Blueberry Dump Cake {With Cake Mix}

Quick and easy blueberry dump cake recipe (blueberry cobbler dump cake), homemade with simple ingredients. A great Summer dessert that starts off with yellow cake mix!

If you are ever short on time and need to make a delicious dessert, this is it! You just dump everything in a cake pan and bake. It’s just as popular as my Peach Dump Cake (Peach Cobbler Dump Cake) and this Crockpot Chocolate Molten Lava Cake.

Spoonful of Blueberry Dump Cake in Gray Pan

How To Make Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Spread blueberries– In a rectangular cake pan.
  2. Add sugar and spices This includes granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Mix– Until combined. 
  4. Add cake mix on top– Don’t mix it.
  5. Add butter cubes– Place them as evenly as you can.
  6. Bake– Until golden brown.
  7. Enjoy! With ice cream.

What To Serve With Dump Cake?

Ice cream– Vanilla is a classic and delicious compliment, especially a vanilla bean version.

White chocolate ganache– Use this Easy Chocolate Ganache {2 Ingredient} recipe but use high quality white chocolate chips instead.

Buttercream icing– Try this American Buttercream Frosting Recipe or even this Lemon Frosting {Lemon Buttercream}.

Whipped cream– You can use store-bought or make this Homemade Whipped Cream

Lemon curd– Drizzle or spoon this homemade Lemon Curd on top. Lemon pairs so well with blueberries.

Pudding– Serve a dollop of Homemade Vanilla Pudding, just prior to serving.

Sauces– Such as Homemade Caramel Sauce or Dulce De Leche.

Variations For Blueberry Cobbler Cake Mix

Blueberry pineapple dump cake– Replace half the blueberries with chunks of pineapple, or drained canned pineapples for a tropical flavor.

Mixed berry cobbler– Instead of just blueberries, use a combination of cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries.

Add zests– Lemon would be awesome! You could also add lime or orange zest.

Add seasonings– Such as nutmeg, allspice or cardamom for even more flavor.

Add shredded coconut– For another texture addition and a little sweetness. About 1/3 cup should be enough.

Add nuts– Such as roughly chopped pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts.

Make individual cobblers– Layer ingredients in ramekins, for individual servings.

Tips and Techniques

Use unsalted butter– Because that prevents this treat from becoming too salty. Also, don’t replace it with oil, shortening or margarine because it does not yield good results.

Brand of cake mixes– I have used these brands of cake mixes successfully: Pillsbury, Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker.

Try other flavors of cake mixes– I use a yellow cake mix but you can also use a white cake mix, butter cake mix, lemon cake mix or even spice cake mix.

Serve it warm- This is the one time I would recommend serving a cake warm because it tastes best this way and the texture is just perfect!

Fresh blueberries vs. Frozen blueberries– I highly recommend using fresh blueberries for this recipe. Frozen blueberries will release a lot of water and may make the cake “runny” and soggy.

Spread dry cake mix evenly– Because this ensures that the top cooks evenly and that each bite has cake mix in it. Do not mix the cake mix powder with the blueberries.

What size cake pan to use? 9×13 size works best.

Thinly slice the butter evenly on top– Because this helps the cake to lightly brown on top.

How do you know dump cake is done baking? It should become golden brown on top.

Easy Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake With Cake Mix Served in White Plate With Vanilla Ice Cream


Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– In a sealed container for up to 1 month.

Reheat– From thawed in the microwave or oven.

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Blueberry Dump Cake (With Cake Mix)

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Quick and easy blueberry dump cake recipe (blueberry cobbler dump cake), homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with yellow cake mix!
Yield: 8 Servings


  • 3 cups Blueberries, Fresh
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar, Or granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 box Yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup Butter, Thinly sliced


  • Spread blueberries in a rectangular cake pan (Dimensions: 13×9).
  • Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top and mix everything together. 
  • Spread dry cake mix on top. 
  • Place butter slices evenly on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden brown and firm. 
  • Serve warm with ice cream and enjoy!



Calories: 457kcal, Carbohydrates: 70g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 625mg, Potassium: 90mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 42g, Vitamin A: 560IU, Vitamin C: 5.4mg, Calcium: 156mg, Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 457
Author: Abeer Rizvi

8 comments on “Blueberry Dump Cake {With Cake Mix}”

  1. Delicious & perfect for the inexperienced baker. Thank you 5 stars

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