Cherry Cobbler With Cake Mix
Looking for a quick and easy dessert that is delicious? Try making Cherry Cobbler With Cake Mix. It’s a sweet and tangy dish that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner or a special holiday gathering. And with the help of cake mix, making cherry cobbler has never been easier!
This simple recipe takes just minutes to put together, and the result is a warm and comforting dessert that will leave everyone asking for seconds. So if you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth, give this cherry cobbler with cake mix a try!
What Is The Difference Between A Dump Cake And A Cobbler
When it comes to desserts, there are a lot of options to choose from. Two popular choices that often get confused are dump cakes and cobblers. While they may look similar, there are some key differences between the two.
A dump cake is a dessert that is made by “dumping” all the ingredients into a baking dish and then baking it until it’s done. The ingredients typically include canned fruit, cake mix, butter, and sometimes nuts or other toppings. The result is a sweet and gooey dessert that requires very little effort to make.
A cobbler, on the other hand, is more like a traditional dessert that requires some amount of preparation before baking. A cobbler consists of fruit (canned or fresh) that has been mixed with sugar and sometimes spices like cinnamon or nutmeg. This mixture is then topped with either biscuit dough or a crumbly topping made from cake mix or flour, sugar, butter, and oats. The whole thing is then baked until the topping is golden brown.
So what are the main differences between these two desserts? First off, dump cakes tend to be sweeter than cobblers because they’re made with cake mix instead of biscuits or oats. They also tend to be more uniform in texture since everything gets mixed together in one pan.
Cobblers have a more rustic appearance since the fruit isn’t always evenly distributed throughout the dish. Additionally, because cobblers focus is on the fruit, they can have a fresher taste overall.
What You Need To Make Cake Mix Cherry Cobbler
The benefit of this being such an easy dish to make is that it requires very few items to make it. I have included the list of items below that I used to make this dish along with where to locate them on Amazon to make them easier for you to find.
- 1 8×8 inch Baking Dish the best thing about this set of baking dishes is that they come with a lid to help secure the cherry cobbler after baking. This allows for easy storage, or transportation to your potluck.
- 1 Medium Mixing Bowl this set of mixing bowls also come with lids for easy storage
- 1 Spatula
- 1 Pam Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Ingredient List For Cherry Cobbler With Cake Mix
To make this recipe, you will need just a few simple ingredients:
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1 can of cherry pie filling
- 1 stick of butter
How To Make Cherry Cobbler With Cake Mix
Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F.
I like to use Pam Non-Stick Cooking Spray in my baking dishes prior to adding ingredients. This keeps the cherry pie filling from sticking to the dish once it is cooked. If you do not have non-stick cooking spray you can spread some melted butter in the dish.
Then, pour the can of cherry pie filling into an 8×8 inch baking dish. Spread the cherries evenly across the bottom of the dish.
In a medium mixing bowl melt the stick of butter and let it cool to room temperature.
Once the melted butter has cooled add the cake mix to the bowl and mix the two ingredients together using a fork. Do this until it becomes a crumble mixture with pea sized pieces.
Pour the crumble mixture over the top of the cherry pie filling.
Spread it out evenly over the top of the cherry pie filling with a spatula or a spoon.
Place your baking dish in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
This cherry cobbler with cake mix and pie filling is best served warm with a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream on top!
The combination of sweet cherries, fluffy cake mix, and rich buttery topping is sure to please everyone’s taste buds.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Know The Cobbler Is Done?
If you have ever tried baking a cake or cooking a meal, you know how important it is to keep an eye on the oven timer. Similarly, when it comes to making cobbler, timing is everything. It’s usually baked in the oven until golden brown and bubbly. But how do you know when your cobbler is done?
Here are some tips to help you determine when your cobbler is ready:
- Check the color: The top of the cobbler should be golden brown and crispy. If it looks pale or undercooked, give it more time in the oven.
- Test the center: Insert a toothpick or skewer in the center of the cobbler. If it comes out clean, that means the batter has cooked through.
- Look for bubbles: As the fruit filling heats up, it will start to bubble and cook down slightly. This is a good sign that your cobbler is getting close to being done.
- Use a thermometer: If you have an instant-read thermometer, use it to check if your cobbler has reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
- Follow recipe instructions: Always refer back to your recipe for specific baking times and temperatures for your type of cobbler.
What Other Fruits Go Well In Cobbler?
While Cherry Cobbler is one of my top favorite cobblers to have there are several options when it comes to making a cobbler with cake mix.
Here are some other fruits that go well in cobbler:
- Blackberries: These sweet and juicy berries add a tart flavor to cobbler and pair perfectly with the crumbly topping.
- Blueberries: Another berry option, blueberries have a subtle sweetness that makes them perfect for cobbler.
- Apples: For those who prefer something less sweet, apples are an excellent choice as they bring a slightly tangy flavor while still being sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Pears: This soft, juicy fruit contributes to the overall texture of the dish while adding just enough sweetness.
- Strawberries: The bright red color and juicy texture of strawberries make them an eye-catching addition to any cobbler recipe!
- Rhubarb: Tart rhubarb pairs beautifully with sweeter fruits like strawberries or raspberries in cobblers- making it great for those who enjoy more complex flavors.
Does Cherry Cobbler With Cake Mix Need To Be Refrigerated?
If you’re a fan of cherry cobbler, you might be wondering if it needs to be refrigerated. After all, some versions of the dessert contain perishable ingredients like eggs and dairy. However, if you make cherry cobbler using cake mix, the answer to this question is a bit more nuanced.
The short answer is that it depends on how long you plan to store the cobbler and what type of environment it will be in. If you’re only going to keep the cobbler at room temperature for a few hours (say, during a party or gathering), then there’s no need to refrigerate it. Cake mix-based cobblers are typically safe at room temperature for several hours.
However, if you have leftovers or want to store your cherry cobbler for longer than a day or two, it’s best to store it in the refrigerator. This is especially important if your recipe includes any perishable ingredients like eggs or milk.
To store your cherry cobbler properly in the fridge, allow it to cool completely before covering it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and placing it in an airtight container. You can also cut individual portions and wrap them individually for easy grab-and-go snacks throughout the week.
It’s worth noting that storing your cherry cobbler in the fridge may cause its texture and flavor to change slightly. The topping may become denser as it absorbs moisture from the filling below, and some of its crispiness may diminish. However, these changes shouldn’t affect its overall taste too much.
Can You Freeze This Cobbler?
The answer is yes, you can freeze cobbler! However, the texture of the fruit filling may change slightly after freezing and thawing. The topping may also become soft and soggy, but it will still be delicious.
To freeze your cobbler, let it cool completely first. Then, cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in an airtight freezer-safe container. Be sure to label the container with the date so that you remember when you put it in the freezer.
When you’re ready to eat your frozen cobbler, simply take it out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, reheat your cobbler in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warmed through.
It’s important to note that while freezing cobbler is possible, some types of fruit fillings may not hold up as well as others. For example, berries tend to release more juice during freezing and thawing than other fruits like cherries, apples or peaches.
Cherry Cobbler With Cake Mix
- 1 8×8 inch Baking Dish
- 1 Medium Mixing Bowl
- 1 Spatula
- 1 Pam Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- 1 Box Of White Cake Mix
- 1 Can Of Cherry Pie Filling
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then, pour the can of cherry pie filling into an 8×8 inch baking dish. I like to use Pam Non-Stick Cooking Spray in my baking dishes prior to adding ingredients. This keeps the cherry pie filling from sticking to the dish once it is cooked. If you do not have non-stick cooking spray you can spread some melted butter in the dish.Spread the cherries evenly across the bottom of the dish.
- In a medium mixing bowl melt the stick of butter and let it cool to room temperature.Once the melted butter has cooled add the cake mix to the bowl and mix the two ingredients together using a fork until it becomes a crumble mixture with pea sized pieces.
- Pour the crumble mixture over the top of the cherry pie filling. Spread it out evenly over the top of the cherry pie filling with a spatula or a spoon.
- Place your baking dish in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
- This cherry cobbler with cake mix and pie filling is best served warm with a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream on top! The combination of sweet cherries, fluffy cake mix, and rich buttery topping is sure to please everyone's taste buds.