Pineapple Cake Mix Cobbler

I’m a fruity-dessert kind of gal. Y’all can have your bougie salted-caramel-death-by-chocolate-tortes from fancy eateries while I inhale a strawberry milkshake from Zaxby’s.

And birthday cake? Not a fan. I’ll take warm cobbler with melty vanilla ice cream ANY DAY OF THE WEEK over crusty sprinkles and frosting from the Winn-Dixie. But I do love a box of cake mix because it comes in clutch for this cobbler hack.

I invented this pineapple cobbler using cake mix and honestly I should publish it on printed pages if I ever publish a cookbook called “Dessert For Dummies”. It’s simple. Like… stupid simple. Your third grader that can read a recipe can fix it up.

Throw some vanilla ice cream on top and I will stalk your dessert. I will just manifest in your kitchen and lick the pan. You will walk in and have questions and be salty that I ate your leftovers. I will regret nothing. I will have some ‘splaining to do when the cops show up.

Here’s your recipe.

Pineapple Cake Mix Cobbler

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 343kcal


  • 40 oz cans pineapple chunks (undrained)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • sticks unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Lightly grease a 9×12 baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, combine pineapple, sugar, flour, and cornstarch. Mix until well combined and no lumps remain. Add to casserole dish and spread out evenly.
  • Spread out dry cake mix over top, spreading out evenly.
  • Cut butter in pieces and scatter evenly over the top of the cake mix.
  • Place dish in oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the top is medium golden brown.
  • Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice, if desired.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg
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7 thoughts on “Pineapple Cake Mix Cobbler

  1. 5 stars
    I admittedly love anything pineapple so I obviously had to try this right away. It was easy enough that my 5 year old got to help. And it was fantastic! I also like that it can be made year round since it uses canned pineapple instead of seasonal fruit. I will definitely make this one again.

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