping Ideas:

  • Ice cream – Vanilla is delicious but feel free to try different ice cream flavors.
  • Whipped cream – You can also make Homemade Whipped Cream.
  • Caramel or Chocolate sauce. Drizzle all over the top. It is so good.
  • Top with nuts –  Chopped pecans or walnuts are great.
  • We have also made a crumble topping with brown sugar, chopped pecans and butter to put on top. This is totally optional but really delicious if you have a few extra minutes.
Blueberry dump cake topped with vanilla ice cream in a bowl

How do you know when Dump Cake is done?

Dump cakes do not contain any raw eggs. All the ingredients are cooked so you are basically heating everything up. The butter melts and mixed with the dry cake mix to make the perfect crust.

I usually check the dump cake around 40 minutes and you want your crust to be a golden brown. I like my crust to be very crispy so I tend to cook a little longer.

Blueberry dump cake in a baking dish

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

We recommend refrigerating the leftovers. Wrap dump cake pan in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Refrigerating the leftovers will allow the dump cake to last a longer.
Since we like this Blueberry Dump Cake Warm, we will heat it in the microwave and top with ice cream. You can also reheat in the oven at a temperature of 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Can you Freeze Blueberry Dump Cake?

Yes, you can freeze blueberry dump cake. Dump cakes can served warm or cold. We prefer them warm but serve how your family enjoys it.
If you plan on freezing the leftovers, place in a freezer safe container. It will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

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Blueberry Dump Cake

4.70 from 13 votes
Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe has just 3 ingredients for a quick and easy dessert. Lots of blueberries make this recipe tasty and it's a great cake.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 567

Ingredients

  • 1 box 15.25 ounce white cake mix
  • 2 cans 21 ounce each blueberry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup butter cold

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a 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.
  • Slice the butter into small pads (about 16) and spread them out evenly over the top of the cake mixture.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until the topping is golden brown and the pie filling is bubbling.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 567kcal, Carbohydrates 110g, Protein 3g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 3g, Sodium 539mg, Potassium 202mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 79g, Vitamin A 540IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 157mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. I admit to having a sweet tooth 🙂 I am also a diabetic. Is there a way to make these dump cakes with less sugar ? Thanks, Joann