This easy 3 ingredient cake mix cobbler comes together quickly and easily! All you need are frozen berries, cake mix, and butter to make this delicious dessert!

Sometimes, I’m shocked at how simple a recipe can be. When a friend told me about this cake mix trick, I knew I had to try it. I love cobbler but sometimes I don’t want to go through the work of making it from scratch. Luckily, this 3 ingredient cobbler really is as simple as it sounds!

What You Need

  • Berries– You can use fresh or frozen berries. I recommend using blueberries.
  • Cake mix– I used Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix.
  • Butter– I recommend using salted butter.

How to Make Cake Mix Cobbler

Spread the blueberries in a 9×9 casserole dish.

blueberries in a casserole dish

Top the blueberries with the cake mix.

cake mix in a dish

Cut the butter into 10-12 pieces and spread evenly on top of the cake mix.

cake mix topped with butter

Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown.

cake mix cobbler in a dish

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Substitution Ideas

You can use fresh or frozen berries. If you use frozen berries, you may need to bake the cobbler a few minutes longer. You could also use mixed berries, frozen peaches, or frozen cherries. If you wanted to make this recipe vegan, check the cake mix box to be sure there is no dairy or eggs (most brands are vegan) and use vegan butter like Earth Balance or Miyokos. To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten free cake mix.

The Best Cake Mix for Cobbler

I used Betty Crocker’s Yellow Cake Mix. Any brand like Duncan Heins, Pillsbury, or Betty Crocker should work just fine. I don’t recommend using other flavors of cake like chocolate or spice cake.

How to Store Leftovers

While this recipe is best when it’s still warm from the oven, you can store leftovers in the fridge. I like using an oven-safe baking dish that has an airtight lid, so it’s easy to store. But if you don’t have a lid for your baking dish, transfer the cobbler to an airtight container. When serving, reheat in the microwave, if desired.

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Cake Mix Cobbler

Cake Mix Cobbler

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This easy 3 ingredient cake mix cobbler comes together quickly and easily! All you need are frozen berries, cake mix, and butter to make this delicious dessert!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 4 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 18oz box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons)
  • Ice cream (optional for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the blueberries in a 9×9 casserole dish.
  3. Top with the cake mix.
  4. Cut the butter into 10-12 pieces and spread evenly on top of the cake mix.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Keywords: cake mix cobbler

Spread your blueberries into a pie pan, and cover with cake mix. Cut a stick of butter over top, and bake at 350 degrees for ~45 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

This is going in the 5-ingredient recipe hall of fame for sure.

What’s your favorite type of cobbler?