Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe

Make this Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe for a seriously easy dessert that is sure to wow your friends and family. Just dump the ingredients and bake- you don’t even have to stir!

Blueberry dump cake with a spoon in the pan holding a scoop.

This recipe is part of my Dump it ’til it’s hot series of dump recipes. It’s all about making delicious food with minimal prep, no pre-cooking, the ability to freeze for a good make-ahead meal. And trust me when I say, easy never tasted so good!

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Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe

This is another hack from my Grandma’s cherry dump cake, which I’m sure I’ll share someday. Blueberry seemed super appropriate considering the season and the overall deliciousness factor (which is off the charts, by the way!).

A layer of blueberry pie filling brings that berry deliciousness we all know and love (and the lemon zest adds a subtle zing!). Walnuts add a great crunch and the butter melts into the cake mix, creating a crust that gives this a texture similar to that of a cobbler. Basically, the perfect fruit dessert!

A plate with some blueberry dum cake on it.

 

Tips for making a dump cake

  • Spray the pan with cooking spray to help avoid sticking.
  • Be sure to layer everything evenly in the pan.
  • Do NOT stir the ingredients- keep them layered. Trust me.
  • Cut your butter into quarters and then cut the quarters into thirds. Line those thirds up evenly over the top of the cake mix and nuts.  The butter melts into the cake mix to help give it a more cake-like texture.
  • Check the cake once or twice during cooking and if the top is getting too dark, cover with foil.

An overhead image of this blueberry dump cake recipes before it's been cut into.

Can I use fresh blueberries?

This recipe is designed to use canned blueberry pie filling because the syrup benefits the texture of the dessert.

How long does this dump cake last?

3-4 days covered on your counter.

Can you make dump cake ahead?

You can make it a day in advance. Make sure you let it cool completely before covering so that it doesn’t get soggy on top.

Do you refrigerate dump cakes?

You don’t have to but if you like it served cold, you can refrigerate it.

Can you freeze dump cake?

This is not a recipe that is freezer friendly.

What goes with dump cake?

You can totally add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and most desserts taste great with a nice cup of coffee.

A close up image blueberry dump cake on a plate.

Ingredients for blueberry dump cake

  • Cooking spray
  • Canned blueberry pie filling
  • Lemon zest
  • Vanilla cake mix
  • Walnuts
  • Butter

How to make dump cake

  1. Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Spread the blueberry pie filling in an even layer along the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle lemon zest onto the blueberry pie filling.
  4. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the blueberry pie filling.
  5. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the cake mix.
  6. Place the pats of butter evenly over the cake mix layer.
  7. Bake for an hour.
  8. Cool and serve!

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

Make this Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe for a seriously easy dessert that is sure to wow your friends and family. Just dump the ingredients and bake- you don't even have to stir!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dump cake recipe
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 20 ounce cans blueberry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (1 large lemon)
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 stick butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degreed and grease a 9" x 13" baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Spread the blueberry pie filling in an even layer along the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle lemon zest onto the blueberry pie filling.
  4. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the blueberry pie filling.
  5. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the cake mix.
  6. Place the pats of butter evenly over the cake mix layer.
  7. Bake for an hour, checking on it once or twice to make sure it's not getting too dark on top (if it is, cover it with foil- I didn't run into this issue).

  8. Cool and serve.

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