Cherry cobbler with cake mix is an easy dessert you can throw together in minutes. Using pie filling and your favorite boxed mix you just bake in the oven like our cake mix peach cobbler, scoop and enjoy.
Cobbler with cherry pie filling is an easy treat to bake in the oven. A dump and go dish you can bring to any potluck or serve your family on the weekends. You can use any fruit you like for this easy cake mix recipe but this is one of our favorite creations. (affiliate links present)
Cake Mix Cherry Cobbler
Yep, this is yet another cake mix cobbler recipe you are going to love!! Just 3 ingredients is all you need unless you want to sprinkle some oats on the top for added texture. NO added sugar or dicing up fruit, it is already done for you inside that can there. Choose whichever dry mix you like. White or yellow work great but strawberry is incredible too.
To moisten the crumble you’ll need some melted butter, that is all. Do NOT follow the instructions on the back of that box as we are not making pie filling cupcakes y’all. 😉 Don’t get me wrong those are incredible too and only need 2 items for that but this is yet another tweak to the traditional boring stuff.
Cherry Cobbler with Pie Filling
Ready for yet another three ingredient cake mix hack y’all?? If you are only thinking inside of the box (or the back) you are way behind the times friends but we can catch you up in full speed in no time at all right here. If you want a thicker “crust” use just one can of fruit in a 9×9 pan. This makes more of everything with 2 so a 9×13″ is better.
- 1 box yellow cake mix (or flavor of choice)
- 2 cans pie filling 21 oz each, cherry
- Melted butter or plant based dairy free butter alternative
- Oats for the topping are optional
Pie has a bottom and top solid crust you need to slice to serve. A cherry cobbler with cake mix is more of a crumble just on top, browned and scooped out to serve. Sometimes there is a nutty or oat topping on the very top too. Both are good but the easiest cobbler recipe is here for you.
I guess if you wanted to you could. All contents are precooked so it would be safe but much better with some sort of crumble or crust with it if you ask me. We have a lot of cherry pie filling recipes to choose from. Whether it be a cobbler, muffins, cupcakes or pie they are all fabulous.
Another winner if you really want more of a “solid” crust to it, but only one is to pour the filling in a dish. Whisk up our pour over top pie crust and do just that. No mixing required, just bake, scoop and serve that way.
3 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler
You could use another “crust” of sorts with this same filling too though. Using refrigerated biscuits you can make a sweet bottom and top layer with frozen fruit or canned like this one. We did this with blackberries with our cobbler with biscuits.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl, stir together cake mix (and oats if you want that too into your cobbler topping).
- Add melted butter and dry cake mix until you have a crumbly texture.
- Spread the cherry pie topping evenly in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Top with the white cake mix mixture. (I used my hands to crumble it over top).
- Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
- Top cherry dump cake with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
Cake Mix with Pie Filling
Ok so let’s talk about a few popular and delish combinations of boxed cake mixes with cans you could try. Of course white, yellow or vanilla cake mix works with literally any flavor in the can. Lemon is fabulous with blueberries as a flavor profile too especially during the summertime.
Cherry Cobbler Dump Cake
You could call this other version of a cherry pie filling dump cake too. <—– that we made in a different way though without the crumbly topping that you see in this one. Very similar ingredients so you should definitely try them both. Now what if you have leftovers???
I hate wasting food so I get it. It does save well for a day or so so let it cool completely first. Then transfer it into a sealed container and put into the fridge overnight. When you want to reheat it transfer to a microwave safe plate for 45 seconds or so to warm. Then add ice cream to the top so it can melt and moisten the top crumble again nicely.
Voila, and there you go friends. Jump to recipe below and let us know what you think of this goodie patootie. 😉
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Cherry Cobbler with Cake Mix
- 1 9×13 pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, stir together cake mix and oats. Add melted butter and mix until you have a crumbly texture.
- Spread the cherry pie topping evenly in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the cake mixture. (I used my hands to crumble it over top).
- Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. Top with ice cream or whipped cream