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Cake Mix Cobbler

Looking for that delicious and easy dessert to serve up your family or guests? This Cake Mix Cobbler takes just three essential ingredients, and couldn’t get any easier. Bursting mixed berries wrapped in a perfectly sweet cake base. If you are a fan of cobbler, this recipe is right up your alley. 

Cake Mix Cobbler - Only three ingredients in this simple recipe - pop, cake mix and frozen fruit!


You won’t find an easier recipe for fruit cobbler than this recipe! Cake mix, frozen fruit, and a can of lemon-lime soda is all that is needed. When I made it for the first time, I wasn’t sure how it would taste or if it would even come out of the oven edible. To my surprise, it tasted delicious!

Easy Cake Mix Cobbler

The ingredients needed for this are something I try to always have on hand. It makes for a quick dessert to whip up when you have unexpected guests heading your way. You can make this up and have a warm and satisfying dessert to serve up. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream and upgrade the flavors even more. 

Cake Mix Cobbler - Only three ingredients in this simple recipe - pop, cake mix and frozen fruit!

How To Make Cake Mix Cobbler

Grab your frozen berries and lay them out on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. I used a berries mix that had strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. 

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    Next, you want to gently massage the cake mix in the bag, to make sure if there are any clumps it gets broken up. Then sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the frozen fruit. 

    Cake Mix Cobbler - Only three ingredients in this simple recipe - pop, cake mix and frozen fruit!


    Pour your lemon-lime soda or even ginger ale over the cake mix. I know it is going to be hard, but resist the urge to stir it. Then pop it in the oven and set the timer. 

    Cake Mix Cobbler - Only three ingredients in this simple recipe - pop, cake mix and frozen fruit!

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    Cake Mix Cobbler - Only three ingredients in this simple recipe - pop, cake mix and frozen fruit!

    Can You Use Different Fruit For Your Cake Mix Cobbler 

    Yes! You are welcome to use any fruit you have on hand. Peaches, raspberries, apples, strawberries, blueberries, and any other fruit really would work. I am planning to make a peach cake mix cobbler and adding a dusting of cinnamon on top. 

    Cake Mix Cobbler - Only three ingredients in this simple recipe - pop, cake mix and frozen fruit!

    Does Cake Mix Cobbler Need Refrigerated

    Because of the fruit in the cobbler, I do toss mine in the fridge once we are finished with serving. This way it will last longer, and you can always toss it in the microwave to warm it up. I like the way it tastes chilled, but it is all about what preference you have. 

    Cake Mix Cobbler - Only three ingredients in this simple recipe - pop, cake mix and frozen fruit!

    Light and Sweet Cake Mix Cobbler 

    The bubbles from the lemon-lime soda will add a nice and light texture to the cobbler. If you have never baked with pop, you need to try it. You will get a magical turnout, that can’t be beaten. 

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    I have made biscuits with soda, and it gives a light an airy texture as well. As it bakes it keeps your dish moist, and that is why I think you all need to try this cobbler. 

    Cake Mix Cobbler - Only three ingredients in this simple recipe - pop, cake mix and frozen fruit!

    What Other Brands Of Pop Can You Use For Cake Mix Cobbler 

    Reach for a clear pop like Sprite, 7Up, or even Ginger Ale for cake mix cobbler. You want the bubbles and moisture, but you don’t want a dark soda to add in flavor to your cobbler. If you use something like a Pepsi, it will change the color of your cobbler, but also affect the taste which you don’t want. 

    Can You Use Fresh Fruit in Cake Mix Cobbler 

    You can use fresh fruit when making a cake mix cobbler. You can clean and slice up some fresh fruit or rinse and toss in from fresh berries. You do not have to use frozen fruit if you prefer fresh. Both bake up nicely in this cobbler recipe. 

    I do recommend if your fruit doesn’t have a lot of sweetness on its own to lightly sprinkle with a little sugar to add a little sweetness to it, so you don’t bite into tart fruit. 

    Cake Mix Cobbler - Only three ingredients in this simple recipe - pop, cake mix and frozen fruit!

    Give this delicious cake mix cobbler a try. Play around with flavors of cake mix, types of fruit and find a combination that fits your taste buds exactly. I love a good mixed berries cobbler, but I also can’t say no to the classic peach. 

    You’ll also enjoy Cake Mix Coffee Cake, Black Forest Dump Cake, Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies, Blueberry Cobbler, Pig Pickin Cake and Chocolate Cake Batter Fudge.

    What is your favorite fruit to use for Cake Mix Cobbler? 

    4.40 from 684 votes

    Cake Mix Cobbler

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 55 minutes
    The most simple fruit cobbler recipe ever – Cake Mix Cobbler! It’s made with only three ingredients – cake mix, frozen fruit and pop!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 2 ½ cups mixed frozen berries or any other type of frozen fruit you like
    • 2 to 2 ½ cups Sprite or other clear pop
    • 1 box white cake mix

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • Spread frozen fruit in a 9×13 baking pan.
    • Sprinkle cake mix evenly over top of fruit. Tip: Gently massage the cake mix while still in the bag to break up any lumps.
    • Pour 2 cups Sprite evenly over top of cake mix to cover. Tilt pan back and forth to help cover the dry cake mix. Add more Sprite (½ cup or more) if you notice some dry spots. Adding too much Sprite may create too much liquid on the bottom so be aware of that.
    • Bake for 45 minutes or until the berries are cooked and the top is browned. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving. Top with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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    Nutrition

    Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.4g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 3.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 48.4mg | Sodium: 109mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 14.3g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cake mix, cake mix cobbler, cake mix hacks, cobbler

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    136 Comments

    1. Such a disappointing result. Liquid fruit juice on the bottom, a few areas of cake mix that stayed powdery. More of a thin cracker topping.

    2. John Szympruch says:

      Frozen local raspberries were used. Sugar was sprinkled over the tart frozen raspberries.
      Ginger ale was poured over the yellow cake mix. Results was very good. The next time blueberries will be used

      1. I layered the cake mix and soda alternating the 2 ending with soda…..it helps, not always perfect but never had cracker crust or fruit juice on the bottom. Sometimes there might be a little extra juice but it depends on how much ice is formed on the fruit. I try to defrost it at least 1/2 way before preparing. Hopefully this is helpful but giving it my best shot!! Good luck

    3. Why not mix the cake and sprite together before placing it on the fruit? That would eliminate the “dry spots.”

      1. Yes. I agree. The cake mix needs to be mixed with wet ingredients. I use the water ( or milk) and oil (or water) called for on the box. You don’t need to use eggs to make a cake mix.

    4. I had same issues as Bonnie. Lots of spots where the mix didn’t bake and what did bake was thin, not cobbler-like

    5. I made a recipe similar to this, and the directions said that if there were any dry spots after baking to spray the spots with Pam (any brand will do) and bake 5 minutes longer. It worked!

    6. This turned out amazingly well! I had a mix of fresh berries(whole raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cut strawberries) in a ziplock bag, and wanted to do something with them before they went bad. Found this recipe. Sprinkled just a little cornstarch in the bottom of pan after spraying with non-stick, as there was a good bit of juice in the bag. Then dumped in the bag of berries, and sprinkled just a bit of brown sugar, as we don’t drink soda, and was using a can of ginger-lime seltzer. I then covered the berries with a french vanilla cake mix, and then poured the seltzer over, no stirring. After 45 mins at 350, i cut up a half-stick of butter to put on top, as it was looking dry but not quite browned. After another 15 mins—voila! A perfect berry cobbler, which my family ate up in less than 24 hours.

    7. i too had watery fruit juice at bottom and cracker crust with some cake mic still not dissolved. i have been baking for over 45 yrs and rarely had such poor results. i will stick to the old fashioned way of using butter. i dont want to drink my cobbler or dip the cracker crust in. i have never given an opinion before on a recipe, but with food expensive as is now, dont waste your food or time.

    8. Arlene Mccormack says:

      I made it with blackberries fresh, frozen blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, mix sprinkled o top of fruit, slice butter on top of fruit the massaged cake mix, then buttery spray cake mix, then soda on top.. came out perfect.. was all gone at potluck dinner.. will be using this again.. easiest cobbler I ever made.

    9. It reminds me of the dry cake mix I used to eat as a kid. I’m glad I tried it.. otherwise, MEH.

    10. Erma A Christian says:

      The result was not what I expected. The fruit was flavorful, but the cake mix was still powder. I thought the soda and juice from the fruit might mix with the cake mix and create a batter, but that did not happen. My family was not pleased.

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