If you love cobbler, wait until you try my cheat for quick and easy cobbler! Grab your favorite gluten free vanilla cake mix and your favorite fruit and give this gluten free cake mix cobbler recipe a try! I will show you how to make this delicious cake-style cherry cobbler in just 30 minutes.
You are in for a special treat today with this easy gluten free cobbler made with cake mix! The cake turns out light and fluffy and tastes incredible with the fruit. Although you can use any fruit, I made my cobbler with thawed frozen cherries.
Why you will love this recipe:
You will love this recipe because this fresh cherry cobbler is topped with fluffy cake! The fruit cooks below and you get so much flavor from the roasting fruits. It is almost like two desserts in one. You don't need to precook the fruit, just mix in sugar and tapioca starch and top with the cake batter!
Use any gluten free cake mix, or use my homemade gluten free vanilla cake mix!
- Gluten free cake mix - You can use any brand, or my homemade gluten free cake mix recipe. I have tested Open Nature and Betty Crocker gluten free cake mixes.
- Cherries - You can really use any fruit, but if you are using cherries, you can use fresh or frozen. If using fresh, just remember to remove the pits!
- Cooking oil - Use a light oil that doesn't have a lot of flavor. If using Open Nature, it lists butter instead of oil.
- Milk - You can use regular milk or non-dairy.
Recipe step by step directions:
NOTE: If you are using frozen cherries or fruit, thaw the fruit first before prepping it for baking. You do not need to drain the juice from thawing.
Preheat your oven to 350º F.
Step 1: Add your fruit, sugar, and tapioca starch to a mixing bowl and mix to coat the fruit. As I mentioned above, there is no need to drain frozen fruit. Add the fruit to a greased 8x8 baking pan. (Again, be sure to use cherries where the pits have been removed.)
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, make the gluten free cake mix according to the box directions.
Step 3: Your cake batter should be smooth and creamy.
Step 4: Spread the cake batter out over the fruit.
Hint: I find gluten free cake turns out fluffier if you mix it until it is just barely mixed. If you overmix it, the cake will be denser.
Step 5: Bake the cake at 350º F for 40-45 minutes until the top is golden.
To test to see if the cake is finished baking, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the cake needs to bake longer.
Top it with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or my homemade Old-Fashioned Vanilla Cream Sauce.
- Use a different fruit like peaches!
- Mix some additional fruit pieces into the cake mix.
- Use a chocolate cake mix if you are using cherries for a delicious flavor combination.
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can easily make this cake dairy-free by choosing a cake mix that is dairy-free
In a dump cake, you spread the dry cake mix over the fruit and top it with butter. In my cake mix cobbler recipe, you make the cake batter so the fruit is topped with fluffy cake!
Yes, you can use canned fruit. If you are using sweetened pie fruit, it may make your dessert a bit sweeter but it will turn out delicious.
This cobber will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
More cobbler recipes:
- Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler
- The Best Gluten Free Peach Cobbler
- 3 Minute Microwave Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler
- If you are grain-free/paleo, try this Paleo Peach Cobbler
Gluten Free Cake Mix Cobbler
- 1 box gluten free vanilla cake mix * see note
- 4 cups fruit (* I used frozen cherris)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- In a bowl, add your fruit. If you are using frozen please be sure to thaw the fruit first.
- Add the sugar and tapioca starch and toss to coat.
- Pour the fruit into an 8x8 greased baking pan.
- In a bowl, make your cake mix according to the directions.
- Spread the cake batter over the fruit.
- Bake the cobbler for 40-45 minutes until the cake is done and the fruit is bubbly.
- To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the cake need to bake longer.
- You can use and make any brand of gluten free vanilla cake mix. Make sure to buy the ingredients like eggs, oil, and milk listed on the box.
- Use any fruit. Fresh, frozen, or canned. You do not have to drain the fruit as it makes a great sauce for the fruity cobbler.
- This cake mix cobbler will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
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