Quick Entertaining Mixed Berry Cobbler Recipe
This quick Mixed Berry Cobbler recipe is a festive dessert to serve at a dinner party or holiday celebration with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream!
Perfect for all summer holidays, this Quick Entertaining Mixed Berry Cobbler Recipe has only 4 ingredients. You can’t go wrong with “easy.”
“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” Mother Teresa
We start celebrating the Fourth of July right after Father’s Day. The yard is in order, the weeds are pulled, flowers are in full bloom, and we bring out the red, white, and blue colors and dishes!
It’s fun to make several big summer meals (did I mention it’s also my husband’s birthday and my birthday in between? so we have a lot of celebrating to do!), and invite different groups of friends over for dinner.
Mixed berry cobbler
And with berry season, you can’t go wrong with a fresh, juicy cobbler! We went to a wedding Sunday night this week in Jacksonville, and the bride and groom served Oregon Blackberry Cobbler! It was delicious! I love how wedding parties are getting away from traditional cake now, and moving toward more comfort desserts. (At this river wedding, they also served fresh berry pies!)
Lately, we’ve been entertaining on a smaller level. It just seems to work out that way, where we’ll have 6 around the table, which is a nice, cozy number.
For this party, I used the Q Squared NYC Talavera pattern of both blue and red.
Simple flowers from our yard.
Dollar store water bottles and a festive, striped star (from Target).
Red and blue gingham cloth napkins.
We mixed the Talavera Roja and Azul red and blue salad and dinner plates.
Charming and classic Provence Red Flatware. Mirror-polished stainless steel, the flatware is dishwasher safe, and the colors stay looking new after hundreds of washes!
Quick Entertaining Mixed Berry Cobbler Recipe
Even our dessert matched the theme of the party (love Oregon berries!). For this recipe you want to use frozen berries. I love to freeze bags from our yard (raspberries), and mix them, but you can also buy the pre-mixed in the freezer section of the grocery store.
Add a cake mix and a can of soda. Do not stir the cake.
When the guests arrived, I popped this easy Mixed Berry Cobbler into the oven.
Right before dessert time, I put the cake back into the oven on “broil” and browned the cake on top for a few minutes.
TIP: Also, a reader recently shared if you use a sugar free cake mix and a diet soda it’s works for a diabetic dessert.
Then we served it with vanilla ice cream.
What I also love about this dessert is you can always be ready for a spontaneous get-together.
I hope you enjoy this next week with family and friends, soaking in the festivities of summer and the Fourth of July!
What’s your favorite quick and easy summer dessert to serve for spontaneous get-togethers?
Get the Recipe:
Mixed Berry Cobbler
- 1 12-ounce can cream soda
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 32-ounce bags frozen mixed berries
- 1/4 cup butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9×13-inch baking dish, place the frozen berries. If any are large, cut in half.
- Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the fruit. Pour the can of soda over the mixture. Do not stir!
- Bake for 50 minutes.
- Right before serving, drizzle the melted butter over the cake, and broil for 2-5 minutes, until the top is crispy.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
More berry desserts: Fresh Berry Tart with Rosemary or Caramel Yogurt Dip with Mixed Berries or No-Bake Berry Pretzel Dessert [Barefeet in the Kitchen] or Weightwatchers Berry Crisp for One [Real Housemoms].
This post is sponsored by Q Squared NYC, but as always, all opinions are my own.
This looks great for Memorial Day! Question: is it best to use unsalted butter?
I usually cook with unsalted butter!
I made this dessert a few times, best if you mix berries with a tablespoon of cornstarch . I put berries on bottom of glass pan mixed the cake mix and a can of Sprite then poured over berries and baked! So delicious!
If you use a sugar free cake mix and a diet soda this is also good for a diabetic dessert. I make it for my folks all the time and they love it.
Awesome! Thanks for letting us know!
Sandy, I tried this recipe this evening for a BBQ to which I was invited. It was requested that I bring a dessert, and this was such a hit! Tasted great. Thank you! :)
Awesome, Danielle! Thanks for letting me know! :)
Beautiful table, and that cobbler looks so wonderful!
Mmm! The perfect way to cap off a delicious meal!
I think 6 people is the perfect size get together. And this cobbler so wonderfully highlights summer berries!
Yum…that looks so quick and yummy! Might need to try it sometime.
Those plates! Everything looks so pretty! I can’t wait to try this cobbler too :)
Oh, Sandy, your 4th of July tablescape is so pretty. And I can never resist a dessert with berries!