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Blueberry Pudding Cake Recipe

Blueberry Pudding Cake Recipe

We have many acres of blueberry bushes in the area where I live. My father-in-law has a number near his house, so I have an abundant supply every year. My family loves blueberries, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This is new recipe I found and it's been very popular.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • 1. Toss the blueberries with cinnamon and lemon juice; place in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder; stir in milk and butter. Spoon over berries.
  • 2. Combine sugar and cornstarch; sprinkle over batter. Slowly pour boiling water over all. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake portion comes out clean. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 244 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Blueberry Pudding Cake

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 241298
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"I have rated this as a 4* recipe. I'd never made it before. My adjustments were using a can of raspberry pie filling since I did not have blueberries available. I'd also made adjustments using 2 tsp. lemon juice to the berry filling and adding 1/4 tsp. salt with the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and sugar). I'd baked 45 minutes, tested cake and baked 5 minutes longer. Thank you for sharing! delowenstein"

piemansmom User ID: 7733522 237103
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"My children love this cake.. I have it in the oven right now. I make mine with GF bisquick and 1/2 the sugar.. perfect every time."

RLiberty User ID: 7169427 230706
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"This is an awesome blueberry dessert - I have made it more times than I can count. I sometimes serve with homemade whipped cream instead of vanilla ice cream. I noticed some people commented their sauce was runny when using frozen blueberries - I've never had that problem - Editor's note states do not thaw the frozen blueberries to avoid discoloring the batter, but I also think that not thawing prevents the runny sauce."

VienneM User ID: 8189257 220379
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"LOVE this dessert when served with vanilla ice cream! I suggest upping the cornstarch amount to at least 2 tbsp (otherwise the sauce is very thin, not really thickened much at all- but I always use frozen blueberries, so maybe that makes the difference?)"

MrsMarine User ID: 6151405 28609
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"My sons LOVE this cake...especially served warm with vanilla ice cream. When fresh blueberries are in season, I stock up so we can make this delicious dessert year-round."

amberjcarothers User ID: 4822390 49431
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"I love this recipe :o) it is quick and easy , I like the way the cinnamon tastes with the blueberries."

manga User ID: 4211076 28608
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"After reading all the great reviews I was surprised. Mine came out runny. I'm wondering if it is because I used frozen blueberries and when they thawed that may have caused the soupy mix. Mine has a dark crust and doesn't look like the picture. I would not make this again."

terriesherrow User ID: 2533485 47639
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2012

"have made this with different fruit - always comforting"

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 61478
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"Wasn't nearly as good as I'd hoped it would be. The cake part wasn't that great, tasting more like a soggy biscuit that anything. And the blueberries had way too much cinnamon, which ruined the flavor. And the blueberries were too soupy also. No, I would not make this again."

kritterkim User ID: 6774628 82018
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"I LOVE this! So simple, easy to make, and it tastes delicious! I bring this to family events and it disappears fast. I haven't tried it yet with other fruit/berries, but it might taste amazing with peaches."

JRocandJordysMom User ID: 6770211 53464
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"I have made this cake 6 times. I follow the recipe exactly and it always turns out great. I get many compliments on it."

faith7025 User ID: 1149408 17428
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times and we do enjoy it, but I have learned to cut back on the sugar. It is way to sweet for our tastes as-is. I cut the sugar to about 1/2 c. in the cake and 1/2 c. in the topping. We also enjoy it with blackberries or chopped peaches mixed in."

MaryWeil User ID: 6750159 28844
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"I found this recipe years ago in a newspaper while visiting an Aunt in Michigan. I've been making it ever since and always gets rave reviews! Really good with a mix of blueberries and raspberries."

IslandWife User ID: 6007790 47547
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"Very yummy and easy."

MissCarole User ID: 6573058 49430
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"I used 3 kinds of berries, black, raspberry and blue... omitted the cinnamon and added 1 tsp of vanilla....served with vanilla ice cream. I too did use 3 cups of berries so they covered the bottom of the square dish. Delish...a favorite of mine for sure."

aprilid User ID: 897319 17416
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"This is my go-to recipe when I want a fast and delicious dessert. I have made it with a variety of fruit combinations and it is always a hit. My family calls it "cobbler pie" and there are always smiles when they see I've made one for dessert! Works great with fresh or frozen fruit, too!"

Denise McMillan User ID: 1120045 61477
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"I put extra berries and more cornstarch. I also only used 2/3 cup water."

cwbuff User ID: 441425 51617
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"Easy and tasty! However, I found it a little too runny. Next time I make it I'm going to decrease the boiling water to 1/2 cup instead of a full cup and see how it turns out. I used fresh blueberries - I just love them in any recipe. Maybe I'll try 3 cups of them instead of 2."

coupons572 User ID: 2904915 28600
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"A clear winner. So simple and got rave reviews from family. "Yummy!" my Dad said! Used frozen blueberries, unthawed. I could use any pie fruit I think. Maybe will try strawberries next."

Ninjamom User ID: 5763797 82015
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"I am shocked that so many people like this recipe! I am a sugar addict, but this is the most disgusting dessert I have ever eaten! I kept checking the recipe to see if I was reading it wrong. Yes, that is almost a whole cup of sugar in the topping alone, not including another 3/4 cup you add before that!! I love sugar, but this was horrible! It would be better with a lot less sugar. My teeth are actually screaming out in pain!! My 3 boys wouldn't even touch this!!"

25kevin User ID: 2113564 52706
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"Ive made this several times using a combination of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries or just two types of berries. Great recipe with ice cream!"

momtutu User ID: 2124680 52695
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"This recipe is absolutely delicious! I would not change a thing! I use the same large mixing bowl for each step!"

Bcooks User ID: 5204614 51616
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2010

"Super easy recipe. If you eat it while its still warm, the bluberry pudding is thin and awesome spooned over ice cream. We put leftovers in the fridge and its pretty much exactly like blueberry pudding when its chilled. Either way, it was great and I will be making this again!"

Kelli Pritts User ID: 3852037 28584
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"So yummy and very easy. My whole family loved it!"

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 46782
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"This is much too sweet for us. The blueberries at the bottom were runny. I wonder if there shouldn't be some flour added to the blueberry/cinnamon/lemon juice mixture. I will not be making this again."

Happy Razel User ID: 837897 28843
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"Excellent, I recieved this recipe from my sister many years ago. I make a Rhubarb version also that needed some modifying that is in demand at our home."

minnesotaquilter User ID: 2892771 51610
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"Easy and delicious!"

tgbvmb User ID: 1390093 22159
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"This is soooooooo good!!! For the reviewer concerned about the water making it soggy: no, the cake is cakey, and the water cooks through to the bottom, making the blueberry pudding layer."

fozsbear User ID: 875329 49429
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"I have used this recipe many times since it was published years ago. I look forward to freash blueberries just so I can make this cake."

PJFrahm User ID: 2700256 49427
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2009

"Could I possibly use Raspberries in thsi recipe?? I have raspberries bushes and pick them until I can't pick anymore and then freeze them. I normally just use them all for canning jam and eat some in the process over ice cream or in my cereal. Any ideas?"

sauregurke User ID: 526415 47480
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

" Question: the water does not make everything soggy???"

bket User ID: 1284969 202717
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"This has been a favorite at our house since it came out in your magazine several years ago. It's perfect. Don't change a thing.....except maybe to double the recipe because it won't last long!"

kristasamson User ID: 1750616 61471
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2009

"Very tasty! The kids and I enjoyed it with a dollop of cool whip on top!"

Coffee_Cup User ID: 4256492 47478
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

"This was fantabulous. Didn't last long around here."

cocoafevr User ID: 3180149 51609
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"this tasted great and you wouldnt even know it was lighter!"

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 82014
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2008

"If you have ever had hot fudge cake, this is the same idea for us fruit lovers. I decreased the sugar to 1/2 c. in the cake and didn't miss it at all."

bket User ID: 1284969 23859
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2008

"This is my most requested dessert recipe ever.....and I am always making desserts. Easy and delicious!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.