Light, sweet and delicious blueberry heaven on earth cake is a no-bake dessert made with angel food cake, blueberry pie filling, and vanilla pudding. It’s quick to make and so soft and creamy. Quite literally heaven on earth!

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Blueberry Angel Dessert

Fresh and fruity, sweet and tart, this dessert tastes exactly like its name!

Blueberry heaven on earth cake is light, luscious, and an explosion of dreamy flavors, and that’s all in just one bite of the trifle-like dessert.

It couldn’t be any easier to make. Using a store-bought fluffy angel food cake, juicy blueberry pie filling, and vanilla pudding, it comes together in only a few minutes. 

As it chills in the fridge the spongy blueberry angel food cake soaks up some of the pudding and pie filling and it becomes so moist and flavorful. It’s great year-round but tastes especially good on a hot summer day.

If you love desserts with sweet berries, you will also enjoy these mixed berry shortcakes, this berry cheesecake fluff, and strawberry shortcake cake.

If blueberries are your thing, try my easy blueberry muffins!

Why you’ll love Blueberry Heaven on Earth Cake

  • Easy to make – Using store-bought ingredients, it’s simple to whip up in only a few minutes. 
  • No bake – No need to heat up your kitchen with this easy recipe, making it perfect for summertime! 
  • Refreshing – This blueberry angel dessert is the perfect ending to any meal! Potlucks, summertime BBQs, or just an after-dinner treat. 
  • Versatile – Change up the flavors of the pudding and pie filling for a different taste, it is decadent and delicious any way you make it!
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Ingredients

Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe, why you need them, and possible substitutions. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card with measurements.

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  • Angel Food Cake – For the easiest version of this heavenly dessert, use store-bought angel food cake. Homemade or boxed mix cake works, too but it will need to be cooled completely first.
  • Blueberry Pie Filling – One 21 ounce can is all you need, find it in the baking aisle at your grocery store. 
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding – One 4-serving size package. Make sure it’s instant and not “cook and serve”.
  • Sour Cream – You could also use plain Greek yogurt if preferred. 
  • Frozen Whipped Topping – You will need an 8 oz container of Cool Whip or make homemade stabilized whipped cream. It will need to be thawed before adding it to your blueberry angel food cake. 
  • Slivered AlmondsThese are optional but add some great texture as a garnish before serving.

What variations or substitutions do you suggest?

Blueberry and lemon are also a match made in heaven, so naturally using a lemon pudding mix is a delicious lemon blueberry variation!

For a patriotic version, use both blueberries and strawberries for a festive holiday treat.

Even though this is a dessert made with angel food cake, feel free to use a vanilla sponge cake or your favorite pound cake.

Really the sky’s the limit when it comes to this decadent treat!

How to make Blueberry Heaven on Earth Cake

This section shows you how to make this recipe, with process photos showing the steps to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.

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  1. Step One: Make your pudding mixture by whisking together the vanilla pudding, milk, and sour cream in a bowl until smooth and it begins to thicken. 
  2. Step Two: Cut your angel food cake into 1-inch cubes and evenly layer half of it into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. If you have made one homemade, ensure it has cooled completely.
  3. Step Three: Spread ⅔ of your blueberry pie filling over top and then layer the remaining angel food cubes over it.
  4. Step Four: Evenly spread the vanilla pudding mixture over the cake layer and then top it with the whipped topping. Make sure the entire thing is covered. 
  5. Step Five: Drop spoonfuls of the remaining pie filling over top. Use a butter knife or a skewer to swirl the pie filling around to ensure each slice will get a good amount of filling in each bite. 
  6. Step Six: Place it in the refrigerator uncovered to chill for 4-6 hours before serving.
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How to serve it

To serve, use a spatula or large serving spoon to scoop this heavenly blueberry angel food cake trifle onto dessert plates or bowls.

Garnish with slivered almonds, fresh fruit, another dollop of Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream, or even some vanilla ice cream.

Tea, old fashioned lemonade, or even berry sangria is the perfect accompaniment when serving guests! 

  • Homemade: If you decide to make a homemade cake or from a box mix allow it to fully cool before cutting it into cubes and layering it.
  • Serrated knife: To cut the blueberry angel food pieces without losing their airy and fluffy texture, use a serrated knife with a sawing motion.
  • Thick cake layers: Add an extra half of a store-bought premade angel food cake.
  • Extra pie filling: Spread more blueberry pie filling in the center of it for a more delicious sweet taste. Be careful not to overdo it, though!
  • Trifle bowl: Instead of layering this blueberry angel dessert in a baking pan, you can also use a trifle bowl as it is a blueberry trifle! 
  • Individual servings: Use mason jars or large glasses to make layers for individual servings.
  • Chill time: This dessert tastes best after it has chilled for 4-6 hours in the refrigerator. For the best moist and flavorful cake, let it sit overnight.

Storage & Leftovers

How long can it be stored in the fridge?

Leftovers of your blueberry angel dessert can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days, after that, it starts to become soggy.

Can I freeze leftover cake?

No, this dessert will not freeze well and will be a mess of textures when thawed.

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FAQs

What does blueberry heaven on earth taste like?

Pure heaven! In all seriousness though, it’s angel food cake in one bite, sweet blueberry pie filling in another, and creamy pudding in the next.

If you love delicious cakes, this and my better than sex cake are some of the best!

Can I make this dessert ahead of time?

Yes! This is the perfect dessert idea to make ahead of a party.

Allowing it to sit overnight lets the blueberry heaven on earth cake soak up some of the surrounding moisture from the vanilla and blueberry pie filling making it much more flavorful and moist.

Can I change the flavor of the pie filling?

Yes! Feel free to change the flavor of the fruit filling to whatever you would like in this blueberry angel dessert. Cherry, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, or even apple pie filling in the fall.

Should I use a trifle dish?

Blueberry heaven on earth cake sure does look pretty layered in a trifle dish, but a 9×13 pan is often more practical and because the layers are thinner, it’s easier to spoon up to serve.

I wouldn’t stress about the presentation, once you serve it, it becomes a mashed up wonder of deliciousness no matter what!

If I bake my own angel food cake, how can I tell when it is done?

It is done when a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Follow directions for the mix you are using and adhere to proper baking times for best results.

Need more heavenly cake recipes? Try these:

Caramel Apple Poke Cake

Mexican Wedding Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake (A Williams Sonoma Copycat)

Click here for my entire collection of dessert recipes.

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4.87 from 23 votes

Blueberry Heaven on Earth Cake

Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Light, sweet and delicious blueberry heaven on earth cake is a no-bake dessert made with angel food cake, blueberry pie filling, and vanilla pudding. It’s quick to make and so soft and creamy. Quite literally heaven on earth!

Ingredients
 

  • 3.4 ounce instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 14 ounce angel food cake cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 21 ounce blueberry pie filling
  • 8 ounces whipped topping thawed
  • 3 tablespoons almond slivers optional

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding, milk, and sour cream until smooth and fully incorporated and it begins to thicken. Set aside.
  • Cut the angel food cake into 1-inch cubes and then evenly layer half of it into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Spread about ⅔ of the pie filling on top of the cake and then layer the remaining angel food cake over it.
  • Evenly spread all of the vanilla pudding mixture over the cake layer and then top it with the whipped topping. Make sure to spread them over the top of the entire cake.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the remaining pie filling over the cake. You can use a butter knife or a skewer to swirl the pie filling around. Try to make sure each slice will get a good amount.
  • Place in the refrigerator uncovered to chill for 4-6 hours, or even overnight for a more flavorful and moist cake.
  • Right before serving, sprinkle with slivered almonds, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Any longer and it will start to become soggy.
If using a homemade angel food cake, ensure that it is fully cooled before assembling.
Variations:
Try lemon pudding with the blueberry. 
Other fruit fillings: cherry, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, or even apple pie filling in the fall.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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6 Comments

  1. How could I use fresh blueberries? I’d have to add some sort of liquid, and possibly sugar, but I have no idea what to use.

  2. 5 stars
    I made the blueberry/vanilla combination and it was a hit. Today I did a strawberry/banana one. I think it will be good too. Next I’ll try cherry/pistachio. These desserts are easy and people seem to like them.