Super Easy Fruit Cocktail Cobbler Cake

"This is a super quick, super easy dessert to make. Three ingredients and two minutes of prep time is all it takes. Doesn't get any easier. I've used other items instead of fruit cocktail like canned pears, canned blueberries or canned cherries. I've also sprinkled coconut on top of the cake before baking which adds great flavor. Serve plain, with Cool Whip or your favorite ice cream."
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Ready In:


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans fruit cocktail (I use Del Monte Carb Clever to cut down on some of the sugar)
  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 12 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt one stick of butter in a microwave safe dish for 1 minute 40 seconds on 50% power.
  • Pour entire contents of fruit cocktail cans (juice and all) into a 8 X 11 glass pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spread fruit cocktail evenly on bottom of pan.
  • Sprinkle box of yellow cake mix, evenly, over top of fruit cocktail. Do NOT mix cake mix and fruit cocktail. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out cake mix.
  • Drizzle melted butter over top of cake mix. (Cake mix does not need to be completely covered in butter).
  • (Optional - sprinkle a small amount coconut on top of the cake before baking, photo shows it with coconut).
  • Bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is there something you can substitute for the yellow cake mix like pancake mix?


  1. Can you use salted butter instead of unsalted?
  2. Whether you call it cobbler or "dump cake", this is a classic. It was a real hit with my family last night. Try this with chocolate cake mix, a can of cherry pie filling and a can of crushed pineapple - yum!
  3. I used strawberry cake mix and cooked it a little longer than recipe called for. Delicious....
  4. Not sure how you can give this 5 stars? I made it as per directions and it came out with the cake mix still like powder uncooked on top of the fruit and juices.! Completely inedible
  5. This was so good. I have to say I was skeptical l, but I had a big can of fruit cocktail I needed to use. I put the coconut on top, so good…


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