Blueberry Muffins with a Cake Mix

Monday, February 23, 2015
These blueberry muffins made with a cake mix are shockingly delicious, why?

Because they're semi-homemade and so easy to fool everyone they're not from a local bakery!

Sometimes if you're in a hurry, these little gems can be the perfect solution to a quick breakfast or company brunch!

Blueberry Muffins with a Cake Mix is the easiest muffin no-fail ever!

I love muffins for breakfast, don't you?

Not a blueberry muffin lover, well I tried these with red raspberries, chopped peaches, apples, and fresh cherries chopped too and they are equally delicious!

Of course, when I do have the time, I certainly like my mom's homemade blueberry muffins, grilled blueberry muffins, and blueberry summertime homemade banana muffins, or try something from my roundup of quick bread.

It kind of makes me feel like I am having dessert served for breakfast, but I like to tell myself they are healthy because fruits are in them ( just joking)!

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This recipe is super easy and so versatile to recreate any kinds of muffins you like

Using another flavored cake mix changes the whole muffin if you use orange, lemon, pineapple or coconut cake mixes.

If you dislike blueberries, chopped pineapple, apples, berries, and peaches are terrific too.

Nuts raisins, dates, figs, and cinnamon with minced apples are another great addition.

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  1. always blot fresh fruits dry when washed
  2. to change the flavor just use a flavored cake mix
  3. other extracts can be used
  4. add lemon peel or grated orange rind for a citrusy flavor
  5. do not overbake
  6. paper liners work better if you spray them first with a little cooking oil
  7. always preheat the oven before baking

Ingredients you will need for Blueberry Muffins with a Cake Mix

  • fresh blueberries
  • white cake mix
  • instant vanilla pudding
  • eggs
  • oil
  • milk
  • almond extract or vanilla
  • Optional Topping
  • cinnamon
  • flour
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • nuts

blueberry cake mix muffins

Other Fruit and Suggestion Options:

(all must be the same amount and chopped and for the moist one blot dry)

  • bananas
  • fresh cherries
  • blackberries, boysenberries, or raspberries
  • peaches
  • pears
  • strawberries
  • apples
  • mango
  • pineapple
  • raisins, nuts, cinnamon
  • coconut
  • chocolate chips
  • any kinds of nuts
  • you can also mix and match any to equal out the blueberry amounts in this recipe

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Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are great plain, with butter slathered while warm, streusel-topped or grilled.

Don't miss trying these muffins on the grill! ( grilled muffin recipe ) they are fabulous!

The recipe is so easy, you don't have to be a baker to enjoy them it's an easy peasy recipe!

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Blueberry Muffins with a Cake Mix

Blueberry Muffins with a Cake Mix

This cake mix blueberry muffin is light and delicious, tastes just like you made them from scratch, and is so darn easy!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 package of white cake mix
  • 1 package of instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
  • Note: I have also substituted, cherries, pineapple, mango, strawberries, peaches, and raspberries all chopped instead of blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and either line a cupcake tin with paper liners or oil spray heavily for easy removal.
  2. Beat everything all together (except for blueberries) until well blended and smooth around 3 minutes with an electric mixer, then fold in the blueberries at the end.
  3. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350 until browned. Or use the toothpick method so that the centers come out clean when inserted in the center
  5. If you want to have some variations, add some lemon or orange zest around 1 teaspoon.
  6. For a delicious streusel topping:
  7. 1/2 flour,
  8. 1 teaspoon cinnamon,
  9. 1/4 cup brown sugar,
  10. 2 tablespoons softened butter and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  11. mix all together evenly.
  12. Sprinkle a little on each muffin before baking. You can also just sprinkle with sugar.

Note: this is with a streusel topping added

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  1. I love using cake mix for a variety of things. It's handy, quick, and always turns out the most moist and tender treat.

  2. As much as we all want to cook from scratch, sometimes shortcuts like these really help!

  3. We make doughnuts in our little machine w/a cake mix. :)

    These sound delicious.

  4. Dear Claudia, Using a cake mix certainly does help when time is limited. These look wonderful.
    I hope all is well. Thank you for your visits and kind words. Blessings and xo, Catherine


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