This Easy Blueberry Cobbler recipe uses fresh blueberries and cake mix. It’s an easy cobbler recipe, and a great option for using up juicy blueberries!

My secret to awesome Homemade Blueberry Cobbler? Cake mix! Yes, you read that right. Cake mix cobbler is absolutely the easiest way to make a quick fruit cobbler.

My other secret ingredient? Just a *hint* of lemon in the cobbler topping! The zip of the lemon flavor is the perfect complement to the blueberries.

A photo of blueberry cobbler made with cake mix

When it’s blueberry season and you are in the mood for a juicy blueberry dessert, this recipe is the one! Blueberries are delicious, but can be a bit tart. In this recipe, I use both fresh blueberries (or frozen blueberries) and blueberry pie filling. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart.

I like to serve this delicious dessert warm with a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on the side!

This Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake is an easy dessert recipe! If this is your first dump cake style recipe, you might be surprised at how easily it comes together. We just need a few ingredients!

a photo of blueberry cobbler

Substitutions and Additions for this Blueberry Cobbler recipe:

  • Use a different flavor of cake mix: Instead of the white cake mix, you can substitute lemon cake mix or a box of yellow cake mix.
  • Add different berries: Substitute some of the blueberries for other varieties of juicy berries, like blackberries and raspberries. Fresh berries are best, but you can also use thawed, frozen berries.
  • A little extra sugar: I think that between the amount of sugar in the pie filling and the cake mix, you don’t need to add more. But, if you want to, sprinkle a little sugar on top of the cake mix for some extra crunch.
  • Omit Lemon: If you don’t like lemon flavor, omit the zest and lemon juice. It is still delicious without it!
a photo of blueberry cobbler on a white plate

Can I use frozen fruit?

Yes! I think that fresh fruit is best in this delicious cobbler, but you can use frozen, thawed fruit. Just pat it dry thoroughly before using it.

a photo of half eaten blueberry cobbler

Can I make this Easy Blueberry Dump cake ahead of time?

I wouldn’t recommended making it more than one day in advance. But if you do, warm it before serving!

Most people tend to prefer dump cake when its fresh out of the oven, like a warm fruit pie.

a photo of blueberry cobbler and ice cream on a white plate

Do I have to premix my cake ingredients before putting them over the blueberries?

No. You can choose to layer each ingredient separately over top of the blueberries in traditional dump cake fashion.

I prefer to take the extra step of premixing the cake mix ingredients because I found that sometimes the cake mix stays dry in some spots.  

a photo of blueberry cobbler filling in a large dish


Have leftover cobbler? Cover with plastic wrap or an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to two days.

A photo of half eaten blueberry cobbler in a large casserole dish
A photo of blueberry cobbler on a plate

Easy Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake

Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Easy Blueberry Cobbler recipe uses fresh blueberries and cake mix. It's an easy cobbler recipe that is a great option for using up juicy blueberries!


For the blueberry filling:

For the cobbler topping:

  • 1 15.25-ounce box of vanilla cake mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (½ cup), melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (approx. 1 large lemon), loosely packed
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Prepare a 9x13'' pan with cooking spray.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. To the baking dish, add blueberries and blueberry pie filling. Stir to combine.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar, and stir until combined. Then, crumble and place the cake mix mixture over the top of the blueberry mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until the cake mix topping starts to become golden brown, and the blueberry filling is bubbly.
  6. Allow the pan to cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


You should just need one large lemon to produce the zest and juice called for in this recipe. Do not stress if you don't get the full 2 tablespoons of zest off the lemon. Just get as much as you can, it will still be delicious!

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 355Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 20mgSodium 373mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 3g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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Love this recipe? Enjoy these other dump cake recipes and cake mix cobbler recipes on my site: Blackberry Dump Cake (blackberry cobbler) | Easy Peach Dump Cake (peach cobbler) | Pecan Pie Cobbler | Easy Caramel Apple Dump Cake | Easy & Delicious Pineapple Dump Cake