Magic Crust (Wicked Easy) Cherry Cobbler is easy to make and assembles in under 5 minutes plus baking time. Great for potlucks and family gatherings – or anytime.
Have you heard of the Magic Crust pies? Dina’s sister (Lori) made a pretty tasty coconut magic crust pie. It was pretty amazing to dump everything into the pie tin and have the crust magically appear along the edges and under the pie.
This easy Cherry Cobbler is a bit like that magic crust pie – in reverse. Unlike my traditional cobbler where I pour the crust on the top, this one is more of a dump cake which rises to the top and forms the cobbler topping. Pretty cool, right?
I’d never had it before so I thought this easy cobbler was pretty amazing and had to share it with you.
All you do is add the cobbler into the pan in layers. First the melted butter. So it doesn’t stick to the pan – and who doesn’t love butter.
Next, add the sweet cake batter right on top of the butter. No need to even smooth it out edge to edge. Just dump and go – let the cobbler do the work for you!
Lastly, add the cherries (or other fruit) right on top. I’m using a large can of cherries but you can use fresh, pitted, cherries or other fruit which have been cooked slightly in a simple syrup to soften them up a bit. When my co-worker made this recipe it was peaches — and it was the bomb-diggity. Two thumbs up, Trish!
When this Cherry Cupa Cobbler, sometimes also called Cuppa Cobbler, goes into the oven, that’s when the “magic” happens. This is by far one of the easiest recipes I’ve made for cherry cobbler. It’s moved to the top of quick and easy family favorites for sure.
As reader Lalia, points out, this recipe has been around “for centuries” called in her area “Surprise Cobbler.” The surprise is the fruit inside.
I’ve never heard of Surprise Cobbler but I had also never heard of “Magic Crust” cobbler until Trish gave me the recipe. So, if you make this cobbler, what does your family call it?
I’ll be trying this again over the summer with some other fruit. My daughter loves blueberries – and cobbler! Peach Cobbler would be a welcome addition to any backyard barbecue or cook-out – I first tried it at a work potluck. No one will ever know you only spent 3 minutes assembling it.
It’s so very tasty, you must try it! Nom-nom-nom.
Magic Crust Cherry Cobbler
- 2.5 to 3 QT (9×13") baking pan
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 cup all-purpose flour traditional or GF, [See Note 1]
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt , just a pinch
- 1 cup milk
- 30 oz cherry pie filling Comstock [See Note 2]
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in the bottom of a 2.5-3 quart (9×13") baking dish. [See Note 3].
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and milk. Whisk until combined – it may still be a little lumpy.
- Pour sweet batter over the butter in baking dish. Do not stir.
- Pour cherry pie filling over the batter. Do not stir.
- Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped topping. Enjoy.
- Gluten-free flour may also be used.
- Comstock pie fillings are all GF. If you prefer another brand, be sure to read the ingredients. Alternatively, fresh cherries may be substituted which have been cooked down with simple syrup.
- A 2.5 QT (9×13″) baking dish is the smallest size baking pan you should ideally use for this recipe. Smaller pans are too full and the ingredients don’t work together they way they should.