A delicious mixture of three different types of berries make this easy Berry Cobbler recipe a hit all the time. This is an easy dessert any time of the year because it uses a mixture of frozen or fresh berries and is topped with a cake mix and sugar. It’s quick, easy and always a hit! Perfect for an easy dessert when entertaining. Don’t forget to top it with vanilla ice cream.
This easy cobbler is all about the fruit! It’s made with three different berries and bakes up sweet and a little tart with that soft cobbler topping – it’s basically amazing! And you don’t have to wait until berry season to make it – you can use fresh or frozen berries so you can make this pretty dessert all year round.
What is a Cobbler?
It’s a type of baked fruit dessert that is topped with batter or sometimes biscuits that bake up as a soft and delicious topping for the fruit.
This is a dessert I’ve had up my sleeve for a long time because it’s so easy to make and perfect whether I make it as a treat for my little family or if we have friends and family over for special dinners.
It’s almost made from scratch but I use one sneaky shortcut to make it super easy – cake mix! Gotta love it – it makes the best topping. I always have a few boxes on hand and use them to make this cobbler or cake mix cookies or even crumb cake. It’s one of my favorite short-cut ingredients.
Of course, we’re adding some other ingredients to fancy it up and give it that homemade taste – it’s so good no one will even guess you used a cake mix! When you pull this berry cobbler bubbling hot from the oven everyone will line up to try it! It’s sweet and fruity and perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Ingredient Tips and Variations for Berry Cobbler!
- What I love about this recipe is that you can use fresh or frozen fruit! I usually buy the frozen mixed berries which are a combination of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. You can also use all of the same kind of berry if you don’t want to do a mix.
- You can also use other combinations of fruit – peaches and blueberries are a great combo or try cherries or blackberries!
- For the cake mix, you can use yellow or white cake mix – it’s your choice.
I love this berry version, but it’s so easy to switch it up to give it your own spin!
Steps to Prepare
- Mix Berries – Combine the berries with the lemon juice and brown sugar in a large bowl. Spread the fruit in a baking dish. As the berries bake they will release their juices that will mix with the lemon juice and sugar creating a delicious sauce!
- Topping – Combine the cake mix, softened butter and milk in a bowl. The mixture will have some small lumps and that’s okay! Spread the batter over the top of the fruit and then sprinkle the granulated sugar over the top. The sugar will give the cobbler topping a nice sugary-crunchy texture after it bakes. So good.
- Bake – Place the cobbler in preheated oven for 45 minutes at 375 degrees F or until the topping is browned and the fruit is bubbling hot. Let the cobbler rest for 15 minutes before you serve it. The juices will thicken up as it cools.
- Enjoy – Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. The ice cream will melt into the cobbler creating so much deliciousness! Or serve it with dollops of homemade whipped cream, too!
Using frozen fruit makes this an all-year dessert but it’s especially nice during the summer when berries are in season! Scooping up that warm fruit with that cobbler topping is the perfect way to end dinner on a sweet note! It’s always a hit when I make it – I think your family will love it, too!
Want More Easy Dessert Recipes?
Don’t we all?! Here are a few more delicious dessert recipes I love to make!
- This easy strawberry upside down cake only requires a boxed strawberry cake mix plus a few more ingredients. The result is a light, fluffy cake that’s bursting with strawberry flavor!
- If you’re serving a crowd, my banana split trifle is always a hit! Layers of pudding, angel food cake and fruit is always the highlight of the party!
- My kids LOVE dessert dips and my funfetti dip is one of their favorites especially when I serve it with fresh fruit and cookies!
- Poke cakes are another easy dessert I love to make and my Oreo poke cake is perfect for all the cookies and cream fans!
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- 6 c. frozen mixed berries or fresh
- ½ c. brown sugar packed
- 15.25 oz box yellow or white cake mix
- 1 c. butter softened
- ½ c. milk
- ⅓ c. granulated sugar
- ¼ c. lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- In a large bowl berries with brown sugar and lemon juice. Then pour into the baking dish and spread out evenly.
- In a medium bowl mix remaining ingredients except granulated sugar until well combined, some small lumps may remain.
- Spoon cake mixture over berries and then spread evenly.
- Sprinkle granulated sugar evenly over the cake mixture, then place the pan in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.
- Remove the pan from the oven and let rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.
- Serve topped with your choice of ice cream or whipped cream.
- What I love about this recipe is that you can use fresh or frozen fruit! I usually buy the frozen mixed berries which are a combination of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. You can also use all of the same kind of berry if you don't want to do a mix.
- You can also use other combinations of fruit - peaches and blueberries are a great combo or try cherries or blackberries!
- For the cake mix, you can use yellow or white cake mix - it's your choice.