In West Virginia, blackberries used to grow wild near our neighborhood. My Grammy would make me this recipe after we would go berry-picking. This recipe is also good with blueberries and raspberries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place the cake mix into a mixing bowl, and work in the butter until the cake mix resembles corn meal. Spread the berries into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish, and sprinkle evenly with the crumb topping.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the berries are tender, and the crumb topping is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

539 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 74.2g; fat 25.7g; cholesterol 42.4mg; sodium 675.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
I used this recipe with wild blackberries and doubled the quantity and then I also put in an egg with a little milk to make the cake mix creamy and I then took spoonfuls and put over the blackberries. Results were awsome! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2012
It's a no go by itself too sweet...even with black coffee. Every bite I took something was missing. For instance either a cream cheese mixture and a graham cracker crust or a moist white cake with veins of sugar/cinnamon. I made the recipe as is without tweaking it. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
I used this recipe with wild blackberries and doubled the quantity and then I also put in an egg with a little milk to make the cake mix creamy and I then took spoonfuls and put over the blackberries. Results were awsome! Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2011
Anytime you have less than four ingredients, it's at least worth trying. I did this the traditional 'dump cake' way and didn't bother mixing up the butter with the cake mix. I just sprinkled the box of mix on top of the berries and then poured the melted butter on top. Turned out perfect. I did cook it a bit longer than recommended to get more juice from the berries. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2011
Delicious and very easy! I used fresh frozen berries I had picked last summer. Actually used 4 cups and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2011
Loved this! I used a lemon cake mix because that's what I had here but the lemon added to it I think. Super easy and very tasty! Will definitely make again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2011
Delicious and VERY easy. I saw other recipes that called for a lot of sugar but that wasn't necessary with the cake mix. My husband brought some blackberries home from the farmer's market so I whipped this up and served it hot with vanilla ice cream. Wow! Thanks so much for the recipe! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
This was so easy! I only made a couple changes. I used 1 1/2 (16 oz) bags of mixed berries and added 1/2 tsp almond extract to the cake/butter mixture. Came out delicious! Will make it again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2011
I used real butter with a reduced sugar cake mix. Had to bake approx. 45 minutes. Was excellent! Also used around 6 cups of blackberries. Had a thick layer of blackberries in a 9x13 pan. Wouldn't use less! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2011
I make a peach cobler exactly like this. Using blackberries was very delicious. I did the same dump method as mentioned by another viewer except I added 3/4 of a bottle of cream soda on top of the berries. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2011
I used German Chocolate Cake and it was GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2012
It's a no go by itself too sweet...even with black coffee. Every bite I took something was missing. For instance either a cream cheese mixture and a graham cracker crust or a moist white cake with veins of sugar/cinnamon. I made the recipe as is without tweaking it. Read More
(2)
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