Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins

Easiest cobbler with 4 ingredients-and can be made with whatever fruit is in season or with canned pie filling.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 lb margarine or 14 lb butter
  • 1 (18 ounce) box cake mix, flavor varies depending on fruit used
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (21 ounce) canfruit pie filling or 1 12 cups fresh fruit or 1 12 cups frozen fruit
  • sugar, if needed (optional)


  1. Melt butter or margarine in 13x9-inch casserole (can use smaller-but cook longer). Mix cake mix with milk to form batter.
  2. Pour batter on top of melted margarine.
  3. Spoon fruit on top of batter-DO NOT STIR.
  4. Bake at 350°F for about 50 minutes.
  5. Check to see when cake is done with toothpick.
  6. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
  7. NOTE: Can be adapted to cook in a Dutch oven on campfire.
  8. NOTE: This is good with chocolate cake/cherry pie filling OR yellow cake mix and any fruit OR spice cake/apples or peaches.
Most Helpful

Excellent! I used a yellow cake mix and peaches. I put a little peach juice from the can in the batter along with a dash of cinnamon. It was great! I will definitely make this again.

Mrs. Ed May 25, 2009

Had this on a camping trip - apple pie filling was used and a TON of brown sugar. Great way to end a rough day of hiking!

MechanicalJen May 28, 2008

This really brings back the good ole days of being a den mother. I had completely forgotten about this little gem. Cherry pie filling was my groups favorite, but canned peaches was really good too. Maryanne

BakinBaby September 13, 2005