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Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake

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If you like fruity desserts that are also buttery and taste like cake batter, then you’re going to love this easy Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake! With just 5 minutes prep time and 5 simple ingredients this easy dump cake recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd!

Dessert bowl with a serving of blueberry pineapple dump cake next to a pan of the finished dessert.

Dump Cake recipes like this Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake are my favorite! I love that when you dump all the ingredients into a pan and bake it, a magically delicious dessert comes out.

Like most of my dump cake recipes, a handful of ingredients gets turned into a beautiful and tasty dish – all with minimal effort from you!

Why you should make this dump cake

While a traditional dump cake is typically made with cherry pie filling, this easy recipe adds a new and delicious flavor to the mix – blueberry!

Pair that with tangy pineapple and coconut and you have a unique dessert to serve whenever you need or want something sweet in your mouth quickly.

I also have a recipe for a Gluten-Free Blueberry Dump Cake but since I’m not a strictly gluten-free eater, I think there is room for improvement. But if you’re interested in that option, check it out.

This is also a great potluck dessert. You can make it in a disposable pan and not even worry about having to bring a dish home. That’s a win in my book!

Ingredients

Ingredients for a pineapple blueberry dump cake on a cutting board.

I love that this simple dessert can be made with things that are easy to keep in your pantry or refrigerator.

All you need is 1 can blueberry pie filling, 1 can crushed pineapple (don’t drain it, you want the juice!), 1 box yellow cake mix, ½ cup shredded coconut, and 2 sticks of butter.

You can totally leave off the coconut if you aren’t a fan. I just like the texture it adds to the crust. And if you do like coconut, pile it on! 

I like using canned fruits because they are sweet enough and usually have some chunky fruit.

Directions

Baking dish with canned blueberry pie filling and crushed pineapple on top.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and grabbing a 9×13 baking dish.

To prepare your blueberry and pineapple dump cake, first, add a layer of blueberry pie filling.

Top the blueberries with crushed pineapple. Don’t forget the juice!

Pan of dump cake with the cake mix and butter chunks scattered over the top.

Sprinkle on dry cake mix until all the fruit is covered.

Top the yellow cake mix with shredded coconut.

Cut both sticks of butter into pats and place the cubes evenly around the pan.

Bake in your preheated oven for approximately one hour.

Did you know using kitchen shears makes it super easy to cut the butter into pats? I use my kitchen shears for everything. Even cutting butter.

Baking dish with Blueberry Dump Cake topped with coconut.

I suggest waiting for the dump cake to cool a little before eating. But I know it’s hard not to dig in before it’s had a chance to rest.

Letting it cool for at least half an hour helps the juices to not be so runny.

Whether you serve this delicious blueberry dump cake with pineapple warm, room temperature, or even cold, it’s going to taste amazing!

Should you use melted butter or cut the butter? 

When making a dump cake, there are different ways you can add the butter that most recipes call for.

Typically, I melt the butter first, especially if there is already a lot of liquid from the rest of the ingredients. For this blueberry pineapple dump cake recipe, I cut it instead.

Cutting the butter allows for it to melt more evenly and provide better coverage of the dry cake mix as it bakes. It gives you more control over where the butter will end up when it melts. 

A serving of blueberry and pineapple dump cake on a wooden cutting board.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I serve with this dump cake?

I’m a purist and love to eat my dump cakes as is, but you can always add something creamy like vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

I don’t have any pineapple in the house! Can I use just the blueberries?

In my Gluten-Free Blueberry Dump Cake, I just used blueberry but added some fresh lemon juice and zest to cut through the sweetness and add some brightness. 

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Yummy Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake

Fruity and delicious, this yummy Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake is an easy dessert to make when you need to feed a crowd.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Calories: 370kcal
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces blueberry pie filling (1 can)
  • 15 ounces crushed pineapple (1 can) not drained
  • 15 ounces yellow cake mix (1 box)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • To a 9 x 13 baking dish add blueberry pie filling.
  • Top with crushed pineapple.
  • Sprinkle on dry cake mix
  • Top with coconut.
  • Cut butter into pats and place evenly around the pan.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour.
  • Serve warm, at room temperature or even cold! 

Notes

I’m a purist and love to eat my dump cakes as is, but you can always add something creamy like vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg
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This post was originally published on February 13, 2020, and has now been updated with updated links, and more information and instructions!

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Great easy annd delicious desert

    1. What can I use besides coconut?

      1. You can just leave the coconut out if you don’t want to use it. Or you can use chopped nuts if you want to add a little bit of crunch.

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