Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

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This Strawberry Cobbler Recipe is a classic Southern dessert! This easy strawberry cobbler recipe comes together quickly and bakes into a thick, sweet, yet still tart, strawberry layer topped with a buttery topping. 

Easy strawberry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream in a white bowl

Cobbler recipes always make a favorite dessert in my house. It is so quick and easy to prep and then bakes into the most delectable dessert! It is always a crowd-pleaser when served. Top it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the ultimate dessert.

How to Make Easy Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

Ingredients to make strawberry cobbler recipe

Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

  • Strawberries – you can use fresh or frozen strawberries in my cobbler recipe.
  • Sugar – I like to use granulated sugar. You’ll notice the color of mine is beige, as I used organic sugar. You can also use your favorite sugar replacement for baking.
  • Butter – I use salted butter, but you can use unsalted butter. You can also use your favorite non-dairy butter for a dairy-free version.

for the cobbler batter

  • Flour – I use all-purpose flour. You can also use your favorite gluten-free flour for baking for a gluten-free version. You can also use self-rising flour and omit the baking powder from the cobbler batter ingredients.
  • Sugar – see the note above about sugar.
  • Baking Powder – helps the cobbler batter to rise and have a tender, cake-like texture when baked.
  • Salt – adds flavor to the cobbler batter.
  • Milk – I like to use whole milk or half and half. You can use your favorite non-dairy milk if needed for a dairy-free version.

Optional Ingredients:

  • Vanilla extract – I find that it enhances the flavor of the cobbler.
  • Ground cinnamon – For a cinnamon flavor in your cobbler, add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. This is delicious in winter for a cozy dessert recipe.

Step-by-Step Instructions

You make this strawberry cobbler in just a few easy steps.

Melted butter in a white baking dish

Prep. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Add sliced butter to the baking dish and place in the oven while it preheats to allow the butter to melt. Remove the baking dish once the butter has melted.

Prep the strawberries. Add strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar to a bowl and toss to combine.

Make the cobbler batter. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the milk and whisk until smooth and well combined.

Assemble. Pour the sugared strawberries over the melted butter. Pour the batter over the top of the strawberries.

Bake. Place into the preheated oven and bake until golden brown on top, about 35 to 40 minutes.

Strawberry cobbler in a white baking dish ready to be served

Rest and serve. Rest the cobbler for about 3 minutes and then serve warm.

Easy strawberry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream in a white bowl

Storage Tips

To make ahead. Bake and store covered in the refrigerator. Reheat and serve.

To freeze. Bake in a freezer-safe baking dish and cool completely. Wrap tightly with freezer-safe wrap topped with foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat and serve.

To reheat. To reheat in the oven, cover with foil and reheat until heated throughout, about 20 minutes. To reheat in the microwave, reheat in 30-second intervals until warm in a microwave-safe container.

Substitutions and Variations

Gluten-Free Strawberry Cobbler. Use your favorite gluten-free flour for baking substitute. 

Dairy-Free Strawberry Cobbler. Use your favorite dairy-free milk (such as oat milk) and dairy-free butter substitutes. 

Lower Sugar Strawberry Cobbler. Replace the sugar in the recipe with your favorite sugar-free sugar substitute for baking. 

Skillet Strawberry Cobbler. Use a medium (12-inch) skillet in place of a baking dish. Follow the recipe instructions as included.

Other Favorite Cobbler Recipes

Easy Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler

I hope you try my Strawberry Cobbler Recipe soon. I think you’ll love it as much as we do!

Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

5 from 42 votes
This Strawberry Cobbler Recipe is a classic Southern dessert! This easy strawberry cobbler recipe comes together quickly and bakes into a thick, sweet, yet still tart, strawberry layer topped with a buttery topping. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup (113 g) salted butter
  • 4 cups (576 g) strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1/2 cup (99 g) sugar

Strawberry Cobbler Batter

  • 1 cup (120 g) flour
  • 2 teaspoons (8 g) baking powder
  • 1 cup (198 g) sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (0.6 g) kosher salt
  • 1 cup (227 g) milk

Optional Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Prep. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Add sliced butter to the baking dish and place in the oven while it preheats to allow the butter to melt. Remove the baking dish once the butter has melted.
    Melted butter in a white baking dish
  • Prep the strawberries. Add strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar to a bowl and toss to combine.
    Sugared strawberries in a glass bowl
  • Make the cobbler batter. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the milk and whisk until smooth and well combined.
    Smooth flour batter in a glass bowl
  • Add strawberries. Pour the sugared strawberries over the melted butter, evenly distributing over the melted butter. Do not stir.
    Sliced strawberries poured over butter in a white baking dish
  • Add the cobbler batter. Pour the cobbler batter evenly over the strawberries, do not stir.
    Unbaked strawberry cobbler in a white baking dish
  • Bake. Bake until lightly golden brown on top, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest about 3 minutes.
    Baked strawberry cobbler in a white baking dish
  • Serve. Serve warm.
    Easy strawberry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream in a white bowl

Notes

Make-Ahead and Freezer Instructions

To make ahead. Bake and store covered in the refrigerator. Reheat and serve.
To freeze. Bake in a freezer-safe baking dish and cool completely. Wrap tightly with freezer-safe wrap topped with foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat and serve.
To reheat. To reheat in the oven, cover with foil and reheat until heated throughout, about 20 minutes. To reheat in the microwave, reheat in 30-second intervals until warm in a microwave-safe container.
 

Variations

Gluten-Free Strawberry Cobbler. Use your favorite gluten-free flour for baking substitute. 
Dairy-Free Strawberry Cobbler. Use your favorite dairy-free milk (such as oat milk) and dairy-free butter substitutes. 
Lower Sugar Strawberry Cobbler. Replace the sugar in the recipe with your favorite sugar-free sugar substitute for baking. 
 

Substitutions

Self-rising flour – use 1 cup self-rising flour and omit the baking powder and salt called for in the recipe ingredients.

Alternate Method

You can reverse the order of the batter and strawberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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157 Comments

  1. Kay says:

    I have it in the oven now. Easy recipe to follow and quick to put together. I’m making it for a funeral, I used frozen strawberries that I thawed overnight, it smells heavenly.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I hope you enjoy, Kay!

  2. Ann A says:

    recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups sugar but you only put in 1/4 cup in batter &1/4 cup in strawberry what happened to the other cup?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Ann, look at Step 2 in the Instructions where I add 1 1/4 cups sugar to the flour and add 1/4 cup to the strawberries. Hope you enjoy.

  3. Donna Anderson says:

    Can you use canned strawberries instead of fresh?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I haven’t made this cobbler with canned strawberries, Donna, but it should be fine. I would drain the the strawberries and follow the recipe the same as you would for fresh ones. Hope you enjoy!

  4. Nicole says:

    5 stars
    I tried this and loved it. I’ve made it several times this summer. I have a question about the strawberries–do you measure 4 cups of whole strawberries or 4 cups after you hull and half them?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I measure the strawberries after they have been hulled and halved, Nicole. I’m so glad you like this cobbler. Thanks!

  5. Alexis says:

    5 stars
    I had some over ripe strawberries (and a sweet tooth) and went searching for an easy dessert recipe, this is amazing! It was so easy to follow, took very little time, and the pay off is incredible. I can’t stop eating it, it’s so delicious. Thank you!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m so glad you found this recipe and loved the cobbler, Alexis. I love how simple and easy it is to make, too.

  6. Joan says:

    5 stars
    Looked through a dozen cobbler recipes and chose this one. It was soooooo good and, yes, VERY easy to put together. Cut the recipe in half and we ate every bite! Next time I’m making the full recipe for the two of us.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m thrilled that you chose my recipe and loved the cobbler, Joan. Thanks!

  7. Linda says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It looks delicious 😋. I was wondering if anyone has tried making this using frozen strawberries, and if so, thaw first, put them in frozen…?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Linda, you can use frozen strawberries for this cobbler. I would recommend thawing them overnight and then proceeding with the recipe. Hope you enjoy!

  8. Kathy says:

    Strawberry Cobbler! So good and easy!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Kathy. Don’t you just love how easy this cobbler is to make?

  9. Katharine says:

    Can you make it with normal flour?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Katharine, this recipe works better with self-rising flour. You can always make just the amount you need if you don’t have it. Just follow the instructions in my How to Make Self-Rising Flour post.

  10. Gina says:

    Could I cut this recipe in half and it still work?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Gina, you should be able to make half this recipe with no problem. Hope you enjoy!