This crockpot cobbler with cake mix is one of the easiest and best tasting cobblers you’ll ever make. It’s an incredibly rich and decadent dessert recipe that lets the slow cooker do all the work for you. This treat is so rich and delicious, with a warm and sweet berry filling and a gooey and buttery topping baked to a perfect golden brown. And since it uses frozen mixed berries and a box of cake mix, the preparation is super quick and easy.
Slow Cooker Mixed Berry Cobbler
Once you try this slow cooker mixed berry cobbler, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional cobbler recipe again.
Perfect for a party or potluck, this dish is also easy enough to whip up for a weeknight dessert or an indulgent weekend brunch. Serve it warm, and don’t forget a scoop of ice cream or a little bit of homemade whipped cream. The only problem you’ll have with this incredibly simple and delicious dessert is that it’s hard to stop at just one serving!
Why We Love This Recipe
- Dump and go – This Crockpot cobbler with cake mix is one of my all time favorite easy recipes. All you need to do is dump a few simple ingredients into the slow cooker and in a few hours, you’ll have a delicious warm dessert waiting for you!
- Variety – Change the fruit or the cake flavor to make all kinds of delicious varieties on this easy cobbler recipe.
- Crowd-pleaser – This is a perfect dessert that the whole family will love, and it’s also a crowd-pleasing party recipe. And the best part is that you can serve it right out of the slow cooker!
- Ice Cream – It tastes amazing served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Easy – There’s no fancy equipment needed for this simple treat. The only thing you’ll need is a slow cooker!
- Frozen mixed berries
- Sugar (either white or brown sugar will work)
- Vanilla extract
- White cake mix
- Butter, cut into parts
How to Make Crockpot Cobbler with Cake Mix
Step One: Mix Berries
- Spray the bottom of the slow cooker pot with nonstick cooking spray or coconut oil.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the berries, cornstarch, vanilla, and sugar then place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Step Two: Top With Butter and Bake
- Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the berry mixture.
- Arrange the parts of butter in an even layer over the cake mix.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.
- Serve the cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.
Tips and Suggestions
- Don’t worry about covering the entire surface of the cobbler with butter. Just distribute the butter pats evenly over the top of the cake mix and it will come out perfectly.
- Once you add the cake mix and the butter to the berry mixture, be sure that you do not mix it into the berries but just let it sit on top and then bake it.
- Use a different variety of fruit filling. You can use just one type of berry, or choose a different fruit like peaches or cherries to make a variety of different fruit cobblers.
- Use a canned pie filling in place of the frozen fruit for the cobbler base. In this case, you won’t need to add any sugar or cornstarch and you may need to reduce the cooking time slightly.
- You can use any cake mix flavor in this recipe. Lemon, Strawberry, or even chocolate cake mix would be delicious. You could also make a crockpot apple cobbler with apple pie filling, a little cinnamon, and spice cake mix.
- Sprinkle your favorite kind of chopped nuts over the cake mix to give your cobbler topping some extra flavor and crunch.
How Do I Serve Slow Cooker Mixed Berry Cobbler?
If you’re making this for a party, I like to let guests serve themselves right out of the slow cooker. Just put out a big serving spoon, some small bowls, and some whipped cream!
How Do I Store Leftovers?
Let the cobbler cool completely to room temperature before storing, then place it in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Can I Freeze Slow Cooker Mixed Berry Cobbler?
Yes – this dish should keep for about a month in the freezer when stored in an airtight container. Thaw it at room temperature and warm it slightly before serving.
Can I Use Melted Butter to Top the Cake Mix?
You can, but there’s really no need to melt the butter in advance. It works just as well with the pats of butter, as they’ll melt quickly and distribute through the topping.
More Slow Cooker Recipes
- Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
- Crockpot Smokies
- Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki
- Crockpot Beef Stew
- Simple Slow Cooker Chili
- Crockpot Meatballs
- Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken
Slow Cooker Mixed Berry Cobbler
- 30 ounces frozen mixed berries 2 bags
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 15 ounces vanilla cake mix 1 box
- ½ cup butter 1 stick
- Prepare the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- In medium-sized mixing bowl add berries then cover with sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla. Toss until the berries are covered. Add berries to the bottom of the crockpot.
- Sprinkle the cake mix evenly on top of the berries.
- Dot the cake mix with slices of butter.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.
- Serve the cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping, if desired
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