This blueberry cobbler with cake mix is a new take on a classic. This easy blueberry cobbler dump cake comes together quickly and delivers everything we love about both cake and cobbler in one delicious dish.
I love cobbler, and I love dump cake. So I smashed them together to make this easy blueberry cobbler dump cake. It's so quick and easy, and it's absolutely delicious.
It's the perfect dish for weeknight desserts, potlucks, or as a delicious treat at your next holiday meal. It's just plain good!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Quick and easy to make with minimal effort.
- A delicious combination of sweet and tart flavors.
- Perfect for any occasion, whether you're hosting a party or just want something sweet after dinner.
- Simple ingredients that can be easily found in any pantry or local grocery store.
- Makes a great presentation when entertaining guests at home or bringing it to potlucks or backyard parties.
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and you'll find them all easily at the grocery store.
Check the recipe card at the end of the post for the exact quantities.
- Blueberries: You will be using fresh blueberries and blueberry pie filling.
- Vanilla cake mix: Any brand works great!
- Unsalted butter: In this recipe unsalted is best to avoid too much salt.
- Lemon: Lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice add brightness to this blueberry dessert and balances out the sweetness.
- Blueberries: Swap the pie filling and fresh fruit to make another flavored cobbler. Cherry, peach, or strawberry are just a few that work great.
- Vanilla Cake Mix - Substitute yellow cake mix, white cake mix or cinnamon spice cake mix.
- Lemon: Use the juice and zest from orange or lime juice.
- Add a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar or brown sugar over the top of the blueberry cobbler.
- Additional flavors: Add a sprinkle of shredded coconut, chopped pecans, walnuts, or slivered almonds over the top of the fruit.
- Drizzle melted white chocolate on top before baking for a sweet surprise!
- Want to add an extra burst of flavor? Add one teaspoon of vanilla extract when mixing together the cake mix ingredients.
- Use almond extract in place of lemon juice and zest for a subtle nutty taste that pairs well with blueberries.
How to Make Easy Blueberry Cobbler
This is an incredibly straightforward recipe that even beginners can make. It only takes a few simple steps.
The highlights are right here, but you'll find the exact instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Place the fresh blueberries in the bottom of a prepared baking dish.
- Spread the blueberry pie filling over the top of the blueberries.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
- Mix it into a crumbly topping for the cobbler.
- Spread the cobbler topping evenly over the blueberries.
- Bake until heated through and the top is golden brown.
- Let it cool slightly and then serve up with your favorite cobbler topping.
Hint: Premixing the cake ingredients helps to avoid the occasional dry spot inside the cobbler.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy our easy cinnamon roll peach cobbler.
This blueberry cobbler recipe is best made fresh the day you plan to serve it. Here's what to do with leftovers:
- Room Temperature: Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
- Refrigerator: Store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
- Freezer: Store in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.
- Reheat: Bake uncovered at 325° F until heated through.
- Serve cobbler warm with ice cream or whipped cream for the best flavor!
- Adjust the baking time depending on how golden you'd like the top to turn out. Bake it longer for a darker result or less for something lighter in color.
- Allow your cobbler to cool slightly before serving so the filling can thicken. If you serve it right away all those delicious juices may run out when you cut into it!
- Make sure all the topping ingredients are well mixed before transferring them onto the pre-greased 9x13-inch baking dish. This prevents unblended dry spots.
Yes, you can use a 9-inch round cake pan instead of the 9x13-inch baking dish. However, the cooking time may vary slightly when you use a cake pan because they're deeper.
The sugar is optional depending on how sweet you prefer your cobbler. The lemon juice brings balance and enhances the flavor of the cobbler so we recommend not skipping it.
Yes, you can make variations such as using different types of berries or fruit or using a different type of cake mix. You can also add sugar on top or leave it out if desired.
Yes, you can use frozen blueberries in this recipe, but make sure to thaw them out before using them.
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Blueberry Cobbler with Cake Mix
- 9x13 baking pan
- citrus juicer and/or Press
- 2 cups fresh blueberries rinsed
- 1 can (19 oz) blueberry pie filling
- 1 box (15 ¼ oz) box of vanilla cake mix
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted or 1 stick
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest approx. 1 large lemon
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar optional
- Grease a 9x13 dish and preheat oven to 350F.
- Add blueberries and blueberry pie filling to the dish and mix.
- In a small bowl add cake mix, melted butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and evenly mix until combined. Then crumble and place over blueberries.
- Optional: sprinkle sugar on top.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes until the cake mix starts to become golden.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack until it is warm and serve whipped cream or ice cream for a side.