This super easy cake mix cobbler only uses four ingredients to create an incredible dessert. The cake mix top and sweet berries are the perfect combination!
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So what else goes into this cake mix cobbler? You probably guessed that I use sugar to help make the cobbler sweet. This recipe is called “Cake Mix Cobbler” so it is safe to assume that a box of cake mix will be needed. Of course, you need berries as well! (Psst—love berries? Make my blackberry cobbler too!)
But what is that secret fourth ingredient?
Berry Cake Mix Cobbler Recipe
My cake mix cobbler is considered to be a “dump cake”. This means all of the ingredients are simply dumped into a pan and then baked. No mixing is required! It might feel a little strange to just pour the dry cake mix into a pan and put it in the oven, but I promise you that it will work!
The reason why that dry cake mix bakes perfectly is thanks to the secret ingredient in my easy cobbler recipe: Sprite.
Sprite helps wet the cake mix and helps it bake nice and fluffy thanks to the carbonation in the soda. The lemon-lime flavor also gives the dessert a tasty flavor that is unique and interesting. It really is pretty cool! And also super easy. You really have to give this cake mix cobbler recipe a try.
Berry Cake Mix Cobbler Ingredients
See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Frozen mixed berries – I usually grab the frozen berry mix that has strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, but really any blend of berries will work.
- Brown sugar – I like dark brown sugar for this recipe because it adds a complex flavor to a simple recipe.
- Sprite – In this case, name brand works best. It has the best taste!
- Yellow cake mix – Any brand of cake mix will work, but I always like Betty Crocker’s Super Moist yellow mix.
- Use one kind of berry rather than mixed berries. This recipe works wonderfully for strawberry cobbler, blueberry cobbler, or even pure blackberry cobbler.
- Replace the brown sugar with regular sugar. I like to also add a teaspoon of vanilla extract when making this substitution just to get a little boost of flavor.
- Replace the Sprite with 7-up or any other sweetened lemon-lime soda. As long as it has carbonation, it should work in this recipe!
How to Make Berry Cake Mix Cobbler
- Prepare: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, then grease a 9×13 pan with baking spray or butter.
- Add the fruit: Pour the frozen berries into the greased pan. Spread them into a single, even layer in the bottom of the pan.
- Add sugar: Sprinkle the brown sugar over the berries.
- Add cake mix: Sprinkle the dry cake mix straight from the box onto the berries. Distribute the cake mix as even as possible in the pan.
- Add the Sprite: Drizzle the Sprite over the cake mix. Try to wet all the dry cake mix but, if there are a few dry spots, that is okay! The whole cobbler will become juicy and moist as the cake bakes.
- Bake: Bake the cake mix cobbler for about 45 minutes. The berry juice will be bubbling around the edges of the pan and the cobbler top will be golden brown.
- Enjoy: Scoop and serve the cake mix cobbler while it is warm.
If you really like berries, consider using two pounds of mixed berries to make this cobbler rather than just one pound. Double the brown sugar and cook the cobbler for just 5 minutes longer to create a very berry cobbler. This is perfect for people who love a big scoop of berry filling and want just a little bit of cobbler topping.
How to Store Cake Mix Cobbler
Once your cake mix cobbler has cooled, place a piece of plastic wrap over the pan and store the dessert in the fridge for 4-5 days. It will keep best when covered and refrigerated. You can freeze the cobbler for up to three months, reheating it in the microwave or oven when you are ready to enjoy it.
Crumble topping tends to be made with oats. A crumble is also a little bit crispy and chewy. A cobbler topping is soft and tender like a cake.
Cake Mix Cobbler
- 9 x 13 Baking dish
- Measuring cup
- 1 pound mixed berries
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups Sprite
- 1 box (15.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
- Add the frozen mixed berries to the baking pan and spread them into an even, flat layer in the bottom of the pan.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixed berries.
- Sprinkle the cake mix over the berries, sprinkling the dry mix as evenly as possible over the whole baking dish.
- Pour the sprite over the entire pan, wetting all the cake mix.
- Bake the cake for 45 minutes. The top will be browned and the berries will be bubbling around the edges.
- Scoop and serve while warm.