Blackberry Cobbler Cake

Saturday, July 16, 2011
This super easy Blackberry Cobbler Cake has so many names you may be more familiar with cobbler, buckle, shortcake, whatever you name this it's a delicious dessert made with sweet fresh blackberries!

Sometimes we use other fruits instead of berries because this batter is so versatile and so simple you don't need to like baking or be a good one to make this dessert.

Growing up we went blackberry picking as soon as the season was in full bloom and berries grew wild in the fields in Utica, (my hometown in Central N.Y.) and were plentiful.

Another few favorite fruit desserts we love are Red Raspberry Pie and Red Raspberry Cobbler remains from my childhood some fantastic memories of my mom's baking.

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Not a Blackberry Lover? Try These Fruit Substitutions:

  1. sliced apples
  2. blueberries
  3. mango
  4. bananas
  5. pears
  6. Bing pitted fresh cherries
  7. peeled fresh plum
  8. peeled pitted peaches
  9. drained or fresh mandarin oranges
  10. boysenberries or red raspberries
  11. not listed? try your favorite fruits and if they are on the tart side add some extra sugar and a dash of cinnamon

Shopping list (for exact measurements see the recipe card below):

  1. flour
  2. sugar
  3. butter
  4. vanilla
  5. blackberries or another berry/fruit
  6. baking powder
  7. milk
  8. salt
  9. Optional: heavy cream and sugar whipped for garnishing

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Red Raspberry Pie
Raspberry Ricotta Cake
Red Raspberry Filled Jelly Buns
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Homemade Fruit Desserts Made Super Easy

If you need a quick easy dessert for hosting a party, this is it just add some store-bought whipped cream, or if you have the time whip up some fresh heavy cream you just need 1 pint of heavy cream and 3 teaspoons of sugar beat until stiff peaks form (don't overbeat it!).

This can turn into an elegant dessert served in martini glasses so get some pretty style glassware and you'll have one amazing cobbler to serve up for friends and family!

Blackberry Cobbler Cake

Blackberry Cobbler Cake

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 3 HourTotal time: 3 H & 15 M
Tender cake with berries and cream...a quick perfect summer dessert. Since it's a short season for berries, take advantage of these beautiful berries when they are in abundance and make a delicious cobbler, don't miss out on this one!


  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) melted
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or lemon extract
  • 2 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen blotted dry if using frozen or they are wet
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Optional: mix in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with the 3 tablespoons of sugar for the topping
  • Garnish: whip up some fresh heavy cream you just need 1 pint of heavy cream and 3 teaspoons of sugar beat until stiff peaks form (don't overbeat it!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the sugar-flour baking powder, and salt (all dry ingredients) and whisk together.
  3. Mix in the milk., extract with butter using a spatula to blend evenly do NOT over-mix.
  4. Grease a 9-inch square pan or baking dish and add the batter.
  5. Spread this evenly then top with berries and add the sugar on top.
  6. Bake this for around 1 hour or until golden brown on top.
  7. Serve with whipped real sweetened cream or ice cream.

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  1. Whatever s cooking in your kitchen it is always so delicious.pleasure to look and learn:)

  2. You sure are turning blackberries into some tasty sounding dishes.

  3. Blackberry cobbler is one of my all time summer desserts! Yours looks amazing!

  4. With blackberries and cinnamon this dessert is heavenly for my taste. It looks delicious. Bye, have a great we

  5. Mmmm! Cobbler, grunt, crisp...whatever you call it, put some cinnamon and buttery topping on a fruit and I'm there.

  6. I am beginning to think somebody likes blackberries. As always this looks really good.

  7. Blackberry cobbler is my husbands favorite! This looks good. I'm glad he's not here or else he's snag the laptop from me and begin drooling over your photos :)

  8. It looks divine and refreshing!Hugs!

  9. My Goodness, this sounds terrific!! I've never used blackberries in cobbler... nom nom nom!

  10. This looks delicious. I always like to see what you are cooking up. You inspire the rest of us. Kim

  11. Looks delicious Claudia! My dads favorite Summer fruit was Blackberries so this makes me think of him :-) Buzzed!

  12. mmmmm... this really does sound good. I can't wait to try this cobbler out for a dessert very very soon.

  13. You cobbler looks positively delicious! I need to make one ASAP!

  14. I love, love, love blackberry cobbler! One of my absolute favorites. Did I mention I love blackberry cobbler? :) I saw you post this on Twitter and knew I had to check it out. Yum!

  15. lovely looking cobbler perfect for the season

  16. Looks great, thanks for sharing!

  17. You are right - it's important to take advantage of fresh berries while they're in season! A nice use of them to be sure!

  18. Looks absolutely delicious! We picked up some fresh blackberries from a farm stand and this is a perfect recipe for them!

  19. Although I usually chose chocolate over fruit desserts, there's something about a nice cobbler that I find so comforting. Blackberries are a great berry for this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I have to make this recipe, i've baught some blueberries and they were sooooo good i ate them all with sugar... but next time i'll buy them i am going to make that recipe.

  21. Claudia...for some reason I have this new found love of blackberries this summer! This looks quick, sweet and easy. My kind of dessert! : )

  22. Wow - this looks delicious! I love blackberries - so nice that they're in season...

  23. Oh, man, do I love berry desserts! This looks incredible, Claudia!

  24. I love blackberries, and that cobbler looks delicious! Of course ice cream is the perfect way to serve that tasty treat!

  25. Congratulations on making Food Buzz's Top 9 - this was a great recipe!

  26. Congrats on Top 9! This looks fantastic!

  27. How long until it's golden brown? 30 minutes? Or should I just keep checking the oven? Can't wait to try the recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

  28. This looks awesome! The dish looks so tempting! Congrats on being at top 9.

  29. I can just imagine the beautiful aroma...simply delicious!

  30. Beautiful!! If you miss the fresh season you can still make this with Oregon canned Blackberries in syrup. Just leave out the water and sugar.

  31. I have to stop looking at desserts. Ones with fruit are so right for the summer and this looks just right for my table. Thanks Claudia.

  32. This looks gorgeous - I love anything with berries in. I have a blackberry bush at the end of my garden (which my housemate and I only discovered about a year after moving in lol) so will have to rustle this one up when they come through

    Hungry Jenny x

  33. I can verify to everyone that this is hands down one of the very best cobbler recipes around. I use cream instead of milk and my husband has me add more sugar for his sweet tooth. This IS DELICIOUS!


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