How to Make the Easiest Blueberry Dump Cake Ever

If you're searching for an easy, tasty dessert, look no further. Behold the blueberry dump cake!

Recipes that are ready in minutes and require minimal bowls, ingredients and tools (like these one-bowl baking recipes) are utterly satisfying. Take dump cakes, for example. All you have to do is dump the ingredients into a pan, give it a good stir and bake.

This quick dessert can be lovingly shared with others or guiltlessly enjoyed by yourself. Blueberries have tons of health and beauty benefits, after all. This recipe features both canned and fresh blueberries, plus a hint of almond.

Easy Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe


  • 1 can (21 ounces) blueberry pie filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (16-1/2 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • Whipped cream, optional


Step 1: Mix and start dumping

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix pie filling and almond extract together in a bowl, and spread into a greased 11×7-in. baking dish. Stir together blueberries and brown sugar and sprinkle over the pie filling. Next comes the cake mix: Sprinkle it evenly over the fruit and drizzle with butter.

Step 2: Bake and serve

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Bake until golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. Cool the cake on a wire rack. If desired, serve dolloped with homemade whipped cream and additional fresh blueberries.

Tips for Making Blueberry Dump Cake

Does blueberry dump cake need to be refrigerated?

Store this dump cake recipe in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. You can also freeze dump cake; just make it ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Fully defrost it in the fridge before popping back into the oven at 350° to heat it back up.

Can you make this cake with fresh blueberries instead of pie filling?

The good news: You’re already using fresh berries in this recipe. But for the first layer, it’s best to stick to canned filling because it provides the moisture and sweetness needed for the dump cake to come together. Otherwise, there won’t be enough liquid and the cake mix would be too dry.

If you want to take the extra step of using fresh berries in the first layer, consider making a filling similar to this contest-winning blueberry pie. It will take a little more effort but will have the moisture needed and yield the same delicious result.

What flavors can you add to blueberry dump cake?

Lemon is always a good match for blueberries. You can use a lemon extract instead of almond in the pie filling, or add zest to the fresh blueberry layer.  Orange is another good flavor pairing for the berries; swap in orange extract for the almond for a citrusy twist.

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Ceara “Kiwi” Milligan is a professional marketing strategist and copywriter who is proud to call Milwaukee home. She loves baking, cooking, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing and hosting trivia, watching college basketball (Go Marquette!), telling lame jokes, and petting every dog that crosses her path.
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