April 24, 2023Review Recipe
Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
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This easy blueberry cobbler recipe is bursting with flavor and packed with juicy blueberries that 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.
Blueberry Cobbler Ingredients
- 1 (15.25 ounce) box of yellow cake mix
- 6 cups of blueberries
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1¼ cups of water
- 8 tablespoons of butter
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.
You could also substitute yellow cake mix with lemon cake mix for an even more citrusy flavor.
How To Make This Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Pour the box of yellow cake mix into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Don’t make the cake batter from the box directions. Just pour the dry cake mix into the pan.
STEP TWO: Sprinkle the blueberries over the top of the cake mix.
STEP THREE: Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar over the blueberries.
STEP FOUR: Pour 1¼ cups of water over the top of the berries and cake mix. Gently toss the berries and cake mix to allow the water to settle toward the bottom of the baking dish. You can give it a little shake if you need to.
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 FIVE: Cut the butter into 8 pieces and spread evenly over the top of the blueberries.
STEP SIX: Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes.
If you prefer a crunchier 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.
This fresh blueberry cobbler dish is easy enough to whip up in minutes but tastes fancy enough to serve for a special occasion.
If you love cobblers, I suggest trying this blackberry cobbler or this divine peach cobbler recipe soon, too!
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Storing This Berry Cobbler Recipe
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 this blueberry cobbler with cake mix recipe, 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 it 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 blueberry cobbler 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 also 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
- 15.25 box yellow cake mix
- 6 cups blueberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1¼ cups water
- 8 tablespoons butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- 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 to 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending upon how sweet they are).
- Pour 1¼ cups 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. (Sometimes, 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 the butter into 8 pieces and spread out over the top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Don’t make the cake batter from the box directions. Just pour the dry cake mix into the pan.
- If you prefer a crunchier top, turn the broiler on for the last minute or so to brown the cake mix top.
Would I be able to use a gluten free cake mix? And if I’m able to, just follow the recipe as it is?
Layne Kangas says
Hi, Megan – you should be able to follow the recipe as-is with gluten-free mix. Enjoy!
I haven’t tried to recipes yet but I’ve got to admit looks like some yummy stuff that I am definitely going to have to try👩🍳👩🍳👩🍳
I mixed raspberries with the blueberries (and added lemon juice and zest),but otherwise followed recipe exactly. It was easy and very tasty!
Can you or anyone tell me how many ounces the box of yellow cake mix is? Stores have many different boxes of yellow cake mix plus some say pudding cake mix. It is not one size. Maybe on the box directions it will say what size baking dish and that will confirm what I need. Thanks!!!
Layne Kangas says
Hi, Laurie – You’ll use a 15.25 ounce box for this. Enjoy!
Can I use frozen blueberries? And how would I adapt the rest of the ingredients?
Layne Kangas says
Hi, Esther – 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 also thaw them first. Enjoy!
Lori Clayton says
This was delicious and exceeded our expectations. Add a small amount of cinnamon, vanilla extract to the cake mix and butter mixture, and squeezed 1/2 a lemon over the berries with a little more added sugar. Will definitely do this recipe again. It’s a family favorite after today!
Looks like a great recipe to try.
This was so easy and so delicious! I brought half of it to my daughter and son in law and they ate it all in one sitting. Very good!
Cheryl Gibbons says
I did the blueberry cobbler looks and smells deliciously great . Can’t wait to put a scoop of ice cream on it and kick back and enjoy
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