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posted May 26, 2017

Cherry Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler

This Cherry Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler definitely needs to go on your menu for summer cookouts this year. This one is absolutely perfect for baking in your pellet grill or ceramic smoker, or even baking in the coals of your campfire!

cobbler in a white bowl with ice cream.

The whole thing starts really simple with a frozen cherry berry blend of cherries, blackberries, and blueberries on the bottom. The berries get some sugar and some bright lemon zest before being topped with a fizzy soda yellow cake studded with salted butter. The magic really happens as this bakes off in cast iron. If you’re baking in a grill, you can use a 12 inch cast iron skillet and no lid. If you’re baking in a fire, I recommend using a 4 quart Dutch oven with the lid so you can place hot coals above and below for even heat distribution (I would do 10-15 coals on the bottom and about the same amount on the lid, you may need to increase the baking time slightly to allow the Dutch oven to come up to temperature.)

cobbler on a white spoon.

I love that this is a super simple recipe because it  is so easy to make as gourmet or laid back as you like! If you’re going camping and don’t want to stress about packing frozen fruit, you can swap that out for a can of cherry pie filling and a can of blueberry pie filling! If you are feeling fancy and don’t want to use a store-bought cake mix, you can whip up your own yellow cake (I recommend THIS RECIPE from I Am Baker).  However you decide to make it, just be sure to top off the warm cobbler with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! This Cherry Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler tastes even better in the great outdoors. If you’re really into cast iron desserts, check out my Skillet Bacon Apple Crisp!

ALSO- Today is National Cherry Dessert Day!! Woooooo! I’ve teamed up with a crew of fellow bloggers who are working together to celebrate national food holidays all year long. It’s like a party each month with an awesome food theme (my favorite kind of party is a food party!) Go check out some of these awesome recipes from the Celebrating Food Bloggers!

10 NEW Cherry Dessert Recipes

Cherry Ice Cream | Ashlee Marie
Black Forest Cupcakes | Life Made Simple
Cherry Cheesecake Brownies | Creations by Kara
Cherry Almond Vanilla Cupcakes | Baking with Blondie
Cherry Turnovers | The Baker Upstairs
Vegan No-Bake Cherry Fruit Crisp | Namely Marly
Rum Soaked Preserved Cherries and Boozy Cherry Molasses | Foodie with Family
Frozen Cherry Limemade Pie | Real Mom Kitchen
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Pizza | Gather for Bread
Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Cherry Dump Cake | 365 Days of Slow Cooking

More Cherry Dessert Recipes from my favorite bloggers

Cherry Almond Cupcakes | Life Made Simple
Chocolate Cherry Pull Apart Bread | Gather for Bread
Sweet Cherry Hand Pies | Gather for Bread
Cherry Almond Mousse Pie | Creations by Kara
Chocolate Cherry Doughnut Bread Pudding | Foodie with Family
Partiotic Shortcake Parfaits | Real Mom Kitchen
Easy Cherry Pie Sugar Cookie Bars | Real Mom Kitchen
Cherry Cheesecake Brownies | The Recipe Critic
Cherry Pie Smoothie | A Mind”full” Mom
Cherry Vanilla Popsicles | Yellow Bliss Road
Chocolate Cherry Bars | Mom Loves Baking
Cherry Coconut Bundt Cake | Foodtastic Mom
Cherry Heart Pies | The Fed Up Foodie

Cherry berry dutch oven cobbler and whipped cream in a white bowl.

Cherry Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler

Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 40 mins


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 12 oz can lemon lime soda
  • 8 Tablespoons salted butter (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
  • 2 cups frozen mix of cherries, blueberries, and blackberries
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon


  • In the bottom of a well seasoned cast iron skillet or Dutch oven, combine the frozen fruit, brown sugar, flour, and lemon zest. Stir to coat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix, lemon lime soda, and lemon juice until just barely combined. Fold in the cubed butter and pour the mixture over the berries, covering them completely.
  • Preheat your grill to 375 degrees F and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
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