This easy blueberry cobbler recipe is bursting with flavor. Juicy blueberries are mixed with cake mix and topped with melted butter to create the perfect dessert. The filling comes out warm and bubbling every time and with only a handful of simple ingredients, it is a great option to make for last-minute guests.
If you love cobblers, I suggest trying this blackberry cobbler or this wonderful peach cobbler recipe soon, too! One of our favorite things are fresh blueberries, and we have lots of blueberry recipes to indulge in. Try our blueberry dump cake and blueberry cookies.
Blueberry Cobbler Ingredients
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 6 cups of blueberries
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 8 tablespoons of butter
- 1 1/4 cups of water
PRO TIP: The amount of sugar and water you use will vary on the berries themselves. Before you start, make sure you taste the berries so you add the right amount. If they’re sweet, you won’t want as much sugar. If they’re tart, you might want a little more.
substitutions and additions
BERRIES: You can substitute any type of juicy berries, or really most any type of frozen or fresh fruit for a cobbler. Try raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or peaches as great options for the fruit filling.
LEMON: Lemon and blueberries go so nicely together. Add a bit of lemon zest or lemon juice to your blueberries for a hint of tart lemon flavor in this blueberry dessert.
How to Make THIS blueberry cobbler RECIPE
STEP ONE: Pour the box of yellow cake mix into the bottom of a 9 × 13-inch baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
PRO TIP: Don’t make the cake batter from the box directions. Just pour the dry cake mix into the pan.
STEP TWO: Sprinkle blueberries over the top of the cake mix. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of sugar over the blueberries.
STEP THREE: Pour 1 1/4 cup of water over the top of the berries and cake mix. Gently toss the berries and cake mix to allow the water to settle towards the bottom of the baking dish. You can give it a little shake if you need to.
PRO TIP: It’s really important to pour the water over the top and then be sure everything is mixed. You want the berries and the water to settle into the pan before baking.
STEP FOUR: Cut the butter into 8 pieces and spread evenly over the top of the blueberries.
STEP FIVE: Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes.
PRO TIP: If you prefer a more crunchy top, turn the broiler on for the last minute or so to brown the cake mix top.
How to serve
This classic cobbler almost begs for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and whipped cream on top. Serve for a sweet dessert on a summer evening along with a cup of tea or a refreshing iced caramel macchiato. You could also serve it with our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea.
This dish is easy enough to whip up in minutes but tastes fancy enough to serve for a special occasion.
IN THE FRIDGE: You can store your leftover cobbler covered in plastic wrap or in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
IN THE FREEZER: If you’re going to freeze your blueberry cobbler, make sure it’s in an airtight freezer-safe container. It will keep for about 3 months in the freezer. Once you’re ready to serve, it’s best to thaw in your fridge overnight. Then, pop into the oven and bake at 350°F until everything is warm and bubbly.
If you have an abundance of fresh blueberries, you can’t go wrong with this great recipe. It produces such scrumptious, warm, comfort food. This delicious recipe is a great way to use up all those extra berries from the blueberry bush. Only a few simple steps and you will have a perfect summer dessert that comes out of the oven golden brown and full of fresh flavor.
You could probably reduce the water down to one cup if you’re using frozen berries for this fruit cobbler. If you’re using frozen berries, I would thaw them first.
This easy recipe is very flexible as to the kind of cake mix you are using. Try white cake mix or even lemon cake mix.
This easy cobbler recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.
Cobblers use either a biscuit or cake mix along with fruit while crisp toppings are made up of sugar, butter, oats and cinnamon and have more of a crumbly and granular look.
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Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 6 cups blueberries
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar
- 8 tablespoons of butter
- 1 ¼ cup water
- In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, pour one box of yellow cake mix.
- Spread the blueberries over the top of the cake mix.
- Sprinkle on 1-2 tablespoons of sugar (depending upon how sweet they are)
- Pour 1 1/4 cup of water over the top of the berries and cake mix. Gently toss the berries and cake mix to allow the water to settle towards the bottom of the pan. (Sometime I give it a little shake too). If the berries aren’t very juicy, add just a little more water. If they are plump, a little less.
- Cut a stick of butter into 8 pieces and spread out over the top.
- Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes.