In today’s post: This simple chocolate raspberry cobbler combines raspberry pie filling and chocolate cake into a decadent dessert that tastes amazing served warm with vanilla ice cream! Or use a buttery vanilla cake mix for a more traditional raspberry cobbler flavor.
Have you ever tried Dutch Oven Cobbler? It’s a camping recipe in which peaches, cake mix and soda get dumped into a dutch oven and cooked over hot coals. It’s ok, but not amazing…at least not unless you’ve been camping long enough that any food tastes delicious.
But the idea is actually pretty genius, with the right ingredients. Ditch the peaches and use berry pie filling instead and suddenly you’ve elevated this camping dessert into some really quite good. Use a buttery vanilla cake mix for a more traditional raspberry cobbler…or really amp things up with a chocolate cake mix. You’ll spend less than 5 minutes mixing up 5 ingredients for this decadent, delicious dessert (no dutch oven required).
Dump and Bake Perfection
It really doesn’t get any easier than this easy cobbler. Sweet raspberry pie filling goes straight into the baking dish and gets sprinkled with chocolate chips, then topped with a batter made from cake mix and soda (I know it sounds weird, but it works!). A little butter goes on top of everything and then the whole thing bakes until it’s a rich mix of gooey chocolate raspberry sauce with tender cake on top.
I know this isn’t exactly a traditional “cobbler.” My husband says it reminds him of a bread pudding texture wise. You can bake it a little longer to make it more cakey and give it a bit of a crust on top, or a little shorter to maximize the gooey goodness. Either way, a scoop of vanilla ice cream is pretty much required. Unless you’d rather serve it with a dollop of whipped cream! Garnish with fresh summer berries if desired – a few raspberries, blackberries or even sliced strawberries will make this dessert look as lovely as it tastes.
Chocolate Raspberry Cobbler Ingredients
The best part about this delicious dessert is that it only requires 5 ingredients…and two of them are actually optional! This is what you need to make the cobbler:
- A Chocolate Cake mix. Any brand should work, and you’ll only use half the mix unless you want to double the recipe. Measure out about 1.5 cups of mix to use, and put the rest in a ziplock bag to save for next time. ***If you want a buttery vanilla flavor instead of chocolate, use a butter golden cake mix.***
- A can of raspberry pie filling. You can actually use any pie filling with berries in it, like triple berry, or even cherry!
- Soda. Any type is just fine, I used Diet Coke, but you could use Root Beer or Sprite
- optional Chocolate chips. I throw in a small handful of chocolate chips to make the cobbler extra chocolatey
- optional Butter. I also slice a few tablespoons butter on top of the batter before baking – in the oven the melted butter spreads across the “crust” on top to make it extra rich!
Chocolate Raspberry Cobbler Recipe
- Half of an 15.25 oz Chocolate Cake mix about 1.5 cups of mix
- 21 oz Can of Raspberry Pie Filling
- 3/4 cup Soda any type is ok, diet is ok
- 1/4 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp Butter sliced into small pieces
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- Gently grease an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spread the pie filling out in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
- In a medium bowl, stir together half of a chocolate cake mix with 3/4 cup soda. Stir until mostly combined – it's fine if the mixture is lumpy, no need to whisk it smooth. Pour batter over the pie filling and spread it out evenly. Use a spoon or knife to swirl through the batter and pie filling a few times. Top with butter slices.
- Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out mostly clean. Bake a bit shorter for a gooey consistency, or longer for a more cake like consistency.
- Cool 10-15 minutes before serving. Tastes best warm with vanilla ice cream.