This recipe for blueberry cobbler couldn’t be easier. All you need is a box of white cake mix, fresh blueberries, and a few kitchen staples to make this delicious dessert that will have your family begging for seconds!
This super easy cobbler recipe is a cross between a delicious cobbler and a dump cake. The secret to making it is to use a box of white cake mix. What’s great is that you don’t have to prepare a cake to make it.
This dessert is technically a cobbler – “a dessert consisting of fruit baked in a deep dish with a thick, cake-like crust on top.” My husband thinks of it more as a dump cake.
Regardless of what you call it, it’s pretty darn delicious! Even my older child who does not care for blueberries LOVES this recipe.
Let’s take a quick look at how to make it.
How To Make Blueberry Cobbler with Cake Mix
For this recipe, you need the following ingredients:
- 1 box of white cake mix – You can use lemon cake mix to boost the flavor profile.
- 18 ounces of blueberries – Approximately 1 quart or 2 pints or 4 cups. Wash them and drain them before using.
- 1 stick of butter – You want it to be cold so that you can slice it.
- 2 to 4 tablespoons of sugar, more or less – It all depends on the sweetness of your berries.
- 1 ¼ cup of water
If you don’t follow this recipe 100%, there is still a good chance that it will turn out delicious. These are the steps that I recommend that you take to make this dessert. The recipe that follows is an abbreviated version.
Step 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. For this recipe, it is not necessary to spray your pan with nonstick spray, you can do so if you’d like.
Step 2. Dump the cake mix into a 9×13 baking dish and spread it around.
Step 3. Sprinkle fresh blueberries over the top of the cake mix. If your berries are on the tart side, sprinkle 2 to 4 tablespoons of sugar on top. If they are really sweet, feel free to omit the sugar.
Step 4. Pour water over the blueberries and use a spoon or spatula to help the water soak through the cake mix.
Step 5. Cut butter into “pats” and spread the pats of butter over the top of the cobbler. You should be able to get 12 – 16 pats of butter from one stick of butter.
Step 6. Bake the cobbler in the preheated oven for 40 – 45 minutes, or until the cake mix has set. If it seems “soupy,” bake for another 5 minutes until it is baked.
Let the cobbler cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Love cobbler? Me, too! Check out these other two recipes at Southern Kissed:
- 9×13 baking dish
- 1 box white cake mix
- 18 ounces blueberries washed and drained
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 stick butter sliced
- 1 ¼ cup water
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
- Lightly spray 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the bottom of baking dish. Top cake mix with layer of blueberries. Sprinkle sugar on top of blueberries.
- Pour water over blueberries and cake mix. Use a spoon or spatula to lightly stir water into the cake mix, ensuring most of the water goes to the bottom.
- Place butter on top of the cobbler mixture and bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until the cake mix has set.
This cobbler is absolutely delicious with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. Or both. I won’t judge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do cobbler leftovers need to be refrigerated?
Answer: Because there are no eggs or dairy in this blueberry cobbler, leftovers can be stored at room temperature for up to two days. It’s perfectly fine to refrigerate leftover if you’d like.
Question: Can you use frozen blueberries to make cobblers?
Answer: Sometimes. But not in this recipe. I tested the recipe using frozen blueberries and the result was a purple-greenish cobbler. Additionally, if frozen berries are used, you need to make sure that you use a metal baking dish or risk the possibility of thermal shock.