Easy Blueberry Cobbler in a Dutch Oven

If you don’t know what cobbler or dump cake is then you definitely want to keep reading because this will change your life!  I love a good cobbler, and I haven’t had a bad one yet.  It’s probably all those years in the Boy Scouts but cobbler is easily one of my favorite dutch oven dessert recipes.  Of course you have your traditional peach cobbler, which is of course fantastic.  But if you want a real treat you have to try some different things.  Most recently I decided to make a blueberry cobbler and it was phenomenal.  Just to be clear, in case you found this searching for dump cake, cobbler and dump cake are generally the same thing.  This blueberry cobbler is also blueberry dump cake and whichever name you prefer it’s delicious diabetes in a dutch oven.

Easy blueberry Cobber

a spoonful of blueberry cobbler made with yellow cake in a red bowl

Cobbler is one of the easiest things to make in a dutch oven.  There are really only 5 ingredients, although you can spice it up any number of ways.

Cobbler Ingredients

Here are the 5 basic ingredients in all cobbler recipes.

  1. cake mix (yellow cake here but use any kind you want)
  2. fruit filling (blueberry pie filling this time)
  3. butter
  4. sugar (optional)
  5. cinnamon

That’s it!  You could just said cinnamon sugar and it would be four ingredients.  I say the sugar is optional because some people think cake and pie filling is sweet enough already, but I like it this way.  Adjust this to your personal tastes.

5 ingredients for blueberry cobbler set out on a wooden picnic table

Yes, that picnic table is at a campground.  No fancy studio here.  A lot of my recipes are really made at camp!


The ingredients should be layered in order inside the dutch oven.  As the fruit filling heats up steam will moisten the cake mix and melt the butter.

Cobbler Preperations


  1. Follow a charcoal briquette chart to determine the correct number of briquettes to use underneath and above to get 325 – 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  3. Open the dutch oven carefully to check the cobbler.  Stir to get any remaining dry spots wet.
  4. Bake for another 15 minutes.

coals burning

The lid is going to be hot, and is covered in coals, so you need something more than an oven mitt to pick it up.  I use a pair of channel lock pliers and they work great.  If you want something meant for the job then get a lid-lifter.

Enjoying Some Delicious Cobbler

After you remove from the coals let the cobbler sit covered in the dutch oven for about 30 minutes to cool a bit.  Don’t worry, it will still be warm enough to melt ice cream.  🙂  Open and serve.  Your family, guests, or whomever you are serving will be amazed at how delicious it is.  I’ve shared this with camp neighbors on more than one occasion and at Boy Scout summer camp we always invite the staff for cobbler night.

spoonful of cobbler


You want more dutch oven dessert ideas?  Check out my post on making bananas foster in a dutch oven!

Do you have any great camp stories about cobbler?  Tell me in the comments below!  I love hearing from my readers or answering questions about the recipes.  And do me a solid favor and click one of those social media buttons below, like the red P for Pinterest!

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