Cake Mix Blueberry Muffins

4.43 from 112 votes

These cake mix blueberry muffins are made with a box of cake mix and a simple streusel topping. Bakery style muffins made in a fraction of the time!

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Cake mix recipes are one of our favorite time saving hacks for making delicious homemade treats in a fraction of the time.

Some of our favorite recipes include cake mix funfetti cookies, cake mix banana bread, cake mix brownies, and cake mix chocolate chip cookies.

These cake mix blueberry muffins are incredibly light and fluffy, sweet, and taste like they are fresh from a bakery.

We love making muffins from cake mix like these cake mix chocolate chip muffins and cake mix banana muffins.

Craving something sweet for breakfast or a snack?

With homemade simple streusel and a hint of fresh lemon zest, these are guaranteed to be an irresistible treat you will love!

It’s a toss up between whether these or my mini chocolate chip muffins are my favorite muffin ever.

ingredients needed to make cake mix blueberry muffins

Ingredients needed to make blueberry muffins

  • 1 box of vanilla cake mix
  • fresh blueberries
  • eggs
  • lemon zest
  • olive oil or vegetable oil
  • milk
  • butter, flour & brown sugar: for the streusel topping
eggs, oil, lemon zest, and milk in separate bowls

How to make muffins from cake mix

Step 1: Grate the lemon zest fresh.

Add the eggs, milk, lemon zest, and olive oil to a bowl.

eggs, oil, lemon zest, and milk in a bowl

Whisk the wet ingredients until completely combined.

wet ingredients mixed together

Step 2: Open up a box of vanilla cake mix and place it in a bowl.

cake mix, wet ingredients, and fresh blueberries

Mix the wet ingredients into the cake mix, stirring until just combined.

adding the wet ingredients to the cake mix

Step 3: Rinse and pat the blueberries dry.

adding the blueberries to the muffin batter

Fold the blueberries into the cake mix muffin batter gently with a rubber spatula.

cake mix muffin batter mixed together

Step 4: Make the streusel topping for the blueberry muffins. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and flour in a bowl.

flour, brown sugar, and melted butter for the streusel

Stir until the mixture is combined like the picture below.

streusel topping mixed together

Step 5: Line a muffin tin with muffin liners. Distribute the blueberry muffin batter evenly into the muffin tins.

muffin batter inside the muffin liners

Step 6: Distribute the streusel topping over the muffin batter.

adding the streusel topping to the muffins

Step 7: Bake the cake mix blueberry muffins at 350 degrees for 23-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

baked blueberry muffins in the muffin tin

You kitchen will be smelling like a bakery.

These muffins not only taste incredible but no one will guess they are made from cake mix: our little secret!

While I love making homemade sour cream blueberry muffins, these are a great muffin to make when I need a shortcut!

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blueberry muffin
4.43 from 112 votes

Cake Mix Blueberry Muffins

By: Joy Shull
Make bakery style muffins in no time with this simple cake mix blueberry muffin recipe!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
  • 15 oz box vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • ½ cup milk
  • cup olive oil or vegetable oil

For the streusel topping

  • cup flour
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Instructions 

  • Add the vanilla cake mix to a large mixing bowl
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, lemon zest, and oil
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the cake mix until just combined using a rubber spatula
  • Fold in the fresh blueberries
  • To make the streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar, and melted butter in a small bowl until the mixture resembles wet sand
  • Line a muffin tin with 12 liners
  • Distribute the muffin batter into the muffin cups. Top with the streusel topping
  • Bake the blueberry muffins at 350 degrees for 23-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 266kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 267mg, Potassium: 75mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 141IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 103mg, Iron: 1mg
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31 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Great. I use sugar free cake mix. I had to leave off the topping. I put a few chopped nuts on top because for medical reasons we cannot have sugar.

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe! I used yellow cake instead of white, and substituted peeled, diced, green apples. Minus the lemon zest, instead I added cinnamon sugar to the cake batter. For the topping I added instant apple cinnamon oatmeal to the flour, brown sugar, and butter. They came out amazing, tastes like fall!