Monday, October 19, 2009

Pineapple Blueberry Crunch Cake

Following our Pulled Pork Sandwiches, you know we had dessert!  Someone at Jeremy’s work made this and he liked it so much that he requested that I make it for when Jayla came over.

The recipe is from Ms. Paula Deen and to be honest with you, I love to watch her show, but I don’t really like to make her recipes.  In case you haven’t noticed…her recipes aren’t exactly healthy.  They are usually loaded with butter, cream, cheese and pretty much anything unhealthy.  Oh well, a treat everyone in  awhile doesn’t hurt, right?

This recipe was super simple and very good!  The bottom is a mix of pineapple and blueberries, while the top is cakey and nutty.  Yum!  I’m sure this would be great with other types of fruit like canned peaches, pears and apple pie filling.  If you’re looking for an easy, fruity and delicious dessert recipe, I would highly recommend this one…even though it calls for almost 2 sticks of butter. :)





Per the recipe, it serves 8 people.  This is how much was left after 3 people ate some.  Oh Paula, you and your out of control portion sizes!


My close up.


Paula’s close up.  Now, why couldn’t mine look that pretty?

Pineapple Blueberry Crunch Cake, by Paula Dean


  • 3/4 cup butter, plus more for dish
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, in juice
  • 1 (20-ounce) can blueberry pie filling
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 13 by 9-inch casserole dish.
  2. Melt 3/4 cup butter in saucepan over low heat.
  3. Pour the pineapple with juice into the casserole dish and evenly spread blueberry pie filling on top. Cover with dry yellow cake mix and top with pecans. Drizzle with melted butter and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.


  1. hey, i think yours looks just as good! i love all the ingredients, what a delicious cake!

  2. oh yum! at least the fruit makes it a little healthy? ha riiiiight! i made a similar cake (with cake mix & lots of butter!) that i'll be posting tomorrow!

  3. This sounds so rich and delicious! Love the combo of fruit. It would be so good with other fruits too, like apples, yummmm.

  4. WOW! I know I would love this. I love blueberries and pineapple.

  5. This looks and sounds DELICIOUS! I love all the ingredients.

  6. I love pineapple and I just know I would love this!

  7. I love the Pineapple Blueberry Crunch Cake and have taken it to several church events, and my family and everyone just loves this cake. I need to know if you are supposed to use the whole box of cake mix of just enough to fill the dish. I increased my butter and it is now not as if the cake mix is not completely mixed up. Please advise. Thank you.

  8. Hi Anonymous,
    You're supposed to use the whole box of cake mix. If I recall correctly, the cake and butter mixture is a crumbly-type shouldn't be smooth and liquidy like it would be if you were making a regular cake. Hope that helps!


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