Mulberry Cobbler


After more than 20 years of putting up with messy wild Mulberry trees, I finally decided to do something about it. I made Mulberry Cobbler! The best part about making this was the quality time with my granddaughter collecting the Mulberries! This recipe is so different to make. The cake batter is poured onto the bottom of the pan then everything else goes on top including the boiling water! As it cooks, the cake batter rises up to cover most of the Mulberries but still leaves the delicious Mulberry filling in tact!

Source: Adapted from Genius Kitchen



I started by waiting for the Mulberries to ripen.



You can pick the Mulberries or lay a sheet of plastic under

the tree. Then, my granddaughters favorite part,

shake the branches so the berries drop onto the plastic sheet.



Pick through the mulberries only saving the ripe and unblemished ones.

The little green stems don’t come off easily so leave them on. They will cook

up in the oven so you can just eat them with the cobbler. Keep in mind this

is a very messy job and you may want to wear gloves. Now onto the recipe.






In a mixing bowl add 1 cup sugar

and 4 Tbsp. of butter.



Mix on medium low speed until the

butter is mixed into the sugar.



Slowly add the milk mixing until combined.



Whisk together the flour,

baking powder and salt.



Add the flour mixture a heaping tablespoon

at a time to the milk mixture beating on

slow speed until thick and smooth.



Spray a 9” x 13” baking pan with cooking oil.



Pour the batter into the pan evenly.



Place the mulberries single file over the batter.



Combine the remaining

sugar with the cinnamon.



Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly

over the mulberries.



Pour boiling water evenly over the top.

Dot with the remaining butter.



Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven

for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm or cold.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


Mulberry Cobbler

  • Difficulty: easy/intermediate
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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 4 cups mulberries (small green stems can stay on)
  • 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 & 1/2 cups boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl on medium low speed blend 4 Tbsp. of butter with 1 cup sugar.
  3. Slowly add the milk mixing until combined.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the milk mixture, a heaping tablespoon at a time, beating on low speed until thick and smooth.
  6. Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with cooking oil.
  7. Pour the batter evenly into the pan.
  8. Place the mulberries single file over the batter.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk the cinnamon into the remaining sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the mulberries.
  10. Pour boiling water slowly over the top.
  11. Cut the remaining butter into small pieces and place them evenly on top of the water.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Serve hot or cold. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.





Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Fruit


  1. That sounds really delicious and should come with a license to enjoy it. I have decided to open my walled gardens to photo shoots as now almost completed under vast cost and work be me once grown an extra income to pensions. This exact recipe will be used in the art of entertaining in the way of attracting customers to use my gardens for weddings and fashion shows in an Edwardian 1911 English garden in sunny Europe. 98f today and rain this morning for first time in weeks.lovely. Mulberry cobbler is indeed just the ticket to success ,thank you dear lady.

    • I wish I had made this recipe years ago because it was so good. You should take the berries, make the cobbler and share it with your co-workers! It makes a 13″ x 9″ pan full.

  2. Yum! Happy memories of climbing in our mulberry tree—coming home stained purple! So sweet to see your granddaughter involved 🙂

    • You have wonderful memories! Yes my granddaughter told me how special this was for her and me to do by ourselves. That meant so much but then she wouldn’t even try the cobbler! 🤣😂🤣

    • Oh yes they stain horribly! My husband cuts grass and they will drop on his shirt…instant stain. I think that’s why so few people actually use them to eat but I’m telling you, this was delicious!

  3. Our mulberry tree has died, so I won’t get to try this very interesting sounding recipe. The only other recipe I’ve seen that had you pouring hot water over the top is my aunt’s double fudge pudding. Have you tried making this cobbler recipe using any fruits other than mulberries? Just curious.

    • No I haven’t but I am certain any would work. Raspberries would be wonderful and I wouldn’t change anything. If you would use strawberries or blueberries I think I would use less sugar because they are so sweet.

  4. It sounds like your granddaughter had fun with this. I cut all the mulberry bushes down because they were so messy and the birds kept pooping purple all over my patio, picnic table etc. I probably won’t try this one, too much work for me.

  5. It looks amazing, Diane. I have always wanted a mulberry tree, because I know that the birds would love it, and visit our yard. Maybe they would leave us a few berries, too, but I doubt it. 🙂

    • Mulberries grow on a tree and blackberries grow on bushes. Blackberries, in my opinion, have more flavor. You could use blackberries in place of mulberries in this recipe.

  6. There are a few mulberry bushes at Council Point Park and a couple of walker there pick ’em and eat ’em on the spot each year, plus they take some to go. I also see the squirrels and woodchuck crawling up high to get at them.

  7. This looks so tasty and really easy to sub the dairy for non-dairy alternatives! Would it work with other berries? I love mulberries but don’t have a beautiful tree like yours.

    • OMG now I have to try that! When we were finished picking there was a small bug on one and I picked it off and squished it. It changed the purple color on my finger!

  8. I was less reading and scanning through photos repeatedly. Though, photos takes more space in WordPress than mere text, but these recipes deserves the visual taste. The main idea is any berry, cinnamon, butter and cake. Thank you for the berry recipe.

  9. What an interesting recipe. I’ve never read a recipe where you pour boiling water over the top. Sounds like a yummy dessert!

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