Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

Summer is all about the cobbler. And although this old-fashioned blackberry cobbler maybe not be as cosmetically perfect as pie, she’s still extremely delicious.

I personally am a big fan of any kind of cobbler: crumbles, buckles, spoon cakes, etc. I will eat them all—believe me.

This particular cobbler leans a little more toward being a spoon cake, because you spoon the batter over the berries before baking.

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You can use fresh or frozen berries. And you can choose your favorite. I went with all blackberries (’tis the season). But strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or a mix of any/all would be be divine as well.

Choose your own adventure.

Is cobbler suppose to be gooey?

Yes. This blackberry cobbler will have a few textures. The fruit will be juicy while the cobbler crust will be a spongy cake texture. If you add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which I highly recommend, this will add a little more moisture.

Other fruit based desserts:

Serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. The melted ice cream mixed in with the warm blackberries is the best! Enjoy. xo. Emma

Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

fresh or frozen blackberries with a cobbler top
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberries, cobbler
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Emma Chapman


  • 36 ounces blackberries 7-8 cups
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted and cooled
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • In a 9×13 baking dish, add the berries and then sprinkle the brown sugar over the top.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the butter and granulated white sugar.
  • Then, stir in the eggs, vanilla, and milk until combined.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient bowl until a batter forms (similar to cake batter consistency).
  • Spoon the batter over the top of the berries and use the bottom of the spoon to spread the batter in an even layer.
  • Bake at 350°F for 40-42 minutes until the edges are crisp and golden.
  • Allow to cool some before serving. But I like to serve this warm with ice cream (so it melts the ice cream while you eat).


You can use fresh or frozen berries.
  • All I need are some ramekins…guess I could make it in one of the Pyrex dishes! ♥ Thanks for sharing!!! I’ll have to give this a try in my new toaster oven:


  • Love your blog! Great tips for new bloggers….thanks for sharing. I love that you can make these individual. Just enough for a small group.

  • I’ll have to make a vegan version of this. Do you think Almond Milk and Earth Balance for butter will work okay?

  • Made this last night with some frozen strawberries. SO YUMMY! I want to try it with peach and blackberries next time. Thanks, Emma!

  • This looks so yummy, I need to be making this very very soon!

  • I love sweet stuff! I’m actually a foodie! Your pictures make my mouth water!

  • This recipe looks so amazing. Any kind of dessert with berries is good in my books.


  • Looks completely decadent !


  • I love blueberry cobbler. That is one thing that I miss living in the south. I never thing about making it myself. I love the individual servings. Great recipe.

  • These looked amazing so I made them tonight I have little ramekins but it worked perfectly. I made 3 peach ones (added a little cinnamon) and 1 strawberry one for my picky eater. Success! The entire family loved them. That never happens!

  • Wow! I can’t wait to try this with our local Marionberries… delicious!

  • Oh yum! I just posted a blackberry pie recipe on my blog yesterday. Blackberries sure are delicious!


  • Emma, I made these last night. It is the middle of winter where I am living at the moment (New Zealand) so I had to use frozen blackberries but oh my GOSH this is still the most exquisite pudding! Perfect treat for a cold winter’s night 🙂

  • There were blackberries in the fridge so I totally just made a couple precious baby sized cobblers. Loved it!

  • These look so good! I make a kind-of blueberry cobbler in a pie pan, but I love the individual servings. I don’t know how that would affect baking times. I can’t wait to try this version!

  • do you think you could throw this cobbler recipe in the crock pot?

  • I can’t even describe how delicious it looks like! My mouth is watering xD I need to try this xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • This sounds pretty easy and looks incredibly delicious!


  • these look so incredibly tasty! I’m craving one of these bad boys right now! xo


  • it would be great if Emma did a cooking segment, video….etc along with her posts on food.

    i would looooove to learn to cook but i get intimidated because of whats needed and the steps sometimes.

    please think about it! it would be GREAT! 😀

    thanks Ladies, love ya both!!!


  • I just picked a big bucket full of Blackberries. I need to try this recipe out. It looks so delicious!


  • Those ramekins are adorable and the cobbler looks simple and delicious. My kind of dessert.


  • i love the way you’ve made them in individual ramekins, rather than one big dish – they look amazing!

  • Christina L- I didn’t take it. Trey actually took that one. He was in the room as I was photographing this cobbler recipe. He was kind of just teasing me but I ended up liking the photos so I used one. 🙂

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  • Dang, this sounds good. I’m going to print it right now!

  • Delicious! Looks a nice recipe! 🙂


  • oh Yum!!! This post made me feel hungry all of a sudden!


  • Oh man, being a Tennessee girl… you are speaking to my southern heart. 🙂 This is my kind of dessert! Yum. Yet, I had never made it myself… now I gotta try!

  • I love cobblers so much that despite the fact that I’ve stuffed myself with dinner, my stomach just rumbled a little bit, and my brain said that it’s not insane to run to Kroger in the middle of the night to get some blackberries or any berries really.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  • cobbler is my weakness!
    this looks so yummy 🙂


  • Ooh that sounds really lovely! And I have all those ingredients here, so I don’t really have an excuse not to make them 😉
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  • wow, the cobbler looks yummy and hassle free. Will definately try making this for my son as a summer treat for him. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Zesi.


  • Emma, how in the world did you take that picture that has both of your hands in it?!

  • Oh, YUM. Just waiting for blackberries to ripen further up here in MO. A few good rains would help matters.

  • Just sat down after a tough day at work. Looked at this….And want to put my face in it. Yum.

  • That looks so delicious! I just tried your opposite apple pie from an earlier blog post of yours and it came out so well, I’m really eager to try this too!
    -Sophie xx


  • Living in Australia, I’ve never actually understood what cobbler is to be honest. But it looks so delicious! I think I’ll be giving this recipe a try very soon. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • This looks Delicious! Btw I tried the braided crown hairstyle I have a fringe tho and went to work happy with my efforts I thought it looked nice! Only to be laughed at and asked if it was a beanie 🙁 So sad I changed it in the bathroom 🙁 I still like it maybe as a weekend hair do haha

  • This makes me want to get back into experimenting with crumbles! It’s winter here, so crumble sounds delish 😀

  • can’t wait to to try this recipe! looks delicious!


  • I have been dying to make a Blackberry Cobbler; it just sounds so intimidating. I am excited that this recipe looks easy enough for me to make!

  • um……yum!!!! totally going to make this with blueberries!

  • Love this idea–it looks so easy! And blackberries ARE summertime to me. Excellent choice. Quick question–any thoughts as to freezing? I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but a few of these in the freezer would be a great surprise for my boyfriend. Thanks!

  • These look AMAZING!! I wanna make em! Looks like the perfect way to use up my stash of summer berries 🙂

    Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

  • Love your reference to romcom 🙂 I also love the photographs! Yum.


  • Yum! This looks so delicious, I so have to try soon, maybe with raspberrys or blueberrys!
    Thanks for sharing.

    xo sarah.

  • Blackberry is my favorite!! I’ve been meaning to make one so I think this was just the inspiration I needed!

  • I love cobbler in the summertime! The individual casserole dishes are so smart… otherwise, I’d eat the whole thing. The pictures with the melting ice cream scoop are magical!


  • Ooooh I love the individual sized portions!! What a great idea, because otherwise I’ll just eat it all 😀

  • My grandma makes Blackberry Cobbler every year with fresh handpicked blackberries from her yard. It’s always been my favorite. I’ll have to show this to her so we can make these together 🙂 Yum!

  • These look delicious, Emma! Can’t wait to try them!


  • So yum! I have frozen raspberries I need to use, and I have all the other ingredients at home too! I’m giving this one a try over the weekend 🙂

  • I need one of these right now!!


  • I just found a delightful new reason to buy ramekins! I don’t have any yet!! But now…they are a MUST!

  • Oh yummy! I love cobbler! Its imperfection is what makes it perfect to me! I just bought a new set of (turquoise!!!) ramekins and I’m gonna have to try this out!

    Juliette Laura

  • Those look divine – I bet they’d be delicious with blackcurrants!

  • Yum! This looks amazing. I’ll definitely try it out when blackberries come into season. I’m all about stone fruit right now, so I might try it with nectarines or peaches until the blackberries get here!


  • Those cobblers look so yummy! I can’t wait to try these!

  • These look so good, I would love to be eating one of these right now!

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