Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

 Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler was in the Lazy Day Cobbler section

in last year’s July issue of Southern Living Magazine.

I was too lazy to cobble one together last year,

so I made Almost Red Velvet Berry Cobbler instead. :)


It was definitely on my list of summertime favorites

 to make this year, so with Memorial Day

and the kick off to summer on the horizon,

I cobbled one together!


Quick, oh so good, and the star of your Memorial Day or July 4th celebration with its red, white, and blue if you top it with Vanilla or Cream Cheese Ice Cream!


Start with 6 cups of fresh berries~

whatever ratio you prefer.


Toss the berries with a mixture 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.

Spoon into a lightly greased 11 x 7-inch baking dish.


Mix your batter and pour over your berries.

Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes and let stand on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings.



1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 1/4 cups sugar, divided

6 cups assorted fresh berries (I used mainly blackberries,  blueberries, and 1 cup of raspberries)

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons red liquid food coloring

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda



 Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together cornstarch and 1/2 cup sugar. Toss berries with cornstarch mixture, and spoon into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.


 Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in red food coloring and vanilla until blended.


 Combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Stir together buttermilk, vinegar, and baking soda in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup. (Mixture will bubble.)

Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.


Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.

Spoon batter over berry mixture.

Red Velvet Berry Cobbler

Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake topping comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.You can find a printable recipe, here.


However you celebrate Memorial Day,

remember our military men and women

who protect and serve us!


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  41 comments for “Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

  1. Peggy Thal
    May 25, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Looks delicious and beautiful. I like that it is easy to make. I have to put the little USA flag on top for final touch. Bought so many of them. Thank you for you post.

  2. Laurie
    May 25, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Yum. You make everything look spectacular! Beautiful photos.

  3. May 25, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Mary this looks delicious! Definitely one we would like. We were craving cobbler. I definitely am a lazy baker. I bought a Marie C. Razzleberry Pie.:-)
    Enjoy the weekend.

  4. May 25, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Yummo!! I had a hard time deciding which of these GORGEOUS photos to pin…they all look fantastic!
    You always do such a lovely job of presentation, Mary. *sigh*
    I want to be just like you when I grow up!

  5. May 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

    My daughter (and me) would love this, red velvet is her FAVORITE!!! I will send this to her! Have a great weekend. It is still COLD here but by Monday supposed to be 70. I HOPE since we have a picnic and pool oening here at the development. XO, Pinky

  6. Donna
    May 25, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Oh yum!! This one will go into the recipe file.

  7. May 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Southern Living should just hire you to photograph their recipes! This looks so delicious. I will pin and share on FB, but like Rettabug, I can’t decide which one gorgeous photo to pin! Thanks for stopping by. I’ve been under the weather and am just getting back to feeling like myself. Hope you have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!

  8. May 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

    So colorful, and it looks delicious! I can’t wait to try the cream cheese ice cream. That sounds to-die-for!

  9. Lisa Mcgee Smith
    May 25, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Looks wonderful! I wonder, could you put a layer of cream cheese frosting on top – before the ice cream? It would kind of be a velvet cake / berry cobbler. What do you think?

  10. May 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

    mouthwatering! looks like summer in a pan, i so remember yours from last year too, you are making me rethink my menu planning girl! enjoy the sun and fun, happy holiday to you!

  11. May 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Mary, this looks like a winner! I think I’m going to rethink what I’m going to take to a party tomorrow. ‘-)
    Rain, glorious rain here yesterday and today. Yipee!

  12. May 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

    lazy plus really busy person here with a boxed mix in my pantry and lots of beriies in my fridge…would cake mix work? thinking yes but what modifications should I make? Love your photos!

  13. May 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Berries, cobblers and ice cream spell summer…Red velvet is a favorite…perfect combination for any patriotic occasion!

    Happy Memorial Day weekend, Mary!

  14. linda kemp
    May 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    You are amazing!!

  15. May 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Looked some up and figgured it out. Duh! It is not uncommon to use cake mix in dump cake, etc. I actually did know that…brain freeze. Easy so
    tonight my 13 year old will make it for dinner. Happy Memorial Day.

  16. May 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Looks like a very festive dessert Mary! Hope your weather is a little sunnier and warmer than ours… my heater keeps kicking on! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend:@)

  17. May 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    This looks berry good.

  18. May 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Perfectly patriotic! Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  19. May 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

    This looks delicious! And, perfect for Memorial Day celebrations. Beautiful photographs. Makes me want to eat it right now!
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  20. May 26, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I saved your post to savor this morning when I had more time to enjoy it, and have been happily reading away all your links to previous and equally beautiful posts~as fabulous as this red velvet cobbler looks I must admit I got pretty stuck on the photos from last summer and the cream cheese ice cream in a jar! I’m not sure which one of these will be on our table for the July 4th celebration but you sure have shared a treasure trove of red, white and blue recipes! Thank you so much Mary! Happy Memorial Day!

  21. May 26, 2013 at 10:08 am

    My daughter is the cobbler queen, and she loves anything red velvet…I’m sending her the link! :D Such a fun post for Memorial Day Weekend, Mary!

  22. May 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

    OMG! Looks yummy…

  23. May 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Berrilicious, Mary! What a great dessert for Memorial Day or any time this summer!! xo

  24. May 26, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Oh, this is so beautiful and it sounds so fabulous! I love your presentation too in the jars – we always love something done just a little extra special. Have a wonderful weekend!

  25. May 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    This looks so refreshing and yummy as well as patriotic. Most of my pins are from you.

  26. May 27, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    What a perfect dessert for a patriotic holiday! I would love this cobbler version of red velvet cake along with a big scoop of ice cream :) Happy Memorial Day, Mary!

  27. May 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Red Velvet is my favorite.This is gorgeous with the addition of berries.

  28. May 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I never bake anymore but I made the cobbler this morning! Luscious, and it looked just like your picture so I’m very pleased. My 12-year-old granddaughter was so impressed. My daughter asked what made me do such a thing and I told her a gorgeous blog post was to blame! Lovely, and thank you. :-)

  29. May 28, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Well wouldn’t you know!! Make some new cobblers happens to be a line item on my sand pail list for the summer! Now, I can pin this one to start the recipe collection for trying.

    How perfect is this for a patriotic holiday, too!

  30. May 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

    What could be better than berries and red velvet!!!….you give me so many great ideas Mary!…the cobbler not only looks great but I can just taste it now…amazing!

  31. Rattlebridge Farm
    May 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Teeny Templeton would love red velvet berry cobbler! From the beautiful photos to the mouth-watering dessert, this is a keeper.

  32. Rosemary
    May 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I made this last night and it was wonderful! I will make this this summer when we go to the lake in the Finger Lakes in NY. I am sending this comment a second time because I do not know what happened when i posted it. Anyway, really enjoy your blog….the dishes, flatware, linens, flowers….all my cup of tea.

  33. June 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    This looks delicious! Also great to try for 4th of July next month. Thanks for sharing!

  34. May 18, 2015 at 11:53 am

    All perfectly patriotic and delicious, Mary. My patriotic things are packed and off to storage. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing these ideas. I’m pinning them for the future. Enjoy the day!

  35. bj
    May 19, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I love re-runs..I missed this before, so glad you shared again..

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