Pie filling cake mix cobbler really only needs 3 ingredients to bake this easy dessert with fruit in the oven. If you loved our peach cobbler with cake mix recipe before, you can now use any fruit flavor you like to make other versions right at home.
We will show you how to make cake mix cobbler with just 3 things here. I also have another version using frozen fruit instead of canned filling below. Once you get the hang of it you can try any type of fruit and boxed cake mix recipe variety combination and see what you think! (affiliate links present)
Cobbler with Cake Mix
Cobbler by definition is a popular dessert dish. Typically consisting of a fruit filling topped with batter, biscuit type of dough, or a sprinkle of cake mix with butter in this case. It is baked until the topping is golden brown and the fruit filling is bubbly. It is often served warm and can be enjoyed on its own or with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
The cobbler fruit filling can vary depending on personal preference and seasonal availability, but not in this case. Common fillings we have used have been our apple cobbler with cake mix, using blueberries, raspberries, or cherries. The fruit is sometimes sweetened with sugar and ground cinnamon but in this case we’re just dumping the contents right out of the can.
Cobbler with a Cake Mix
The topping for cobbler is typically made from a mixture of flour, sugar, butter, and milk or buttermilk. The dough is dropped or spread over the fruit filling before baking. As it bakes, the top puffs up and becomes crisp on the outside while remaining tender and cake like on the inside. We’re using dry mix for dump peach cobbler and all the other versions here.
The ingredients in cake mix cobbler vary depending on the recipe, but they typically include a cake mix, fruit, sugar, butter, and milk. Some recommend frozen fruit while others prefer a can of pie filling.
Cake mix cobbler is made by combining the cake mix, fruit, sugar, butter, and milk in a bowl. The batter is then poured into a greased and floured baking dish and baked in a preheated oven. Once the cobbler is baked, it is allowed to cool slightly before serving.
Cake mix cobbler is best served warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping like Cool Whip. It can also be served with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Cake Mix and Pie Filling
You REALLY don’t need anything to serve this with once it is done. It is definitely sweet enough already, but that is up to you of course. I will say that our cake mix blueberry cobbler is one of our favorites. The pieces are small and burst when you bite them.
With a lot of ooey gooey in the can it makes the whole dish nice and moist. Second to that would be our cherry cobbler with cake mix with a bit larger pieces of fruit.
Cobbler with Frozen Fruit
Did you know you could use canned refrigerated biscuits instead of dry mix too??!! We did just that with our cobbler with biscuits here. That is right, instead of a dry mix that needs butter mixed in to get moist for the “crust” you can use a can from Pillsbury for the top instead. That isn’t super sweet so a light sugar glaze of sorts is added with that one.
And there is yet another way we have made it with a bag of frozen fruit. NO need to even defrost this one with frozen peaches inside. We called it Crockpot cobbler with frozen fruit and it was to die for as well. With that it is the same idea where you can use things other than peaches but those remain somewhat firm and give it a nice overall texture.
Instead of using a box of mix for that we used something more similar to our pour over the top pie crust. That is incredible too and a great way to make a throw together bake it in no time kind of treat y’all.
Once you fall in love with all of these you might want to go “all in” with just fresh stuff. In that case you can mix and match fruits like we did our leftover cranberry apple cobbler.
Blackberry Cobbler with Cake Mix
Then we will move on to our Instant Pot cobbler with sliced peaches that we have made a time ago. This one uses canned fruit instead of a filling of sorts. You can make it inside the pot itself or use a PIP method that is easier to get your fruit dessert out and serve for sure.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl mix together yellow cake mix (or flavor of choice) and melted butter to get a crumbly mixture.
- Spray 9×13 pan with non stick spray and pour in your cherry pie filling (or flavor of choice), spread out evenly.
- Spread crumbled cake mix on the top covering the pie filling evenly.
- Spray the top lightly with oil to moisten.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
- Remove, serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top.
A dry cake mix dump cake of sorts right? If you do put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top it is best to do so right away so it will melt and add to the “sauce” over the top of it all. Now jump to recipe and try it for yourself friends!
Now we have used this type of boxed mix to make something similar too. There isn’t a huge difference except that with our apple Bisquick cobbler I used diced skinned fresh apples which was nice in the summertime. If you like berries you may prefer our Bisquick blackberry cobbler.
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Cake Mix Cobbler
- 1 9×13 pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl mix together cake mix and melted butter to get a crumbly mixture.
- Spray 9×13 pan with non stick spray and pour in your pie filling, spread out evenly.
- Spread crumbled cake mix mixture over the top covering the pie filling evenly. Spray the top lightly with oil to moisten.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Remove, serve in bowls with whipped cream or ice cream on top.