Blackberry Cobbler is seriously the best summer dessert recipe. Sweet and tart blackberry filling paired with  a crumbly, buttery topping. Serve it with vanilla ice cream for dessert perfection!

Looking for more blackberry recipes? Check out these Blackberry Pie Bars, or for a grown up treat, this Blackberry Smash Cocktail!

Blackberry cobbler served in 3 dishes and topped with sliced strawberries.

Blackberry Cobbler is the Perfect Summer Dessert!

Is it summer yet? No. Well, we can pretend, right?

Let’s all bust out our shorts and tank tops, start grilling, and set up the sprinkler. I’m in the mood for a good old fashion 90’s style summer.

What better way to get our summer on than by making the most signature summer dessert – a cobbler! Make that a blackberry cobbler! Blackberries should be coming into season in the next few weeks or so, here and I can’t wait to get my hands on these yummy fresh little treats to make my favorite cobbler recipe!

Blackberries being added to the baking dish.

What is Blackberry Cobbler?

A cobbler is a dessert dish with a sweet fruit filling that’s covered with a crumbly, buttery topping before being baked. You can use any fruit for a cobbler but the juicier the better! Blueberries work well, so do peaches. But, I love to use blackberries!

When the blackberries tossed in sugar and cornstarch bake, the juices release and the most delicious syrupy sweet filling comes out to play. The crumbly, buttery topping is the perfect balance!

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Recipe Ingredients

Not much more than sweet blackberries and a few kitchen staples are needed for this treat. Check your pantry, I’ll bet you have everything you need!

  • blackberries
  • granulated sugar
  • cornstarch
  • vanilla cake mix
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • ice cream, for serving

Blackberry Cobbler in white casserole dish before baking.

How to Make Blackberry Cobbler

1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9”x13” baking dish with butter or non stick spray.

2. Toss: Toss blackberries with sugar and cornstarch. Spread evenly in bottom of baking dish.

3. Whisk: Whisk together cake mix and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly on top of berries.

4. Top: Layer butter evenly on top.

5. Bake: Bake until the cake is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.

6. Serve: Serve with more fresh berries over ice cream, powdered sugar or whipped cream.

Blackberry Cobbler on a spoon ready to be eaten.

Tips for the Best Blackberry Cobbler

I’m telling you, this Blackberry Cobbler is sweet summer perfection. Follow these simple steps to make sure it turns out exactly how you want!

  • Always opt for fresh berries when possible – in the filling and for the topping. Fresh is always best.
  • Check your berries for sweetness before starting. Depending on if they’re super sweet or a bit tart, you may want to add or nix some of the sugar.
  • Make sure you toss your berries with the sugar and cornstarch. Get them nice and coated. Don’t just dump it all into the baking dish. Making sure the berries are evenly covered will make the filling cook evenly and ensure there are no sugar clumps.
  • This Blackberry Cobbler is best served warm – not piping hot.

Scooping blackberry cobbler into serving dishes.

How to Serve Cobbler

I serve my Blackberry Cobbler at any summer gathering or just as a fun family dessert on a warm summer night. For an extra pretty finished look, I add some fresh strawberries and raspberries on top and then dust it with powdered sugar. I serve it warm and then for dessert perfection, I top each serving with a single scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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How to Store Leftovers

If you end up with leftover Blackberry Cobbler, you can place it in an airtight container in your fridge for about 3-5 days. You could also freeze your leftovers, but that may result in a soggy topping. If you can store it in the fridge – I’d recommend that.

When you’re ready to gobble up those leftovers, you can either opt for it chilled right out of the fridge, allow it to come to room temp, or heat it until warm in your oven. Each would be great, but I prefer mine warm.

Blackberry Cobbler in bowls.

This easy Blackberry Cobbler is seriously the best summer dessert recipe that my family and I make over and over. You can use any berries you have on hand, or a mixture of berries, and the rest of the ingredients are all pantry stables!

Leave me a comment or review below letting me know how this recipe turns out for you! 

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Blackberry Cobbler is seriously the best summer dessert. Sweet and tart blackberry filling paired with a crumbly, buttery topping and vanilla ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups blackberries (or any fresh berries!)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 box yellow or vanilla cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, very thinly sliced
  • Ice cream, for serving

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease
      a 9”x13” baking dish with butter or non stick spray.
    2. Toss blackberries with sugar and cornstarch. Spread evenly in bottom of baking dish.
    3. Whisk together cake mix and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly on top of berries.
    4. Layer butter evenly on top.
    5. Bake until the cake is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.
    6. Serve with more fresh berries over ice cream, powdered sugar or whipped cream.



Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 478mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 5gSugar: 35gProtein: 3g

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