Blueberry Dump Cake
By definition, dump cakes are simple and fuss-free to make. Try this recipe using fresh blueberries and cake mix for a dessert everyone will love.
By definition, dump cakes are simple and fuss-free to make. Try this recipe using fresh blueberries and cake mix for a dessert everyone will love.
I gave this four stars because I do not agree with the melted butter idea. If you cut the butter in slices and evenly place them over the topping, then it will not dry out as other reviewers have complained. Delicious recipe, can be halved easily for those of us with smaller numbers to feed.Read More
I don't like to leave bad reviews on recipes, but in this case I feel I must. I followed this recipe to the letter..the only change I made wasn't in ingredients but I used a bundt pan instead of a 9" by 11" pan. I baked it longer than stated and it still was like batter in some areas and dry cake mix in others. I just wouldn't and can't recomend this to anyone, sorryRead More
I gave this four stars because I do not agree with the melted butter idea. If you cut the butter in slices and evenly place them over the topping, then it will not dry out as other reviewers have complained. Delicious recipe, can be halved easily for those of us with smaller numbers to feed.
This is AWESOME. As for the reviewer who said it didn't turn out b/c she used a bundt pan...it's not a "normal" cake, it's a dump cake...it doesn't form into a "bundt" shape. It's supposed to be dry in some areas b/c you scoop it out and serve it with ice cream, YUM!!
Very. very tastey. Here are the changes that I made with the recipe...I didn't have a yellow cake mix so I used a lemon cake mix. Many blueberry recipes include lemon juice, so I figured this would be alright. It tasted fabulous! I can't imagine it without the lemon cake mix. Also, several of the reviews on this recipe complained about the topping so instead of melting the butter, I used my food processor and cut cold butter into the mix. That way it would be evenly distributed. Instead of a 9x13 pan, I used 2 glass pie plates and divided the ingredients equally.
I don't like to leave bad reviews on recipes, but in this case I feel I must. I followed this recipe to the letter..the only change I made wasn't in ingredients but I used a bundt pan instead of a 9" by 11" pan. I baked it longer than stated and it still was like batter in some areas and dry cake mix in others. I just wouldn't and can't recomend this to anyone, sorry
Very good and simple to make! I used frozen blueberries, a cup of melted butter (instead of 1/2 cup) and baked it for about 50 minutes. It turned out very good!
This is one of those things that makes you go "MMMMM..." We had been berry picking this past weekend and I used fresh blackberries. It is really good. Did I mention how good it is? I used a Duncan Hines Golden Butter cake mix, added cinnamon and sugar and 1 cup of oats. (Sprinkled on the top of the berries, before the cake mix) I also increased the butter to 1 cup. Would be good with other fruits too. A definite winner.
What a waste of my good blueberries! I followed the recipe exactly, and ended up with dry cake mix on top with clumps where the butter had pooled. I mixed it all up and put it back in the oven to see if I could salvage it, and ended up with a big pile of overly sweet blueberry mush. Oh well, maybe it's all in what brand of cake mix you use, but I'll never try this again.
This is the easiest dessert in the world. Always gets great reviews. I do the cake part differently. In a seperate bowl cut one stick of butter into the cake mix with pastry cutter until crubmly. Then sprinkle this mix over the fruit. Never a clumping or dry problem. Can also sub for fruit: one large can of pie filling (blueberry or cherry are our favs) mixed with one large undrained can crushed pineapple. DO NOT make in bundt pan as one person tried!!!
This dish was delish! Warm with vanilla ice cream. It was a grand slam with my husband! I used a Pillsbury french vanilla cake mix instead of the yellow cake mix, because that's what I had in the house. Now that is my topping of choice. I also used an extra 1/2 stick of butter to cover the dry spots. Next time I make it, I think I'll throw in some raspberries in addition to the blueberries!
I've been on a blueberry kick. I was going to make muffins or cake but when I searched this recipe came up first. Glad it did. WOW is this good. I omitted the cinamin though and used a larger cake mix and more blueberries so I added a little more butter. I also baked it a little longer. BUT THIS IS GOOOOOOODDDDD! A keeper!
I adore this recipe! I have made it a hundred times and changed up the liquid on top and the fruit. To cut back on calories I use 1/2 cup of buttermilk instead of butter- I just tip the pan a few times to cover all the cake mix. I also add a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon to the top before baking. If any spots aren't wet after tipping- just drop a pat of butter or a little more buttermilk or skim milk. This recipe equally as yummy with different berries or apples. I have had perfect results with buttermilk, half or half or skim milk in place of the butter
Cake mix has plenty of sugar already, so I left out the 1/2 cup sugar called for, & it still tasted great.
I changed it according to the reviews. 1 white cake mix, 3c. blueberries, 1,c. strawberries, 1/2c. sugar, 3/4c. butter, 1/2tsp. cinnamon. DO NOT melt butter, but slice it over the top, bake until light brown
I needed a quick dessert for unexpected guests and this one came in handy. After reading most of the review, I used 2 cups fresh blueberries (all I had on hand), about 1 cup dried cranberries, and 1 can of pineapple slices with the juice. I mixed the berries and chopped up pineapple together and sprinkled cinnamon/sugar mixture on it that I keep on hand and then added about half a can of the pineapple juice and tossed it together. I then spread that mixture in the 9 x 13, put the cake mix on top, used about one stick of butter cut in thin slices, and then poured the rest of the pineapple juice on top of the cake mix and butter. Once it was in the oven and the butter had melted, I checked to see if there were any dry spots then added additional butter on those areas. I baked it for about 40 minutes but kept checking about every 5 minutes. When it was nice and golden brown, I took it out and it was perfect. The guests loved it and there weren't any dry spots. The juice helped a lot and allowed it to get a nice golden color. I will make it again with the same variations.
I loved this with vanilla ice cream!!! I did as another rater suggested and I thinly sliced the butter rather than pouring melted butter. I used a potato peeler with cold butter.
Very nice. I actually mixed the cake mix and 1 cup of melted butter with a spoon and spread it over the berry mixture (despite the directions). I baked for about 50 minutes and it was sort of like a cookie crumble on top of the berries. Absolutely delicious - huge hit.
Like someone else recommended, if you think 'cobbler', you will be more prepared for this. It was pretty good, although quite sweet and not cake like. For the cake mix to 'cook' you need to make sure the butter covers everything.
Definitely use a pastry blender to combine the cold butter with the dry cake mix. Sprinkle the cake-butter mixture over the berries and bake in 13x9 pan till bubbly and golden. Serve with ice cream and enjoy!
I didn't care for this dessert. I left the pats of butter on top and I had a lot of dry spots. I loved the blueberries with the cinnanon. I think next time I will make up the cake mix and then pour the yellow cake mix over the blueberries.
Made some changes to this recipe and got great results/reviews! Instead of a yellow cake mix, I used a white mix that I had on hand. I also used a can of blueberry pie filling, omitting the sugar, added an egg and TBS of lemon juice to the melted stick of butter and baked it in a 10" springform pan. Grease pan, pour can of pie filling and spread on bottom. Melt a stick of butter, add 1 TBS lemon juice and beat one egg in butter mixture. In a separate mixing bowl, combine cake mix and butter mixture, stir till ingredients are combined. Don't over mix. It will look similar to sugar cookie dough. Pour this on top of blueberry filling, mixing just to incorporate the cake mix and spread over bottom of pan. Sprinkle cinnamon and a little sugar on top. Bake 45 to 55 minutes at 350.
I solved the butter issue by shredding it over the top. There were hardly any dry spots. That being said, this was super, super sweet. Just over the top in my opinion.
I used a ratio of 1/3 blueberries and 2/3 sliced strawberries. I made it as directed but then wasn't happy with the way it was looking (dry and colorless) after about 25 minutes. I poured a little pineapple juice (about 1/2 cup) over the fruit to make it juicier, sprinkled some oats and brown sugar over the top, added more melted butter as others suggested, and it turned out really yummy and browned nicely on the top.
Easiest way to make a cobbler type dessert I've ever made. Mixed the fruit, sugar & cinnamon in a bowl & poured into a buttered casserole dish. Used 2 1/2 c fresh blueberries & 2 c diced fresh peaches. Down cinnamon to 3/4 tsp. Up the butter to 3/4 c & cut into bits scattered on top the cake mix to avoid the dry cake mix issue. Baked 45 min & broiled last 2 to brown the top just right. Serve warm w/ice cream....OMG!!! Reminds me of down home cobbler!
YUM! Took this to a work function and folks loved it! I only had 2 c fresh blueberries. After reading a few reviews about dryness I pulled a 2 birds/1 stone by adding a 20oz can of blueberry pie filling + fresh bb's (didn't add the cup of sugar). It turned out great! Also used Lemon Butter Cake mix to cut the sweet a bit. There is no doubt that it's just as great w/white.
I did this as a no sugar added with fresh peaches and it was wonderful!! Thanks!
Great and very simple recipe!!! Just made it today following the recipe exactly. Great to make in a hurry. It is sweet.
I melted the butter, mixed it in with the cake mix first and then dropped the cake mix in dollops over the blueberry/sugar mixture. Tastes great, but bakes very flat. To serve, I piled two pieces and topped with whipped cream.
Wow, this was really simple and great. I personally will use less sugar (1/4cup). For anyone who had a tough time making this, this is what I did. I used frozen blueberries and spread them (evenly) across the bottom of the pan. Wait til they thaw (leave juice). Evenly poor the sugar over the blueberries and then cinnamon. Then evenly spread the cake mix over it. Break the balls of cake mix up with your fingers, and then evenly spread the butter over the mix! That easy! I did however have to cook it 15 extra minutes (might be my stove). Make sure its a nice golden brown.
I cut the recipe in half because I only had a jiffy cake mix on hand. My family loved it! My husband thinks its the best dessert I have ever made. A definite keeper and one to show off to others!
Fabulous, quick and easy dessert!! This was a big hit in my family - even with my son who is not a big blueberry fan. However I do agree with a lot of the other reviews. I followed their suggestions and cut back on the sugar (which was difficult for a "Sweet Tooth" like myself") and added more butter. I also added about 1/2 cup rolled oats. Served it warm with some vanilla ice cream!! Didn't last the day with 2 boys. Going to try next time with apples and walnuts.
Just got done eating this and YUM! I tried the suggestion of using a peeler to lay thin pads of butter over the cake mix and that, I think, was easier than trying to sprinkle melted butter over it all. There were a few dry cakey areas after baking so I threw a couple more pads of butter on and stuck it back in the oven for 5 minutes. Perfect! It truly was simple and delicious. Boyfriend liked it too!
I made this with blueberries and it was awsome, But I also made a version with frozen sliced peaches. It was to die for!!! just substitute frozen peaches (thawed) for the blue berries, my family devoured it!
It tastes good, but I ended up with large clumps of dry cake mix on top. I would use more butter next time and wished I had read the reviews first. The taste was still great, but it was hard to get past the dry clumps and the liquid that pooled at the bottom of the pan. Would try it again, but would use 1 cup of butter or mix the butter with the cake mix before putting it over the blueberries.
The cake was powder on the top, and mush in the blueberries. It was also way to sweet. I won't be making this recipe again.
Delicious and SO easy! A great way to use up some berries during picking season.
I rarely complain about recipes, but I have to say this one was most disappointing. I made it to bring to my church "covered dish" but had to make another dessert instead. The cake was pale and "undone" looking after cooking it 20 minutes longer than the directions advise. So I tried broiling it for only a few seconds. This gave it a "browned top", but the cake itself was mushy/crunchy and much too sweet (we tried to eat some of it at home). I'm afraid there's no salvaging this recipe. I won't ever try it again, sorry to say.
If you've never had a dump cake before, you just may not understand how this is supposed to be....it is not a 'cake' persay.... think more like a cobbler and maybe you'll be happier. In my opinion the butter must be melted and drizzled over the dry cake mix---it's part of the charm. I don't even like ice cream on it, just the plain dump cake is YUMMY! Thanks for this recipe using fresh fruit--lots less sugar than my standard using pie filling! Try mixing a little almond into it if you want a bit of crunch
If you use lemon cake mix and chopped almonds on top of that, it's wonderful. Lemon and blueberry is always a great combo. It just sends this dump cake over the top!!!
I wish I hadn't wasted the last of our freshly picked blueberries on this dish. It was entirely too sweet. I just couldn't eat it. Also, if any of the dry cake mix isn't covered in butter it isn't going to cook. Period. After the advised 30 minutes I had to brush melted butter all over the top of this cake just to get the dry cake mix to finish cooking.
This recipe was GREAT and SO EASY! It's perfect to throw together for work potlucks, and turns out great with frozen blueberries too.
I'm really sorry I used 4 cups of expensive blueberries for this recipe. It's more like a bar cookie--about 1" high. Some of the cake mix that didn't get covered by the melted butter was just dry and crumbly on the top.
This was a bit too sweet for me - tho eating with whip cream helped tone it down. Next time I'll use only 1/4 cup sugar to the berry mix. I used frozen blueberries and baked it for about 45 minutes. Very tasty, overall!
OMG that was Delish!!! I dont eat blueberries and yet, I LOVE this cake! Yum! One thing I did was added more melted butter on the second time I've made the recipe....
This is DELICIOUS and REALLY EASY. Tastes fantastic with whipped cream! I had a bunch of blueberries I needed to use before they went bad and I decided to try this recipe since it was new for me. I did use a little bit more butter and a tiny bit less sugar. I also only had 2 1/2 cups of blueberries and it still turned out fine! Superb, will make again and again!
Very good recipe! I used a lemon cake mix, and put the butter over the mix in slices. It turned out very good!!! I will be using this one again! Great with vanilla ice cream over the top!
My husband raved head over heels about this one. Definitely a keeper for my household. I did shred the butter as suggested by another reviewer and I did broil the topping for the last couple minutes to obtain a lovely golden brown finish. Worked perfectly.
This cake has flavor and is a great use of my garden blueberries. It doesn't take alot of ingredients, but its still tastes like a 5 star resturant thanks
Soooo easy and soooo good. This recipe is so easy to prepare, this dish would also be easy to prepare for brunch. Thank you, this recipe is a keeper.
The kids liked it but I didn't. Much too sweet.
My husband (and I) loved this recipe. I used the food processor to mix the cake mix and cold butter. It is one of our favorite from now on. Easy to make and low cost. I'll try with other berries.
Very easy to make. Works best with a cake mix that doesn't have pudding in it. I used frozen blueberries and had to bake about 15 minutes longer.
LOVED it....I was cooking for a tough crowd too and we all LOVED it. I increased the melted butter to closer to 1 cup...but i actually made it 2 days in a row cause everyone loved it...and these are real food savy people...I just didn't tell them how easy it was. I was on vacation and this was very easy to make and a sure pleaser will absolutely make again..thanks so much
All of the cake mix did not 'cook' so it was powdery on top. I made it in a 9x13 and maybe I did not add enough something for juices---anyway I ate it. I would lighten up the sugar-it was too sweet for me.
I love dump cakes, but tried this blueberry one for the first time tonight. AMAZING!! Followed this recipe to a T.
This was tasty but I will probably not make it again. It was too sweet & it was not cakey at all (no eggs), the cake mix was dry in some places where the butter didn't go - It was VERY easy to make
Very easy to make. The whole familt LOVED it!
Followed recipe exactly. Was a tad sweet, but everyone in the family (10+) loved it. Was able to recall the simple recipe from memory and share with others. Will make again.
I was a bit worried when 30 minutes passed and this didn't look anywhere near what I expected, so I left it in until about 50 minutes (checking every 5 or so) and it turned out great! It tasted awesome warm and would highly recommend warming before eating!
I had never heard of a dump cake before but my husband requested it recently, so I found this recipe. It was completely delicious and so easy. I did take the advice of others and instead of melting the butter, I cut into very thin squares and distributed evenly all over the top. Be sure to mash down any cake mix blobs or you’ll get powdery patches. This was great! He ate almost the entire thing himself. Now I’ll be interested to try some other variations!
This was sooo yummy & easy. It received rave reviews by all. Thanks for sharing!!!
It would be hard to find an easier home-made desert... I followed other reviewers' advice and thinly sliced the butter over the top of the dry cake mix- it came out with no dry spots. I also used only about 1/4 cup of sugar- you may be able to skip the sugar altogether, the desert is definitely very sweet. Used frozen blueberries, mixed in some canned peaches. Everyone loved this recipe!
Great basic recipe for a dump cake! I used 2 cups of organic peeled, boiled pears (cut in approx. 1" cubes) & 2 cups of chopped fresh strawberries combined with blueberries & raspberries; so 4 cups total fruit, as per the recipe. I increased the sugar to about 3/4 cup to get a more syrupy consistency, kept the cinnamon the same (1 tsp). After baking 30 minutes, it didn't seem done enough & had dry spots here & there, so I melted an additional 1/4 cup of butter & baked it for 10 more minutes. It came out so beautifully and was delicious! My 26 yr old daughter has requested this instead of cake in the future. I had to write this after reading a negative review from a woman who claimed to have followed the recipe "to the letter" & gotten a bad result. If you're a cook, a recipe is a guideline, not a Commandment. Any good cook knows to use their judgement & experience to make a recipe their own. This is the first Dump Cake I've ever made, but it won't be the last & this basic recipe will be used many more times. *I used Betty Crocker Super Moist yellow cake mix, "with pudding in the mix"
Good and easy! Since a few reviews mentioned dry spots, I lightly sprayed the top with butter flavored cooking spray instead of adding more butter and it worked great. Cooking time was 40-45 mins for my oven. Overall a great quick dessert.
This is a keeper!I made it using half peaches/half blueberries. Use a generous 4 cups. Also sprinkled chopped almonds on top and used a little extra butter(cold) as suggested.
My family went crazy for this. I added a few more blueberries then it called for.
I cannot even imagine howsome reviewers didn't LOVE this! It's awesome. It's really not a cake though - it's almost like a strussel-topped crumble, not a cake....but that's just the name.
This cake was very easy to make and delicious. I did make a few changes by decreasing the sugar to 2T and adding 1T fresh lemon juice. As another review suggested, I did use a pastry cutter with the cake mix/butter and that worked great.
This recipe was very good and very easy. You must top wich Ice Cream or Whip Cream to counter-balance the sweetness. Thanks for such a easy, tasty recipe.
I made this for a party without trying first. Would never make again, waste of great blueberries. I really love dump cake, but this was just a goopy mess. Nobody would even take any home. Sorry, hate to give bad reviews, it really sounded good.
We loved it! I too used 1 cup of butter instead of 1/2 cup, but next time I will cut back to 3/4 cup of butter to save a few fat grams, LOL! I sprinkled the top with walnuts before cooking, now I know this is more fat added, but it was very good - especially served with vanilla ice cream, I know - more fat! I will definitely watch my portion size and only make if we are having company over so there will be no leftovers to nibble on! Thanks for this terrific recipe!
I had a dump cake for the first time about a month and a half ago. It was amazing. I found this recipe and was excited to make this for myself. It was really good, cured my sweet tooth. Since I'm the only one in the house who likes blueberries I halfed the recipe, but used the original amt of butter (I sliced it and placed on top instead of melting it as other reviewers had suggested). I ate it warm with cool whip. The only thing I will do differenly next time will be to add a little bit more cake mix because it was a lot like a bar and I was hoping for something more cakey.
My family love this recipes
I made this recipe for a work function, and everybody loved it!!!!!
Was quick and easy to make. However,I was not happy with the end result. The yellow cake mix flavor was strong and it made the dish way too sweet. I would cut the cake mix AND sugar in half if I would make it again.
Have made this two weekends in a row and did not make any changes. Super simple and very satisfying on a cold day.
I find this too sweet myself, but it is the single most requested recipe I have and everyone I have shared it with says the same! My husband and kids love it and it is so easy to make.
I have tried many dump cakes. This is a keeper!! I used fresh blueberries.If you like dump cakes like I do, a new recipe has to be tried. Glad I found it!!
I used about 2 Tbsp. extra butter and baked it for about 45 minutes. It turned out great! I would definitely recommend it.
I made this with blackberries, and it was pretty good but really sweet! My husband's opinion is the one that matters and he's not home yet...
I love this recipe and I followed the directions exactly. This recipe is also great because you can interchange fruit. I have used a can of cherry pie filling in place of the bluberries and that was delicious as well...I have made this several times and each time I have NO leftovers!
One of the best desserts I have ever made next to pumpkin pie. For fewer calories and less sugar, use a sugar-free yellow cake mix and substitute the sugar for 1/4 cup of Splenda/sugar blend.
I used 2 cups of raspberries and 2 cups of blueberries instead of 4 cups of blueberries, and it gave the cake a wonderfully different taste.
Did not like this, was to sweet & cake mix didnot mix well with 1/2 cup butter. Would not make this one again
Sooooo delicious and easy!! I used lemon cake mix it was even better!
Super quick and easy and very good. Next time I may try this recipe using a lemon cake mix. I took another reviewer's advice and instead of using melted butter I shaved thin slices and placed it on the top of the cake mix. We will definitely have this again!
I feel bad that this is the second bad rating I am giving to recipes on this site today, but I really did not care for this. I have a recipe for a wonderful dump cake that I make all the time with canned fruit, but on that one the fruit goes on top and then there is a topping of nuts and coconut. It is delicious and I thought this would be similar and just as good. Well, I was wrong.
So simply, yet so easy! Yummy
I have made this cake several times and always to rave reviews and requests for the recipe. It is so easy and travels well. I serve it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Talk about smelling divine when it came out of the oven! It was so easy to make and quick. The only complaint was that it was bit too sweet, but that was only from one person- the harshest critic. Everyone else loved it and I will be making this again.
My friend, Beth Howard, brought this dessert to a dinner and everyone raved about it! I am sharing the recipe with everyone!
Very good! Love a quick and easy recipe. I added more blueberries (about a cup or so extra) since I had them to use up. Increased the sugar just a bit to compensate for the extra berries, melted some butter (used a little more than called for, as well) and chopped some cold (worked to give both textures in the topping) and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar over the cake mix. I did need to bake longer, but that was probably because of the increase of berries, sugar and butter. Thanks for sharing!
This is my favorite dessert in the world! But I like mine better! I have always used a lemon cake mix and use 1 1/2 sticks of butter patties and put on top. The blueberries should be cooked first on low heat with the sugar and cinniman. I always add pecan halves on top and then cook. Yummy
extremely easy to make, I crumbled the butter into the mix and it made the topping moist, and added a bit more butter on top like others suggested. The topping is a little sweet though, maybe next time can add a bit more flour into the mix, but wonderful and easy
Not overly impressed. I cut the butter into the cake mix instead of melting it. When it was done, you could tell that it was still dry. Melted another 1/2 cup butter and poured over top and baked for 10 more minutes. It was mush and was way too sugary.
I was really nervous about this recipe. I had read good and bad reviews, so I thought I'd give it a try. It turned out great! I used a pie pan instead of a 9x13 and I used both melted butter and grated. It tasted great with ice cream!
AWESOME! This was sooo easy and delicious! I only cooked it for 30 minutes and even though there were spots where the butter never touched the cake mix, it still tasted good and didn't taste dried out. The only thing I'll do different next time is add less sugar, maybe a 1/3 cup. It was a bit to sweet.
Delicious! Great summer dessert. Good with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Definitely will be made for some family gatherings. You'll love it!
Every time I take this recipe anywhere people ask for more! To all who are having a hard time with the CRUMBLE TOP. I just melt the butter in a separate bowl, mix the cake mix until crumbly and then sprinkle on top of the blueberries. I also sprinkle a little sugar on the berries and have also used raspberrys in place of the blueberries. Give it a chance you will love it! I don't think it deserve any bad reviews.
I've made it twice and it's been awesome. The first time I made it as stated and thought it was an awful lot of sugar and butter. The second time I made it I just sprinkled sugar and cinnamon over the fruit until I thought it looked good. I probably used 1/2 to 2/3 of the sugar. Also, I used frozen berries both times, the second time using a mixture of berries...turned out great, just had to cook for an hour. ...and I even used a lemon cake mix the second time too, it was so yummy!