Today I’m sharing this delicious cobbler that I’ve been making for a few years now. It’s light and fluffy with tangy berries mixed in, and it’s incredibly easy! The bright berries and fluffy whip cream is making crave spring!! I call it a cobbler because the original recipe this was inspired by was called a cobbler. However, it seems more like a cake than a cobbler in many ways- kind of a cobbler cake. Moist and fruity like a cobbler but made from a thick batter and bakes up like a cake. I agree with calling it a cobbler over a cake because there is no frosting and it is served with ice cream or whipped cream, in true cobbler form. Whatever it is, it’s good!
I mentioned that it is simple… well it really is. Only a few ingredients, including self-rising flour. You can make your own self rising flour, but I tend to have more luck with just buying it. When I have made my own in the past it doesn’t seem to bake up as fluffy. Maybe it’s my imagination or me justifying the need to buy the flour and skip making my own.
You will notice in the directions, that I save 1/4 C of the butter and pour that directly into the pan rather than mixing it into the batter. By doing this, the butter surrounds the batter and leaves a crunchy salty crust when baked. The savory balances all that sweet out so well. I also sprinkle some sugar on top of the batter… this gives another crunchy crust but sweet instead. I add blackberries and raspberries. Blueberries would be fantastic as well. The lemon extract gives it a nice bright flavor, but if your not into lemon then skip it. It’s not necessary (however it’s quite tasty). Hope you enjoy!
- 2 C Self-Flour Rising Flour
- 2 C Sugar + some for topping
- 2 C Milk
- 3/4 C + 1/4 C Butter, melted
- 1 tsp Lemon Extract
- 1 1/2 C Blackberries
- 1/2 C Raspberries
- Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
- Sift flour and sugar.
- Add milk, lemon extract and 3/4 C butter. Mix well with a hand mixer until smooth.
- Add remaining butter to a 9x13 baking dish and swirl around to coat pan.
- Pour batter directly into butter and give batter and butter a few swirls with a spatula to slightly combine.
- Drop berries in batter evenly around pan.
- Generously sprinkle with sugar.
- Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until golden.
- Allow to cool and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!