Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

 

close up overhead shot of a plate of blueberry cobbler with a spoon
Blueberry cobbler is easy to make with just 5 ingredients. This warm, bubbly dessert is bursting with sweet blueberry flavor.
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Table of Contents
  1. Blueberry Cobbler Recipe Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
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This easy blueberry cobbler recipe is a warm, comfort-food dessert that’s packed with juicy blueberries. Moist and sweet, homemade blueberry cobbler couldn’t be simpler to make with just 5 ingredients. Toss together this quick dessert that tastes heavenly, but is perfect for last-minute guests. 

If you love juicy, fresh fruit desserts, you’ll want to make Strawberry Cobbler, Apple Crisp, or Blackberry Cobbler.

close up shot of blueberry cobbler in a baking dish with a spoonful of cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler Recipe Ingredients

You will need:

  • 15.25-ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1¼ cups water

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 the yellow cake mix with lemon cake mix for an even more citrusy flavor. 

How to Make This Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

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.

STEP ONE: In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, pour one box of yellow cake mix.

PRO TIP: Don’t make the cake batter from the box directions. Just pour the dry cake mix into the pan.

STEP TWO: Spread the blueberries over the top of the cake mix.

blueberries spread on top of the cake mix

STEP THREE: Sprinkle on 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending upon how sweet they are).

sugar sprinkled on top of 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 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.

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.

water sprinkled on top of the blueberries

STEP FIVE: Cut the butter into 8 pieces and spread out over the top.

STEP SIX: Bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes.

PRO TIP: If you prefer a crunchier top, turn the broiler on for the last minute or so to brown the cake mix top. 

blueberry cobbler after being baked in a baking dish

How to Serve

Perfect for a summer barbecue dessert or a sweet after-dinner treat, warm blueberry cobbler pairs perfectly with a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream or a big spoonful of homemade whipped cream. Serve your blueberry dessert with a cup of tea or an iced mocha. 

Storage

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.

close up overhead shot of a plate of blueberry cobbler with a spoon

Blueberry cobbler is easy to make with fresh blueberries that are mixed with cake mix and topped with melted butter. Every bite of this homemade cobbler is bursting with sweet blueberry flavor. Satisfy your dessert cravings with this warm and sweet dessert, baked to bubbly perfection. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to lessen the amount of water if I’m using frozen blueberries? 

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.

Can I use a white cake mix instead of a yellow cake mix? 

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.

Can I freeze the blueberry cobbler? 

This easy cobbler recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.

What is the difference between a fruit cobbler and a fruit crisp? 

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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close up overhead shot of a plate of blueberry cobbler with a spoon

Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Blueberry cobbler is easy to make with just 5 ingredients. This warm, bubbly dessert is bursting with sweet blueberry flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • cups water

Instructions
 

  • 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 at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes.

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Notes

  • Don’t make the cake batter from the box directions. Just pour the dry cake mix into the pan.
  • 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.
  • If you prefer a crunchier top, turn the broiler on for the last minute or so to brown the cake mix top. 

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