This Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler is made using fresh strawberries, cream cheese, and lots of butter! It’s a delicious dessert, full of strawberry sweetness and a buttery cake-like cobbler topping that will have you coming back for more.
If you’re a fan of simple dump cake recipes, this easy strawberry dessert recipe is going to be right up your alley. Get your sweet tooth ready; it’s just that good.
Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Cobbler with Cream Cheese
- Amazing flavor – The fresh strawberries and buttery flavor put this cake-like cobbler over the top flavorwise. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you will be in strawberry cobbler heaven!
- Simple to make – It’s “technically” not a dump cake, but it’s similar to one. It’s as easy as adding in all your ingredients and patiently waiting for it to bake in the oven. The buttery batter will bake up and rise around the strawberries and cream cheese for a very pretty dessert.
- You can enjoy it warmed or cool – It doesn’t matter really how you want to eat it. Just eat it.
strawberry cream cheese cobbler Recipe
Strawberries, decadent bites of cream cheese, and a crunchy buttery cake-like topping are just a little hard to resist!
The biggest challenge with this Strawberry Cobbler will be resisting the urge to eat the whole thing yourself! Yep… it’s that good!
Serve this decadent strawberry dessert at Summer barbecues, family holiday get-togethers, potluck parties or just treat your family to a special treat anytime you are craving a sweet indulgence.
What’s the difference between a cobbler, crisp, and a Pie?
The biggest difference is the crust. A fruit pie will have a crust on the bottom, but a cobbler doesn’t. The top of the cobbler is different as well as it’s more of a cake-like texture rather than a dough. And a crisp will have more of a crumble and is often made of oats or brown sugar.
But to be perfectly honest, they all taste amazing, especially with a giant scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream!
Strawberry Cobbler Ingredients + Notes
(Ingredients at a glance. Grab the full recipe at the bottom of the post.)
- Salted butter | If you use unsalted butter, just add a tiny pinch of salt.
- Egg | The added egg is the binding agent and helps add moisture.
- All-purpose flour |
- Sugar | I use granulated sugar, but brown sugar could be an option, too.
- Milk | Use regular cow’s milk for the best results. Fat percentage is up to you
- Baking powder | Just a tiny bit of baking powder helps lighten the texture of the cake/cobbler.
- Fresh strawberries | Clean and stem the strawberries and then halve them.
- Cream cheese | I like to use the 8 oz tub of spreadable cream cheese. You can use block cream cheese as well, just make sure to cut it into small pieces and that it is at room temperature. Either full fat or low-fat works, I do not recommend fat-free.
- Chopped pecans/turbinado sugar | These are optional for the cake topping, but are great for an added crunch.
How To Make Strawberry cream cheese Cobbler
(scroll to the bottom for the printable recipe card)
This strawberry cobbler recipe is very similar to a dump cake in the way the components are added. The main difference is we are not using a cake mix and are instead mixing the flour, sugar, baking powder, and egg together to form a batter before “dumping” everything together.
1. Preheat the oven: Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Add the butter: Pour melted butter into a 9 by 13 baking dish.
3. Make the Batter: In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, and baking powder together. Whisk the egg in a small bowl. Add milk and egg to the flour mixture. Combine well.
4. Layer the Cobbler Components: Pour the batter into the baking dish, over the butter, but do not mix!!! Place strawberries in a single layer over the batter. For the prettiest results, place the cut side down. (So opposite what I show here.)
5. Cut cream or spoon the cheese into small pieces and layer on top of the strawberry layer. Optional: Sprinkle about 1/8 of a cup of the turbinado sugar over the top of the cobbler. I love the extra crunch and sweetness this type of sugar gives to baked goods.
6. Bake: Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the cobbler has risen up around the strawberries and is a beautiful golden brown.
Optional step: I love adding a crunch of pecans to all my cobblers. If you do, too, you can sprinkle pecan pieces over the top of the cobbler about halfway through the baking time.
Depending on the pan you use, cobblers often bubble over. I like to place a large cookie sheet on the bottom rack to catch any fruit drips when baking.
Can I use other fruit?
Yes! You can use a bag of frozen mixed berries or just add a couple of handfuls of blueberries or raspberries along with the strawberries.
Can You Use Frozen Strawberries For This Cobbler?
You can, but fresh is best! If you do use frozen strawberries, you need to let them thaw and then drain the excess juice. If you don’t, the cobbler will take longer to cook through and might be a bit mushy around the fruit due to excess liquid!
How Do you Store this Strawberry Cobbler?
Leftover cobbler is the best! Just cover the cobbler cover loosely with foil once it’s cooled and leave it on the countertop for up to three days. (Keep a spoon handy so you can dig in!)
Can you Freeze Strawberry Cobbler?
Yes, you can freeze this strawberry cream cheese cobbler; however, the texture of the strawberries will be slightly mushy upon defrosting. (I actually recommend cutting the recipe in half if you think you will have so many leftovers you need to freeze them.)
To freeze, wrap the room temperature cobbler with a layer of plastic wrap and a layer of foil. Once defrosted, you can then reheat it in a 350ºF oven until it’s warmed all the way.
More Fruity Desserts
- Amazing Blueberry Cobbler
- Easy Cake Mix Peach Cobbler
- Mini Baked Strawberry Pies
- Cherry Dump Cake
- Blueberry Dump Cake
- No-Bake Blueberry Pie
Helpful kitchen tools:
- 13×9 pan – I like to use a glass pan so I can see the entire dessert as it cooks!
- Mixing bowls – You always need good mixing bowls, and these are my favorite!
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Made using fresh strawberries, every buttery bite of this Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler has a hint of strawberry sweetness that will have you coming back for more.
- 8 tablespoons of salted butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar, granulated
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 16 oz package of fresh strawberries, halved
- 4 oz cream cheese
- optional: chopped pecans and turbinado sugar (for extra crunchy topping)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Pour melted butterinto a 9 by 13 baking dish.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking powder together
- Whisk egg. Add milk and egg to the flour mixture. Combine well.
- Pour the batter into the baking dish, over the butter, but do not mix!!!
- Place strawberries in a single layer over the batter. For prettiest results place the cut side down.
- Cut cream cheese into small pieces and layer on top of strawberry layer.
- Optional step: sprinkle about 1/8 of a cup of the turbinado sugar over the top of the cobbler. I love the extra crunchand sweetness this type of sugar gives to baked goods.
- Bake 40 to 45 minutes untill the cobbler has risen up around the strawberries and is a beautiful golden brown.
- Optional step: I love adding a crunch of pecans to all my coblers, if you do to, you can sprinkle pecan pieces over the top of the cobbler about halfway through the baking tie.
- Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe
- Calories: 254
- Fat: 14
- Carbohydrates: 29
- Protein: 5
Keywords: strawberry cobbler, strawberry cream cheese cobbler, strawberry cobbler with cream cheese
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.