Easy Strawberry Cobbler From A Box Mix

Strawberry Cobbler is a scrumptious, easy-to-make dessert made from fresh strawberries and three other pantry staples. It will be a family favorite.

strawberry cobbler in a bowl with vanilla ice cream.

It’s almost Strawberry time here in Lancaster County. My friend, Katie, brought me two boxes of local strawberries she found at an Amish market. I knew they would become an easy and delicious early summer dessert! You can make a beautiful cobbler with fresh strawberries, a yellow box cake mix, sugar, and a bit of butter!

As summer moves on, switch out the strawberries for any other in-season fruit! YUM!

My Strawberry Story

There is a huge difference between store-bought strawberries and those fresh from the field. Strawberries are the taste of late May and June! We are blessed to have strawberry fields dotted over our countryside. I often stop the car and pick a few pints when I’m in the mood.

Don’t sweat if you cannot get fresh strawberries from the field! This cobbler is worth making with any strawberry!

Why You Should Make This Recipe

strawberry cobbler

Fruit cobblers are a summer treat! This recipe uses fresh strawberries and three other pantry staples. It will be a summertime favorite for you and your family.

What Is A Cobbler

A cobbler is a warm fruit dessert that involves fruit being placed in the bottom of a pan and covered with a batter or biscuit topping before being baked.

It is different from a crisp, which is a warm fruit dessert with the fruit on the bottom and a streusel topping made with oatmeal. A crumble is the same as a crisp with a streusel made without oatmeal in the topping.

This recipe is a cobbler. A yellow box mix sprinkled over the top of the strawberries makes a batter as it cooks.

Ingredient Notes

Strawberries: Use the freshest and most ripe you can find.

Sugar: Adds sweetness and mixes with the strawberries to create a liquid.

Yellow Box Cake Mix: Works its magic to create the sweet biscuit topping for this dessert.

Butter: Butter helps to hydrate the box mix and creates a richer flavor and a more tender biscuit on top of the strawberries.

How To Make Easy Strawberry Cobbler From A Box Mix

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Spread 5 cups of sliced strawberries on the bottom of the pan.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over the strawberries.
  • Sprinkle 1 box of yellow cake mix over the sugar and strawberries.
  • Dot the top of the ingredients with 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter. You can also melt the butter and pour over the cake mix evenly.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until light brown and bubbly.
  • Serve warm or cold. Delicious with ice cream or whipped cream.

Tips For Success

This is such a straightforward recipe. Use the freshest fruit and sprinkle the sugar and yellow cake mix evenly over the cobbler.

Don’t overbake.

4 from 1 vote

Easy Strawberry Cobbler From A Box Mix

A delicious summer cobbler dessert made from fresh strawberries and three other pantry staples.
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  • 5 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 yellow box cake mix
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Spray an 11 x 13 inch baking dish with non-stick spray
  • Put the sliced strawberries evenly in the bottom of the 9 x 13 inch pan
  • Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the strawberries
  • Sprinkle the dry box mix evenly over the sugar and strawberries
  • Dot the butter evenly over the box mix.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until the dessert is bubbly and lightly brown.
  • Serve warm or cold with ice cream or whipped cream.
Servings: 8

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Cobble Make Of?

The dry yellow cake mix combines with the butter and the juice of the strawberries macerated in the sugar to make the batter for the cobbler topping.

What Thickens The Strawberry Cobbler?

The sugar mixes with the sliced strawberries and thickens the strawberry juice. Strawberries and sugar have natural thinking qualities.

How Do I Store The Cobbler?

When the cobbler is cooled, cover it with foil or plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator. You can also put it in a freezer-safe container and freeze it.

This easy recipe is sure to be one of your go-to summer desserts!

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  1. There’s nothing better than a good old fashioned cobbler with a scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream on top, yum!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I am looking forward to trying your salad and cobbler recipes. They look yummy! Thank you for sharing them.

  3. Leigh Daugherty says:

    I made this tonight for our family dinner. It was delicious & everyone loved it!

  4. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Thanks, Yvonne, for another great recipe! I am going to make this tomorrow!

  5. Cathy Gunn says:

    Looks delicious! Do you know how many servings this makes? I have 10 people to dinner ?
    Thank you

    1. I think that would work! Serve it with ice cream so it will go a little further. Have a wonderful dinner with friends.

      1. Cathy Gunn says:

        Sounds good, thank you!

  6. Merry Mary says:

    Happy New Year Yvonne!
    Have enjoyed your emails throught the year. Thank you for all your super ideas!
    Am going to make your strawberry cobbler today for our mahjong get together this afternoon. It looks yummy.
    Im putting it in a Bennington heart shaped pottery dish but I see where you have an 11×13 and a 9×13 size baking dish in the recipe. Actually I don’t think the size really matters because we can portion out the ingredients accordingly.
    Thank you again for all your lovely ideas.🥰

  7. Merry Mary says:

    4 stars
    Made this for the party. Was delicious but part of the cake mix stayed on top and was dry, it didn’t mix in. It didn’t really matter with whipped creme on top, it was still yummy! Thank you.

    1. The fruit stays on the bottom in a cobbler. Sorry it was dry. Hmmm, did you follow the directions?

      1. Merry Mary says:

        Yes, I followed the directions. Some of the cake mix just didn’t meld. Whipped creme fixes all errors, so it didn’t really matter!🥰


    Yvonne, thanks for this yummy strawberry cobbler recipe! We have company coming next week and this is going to be the dessert. I love your recipes and have a real collection of them.