Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

Adding strawberries to your dessert is always a good idea. If you're looking for a recipe that combines a wonderful batter and the sweet taste of strawberries, then this is the perfect one for you. Recipe developer Hayley MacLean is a genius in the kitchen, and she came up with this tasty strawberry cobbler that we know you'll love. "I love that this recipe is just bursting with fresh, juicy strawberries, all surrounded by the sweet, fluffy cobbler. It is light and flavorful, and reminiscent of warm Summer evenings," MacLean shares. "The bit of lemon juice adds a tart note to balance out all the sweetness too, making it a perfectly balanced dessert!" 

There are plenty of occasions that call for this cobbler. "This cobbler is a great end to a Sunday night family dinner! It is easy to throw together and bake while enjoying your meal, and then serve warm topped with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream," MacLean shares. "It is also wonderful to share at a BBQ or potluck, it is an instant classic!"

Gather the ingredients to make strawberry cobbler

Ready to get things started? The first thing you will need to do is head to the grocery store and pick up all of the necessary ingredients. Start in the produce aisle and pick up a few pounds of fresh strawberries. You will also need granulated sugar and cornstarch. To add a little citrus flavor, be sure to get lemon juice.

Going back to the baking aisle, pick up all-purpose flour and baking powder. You also want to be sure to get salt, whole milk, and vanilla extract as well. The last item you will need is butter. As an optional ingredient, get a little vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving.

The health benefits of strawberries

There are a lot of health benefits of strawberries and MacLean is the best one to explain them. "Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and many other antioxidants! Together these help promote your immune system and prevent the onset of disease," MacLean shares. "Strawberries are also full of fiber, which is wonderful for gut health, cardiovascular health, and blood sugar regulation. They are a great low-calorie snack full of great vitamins and minerals, and taste wonderful as well!" Sounds like a win to us! 

Heat the oven and mix ingredients

You will need to use an oven for this recipe, so it's best to go ahead and preheat it ahead of time so the range can reach the desired temperature by the time you finish the prep work. Go ahead and set the oven to 350 F for this particular recipe. 

Get a medium-sized mixing bowl and toss in the strawberries first. Remember that you should have removed the stems and cut them into quarters ahead of time. Then, add the sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice, and mix them together.

Make the cobbler batter

Take out another bowl and add a cup of sugar. Then, toss in the flour, baking powder, and salt. That makes up all of your dry ingredients. Then, dump in the wet ingredients — also known as the milk and vanilla extract. After you add all of those items, slowly whisk the melted butter into the mix. Continue whisking until combined and there you have your batter. "I mixed the batter for this totally by hand using a whisk. It is a thinner batter so no electric tools are necessary — it is a very quick and simple recipe to put together," MacLean says. Grab an 8x11-inch baking dish and pour the batter in and top it with strawberries. Once you add the strawberries on top, do not stir it.

Bake and enjoy

Once the cobbler is good to go, pop it in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. A good indicator that the cake is done baking is once it turns golden brown on the edges. This dish is best when served immediately. Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream are two great options for serving. "This cobbler goes amazingly with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream," MacLean shares. "Throwing in a twist with some cinnamon ice cream also would be amazing!" 

Be sure to keep any leftovers! "Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days," MacLean says. "It can also be wrapped tightly and frozen for up to 2 months." We hope you love this strawberry cobbler as much as we do!  

Strawberry Cobbler Recipe
5 from 212 ratings
If you're looking for a recipe that combines a wonderful batter and the sweet taste of strawberries, then this strawberry cobbler recipe is perfect for you.
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strawberry cobbler in bowl
Total time: 55 minutes
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar, divided, plus extra for topping
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled
Optional Ingredients
  • vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • whipped cream, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, toss the strawberries with ½ cup sugar, the cornstarch, and the lemon juice.
  3. In another bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar with the flour, baking powder, salt, milk, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the melted butter.
  4. Grease an 8x11-inch baking dish. Pour the batter into the baking dish, and top with strawberries. Do not stir!
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges.
  6. Serve immediately, with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, as desired.
Calories per Serving 368
Total Fat 13.0 g
Saturated Fat 7.9 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 33.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 61.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
Total Sugars 44.7 g
Sodium 230.2 mg
Protein 3.5 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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