This blueberry cobbler with cake mix recipe is a quick, easy summertime dessert your entire family will love. Blueberry pie filling, boxed cake mix, and melted butter come together to make this blueberry dump cake a fruity, sweet dessert that is as easy to make as it is to eat!
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I am always looking for quick, easy, no-fuss dessert recipes with a seasonal flare and this summertime blueberry recipe checks all the boxes!
Making a blueberry cobbler with cake mix is the EASIEST way to enjoy blueberry cobbler flavor without having to make a homemade biscuit topping.
This blueberry dump cake with cake mix is one of the easiest dessert recipes you will ever make. Just dump, bake and enjoy!
If you enjoy it, you might also enjoy this pineapple dump cake, peach dump cake or these strawberry filled cupcakes.
To make this quick and easy blueberry dump cake, you will need three simple ingredients. Here's what you need to get at the store:
- Canned Blueberry: This recipe relies on blueberry pie filling to make it a true dump cake recipe.
- Boxed Cake Mix: Vanilla is ideal for this recipe as it compliments the blueberries so nicely.
- Butter: Use unsalted butter for this recipe and melt it. I have tested many blueberry dump cake recipes and prefer the results of melting butter before topping the cake mix.
- Optional Serving Garnishes: Vanilla ice cream, whipped topping, and fresh blueberries take this blueberry cobbler cake to the next level! lu
See the recipe card further down the page for the exact quantities you need.
Substitutions and Variations
Need to switch things up a bit? The following substitutions can be made:
- Canned Blueberry Pie Filling: The directions in this recipe are strictly for canned blueberry pie filling. You can use homemade or use sweetened canned blueberries instead. Pie filling is ideal because of the thick syrup so any swaps you make may change the final consistency.
- Boxed Cake Mix: This recipe calls for vanilla cake mix, but yellow, white, or french vanilla cake mix can be used instead.
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it is literally dump-and-go! All you need to make this recipe is:
- Cooking Spray
- 9x13 pan
- Small bowl for melting butter
Can you believe that's it?!?
How to Make Blueberry Dump Cake
Now that you have all your ingredients and the equipment gathered, it's time to get started!
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F, the ideal temperature for making blueberry cobbler cake because it allows everything to bake nice and slowly without over-browning the top.
Once the oven is preheated, prepare your 9x13 baking dish with a light coating of cooking spray. You can also use a bit of butter to grease it up if preferred.
PRO TIP: Be sure to get the sides, too. I have never had any issues with the bottom sticking but occasionally have trouble with the corners.
Next, spread the blueberry pie filling in the bottom of the prepared 9x13 baking pan making sure it's evenly distributed across the bottom.
You want the filling spread out in a single layer. Push a little bit into each corner too, just to make sure that EVERY bite is loaded with that delicious blueberry filling!
Next, sprinkle the cake mix over the filling. I like to use a small measuring cup to do this, but if you are a pro... you can just dump it right from the bag.
Try to spread it out as evenly as possible to prevent dry mounds from forming.
PRO TIP: Shake the pan a bit after adding the cake mix so it easily falls into open spaces.
Finally, pour the melted butter over the top. Using a liquid measuring cup will give you the most control. Try and cover as much of the cake mix as you can. Remember the cake mix absorbs the butter as it cooks.
Place the prepared blueberry cobbler dump cake into the preheated oven and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the blueberry filing is nice and bubbly.
You will know when the 3-ingredient blueberry cobbler is done when the top is evenly browned. At this point, the cake mix should be mostly absorbed.
Remove from the oven and allow to set for a few minutes. You can enjoy this baked blueberry dessert, room temperature, or cold!
I like to serve this easy blueberry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
I personally love it warm from the oven, but it is also great served at room temperature and even delicious when it is cold.
Store blueberry dump cake at room temperature on the first day. After that cover it and keep it in the fridge for up to four days.
Make sure you place it in the refrigerator overnight.
Expert Tips and FAQS
Ready to make your own 3-ingredient blueberry cobbler? Remember these tips:
- Spray the 9x13-inch dish before baking, paying special attention to the corners.
- Distribute the filling evenly across the bottom of the baking dish.
- Shake the dish after adding the cake mix. This helps the excess cake mix fall into open places.
- Use a liquid measuring cup to evenly distribute the butter.
YES! I like to serve it warm with ice cream or whipped cream but you can make it ahead of time and store room temperature until ready to serve.
This easy blueberry dessert can be stored at room temperature on the first day, then covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Dump cake uses a cake mix whereas a cobbler has a homemade biscuit or pie crust topping.
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Blueberry Cobbler with Cake Mix
- Cooking Spray
- Small saucepan or Cup for melting butter
- Serving Utensil
- 2 21-ounce cans blueberry pie filling
- 1 box vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9x13 pan with a light coating of cooking spray.
- Spread the blueberry pie filling evenly across the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Carefully distribute the cake mix over the blueberries in an even layer.
- Pour the melted butter over the cake mix.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
I absolutely love the simplicity of this recipe. But like a lot of simple recipes, this one is truly delicious and produces a dessert for the whole family to enjoy. I love that it contains ingredients I readily have on hand, and that I can customise it to our tastes. We served with vanilla whipped cream on this occasion. I added a little lemon zest, but followed the recipe otherwise - so good, and highly recommend this recipe to anyone!