Thursday, April 21, 2011

Recipe Review: Berry Cobbler

Last Friday, we invited some friends over for a spur of the moment game night. I knew that this was the perfect time to try making this Berry Cobbler. Not only is it easy, but I could also get some really honest feedback about the recipe. I am glad that my friends do not mind being guinea pigs for the sake of my blog!

I put this cobbler together in no time. It made my entire house smell wonderful. We ate dinner and finally dished up the cobbler with ice cream and it was a hit! Everyone enjoyed eating it! It is safe to say that this recipe is a keeper.

You will need three ingredients. That's it!

First spray your 9 x 13 pan with Pam. Then pour your berries into the pan.

Spread the berries out so that they are all evenly dispersed.

Add dry cake mix over the top. The recipe calls for a white cake mix, but all I had was french vanilla.


Pour soda slowly over cake mix.

DO NOT stir the cake mix and the pop - this will give you a 'crust'.

This is what your cobbler will look like before you put it in the oven.

Bake 350 for 45-50 min. This is what it looks like when it is finished.

I ate my Berry Cobbler with a 1/2 cup of No Sugar Added Blue Bell Country Vanilla ice cream.  It was so good!

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Berry Cobbler
Source: srkautz
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Servings: 16
Serving Size: 1/16th
Calories: 140.4
Fat: 2.9 g
Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 1.4 g
Old Points: 3 pt
Points+: 4 pts+
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Ingredients
Two 12-oz bags frozen mixed berries/peaches
1 box white cake mix
Approximately 1 can of diet 7-up or other clear soda 
(might need more than 1 can of soda to avoid dry spots) 

Instructions
Place frozen fruit in a 9x13 baking dish. Add dry cake mix over the top. Pour soda slowly over cake mix. DO NOT stir the cake mix and the soda  - this will give you a 'crust'. If you stir the two, you will have a cake like topping. 
 
Bake 350 for 45-50 min or longer until berries are cooked. 
 
*To read more Berry Cobbler tips, please click here and/or read the comments posted below.

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Sarah said...

Does it really have to be diet pop??

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I made this last night with cherries, blueberries, and asian pear (the pear was okay but not cooked enough and not quite ripe enough). I used black cherry flavored carbonated water instead of sprite. It was good last night, but it's even better today reheated with some coconut sprinkled on top. My dessert picky husband loved it!

vern73 said...

Mine is baking as we speak!

Alexandra Marques said...

I made your delicious berry cobbler last night, and it turned out great! I love how it only calls for 3 ingredients! Super simple! Thanks for sharing :)

Jessica said...

You look amazing! And so does this recipe! Thanks for sharing and the pictures help a bunch!

Sandra said...

I'm going to try this tomorrow, with a twist. I am going to take the frozen fruit out of the freezer tonight and stick it in the fridge, that way the defrosting process will already have started (slightly)I'm going to strain the fruit and use the juice with the soda. Will mix the liquids with the cake mix and pour over the fruit. Wish me luck!!

Karen said...

I made it but was disappointed in the crust. Didn't seem flaky to me and the topping was too sweet and some of the dry cake mix was visable. I'm wondering if using the Bisquick biscuit or dumpling recipe would work. I'm thinking the juice from the berries would keep it moist.
Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

This was great. will definitely make again! I will try to wait for it to cool a little next time, before diving in!

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Anonymous said...

I tried this tonight and it is delish! I used regular sprite and Kroger brand blackberries. Will definitely make again. It took 55 min in my gas oven. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I just made this! I poured about a quarter of the dry mix on top of the fruit and lightly mixed the remainder of the cake mix with the sprite then put the mixture on top. I still had a crust but without the dry powder on top! Pretty yummy! Think next time I'll add a little Splenda to the fruit first to make it just a little sweeter. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Anonymous said...

For the top being to powdery, I used a mini spray bottle an d diet soda and sprayed it to make the powder more uniform and wet so it was not powder. It worked for me and was awesome Thanks !

Anonymous said...

I made this today...Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Do you store this in the fridge or just out in a tight container?

Anonymous said...

I used Gluten free cake mix for a coworker. I went ahead and added a sprinkle of sugar on top and broiled to give it more of a brownish color since the cake mix was more white... Also baked it a lot longer than the recommended time!

Anna blue said...

This is super dangerous! I did as your post update suggested and mixed the cake mix and diet lemon/lime soda before hand. The only problem with that is... I decided to taste that before I poured it over the berries. it was DELICIOUS! (which led to tastes 2...3...) it's in the oven now (what's left hehe) can NOT wait to taste it!

Gumbywoman7 said...

This was a hit at the party I brought it to. Sooo easy too! I paired it with a rasbery sorbet that melted on top. Delicious!

Anonymous said...

so good im going to try it with cherries chocolate cake mix and diet cherry coke !!

deb engel said...

TO SOAK UP LIQUID: When I make cobbler-style dishes (fruit with topping), I mix MINUTE TAPIOCA in with the fruit to absorb the liquid. 1/4 c. Tapioca to every 4 cups of fruit. To sweeten add sugar or natural sweeteners, I don't usually, but have in the past. *****MIX the fruit and tapioca and LET IT REST for 15 min. before proceeding with recipe :))

Anonymous said...

TO SOAK UP LIQUID: When I make cobbler-style dishes (fruit with topping), I mix MINUTE TAPIOCA in with the fruit to absorb the liquid. 1/4 c. Tapioca to every 4 cups of fruit. To sweeten add sugar or natural sweeteners, I don't usually, but have in the past. *****MIX the fruit and tapioca and LET IT REST for 15 min. before proceeding with recipe :))

Sonserae said...

It was yummy! Added a little melted butter and served with lite vanilla ice cream.

Anonymous said...

I tried making it as you suggested then I made it the way your make cherry cobbler. with the fruit on the bottom then in a bowl mixing the cake and sprite together to form a batter and dropping gobs of it over the berries.

SylveeSE said...

I'm getting ready to put this into the oven, RIGHT NOW!!! So excited to try it!

Lost Daughter said...

Ive made this twice now & both times it came out very soupy but very tasty...hopefully 3rd times the charm!

Anonymous said...

I used squirt and it is a bit watery but this is so good!! thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

This looked amazing and baked it to give me something sweet to eat. I, too, found it very watery after only 50 minutes but I left it in for another 30 and a lot of the water evaporated. I can't wait until it's cool enough to eat!

Yvonne Kearney said...

This is a great tasting dessert. I used a yellow cake mix. I also added 1 1/2 cans of peaches (sugar free,lite) with the frozen fruit. I also used the juice from the peaches along with the pop to top the cake mix. Baked for 50 minutes, let cool some so it will thicken a bit. Topped with light cool whip. YUMMY!

Anonymous said...

I made this tonite w strawberrys in juice from the frozen section at Walmart. I mixed the sprite with the cake mix ,dumped the berrys in the cake pan then poured the cake mix over the fruit...while it was still warm I glazed it w cream cheese frosting served my grandson a piece w whipped cream...YUMMY...thank you for am awesome recipe.

Anonymous said...

The recipe calls for a white cake mix, but the picture shows a yellow one. Does it matter which one you use?

Kathy Salido said...

Tried this tonight for my daughter in laws birthday. It was so good and a big hit. Thanks for sharing.

Redfile said...

I just made this for work and it was yummy! I used blueberries, strawberries and blackberries with a French vanilla cake. I did add about 1tsp of cinnamon on top for some spice. Great recipe! Next, I'm thinking peach, pineapple with Fresca instead of Sprite.

Jebbica said...

Just made this. Used blueberries and blackberries that I had frozen, white cake mix, and Diet 7-Up. Since I had a 2 Liter, I just poured until it was all evenly covered. Had to bake for about 50 minutes and then I turned it on broil for about 5 minutes so the crust would get nice and golden brown. Mine did turn out a little watery...would like to have added some kind of thickening agent maybe. I'm hoping it will thicken up as it sits. I'm a little worried about the artificial sweetener, as I try to stay away from it and soda, but maybe next time I'll experiment with something else. This was tasty! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Turned out like soup with a crust and dry pockets throughout. Did taste good though.

Anonymous said...

I just made this tonight. I made mine gluten free with gluten free Betty Crocker yellow cake mix. It turned out fabulous! I thought it would have more of a crust on the top but the overall end product is fantastic! I will defiantly do this again!

Wendy said...

I AM WONDERING IF IT WOULD WORK WITH GLUTEN FREE CAKE MIX- WOULD BE SO EXCITED IF IT DID!

Liz said...

I tried this in a cupcake pan. It's a neat idea, but execution leaves a lot to be desired... They were messy, but got eaten none the less!

Summer said...

I made this cobbler tonight and it was AMAZING!! Quick prep time, easy directions and absolutely delish!! If you love cobbler, I highly recommend this recipe!!

The Melon said...

This still seems to be making the rounds on Pinterest almost 2 years later, which is where I found it. Had to make it right way with carbonated water, a strawberry cake mix and a mix of blueberries and strawberries. Didn't turn out exactly as I hoped, but will definitely be making this more in the future. Posted on my new blog, blog.thewatermelonspeaks.com. Thanks!

Mamaw said...

Made tonite for our Women's Prayer Group at church. It was really good and oh so EASY. Thank you for posting such easy and quick recipes.

Mamaw said...

Made tonite for our Women's Prayer Group at church. It was really good and oh so EASY. Thank you for posting such easy and quick recipes.

Epiphany Renee said...

this is the best thing to happen to frozen fruit. So much better than I thought it could be. (I used real Spirte.)

dupster said...

I just made this with some frozen cherries from our local orchard. Can't wait to try it. Hope it's good, cause I bought some frozen peaches too. I wonder how many calories is in it, since I'm a 175-lb. weight loss maintainer but do not belong to WW. Gotta be fairly low, right?

dupster said...

I never thought of using one of those sugar free cake mixes. Maybe I will do that next time--should have read the comments before going to the grocery store. I made the recipe today with frozen cherries from our local orchard. I hope it's good as I also bought a bag of frozen peaches to try it with those later. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

The Beaver Bunch said...

We made it with Gluten Free cake mix tonight. DELICIOUS! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

omg! wonder f this would work with betty's gluten-free cake mix pinning now to try later!!!

Tess

Anonymous said...

OMG I wonder if this would work with Bett's Gluten Free cake mix!!! Pinning now to test later! :-)

Tess

Anonymous said...

I am new to Pininterest and it was THIS recipe that now has me hooked. Can't wait to try it!

joel ferguson said...

What's best, pouring pop on top or mixing it first?

joel ferguson said...

What works best, pouring pop on top or mixing first then pouring cake mix on top of fruit?

joel ferguson said...

What works best, mixing ingredients or pouring pop on top?

Anonymous said...

I made this using yellow cake mix, mixed frozen rasp,blue, and black berries, with diet 7up and it came out wonderfully. I am wondering how rhubarb with strawberry cake mix would turn out. My husband loves rhubarb strawberry pies so thought this would be a good combo. I am thinking about trying fresh apples with spice cake and diet 7up. Ahhh.....The possibilities.

Anonymous said...

Answering a question by Joel F.: I think putting the fruit in, then spreading the cake mix evenly....I even sifted my cake mix over the fruit or spoon it over chopping up the clumps along the way, then I slowly poured my diet 7up over the cake mixture. I baked it at 350 covered with foil for 20 min then uncovered for 40 minutes more and it turned out perfect. I had a few dry spots but that didn't bother me when I ate it.

martin butt said...

thanks, pretty good

amariemarton said...

I found this recipe through pinterest, and it's bubbling away in the oven right now. I've been on WW for the past two years and have lost about 50 lbs. Thanks for sharing your recipes and your success - you're an inspiration to me! I just followed you on FB and will be trying more recipes!

Karyn Borkowski said...

This was awesome! Came out just the way you said it would!! Easy to stock the ingredients in case of unexpected visitors!! Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

I make this all the time my variations are two cske pans and I usually do one bag frozen peaches in one and the other one bag frozen mixed berries I mix one can sprite into one box yellow cake mix together in a bowl like a cake then split between the two cake pans. Bake at 375 for 45 mins. Its a moist delish cake toping. It reminds me of a pineapple upside down cake. Keep in the fridge and it travels well.

fabricpixie said...

Made this the other nite for Bunco,it was simple and fast to make, tasted DELISH warm or cold. Will make this again and have already shared the recipe with family and friend.

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Bev said...

This was delicious! So easy! I did let it bake an hour- let it sit 15 min after it was out of the oven- not runny at all-cobbler consistency not like cake. I am anxious to try different combinations ! Thanks!

Karren Haller said...

Hi Jennifer, I found your site through a hop, but was brought here by this recipe!! it looks great and looking through your blog and found all these great box cake recipes, I was especially intrigued by the angel food cake with sprite!! My husband loves angel food!! So with that said, I am now following you on Pinterest, FB and Twitter and Tweeted your post. Congratulations on your weight loss, new home and new baby!!

Hope you can stop by
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Beth said...

If you are concerned about heating diet pop or just don't want any artificial sweeteners, I have made this with sparkling water and it turns out just fine. I use a can of LaCroix water in berry flavor, but I'm sure any carbonated water would do the trick. (If you get a flavored water, just make sure it's made with natural flavors and not sweeteners.)

Julie Weber said...

A similar recipe to this is one box of angel food cake mix and one 540g can of crushed pineapple (do not drain). Mix together well, pour into 9x11 pan and bake at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes. It is amazing and also a weight watchers recipe. I believe it is only 3 points per serving.

Stephanie Garza said...

Totally easy to make, used regular sprite 12 0z and 2 12oz bags of fruit, we used peaches and strawberries and lemon cake. Not only was it made by my 6 year old, but it was awesome and crunchy on top. There are a few areas where the powder still was but it was great anyways and we ate that up too! Thank you, i have shared this on my facebook page as well.

Stephanie Garza said...

Super easy my 6 yr old made it. We used lemon cake mix, a bag of strawberries and a bag of peaches and 12 oz of sprite. Loved it, ours was crunchy on top and there were areas of powder but we ate them and called it extra fun!! Super yummy and shared with our fb friends.

ctp said...

This is absolutely the easiest and best tasting cobbler I have ever made. I used a 16 oz. bottle of sprite and it was a little watery, but delicious! Will be using this recipe over and over. Thanks!
ctp

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Diana Stigall said...

I made this last night and it turned out great. I used a few cups of frozen blueberries that I had in my freezer, a yellow cake mix, and regular 7up. I ended up using about two cups of soda. But it turned out well. Also, it was delicious with ice cream! This should be a great easy treat when having company over. Thanks for the recipe!

Ingrid said...

Will try this for a birthday party this weekend. But with gluten free cake mix. Has anyone tried that? Was it good?

Linda Stephens said...

I love this cobbler! I found a solution for preventing the dry spots! I went ahead and poured my Sprite over the cake mix reserving some of the Sprite (maybe 1/4 cup).Then I poured the reserved Sprite into an unused clean spray bottle and turned the nozzle to make a fine mist and just misted the whole surface of the cobbler, making about 3 passes over it. Worked like a charm!

Anne said...

HAS ANYONE TRIED DEFROSTING FROZEN FRUIT AND MIXING CAKE AND SODA? THANKS Anne


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B Nickerson said...

I tried this recipe. Found it in Pinterst, read your blog on it. My dear, your suggested cooking time (35-45min) is way off and saying "or more" really doesn't quite how much more will be involved.It took my cobbler a full 90 minutes to get that nice golden brown crust, but that is because I started with frozen solid fruit.(Peaches in particular, though berries might be quicker.)The denseness of one's fruit choice might make a difference.
Next time I'll thaw my frozen fruit out, since I see no particular value gained by it being frozen solid and adjust the oven slightly hotter 400 and then it should take 45 minutes, maybe an hour to turn golden brown. Also I agree a bit more liquid, maybe an extra 1/4 cup might be helpful. There were spots of dry crust, but I added dabs of lite butter to those spots to help them.

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