4-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake
4-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake

4-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake

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4-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake
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Everyone loves a dump cake (despite that horrible name) and there's a good reason: they're magical! What else takes just 4 ingredients, less time to throw together than it takes to preheat your oven, and only one dish? Not to mention how delicious they end up tasting! This recipe uses 1 1/2 cans of blueberry pie filling -- save the other 1/2 can for spreading over a bagel schmeared with cream cheese, or tucking into a few crescent rolls for a fun twist. Using the spice cake and toasted pecans here make this dump cake taste just like a delectable blueberry cobbler!
Serves: 10
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 1/2 (21-ounce) cans blueberry pie filling
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) package spice cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • ice cream for serving, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. On a baking sheet lined with foil, toast the pecans for 6-8 minutes or until fragrant, tossing frequently.
  2. Mix the blueberry pie filling and about half of the toasted pecans together in the prepared glass baking dish. Sprinkle the cake mix over top and then pour the butter evenly over the cake mix. Bake for 35-38 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle on the rest of the toasted pecans and serve immediately with ice cream.


16 Comments on 4-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake

  1. Catherine
    July 19, 2016 at 10:19 am (7 years ago)

    Dear Julie, I am so happy to hear after months of searching you finally found a place. I cannot wait to see all your tasty creations but this four ingredient treat is right up my alley! xo, Catherine

  2. Heather Kinnaird
    July 19, 2016 at 1:19 pm (7 years ago)

    I am so happy to her things are working out for you. moving cross country is scary, but in the end things always seem to come together. and this dump cake could not get any easier

  3. Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    July 19, 2016 at 2:39 pm (7 years ago)

    I love spice cake! This looks divine. I’m glad that you’re getting settled. Enjoy CA!

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    July 19, 2016 at 8:54 pm (7 years ago)

    San Diego (all of CA, really) is beautiful but it’s so gosh darn pricey to live here. Ridiculous, really. I’m just glad you’ll be on my coast! And this dump cake. A month of dump. I WANT TO LIVE WITH YOU.

  5. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
    July 19, 2016 at 9:37 pm (7 years ago)

    That looks positively divine! I love the bit of crunchy nuts on top too! Love your pics!

  6. Jane S
    July 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm (7 years ago)

    I can’t imagine how stressful it must be to try to get so many arrangements in order for such a big move! I’m so glad it is all falling into place for you, Julie. What an exciting time for you both! And lucky us… we get to benefit from all those late, sleepless nights… This dump cake looks delish! 😉

  7. Lisa Roszler
    July 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm (7 years ago)

    California from North Carolina? Man, that’s huge! Congratulations on it all, and a big shout out to God for pulling it all together. I have had my “chess board” times, when God had me parked until all the other pieces were lined up in just the right places, and Whooosh!- I skated along like a Queen piece on the open board!

    Or like a dump cake. Throw it all in there and it finds its place through some sort of culinary alchemy.

    But the waiting… ugh. And ugh.

  8. Luella Langdon
    July 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm (7 years ago)

    I made this cobbler for a group. Had to bake it 60 min or more because soogie center. My oven is hot at 425.It was good with ice cream but a bit on the dry side.

    • Julie Ruble
      July 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm (7 years ago)

      Glad you enjoyed it, Luella! Sounds like it might have been overbaked–the center will remain a little gooey because of the hot fruit filling but it sets more as it cools.

  9. lanette
    September 21, 2016 at 2:54 pm (7 years ago)

    i want o make your recipe for the 4 ingredient blueberry cobbler dump cake but would like to substitute the butter for applesauce. am i able to do that? i do not want o use any oils/butter.

    • Julie Ruble
      September 22, 2016 at 3:14 am (7 years ago)

      I don’t think that’ll work for this recipe, but I haven’t tried it.

  10. lanette
    September 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm (7 years ago)

    whats the best way to store cake when done? refrigerator, kitchen counter?

    • Julie Ruble
      September 22, 2016 at 3:14 am (7 years ago)

      Covered and refrigerated.

  11. lanette
    September 22, 2016 at 10:47 am (7 years ago)

    can i use coconut oil in place of the butter? I’m trying to stay away from oils/butter. what do u think is the healthiest alternative?

  12. lanette
    September 29, 2016 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)

    can i use frozen blueberries? do i have to thaw out first or just use frozen?

    • Julie Ruble
      September 29, 2016 at 12:14 pm (7 years ago)

      Blueberry pie filling has liquid that makes it perfect in this recipe. I’m not sure if frozen blueberries, even thawed, would have enough liquid, and if they did, the liquid wouldn’t have thickeners to give it a nice texture. If you try it, I would thaw the berries and expect a looser texture. Enjoy!


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