July 14, 2014

Brown Butter Blueberry Cobbler

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

This easy, 4-ingredient blueberry cobbler is hands down one of my favorite desserts of all time. To say I am obsessed with it would be a massive understatement. I go crazy for this darn cobbler. I love, love, love it. Like I could eat an entire pan in one sitting. I can honestly say it is one of the best things I have ever eaten in my entire life. Sweet blueberries, soft cake, and crunchy streusel comes out of the oven all warm and gooey and bubbly and is topped with the perfect accompaniment: creamy vanilla ice cream. The brown butter in the cake just sends it all over the top!!

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

If you’ve got blueberries on your hands this summer, you’ve literally got to make this RIGHT now. You’ll be glad you did!!

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

It’s so ridiculously easy. Just four ingredients. Yellow cake mix, butter, sugar, and blueberries.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

I make this cobbler with 3 cups of blueberries. But if you want to branch out, you could definitely use any combination of berries to get three cups of fruit. For example, 1.5 cups blueberries plus 1.5 cups strawberries. Or 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup raspberries, and 1 cup blackberries. The fun thing about this recipe is that you can totally experiment and make it your own.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

When I wanted to make this cobbler for my parents who were visiting this weekend, I realized I already had dinner in the oven, and it was baking at a different temperature than the cobbler calls for. This cobbler is super easy, but it does take 40 minutes to bake, and I really kind of wanted dessert to be ready right after dinner, and not have to wait almost another hour for it.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Now I don’t have a double oven. As you can see, up top is a microwave! So I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. But my microwave is a convection microwave. Which basically means, when I put this baby in convection mode, this microwave literally transforms itself into a regular baking oven!!

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

All you do it take the glass turntable out, and replace it with a metal baking rack. This all came with the microwave.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

We built in a little shelf under the oven to store all the accessories that came with the oven and microwave, like extra baking racks, the meat thermometer, etc.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

With a convection microwave, you can bake in it the same way you would in an electric oven. All I did was touch the screen to start, then chose EasyConvect, Baked Goods, then set my time for 40 minutes and my temperature for 350 degrees. Then I pressed Start Preheat.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

With KitchenAid’s EasyConvect™ feature, it automatically adjusted the temperature for me since it’s baking in convection mode. I didn’t have to do any guesswork. The awesome thing about this convection microwave is that it preheats WAY faster than a regular oven!! It took less than 60 seconds for my convection microwave to preheat. Perfect for those times when I’m baking cookies and forget to preheat! This would make them ready much faster.

You could totally make this in a regular oven too of course, but this convection microwave completely saved the day on this particular day when my regular oven was already in use. I love it and I’m so glad we decided to go with this convection microwave wall oven combo since we didn’t have room for a double oven. It performs exactly like a double oven AND it’s a microwave too!! Genius.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Anyway! Let’s finish making this cobbler!! :) Melt one stick of butter, and while I’m at it, I usually just go ahead and brown it too. Browning the butter gives it a richer, more intense flavor. It totally sends whatever you’re adding it to over the top. If butter is good, brown butter is better. Exponentially.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Basically you just melt the butter until it starts to turn brown, whisking constantly when it starts to get darker in color. Here is my step-by-step guide on How to Brown Butter for more information.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Add the cake mix to the melted butter…

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

And whisk to combine until you have a dry, crumbly mixture. I used my KitchenAid mixer for this.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Next add 3 cups of blueberries to a large bowl. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries here. I’m using frozen because my mom has two giant blueberry bushes in her garden and she is always supplying me with gallons of blueberries in the summer. I freeze them in ziploc bags so I have sweet, ripe blueberries all year round.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Add 1/2 cup sugar and stir to combine.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Pour the blueberry / sugar mixture into the bottom of a greased baking dish…

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

And top with the butter / cake mix mixture. Remember what I said about experimenting? What if you used a lemon cake mix here? Or raspberries and strawberries and a chocolate cake mix? The possibilities are endless!

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Evenly distribute the cake mix mixture over the blueberries. I am using a 9×11 baking dish here. You can definitely use a regular 9×13 dish, but I prefer this slightly smaller pan.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Now bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Until it’s deliciously bubbly and browned on top.

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

Be sure you have ice cream on hand…

Honestly the best Blueberry Cobbler only 4 ingredients (yellow cake mix, butter, blueberries, & sugar) super easy to make!

This warm, gooey, bubbly blueberry cobbler is just screaming for it.

Just 4 ingredients, and so easy to make. But more than that, it is knock your pants off delicious. One of my favorite desserts ever.

Make this ASAP. Enjoy!!

Brown Butter Blueberry Cobbler


3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup sugar
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (melted and browned, if desired)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Spray a 9×11 or 9×13 dish with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the blueberries and sugar and pour into the bottom of the prepared dish. Whisk together butter and cake mix. Crumble over blueberries.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, until bubbly and browned on top.



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40 Comments



 
 

1
Averie @ Averie Cooks July 14, 2014 at 4:09 am

Browned butter and blueberries, doesn’t get any better, Amanda! Pinned :)

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Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness July 14, 2014 at 5:26 am

I NEED that microwave. That is SO freaking cool!
But, I need this cobbler more. You had me at brown butter…but easy definitely doesn’t hurt! Pinned!

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Tom @ Raise Your Garden July 14, 2014 at 5:57 am

The crumb topping is to DIE for. Put me in Coach! Oh wait, I AM the coach.

I really like how you can experiment with the berry ratio, you know, a the berry TRIFECTA! Raspberries, blueberries and blackberries….ok, there I can MAN pinning again!

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TidyMom July 14, 2014 at 6:37 am

wish I had seen this recipe last night when I made blueberry cobbler! this recipe looks fantastic! and I need a microwave that is a convection oven! My mom has one and loves it!

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh July 14, 2014 at 6:41 am

I thought I knew what I was bringing to our reunion in a few weeks, I think I just changed my mind!

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Jenny @ The Peachy Pair July 14, 2014 at 7:31 am

So, is it bad that I think this would be a great breakfast?? :)

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Cookbook Queen July 14, 2014 at 7:31 am

I need this cobbler AND this microwave in my life! Love simple recipes like this :)

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Leah July 14, 2014 at 7:45 am

I love cobbler and I love how easy but delicious this one sounds!! Nothing is better than not making a huge mess in the kitchen!!

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Maria July 14, 2014 at 7:58 am

LOVE this! I want some for breakfast!

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Jenny Flake July 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

Looooove cobbler, this looks delicious girl! Too cool to be made in the microwave! Happy Monday! xo

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Tieghan July 14, 2014 at 8:23 am

This cobbler looks so good right now. Wishing it was breakfast!

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shelly (cookies and cups) July 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

What a simple recipe!! I love love that you mixed the cake mix with browned butter…
also, i adore that microwave!!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 14, 2014 at 11:31 am

I adore this recipe! Brown butter and blueberries – love!! Also, the microwave is genius!

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life July 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

It’s “knock your pants of delicious”…you totally have me wanting this cobbler like now!!! Bring on the blueberries and brown butter goodness!!!!

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Diane P. July 14, 2014 at 7:34 pm

I made this tonight – it’s crazy good and could not be easier!! The only problem – there is not enough!!!

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jamie | my baking addiction July 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm

How cool is that microwave? I suddenly have a craving for cobbler!

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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting July 14, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Words cannot describe how much I want this dessert right now! Plus I am super jealous of that microwave!

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife July 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I’ll totally be making this soon! It’s almost the same way I make my apple crisps (but no brown butter) however i’m going to have to try that next time! yum!!

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Heidi Ferguson July 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm

OH.MY.GOODNESS!!! Made your BROWN BUTTER BLUEBERRY COBBLER LAST NIGHT!!! I think I ate more of the crumb topping than I was supposed to – haha~ It was HEAVEN!!! Just warmed some up in a mug for a little treat today. Thanks for inventing this and for sharing! WILL BE MAKING IT AGAIN- and SOON!

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Thalia @ butter and brioche July 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm

i LOVE any recipe that says ‘brown butter’… yum this looks so delicious. i definitely will be giving this recipe a go in my kitchen – i’ve never made a cobbler before! thanks for sharing!

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Heather D. July 17, 2014 at 11:04 am

OMG AMANDA!!!! This is amazing! And so incredibly easy!!! My kids and I picked blueberries yesterday and made this last night. It was soooo yummy! The brown butter really added a nice, nutty touch – I seriously could have eaten a bowl of just the topping! LOL This is definitely a keeper recipe! Thanks so much! :-)

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Jaclyn July 18, 2014 at 12:55 am

This looks unbelievably good! I need that quick preheat in my life! Definitely beats 10 minutes.

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Kathy July 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Can I use frozen blueberries or any berries

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Bobbi July 18, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Ditto on the frozen blueberry question

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MaryLouise July 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Amanda said she used frozen blueberries that her mom gives her from her blueberry bushes.

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Tosin AK July 23, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Amanda, I so agree with you, this is the best dessert ever. I made it and shared with friends and OMG we can’t stop raving about it. I ate it like twice a day after I made it. It is so darn good. I am going to share it on my Instagram page tomorrow haha.

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Christina July 24, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Saw this recipe on Pinterest and the photo drew me in. It’s in the oven right now and my house smells wonderfully of brown butter. Can’t wait to dig in. Thanks for the simply delicious recipe.

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Mia July 25, 2014 at 7:21 am

Cake mix??? Nooooooo…

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Alyssa July 25, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I’m just going to go ahead and move into your kitchen… I’ll do all your cooking for you! You won’t even notice I’m there, I promise. :)

I once had an apple cobbler that was made with cake mix and a single packet of brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal and it was literally the BEST apple cobbler I’ve ever had in my life. I’ve been dreaming of it ever since. I froze a bunch of fresh blueberries a couple weeks ago, I’m so making this! ASAP!!

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Kate July 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Wow this topping was very, very sweet. I love dessert but not over the top sweet ones. If anyone else is like that, try doubling the amount of fruit.

Another tip – definitely use beaters to get the crumbly texture for the topping. I tried just stirring it with a spoon to start and it stayed too smooth.

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Nicole August 3, 2014 at 9:31 am

I made this last night for a dinner party and everyone raved about! Next time I would double the recipe.

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Tara August 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Just made this. Totally skimmed over the recipe in an effort to get it in my stomach as soon as possible and didn’t brown the butter, which I think would have made a significant difference. I used all blueberries but I think it would be good with blackberries or a mix. Yummy!

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Alison August 5, 2014 at 11:23 am

Could you use a regular hand held mixer to make the crumbly mixture, or would that cream the mixture too much?Would you advise just using a regular whisk if you dont have a Kitchen Aid? Looks delicious by the way!

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Amanda August 5, 2014 at 11:35 am

Hi Alison! I would would probably try it with the hand held mixer first. It honestly does not take that long to turn crumbly, so just give it a few quick bursts. If you have a little dry cake mix that’s not fully incorporated, that’s okay too! I would err on the side of under-mixing than over-mixing. Hope this helps!! :)

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kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor August 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm

This looks delish, Amanda! Perfect for a coffee or brunch!

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Nicole C August 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm

I’ve been making a similar strawberry dessert for years that I think is delicious and it’s takes less prep work than this one. I use around 32 oz of strawberries (fresh or frozen) in a 9×13 pan, less would be okay too, and sprinkle the cake mix over the berries. Then I cut up a stick of butter and dot the mixture. (The original recipe I use calls for two sticks but in an effort to lose some of the fat since I eat most of this myself, I only use one.) That’s it. Because I eat it with vanilla ice cream, I don’t miss the added sugar that’s contained in the above recipe but I imagine proportions would be the same if you wanted to add it in.

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Carol August 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Nicole,

350 degrees for 40 minutes?

Thank you,

Carol

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Ann August 23, 2014 at 7:19 pm

What did I do wrong??? My crumb topping came out wet! It didn’t look anything like your picture. I used my Kitchen Aid to mix the topping. I am wondering if a stick of butter is to much? Maybe I should have used half a stick of butter. Did anyone else have this problem?

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Cindy August 25, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Mine turned out the same way. It’s in the oven now- hope it still tastes OK! If I make it again, I would use less butter to get the crumbly mixture on top.

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Delen J. August 31, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Just made this a few minutes ago. OMG!!!! This was one of the best things I have ever eaten! I tweaked the filling a bit due to the kids eating a large amount of my blueberries. I added apples and sweetened cream cheese to the filling to fill it out. Delicious! I think I have found my go to recipe for church and family functions!

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