MMM MMM MMM…is all that I need to say about this recipe. If you haven’t tried a Dutch oven dump cobbler, you are seriously missing out. They are delicious and are always my favorite part of any camping experience.
During camping trips when I was a kid, one of my favorite memories was when my Aunt Rea would make Dutch oven cobbler using a cake mix and a soda. They always turned out moist and SO delicious.
Anyway, a while ago I was reading that slow cookers can be used pretty much the same as Dutch ovens for baking and cooking. This was the best news ever since I didn’t know how long it would be before I go camping again and I didn’t want to wait that long to make this kind of cobbler. So, I did a little research on how to make a cobbler in the slow cooker, then decided that I would try to figure out which flavor combination, of cake mix and soda, that I liked best.
You may be surprised, but this cobbler recipe was actually the very first post that I posted on my blog.
This post has been in need of some major updates though, so I thought that I would share it with all of you that weren’t around in the beginning… which of course, is 99.9% of my following, lol.
The recipe has done pretty well so far… to date it has over 115K repins on Pinterest so that’s been fun to watch it grow like crazy.
I’m going to jump right in to the little tutorial. I say little because this is a beginner level recipe.
Here are the ingredients all laid out:
Start by scooping in the entire 21 Oz Can of Cherry Pie Filling. Spread it evenly.
Open the cake mix and dump it in (if you prefer you can get out another bowl and mix the Dr Pepper with the cake mix at this point, I don’t because I’m a lazy cook and do as little steps/dishes as possible). Spread it out evenly.
It’s time to add the DR PEPPER!!!! Crack it open and pour it evenly over the cake mix.
Cube the butter, and sprinkle it on top.
Add the lid and cook on HIGH for two or so hours (for slow cooker). Times and temps on Dutch ovens can be a little on the inconsistent side. Here is a link to another dutch oven cobbler recipe and you can get a little more guidance there if you need it.
It should look like this when it’s done.
Here are some links to several of my other slow cooker recipes that you are going to want to try next!
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac ‘N Cheese
- CrockPot Spaghetti
- Buffalo Chicken Pasta
- Easy CrockPot Chicken Alfredo
- Nana Bessie’s Sausage Stuffing
- (21 oz) Can of Cherry Pie Filling
- Devil's Food Cake Mix
- (20 oz) Bottle of Dr Pepper
- ½ Cup Butter (1 stick)
- Grease a three quart slow cooker, up the sides several inches, with either butter or baking spray.
- Add the canned cherries and spread evenly.
- Next, add the cake mix and spread it out evenly.
- Pour the Dr Pepper evenly over the cake mix.
- Cube the butter and spread it evenly over the Dr Pepper bubbles.
- Add the lid and cook on HIGH for two hours or so, until the cake has an actual cake texture.
- Crack the lid and let cool about ten minutes before serving.
- Dish out and top with Vanilla Ice Cream.
When the cobbler is done, crack the lid to let it cool before serving. If you skip this it may get too gooey and be kinda gross. Cracking it allows the heat to escape and it will give you a more cake-like consistency.
This recipe can be used and switched up to make any flavor combination of cobbler that you want. I love apple pie filling, with yellow cake mix, and cream soda... just an idea. Get creative!
I’m honestly surprised that this recipe doesn’t get more traffic from Texas… I thought that Dr Pepper was their state drink… j/k but really, gotta love a recipe that has Dr Pepper in it. I hope that you loved it as much as we love this at our house. It’s a good one!
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*Reposts: Please note that this idea/post was originally posted to this website on July 20,2011 but it was in great need of a refresh so it now is more user friendly/has a better printable recipe card.