This easy blackberry cobbler is a crowd pleaser both in taste and ease of making! This cake will be perfect for the summer months, but it is still delicious during the winter too!
Easy blackberry cobbler
This delicious and easy blackberry cobbler recipe is a favorite of mine. It’s quick to make, it tastes great, and everyone loves it! My blackberry dump cake recipe is made with lemon cake mix and has the perfect amount of sweetness and tartness that will have you coming back for more! Blackberries are in season, so I recommend using fresh blackberries for this recipe! You can also use frozen blackberries if you don’t have access to fresh ones.
This easy blackberry cobber is the perfect summer dessert, with just a hint of lemon in every bite. The blackberries add tartness that complements the sweetened dairy and helps cut through all those calories. To make this recipe even more decadent, you could top it off with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to create the perfect dessert.
Other fruit desserts you will love:
- Easy lemon bars
- Strawberry cream cookies
- Instant pot peach cobbler
- Banana walnut bread
- Triple berry trifle with banana
Dump cakes are easy to make, and they taste great! If you have a sweet tooth, this is the perfect recipe for you. They’re usually made with canned fruit, boxed cake mixes or brownie mix, and some other ingredients like eggs or oil depending on what type of dump cake it is. These cakes are extremely simple to make and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Some people say that dump cakes have fewer calories than other desserts because they don’t use any butter or oil, but this isn’t always true. It all depends on what you put into it like eggs, sugar, etc. You might have a high-fat and low-calorie dump cake, but you could have a low-fat and high-calorie one too.
What is a dump cake?
A dump cake is a type of dessert that was created by cooking the ingredients in one container and then stirring them together. The time it takes to make this easy blackberry cobbler depends on how well you chop your fruit, but we recommend cutting at least some of it into small pieces. This recipe uses fresh blackberries.
Some people find it a little embarrassing to be seen dumping ingredients together in one container, but the blackberry cobbler with cake mix is very simple and comes out beautifully. This cake has a soft, moist texture that can sometimes resemble ice cream or brownies because of its richness.
The top layer is made up of blackberries that have been mixed with sugar and cornstarch to thicken them into a sauce-like consistency. To save time on the stovetop, you can use frozen berries for this recipe instead of fresh ones; simply defrost them before using in the cake.
What are some other popular dump cake recipes?
The dump cake as an idea was actually invented long before the internet and other social media. The earliest mention of it I’ve found is from 1948, where a woman mentioned making “a pineapple upside-down cake in one pot.”
The dump cake as we now know it may have been popularized by Duncan Hines in his 1951 “Duncan Hines Desserts” cookbook, but I found no evidence of this.
One common theory is that the name comes from how quickly you can assemble one and put it into the oven – just like a fast-food item.
The most popular dump cake recipe seems to be the pineapple version, which includes butter, brown sugar, flour, eggs, canned crushed pineapple with juice drained, and vanilla.
Another popular recipe is the raspberry dump cake, which includes butter, sugar, self-rising flour (with baking powder already in it), milk or buttermilk, eggs, frozen raspberries with juice drained (or fresh berries if you can’t find frozen ones), almond extract to taste – maybe a teaspoonful of pure almond extract, and vanilla.
Although dump cakes are traditionally topped with a sugary brown sugar topping (made by combining butter, light-brown, or dark-brown sugar), some people prefer to top it with whipped cream instead.
Some other popular desserts that seem similar in structure are coffee cake and slump cake – the latter of which is similar to the dump cake, but with a glorious orange coloring.
Any of these three recipes are likely to be well received by kids and adults alike: pineapple, raspberry, or blueberry versions. All you need for any one of them are butter (or margarine), sugar, self-rising flour (with baking powder already in it), a can of crushed pineapple, some milk or buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Recipe for easy blackberry cobbler with cake mix
Blackberry dump cobbler Ingredients:
- lemon cake mix
- rolled oats
- fresh blackberries
- butter, shaved cold or melted
- Ice cream for serving, if desired
How to make easy blackberry cobbler:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 13×9 baking sheet with parchment paper. Or grease it lightly, this will make for easier removal of the cookies later on.
- The berry mix is a deliciously sweet and easy dessert that can be whipped up in seconds for an after-dinner treat. Combine blueberries, sugar, cinnamon into a bowl to get the perfect balance of sweetness and spice.
- You’ll want to spread this evenly across your pan.
- Start with a bowl and add the ingredients in this order: ½ of rolled oats, then cake mix. Make sure you don’t forget about those remaining oats!
- The recipe for this cake calls for cold butter. While you can use room temperature if that is what’s available to you, I think using chilled will produce better results. Pour a heavy layer evenly across the entire surface as directed in step six. Be sure not to leave any spots uncovered so they don’t burn during the baking time!
- Simply bake for about 30 minutes until they’re bubbly around the edges and golden brown.
- Serve this dish with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate and let your taste buds enjoy it!
What to serve with blackberry dump cake?
The perfect pairing for this cake is ice cream. If you’re looking to make your dessert even more decadent, serve it with some whipped topping or vanilla sauce. This cake also goes well with a scoop of rich fudge brownie ice cream on top!
What are some variations to this blackberry cobbler?
You can also add some chopped nuts to this recipe for an added crunch. For another variation, you could use blueberries or cherries instead of blackberries.
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Easy blackberry cobbler
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 sticks butter shaved cold or melted
- Ice cream for serving optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13x9 pan with nonstick spray
- In a bowl mix together berries, sugar, and cinnamon
- Spread in bottom of pan
- Sprinkle on ½ of the rolled oats
- Then sprinkle cake mix, then remaining oats
- Shave cold butter or pour melted butter evenly over the top
- Bake for about 30 minutes until bubbly and golden
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