Strawberry Cobbler Recipe | The Easiest Strawberry Cobbler

Published Date: June 15, 2024
Last Updated: June 15, 2024

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Strawberry Cobbler with Cake Mix is a deliciously quick and easy summertime dessert! Bursting with flavor from fresh strawberries with a perfectly sweet and fluffy crust, this pour-and-cook dessert is a great treat to take to your next BBQ or potluck!

What Makes This An Irresistible Dessert

  • Minimal Ingredients. No need to round up half of your pantry to make a tasty treat.
  • Super Simple Steps. Create a simple sauce from fresh strawberries, layer on the cake mix, butter, and brown sugar, and bake until bubbly!
  • Completely Customizable. Use your favorite combination of fruits and cake mix flavors for a delicious dessert your whole family will love.

Whether you’re in the mood for a quick and easy dessert to enjoy after dinner or have some fresh strawberries that are a little past their prime that you need to use up, this Strawberry Cobbler with Cake Mix will surely hit the spot.

How Do You Keep Cobbler From Getting Soggy?

If you want to prevent your strawberry cobbler with cake mix from being soggy, follow these two simple tips to ensure it comes out perfect every time:

  • Bake long enough. It can be tempting to grab your cobbler from the oven because the top looks like it is beginning to brown. Keep in mind that the brown sugar helps the cobbler crust caramelize, so while it may look like it is golden brown and ready to be removed from the oven, baking for the full cooking time is essential to ensure it is baked through.
  • Thicken the filling properly. Don’t skip the cornstarch when creating your strawberry filling. While this ingredient doesn’t impact the flavor of the dish, it does significantly change the consistency of the strawberry filling. A filling that is runny will be absorbed by the crust and cause it to become soggy.

Ingredients To Grab

  • Fresh Strawberries– These are the star of the cobbler, providing a juicy, sweet, and slightly tart base.
  • Yellow Cake Mix– This serves as the topping for the cobbler. The dry cake mix is spread over the strawberry layer, and when baked, it forms a crumbly, sweet, and slightly crunchy crust.
  • Butter– As it bakes, the butter melts into the cake mix, helping it to brown and crisp up, creating a rich, buttery flavor.
  • Vanilla– A small amount of vanilla extract is usually added to the strawberry mixture to enhance the overall flavor.
  • Granulated Sugar– The sugar helps to draw out the juices from the strawberries, creating a syrupy base that thickens as it bakes.
  • Brown Sugar– Brown sugar is sprinkled over the top of the cake mix before baking. It adds a deeper, caramel-like sweetness to the topping.
  • Cornstarch– Cornstarch is mixed with the strawberries to thicken the filling and prevents the cobbler from becoming too runny.

By combining these ingredients, you create a strawberry cobbler with a juicy, flavorful fruit filling and a sweet, buttery, and crispy cake topping that’s both easy to make and delicious.

How To Make Strawberry Cobbler With Cake Mix

Chopped strawberries in a pan

Create the strawberry filling. Wash and hull the strawberries. Chop them into pieces. Don’t worry about uniformity, they will cook down and break apart as you simmer the sauce. Add in the granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and cornstarch. Stir until thickened.

Strawberry compote in a white baking dish

Layer the homemade strawberry sauce. Pour the homemade strawberry sauce into the bottom of a 9×13 pan.

Cake mix in a white baking dish

Top it with cake mix. Spread the yellow cake mix over the top of the strawberry sauce. Ensure it is spread evenly for uniform flavor and baking.

Cake mix in a white baking dish covered with pieces of butter

Add on sliced butter. Cut the butter into approximately 1/3 tablespoon pieces. This doesn’t have to be exact. It’s just a guide to let you know Place it evenly over the top of your cobbler.

Brown sugar sprinkled over a cake mix topped with pads of butter

Sprinkle on brown sugar. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the sliced butter to help create a perfectly caramelized crust on the cobbler.

Overhead image of strawberry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Bake, serve, and enjoy! Bake the assembled strawberry cobbler at 350F for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve with your favorite iced cream or whipped topping for an irresistible bite.

Tips And Tricks

This strawberry cobbler is super simple, but if you want to make sure your baking session ends without a hitch, read over these tips and tricks before you get started:

  • Sweeten the filling to taste. Start with half of the sugar the recipe calls for and add a little at a time to ensure it doesn’t become overly sweet. The sugar is only to accentuate the natural sweetness of the strawberries; the amount needed can differ depending on the sweetness of your berries.
  • Wash and hull the strawberries. Wash the berries thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris before creating your strawberry sauce. Hull the white centers from the strawberries to create an even sweeter and eye-appealing dessert.
  • Spread the cake mix evenly. To ensure your cobbler crust bakes evenly spread the cake mix carefully over the top of the strawberry filling. If the cake mix pools, it will leave spots of the cobbler over or underbaked.

Variations

Even if you love this recipe the way it is written (which you will!), there are always fun and flavorful ways to adjust this dish! Here are some tasty twists to try:

  • Swap out the fruit. Skip the strawberries and try another soft fruit like raspberries, blueberries, or peaches!
  • Use frozen strawberries. If you have a craving for strawberry cobbler but they’re not in season, you can use frozen strawberries. Allow them to defrost and then cook the filling according to the directions in the recipe card.
  • Try a different cake mix. If you don’t have yellow cake mix in your pantry, switch up the flavor with chocolate, spice, white, or even angel food boxed cake mix.

What To Eat With Strawberry Cobbler

When you take your first bites of this perfectly sweet, warm, and bubbly cobbler, you won’t even WANT anything else with it. If you’re a dessert maximalist, you might want to top it with another layer of sweetness. Here are some fantastic options to try:

  • Whipped Topping
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
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Storage and Reheating

This Strawberry Cobbler has a high moisture content, so it has a shorter shelf life than some other desserts. For the best results, it is best enjoyed within 2-3 days when stored at room temperature.

If you want to make your cobbler with cake mix to last 2-3 more days, you can place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

If you want to make this dessert ahead or save half for later, it can be frozen. Place the portion of dessert you want to freeze in an airtight container and store it flat in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to enjoy it, defrost it in the refrigerator overnight. Pop the defrosted cobbler back in the oven at 350F for 10-15 minutes until warmed through. Alternatively, you can place a single portion in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until hot.

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Strawberry Cobbler Recipe | The Easiest Strawberry Cobbler

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds Strawberries chopped
  • 8 tbsp Salted Butter
  • 15 oz Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Create the strawberry filling. Wash and hull the strawberries. Chop them into pieces. Add in the granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and cornstarch. Stir until thickened.
  • Layer the homemade strawberry sauce. Pour the homemade strawberry sauce into the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
  • Top it with cake mix. Spread the yellow cake mix over the top of the strawberry sauce.
  • Add on sliced butter. Cut the butter into approximately 1/3 tablespoon pieces.
  • Sprinkle on brown sugar. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the sliced butter to help create a perfectly caramelized crust on the cobbler.
  • Bake, serve, and enjoy! Bake the assembled strawberry cobbler at 350F for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.
Keyword Easy Strawberry Cobbler, Strawberry Cobbler, Strawberry Cobbler Recipe, Strawberry Cobbler with Cake Mix
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