This is the easiest dessert to make. If you pop it in the oven before you serve your meal, you will have a hot cobbler to plop a scoop of vanilla ice cream on for dessert.

Emily
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl.

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  • Cream 1 cup of sugar with the softened butter until light and fluffy. Mix in the flour mixture alternately with the milk until no large lumps remain. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange the berries over the batter, and sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of sugar. Pour the boiling water over top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the batter has firmed and the berries are soft, about 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

270.9 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 52.7g 17% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.2mg 5% DV; sodium 321.6mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
I made this for my wife for Mothers Day. I was nervous about baking but it turned out great. She even liked it better than her berry cobbler that she has been making for years. We can't wait for fresh blackberries this summer! Awesome recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/21/2012
Tasted very sweet but was almost too squishy with all the boiling water. Just didn't bake up the best. Might try it with less water. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2012
I made this for my wife for Mothers Day. I was nervous about baking but it turned out great. She even liked it better than her berry cobbler that she has been making for years. We can't wait for fresh blackberries this summer! Awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2012
This is a fascinating recipe. Instead of placing dollops of raw dough on top of the fruit, the raw dough goes on the bottom, and during baking rises to the top. I ran this procedure by a friend and she commented that this must be a very old recipe, indeed. None-the-less, it turns out beautifully. I reduce the sugar to 2/3 cup in the final (third step), and it is sweet enough, especially with vanilla ice creme. Once cooled, it does form a purple gelatanous base, but this could be scraped off to lessen calories even further. We are swimming in blackberries and this recipe is one delicious, easy, and impressive way to use them. Any berry, fruit or rhubarb could be used. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2012
Delicious! This was simple to make and turned out well. I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8x8" dish. The baking time remained the same. Great use of fresh berries! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2013
This recipe was fantastic! It was the best cobbler I have ever had and certainly the best I have ever made. Whole family loved it and we finished the 9X13 pan in two days!!! A great way to use berries! I made it exactly to the recipe and it was perfect. I plan to try it with other fruits depending on the season. hope it works as well! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2012
I made this cobbler today for my husband and in-laws. I followed the recipe exactly. The breading part had a nice and tasty consistency but 2 cups of fresh blackberries did not make this dessert fruity enough for me. I served it warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream but there was too much cake to counter the fruit in my opinion. The recipe is quite simple and I will use it again but next time I will at least double the fruit portion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2012
I made half of this recipe using skim milk and slightly less sugar than it calls for because my wild berries were sweet. We loved the texture of the cake and how it looks when it's all nicely baked. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2012
Great recipe quick and easy to prepare and the taste is heavenly. we had tried another recipe a couple days ago but it doesn't compare. This dish is a keeper! 5 stars Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2012
So easy and tastes amazing! I added about 3 cups of blackberries and it still turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2012
Tasted very sweet but was almost too squishy with all the boiling water. Just didn't bake up the best. Might try it with less water. Read More
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