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close up over head shot of Blackberry Cobbler in a baking dish

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry cobbler is a yummy dessert that is sweet, and just a bit tangy. Bursting with berry flavor, this easy-to-make dessert will be a family favorite.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups blackberries, 4 to 5 cups if they are large berries
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup water


  • In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, pour one box of yellow cake mix.
  • Spread blackberries over the top of the cake mix.
  • Sprinkle on 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending upon how sweet they are).
  • Pour 1 cup of water over the top of the berries and cake mix then shake the pan so water settles into the bottom. If berries aren’t very juicy, add 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 for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Slice and serve warm.


  • If you’re using canned berries, reserve the water they’re packed in and use a cup of it instead of the plain water. Unless you don’t want the crust to be purple, of course.
  • Cleaning fresh blackberries is easy. Much easier than cleaning some other fresh fruits. Pour the fresh juicy berries into a colander. Discard any errant leaves or stems. Set the colander in the sink and run water over the berries. Leave it there to drain while you begin the recipe.