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Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

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Prepare to delight your taste buds and impress your loved ones with this easy Blueberry Cobbler recipe. With its perfect balance of fresh blueberries and a cake-like topping made from a box of cake mix, it’s a dessert that combines simplicity with irresistible flavors. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting your culinary journey, this Blueberry Cobbler is an easy way to create a delectable dessert that will have your family asking for seconds!

Scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of blueberry cobbler on a white plate.

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.

Technically, this easy dessert is 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.

Tomato. Too-mah-toe.

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 this delicious cobbler.

Ingredients

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 of fresh berries. Wash them and drain them before using them.
  • 1 stick of cold 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
Box of white cake mix, blueberries, stick of butter, and water.

How To Make Blueberry Cobbler with Cake Mix

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. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2. Dump the cake mix into a 9×13 casserole dish and spread it around.

White cake mix in a white baking dish.

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 of the blueberries. If they are really sweet, feel free to omit the sugar.

Blueberries topped with sugar in a baking dish.

Step 4. Pour water over the blueberries and use a spoon or spatula to help the water soak through the cake mix.

Stirring water into cake mix and blueberries in a white dish.

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.

White cake mix, blueberries, and pats of butter in a baking dish.

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.

Baked blueberry cobbler in a white baking dish.

Let the cobbler cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Blueberry cobbler topped with fresh blueberries on a white plate.

Storage

Store leftover cobbler covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. The cobbler is best served warm or at room temperature. To reheat the cobbler, place it on a baking sheet and heat in a 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes or microwave in 30-second increments until the desired temperature.

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 leftovers 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.

More Cobbler Recipes

Love cobbler? Me, too! Check out these other cobbler recipes at Southern Kissed:

Other Blueberry Desserts You Might Like

Scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of blueberry cobbler on a white plate.

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberries and a buttery, golden crust come together for a dessert that's bursting with flavor in this Easy Blueberry Cobbler recipe.
4.30 from 17 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 390kcal

Equipment

  • 9×13 casserole dish

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 18 ounces blueberries washed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 stick butter sliced
  • 1 ¼ cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly spray 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the bottom of the prepared 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.

Notes

Test blueberries before adding sugar.  If the blueberries are tart, add an additional 2 tablespoons of sugar in step 3.
Nutrition information is calculated using only 2 tablespoons of sugar and does not include toppings such as ice cream or whipped cream.
Optional Garnishes: Fresh blueberries, mint sprigs, lemon zest
Alternative method:  Pour cake mix into 9×13 baking dish.  Add water and lightly stir.  Top with blueberries, butter, and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake as directed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 387IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg
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This cobbler is delicious with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Or both. I won’t judge.

Blueberry cobbler and scoop of ice cream on white plate with spoon.

Be sure to come back and tell us how your blueberry cobbler turned out!

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2 Comments

  1. They all look very yummy the problem is being diabetes now for 5yrs now I wish to see low calorie equal used in them

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