Blackberry Dump Cake

5 from 6 votes
Blackberry Dump Cake is the perfect way to use up all the lush berries. It makes a dessert that perfumes the air as it bakes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Blackberry Dump Cake is the perfect way to use up all the lush berries that you have in the summer months. It makes an old fashioned dessert that perfumes the air as it bakes. Perfect for picnics or get togethers.

Blackberry Dump Cake topped with a scoop of ice cream on a white plate

The blackberry dump cake is so quick, easy and incredibly delicious. Use fresh or frozen berries or even pie filling. They will all work great and create an amazing cake with juicy berries and a crispy top layer that calls out for a scoop of your favorite ice cream to finish.


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What We Love About This Dump Cake Blackberry Recipe

What makes this recipe great? The ease of which it takes to make. This cake can be thrown together at the last minute but will come out lush and perfect for family or guests.

  • 30 Minutes: Most of this is bake time, it will only take you minutes to prepare.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge. It only takes a few.
  • Family Friendly: This is a great way to have your kids help in the kitchen and they will be so proud of what they created.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with sugar free cake and a sugar alternative to make it more calorie friendly.
a closeup of a fork with a scoop of Blackberry Dump Cake above more cake topped with a scoop of ice cream on a white plate

Ingredient Notes for Blackberry Dump Cake

  • Lemon Box Cake: This cake flavor is the perfect way to enhance the blackberries.
  • Rolled Oats: The oats adds that nice crispy top.
  • Blackberries: Fresh is best but you can use thawed frozen berries if they are not in season.
  • Sugar: Plain white sugar.
  • Butter: Shaved, cold or melted. Again, you can use either method you prefer.
  • Cinnamon: A hint of cinnamon just adds that certain something.
ingredients needed to make blackberry dump cake

Equipment Needed

How to Make Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

These are the basic steps for making cake with blackberries. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13×9 pan with nonstick spray.

a collage of four images showing how to prepare the berries for the blackberry dump cake

STEP 2: BERRIES

Second, in a medium bowl, stir together the berries, sugar and sinnamon. Spread in the bottom of the cake pan.

a collage of 4 images showing how to make the crumb topping for the blackberry dump cake

STEP 3: CAKE

Sprinkle on ½ of the rolled oats, then cake mix, then remaining oats. Next add your butter.

a collage of 2 images showing the blackberry dump cake before and after baking

STEP 4: BAKE

Finally, bake for about 30 minutes until bubbly and golden.

Prep and Storage Tips for Blackberry Cakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This recipe can be prepared up to three days in advance and kept in the fridge until ready to serve. Really, the fresher the better so try and make it as close as you can to the time you wish to serve it.

HOW TO STORE THIS BLACKBERRY DUMP CAKE RECIPE

An airtight container can be used to keep the cake fresh or wrap well with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This recipe will last in the fridge for up to three days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Wrap the cake tightly in foil or place in an airtight container for up to three months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

If you wish to serve this cake warm, place the thawed cake in a 350 degree oven for about ten minutes until warmed through. However, you can also microwave individual pieces to the desired temperature as well.

Frequently Asked Questions about Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Easy Way

WHY DO THEY CALL IT DUMP CAKE?

A dump cake is a dessert like a cobbler but with a cake-like topping. It is so named because it is prepared by “dumping” ingredients into a cake pan without mixing. Quick and easy to make with few ingredients.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CAKE FLAVORS?

Of course, use a flavor that compliments the berries. You can add lemon zest to a white cake mix to give it a little tangy zing.

HOW SHOULD DUMP CAKE BE SERVED?

Truly it is a personal preference. Dump cake can be served hot, warm, room temperature or cold. My favorite is warm with a little ice cream.

DO YOU MIX A DUMP CAKE?

No, the whole point is you dump it and bake it. The temptation is strong to just give it a little mix but don’t do it. It will be fabulous.

Blackberry Dump Cake topped with a scoop of ice cream on a white plate

Expert Tips for Making This Blackberry Cobbler with Cake Mix Recipe

  • Individual: Cook in individual ramekins for personal servings.
  • Add Nuts: Crushed nuts are a wonderful addition to this cake. Try walnuts or pecans.
  • Sugar: Feel free to use brown sugar in place of white sugar for a different taste.
  • Fruit: Different berries such as blueberry, strawberry rhubarb or raspberry.
  • Cake: For example, try using a white or yellow cake or even a strawberry cake.

What to Serve with Blackberry Dump Cake

  • Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Blackberry Syrup

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Blackberry Dump Cake

5 from 6 votes
Blackberry Dump Cake is the perfect way to use up all the lush berries. It makes a dessert that perfumes the air as it bakes.
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Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 sticks butter shaved cold or melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare a 13×9 pan with nonstick spray
  • In a bowl mix together berries, sugar, and cinnamon
  • Spread in bottom of pan
  • Sprinkle on ½ of the rolled oats, then cake mix, then remaining oats
  • Shave cold butter or pour melted butter evenly over the top
  • Bake for about 30 minutes until bubbly and golden
  • Serve with ice cream if desired and enjoy!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg

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This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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3 thoughts on “Blackberry Dump Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    This cake made me remember just how much I love blackberries! It’s absolutely scrumptious and so easy to make. Thanks!

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