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Blueberry Dump Cake

I make this blueberry dump cake a little different from the regular recipe that has been around for years.  We love this with ice cream or whipped cream on top. Wonderful for any holiday or potluck event. You won’t have any left!  We love anything made with blueberries and this recipe with blueberries and pineapple is delicious. This cake keeps well for several days refrigerated.  You might also like to check out our recipe for blueberry crisp.  

Blueberry Dump Cake ingredients

3 cups blueberries
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits in juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 box Kroger Butter Recipe Cake Mix (can use yellow or lemon cake mix)
1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine or 12 tablespoons or 3/4 cup,  melted
1 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice

Rinse blueberries and pour into bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Pour pineapple tidbits and juice over the blueberries.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Sprinkle cake mix over the fruit mixture. (I take a spoon and spread it out evenly) Sprinkle walnuts over the dry cake mix.  Drizzle the melted butter over all.  DO NOT STIR.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until top is brown and cake is bubbly.  Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.  Enjoy!

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Blueberry Dump Cake
Tip for freezing blueberries:  Spread blueberries on a baking sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours.  Remove and place in airtight freezer bags.  Blueberries will keep up to 6 months frozen.

Blueberry Dump Cake

This blueberry dump cake is one you will make many times. This cake is made with a cake mix so it's very easy. Top with ice cream and you have a wonderful dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: blueberry dump cake, cake mix recipe
Servings: 1 cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 1 (20 ounccan pineapple tidbits in juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 box Kroger Butter Recipe Cake Mix can use yellow or lemon cake mix
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine or 12 tablespoons or 3/4 cup melted
  • 1 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice


  • Rinse blueberries and pour into bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour pineapple tidbits and juice over the blueberries. Sprinkle with sugar. Sprinkle cake mix over the fruit mixture. (I take a spoon and spread it out evenlSprinkle walnuts over the dry cake mix. Drizzle the melted butter over all. DO NOT STIBake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until top is brown and cake is bubbly. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

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  1. Charles Kutcher says:

    My favorite is a can of dark cherries and red cherries with
    German chocolate cake mix.

  2. Char Harris says:

    I forgot to mention that I made The Fruit Cocktail Lunch Box Cake for my neighbors. They loved it! I delivered it right from the oven. It looked so pretty and smelled wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  3. Char Harris says:

    My sister introduced our family to a Dump Cake when I was really young. (I am now 68). I remember everyone loving the cake, but being so surprised that she had actually baked something. She was not into cooking or baking. She usually would bring a store bought item to our family events. When asked about the cake, we all understood her to say, “It is a DUMB cake!” To this day, we still tease her about that.

  4. If you use can peaches how many can’s and do you still use the pineapple or use another fruit

  5. PEGGY TAYLOR says:


  6. how is this cake the NEXT day? does it hold up? can you MAKE it a day ahead, and then somehow heat it up, or just serve it cold?

  7. Can I use a white cake mix? Don’t have a yellow.

  8. Made this yesterday using lemon cake mix; everyone loved it! Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

  9. kentuckykaren says:

    Can’t wait to try this. Wondering how it would work with blackberries and pineapple.

  10. Could I use blueberry pie filling and omit the sugar?

  11. can you use blackberries instead of blueberries ?

  12. I just made this and it is delicious although it had a lot of juice and looked a little “runny” is it supposed to be that way or should I drain it?

  13. This is my hubbys fav dessert…. but in our house I use 1 can of apple pie filling and I can of cherry pie filling. Then I sprinkle cinnamon over the filling then put the cake mix on top! So yummy!!! Have you ever done the blueberry with lemon cake mix? I wonder how good that is? Because I just love the butter cake mix!!!

  14. Could crushed pineapple be used instead of the tidbits?

  15. Does the crust topping come out gooey or crunchy? I can’t stand for the topping to be gooey after it sits awhile. Just wondering…

  16. Char Oliver says:

    I make this only with peaches instead of blueberries. Family loves it!

  17. So you make the cake batter or just use it dry and pour the dry mix on top?

  18. Bonnie Fuller says:

    Just made this …Wow!!!! Easy, easy, easy, and delish!! Thanks..

  19. I made this tonight!!! My family loved it !!!
    Love your recipes.
    Thank you for sharing!!

  20. I have made this using apple pie filling and sliced apples from the can leaving out all other fruits. It was like apple cobbler. You could probably use the canned apple or fresh instead of the pineapple.

  21. Do you use fresh blueberries? Would frozen blueberries work?

  22. Lenore McKenna says:

    Can’t find a Kroger cake mix, what can I substitute ?

  23. if you use canned pie filling blueberries, instead of fresh, how many cans would you use for the 3 cups of fresh? what about the “syrup” or “juice” that comes in a pie filling?

  24. Wonder what could be substituted for the pineapple…allergy in the family to pineapple

    • Connie Davison says:

      I think 3 apples chopped into small bits would work. Apple sauce would be too runny. Pear or peaches could also work.

  25. Just made the Blueberry Dump Cake. I added extra blueberries, and little extra sugar. Delicious! !!

  26. As a Florida girl, I use coconut in quite a few recipes. When making dump cake of any flavor, I add coconut as my first layer, before the fruit. Then just before it is done, I sprinkle a little bit on top and return to oven to brown.

  27. Just wanted to thank the Southern Lady for all of he tasty love. G LOVE2YA! Sweetness!.

  28. Can you use any fruit for this and also can you use canned pie filling?

  29. This looks and sounds really good! I have mine in the oven for homecoming dinner after Church tomorrow. Happened to have freshly picked blueberries.

  30. Crystal Kingery says:

    This is WONDERFUL!! I made this yesterday to take to my in-laws for a family get-together and they were scraping nibbles off the empty pan!!! I made it again today to take to my family’s cookout &, again, it was a huge success! Thanks so much for the awesome & easy recipe, Judy!!! My whole family thanks you!

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