Table of Contents
  1. Why this recipe works.
  2. Everything you’ll need to make this recipe.
  3. Here’s how to make this recipe.
  4. These pro tips will make this recipe a success.
  5. Frequently asked questions about this recipe.
  6. More summer dessert recipes to try.
  7. Watch how to make this recipe.
  8. Have I convinced you to make this recipe?
  9. Lazy Raspberry Cobbler Recipe

This might be one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make! A simple batter is combined with raspberries to create a homemade dish that everyone will enjoy. And that’s exactly why it’s called lazy cobbler! Not only is it tasty, but baking this recipe is a great way to bring together friends and family.

Why this recipe works.

When it comes to desserts, some take a long time to prepare and are super delicious. And some take hardly any time at all and still taste like a million bucks. This recipe for a lazy raspberry cobbler is the latter type of dessert. As the name implies, it may be one of the easiest (or laziest) desserts you’ll ever make! The magic occurs when the melted butter and batter envelop the raspberries sprinkled all over the top, reversing their layers and creating what looks like the typical cobbler recipe. When it’s scooped, the crumb topping remains a bit gooey, and the raspberries underneath become creamy and full of sweet summery goodness.

But the best part of this cobbler is probably the fact that it can be prepared any time during the year. Unlike some fruit cobblers, including my recipe for lazy peach cobbler, raspberries are pretty much always in season in the grocery store. And their sweetness doesn’t waver as much as some fruits may, meaning that this dessert is good for spring, summer, fall, and winter. You’re going to love it no matter the season!

Baked lazy raspberry cobbler in white baking dish with scoop taken out and placed on white plate with a dollop of whipped cream.

Everything you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Raspberries are in season during the summer months. But they’re also widely available throughout much of the rest of the year without too much sacrifice in flavor, or choose frozen berries for a perfect substitution. Plus, their ability to ooze and spread is perfect for this cobbler recipe.
  • Vanilla extract is a crucial part of this cobbler recipe. Since there are pretty much pantry staples as the main ingredients, vanilla extract imparts a delicious level of flavor.
  • Unsalted butter is the key that will make this recipe super delicious! It’s used to create a greased layer to the baking dish, but it also adds the most scrumptious flavor to the resulting cobbler with a crisp golden crust.
White marble surface filled with all ingredients needed to make a lazy raspberry cobbler including flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, raspberries, and more.

Here’s how to make this recipe.

  1. Prepare the pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put the butter in a 9×9 baking dish and place in the oven to melt. While the butter is melting, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Once it has melted, remove the butter from the oven.
  1. Prepare the ingredients. While the butter is melting, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, and milk. Whisk everything together until well combined.
  1. Assemble the dessert. Pour the batter right into the baking dish on top of the melted butter. Then place the raspberries evenly over the top of the batter.
  1. Bake the recipe. Place the baking dish in the preheated 350°F oven and bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Once baked, remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.

These pro tips will make this recipe a success.

  • The baking dish does not need to be sprayed or greased for this recipe, which truly makes it even more easy! When the butter is melted in the baking dish as the first step, it creates a naturally greased surface that will allow the cobbler to be scooped out easily.
  • Homemade vanilla extract can add some extra depth to this dessert. It’s simple and takes minimal time to make!
  • When pouring the batter into the melted butter in the baking dish, there is no need to mix the two together. As the cobbler bakes, the butter and batter will combine and envelop the raspberries that were sprinkled on top.
White plate with scoop of raspberry cobbler with spoon taking a piece from the slice along with dollop of whipped cream to the side.

Frequently asked questions about this recipe.

What are other fruit alternatives for this dish?

Nearly any fruit can work with this recipe. Make sure to make my lazy peach cobbler recipe, but plum, strawberry, and blueberry will also work!

Does this have to be made with whole milk?

No, other levels of dairy milk can be used when baking this cobbler. However, a greatest amount of flavor will be derived from the use of whole milk.

Can the sugar put into this dish be reduced?

Sugar can be adjusted to taste but will change the texture of the cobbler layer. I always suggest trying the recipe at least once as written and then adjusting in small increments.

How long does this recipe last once prepared?

The cobbler is best served fresh as the cake-like cobbler layer will absorb the moisture over the fruit as it sits. Any leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator and will last about one week.

White baking dish filled with baked raspberry cobbler with scoop removed showing interior red filling with cobbler on the top.

Watch how to make this recipe.

More summertime dessert recipes

Have I convinced you to make this recipe?

I hope you make this recipe and put some food on your table. Leave a comment and share a star rating so you can let others know how much you love this recipe. This helps show others that this is a recipe they, too, can make, enjoy, and love!

White plate with serving of raspberry cobbler sitting on plate with dollop of whipped cream.

Lazy Raspberry Cobbler

4.60 from 5 votes
This might be one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make! A simple batter is combined with raspberries to create a homemade dish that everyone will enjoy. And that's exactly why it's called lazy cobbler! Not only is it tasty, but baking this recipe is a great way to bring together friends and family.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup whole milk
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries

Instructions
 

  • Add the butter to a 9×9 baking dish. Set the baking dish in the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare the batter ingredients while the butter is melting. Once the butter is melted in the oven, after 4-6 minutes, remove the baking dish.
    4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to incorporate evenly. Add the milk and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
    ¾ cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup white granulated sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract, ⅔ cup whole milk, ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish with the melted butter. There is no need to stir. Sprinkle the raspberries directly on top of the batter.
    2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cobbler is golden and set in the middle, 45-55 minutes. Once baked, remove from the oven and cool 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • The baking dish does not need to be sprayed or greased for this recipe, which truly makes it even more easy! When the butter is melted in the baking dish as the first step, it creates a naturally greased surface that will allow the cobbler to be scooped out easily.
  • Homemade vanilla extract can add some extra depth to this dessert. It’s simple and takes minimal time to make!
  • When pouring the batter into the melted butter in the baking dish, there is no need to mix the two together. As the cobbler bakes, the butter and batter will combine and envelop the raspberries that were sprinkled on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 198kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Baking

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3 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    This is a tasty dessert, and easily serves 4. I used frozen raspberries, and that may be why the centre was gooey, even though the sides were crispy. It is sweet enough, but not very photogenic!

  2. OMG. I just made this – it was delicious! Thank you, Kaleb. Not just for this recipe, but for all of your other recipes as well.
    Jacqueline from Vancouver BC.