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Skillet Strawberry Cobbler

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This foolproof Skillet Strawberry Cobbler is a quick and easy recipe made with fresh strawberries and simple pantry ingredients. It’s utterly delicious, and the aroma of summer strawberries baking into a buttery cobbler is divine. Serve warm from the oven with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream for a treat you won’t soon forget!

Top side view of Skillet Strawberry Cobbler in a white ramekin with melting swiss almond vanilla ice cream

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Strawberry Cobbler is a summer comfort food. And it’s almost addictive.

As you know, summer isn’t quite all it can be without a cobbler. It’s just a requirement at my house. Cobbler and summer will forever belong together!

While I have a couple of popular skillet cobbler recipes on the site, like Skillet Blueberry Cobbler and Skillet Peach Cobbler, this new strawberry skillet dessert absolutely deserves its spot in line for easy and delicious summer desserts.

Father’s Day is just around the corner. If the men in your life love strawberries (and it IS strawberry season), this would be a delicious treat during the weekend!

And easy? Absolutely YES!

Top view of Strawberry Cobbler in a cast iron skillet with a spoon

Skillet Strawberry Cobbler

This foolproof strawberry cobbler is a warm-from-the-oven dessert recipe served straight from a cast-iron skillet. And it’s utterly delicious!

If you have 5 minutes to whip up a simple batter made with pantry ingredients and about 30 minutes for baking, this might be the summer dessert you’re looking for!

It’s not fancy, it’s not refined, it’s just casual, homey comfort food at its very best.

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Strawberry Cobbler Ingredients

What I love about skillet cobblers is the simple pantry ingredients needed for the batter are likely on hand. Now, all you need is a pint of strawberries!

The exact ingredient measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Strawberries: Stem and quarter fresh strawberries. 
  • Lemon: The juice and zest of 1 lemon help brighten the skillet dessert and boost its flavor.
  • Butter: This helps brown the outside edges of the cobbler and keeps it from sticking to the cast iron skillet. Plus, it adds delicious flavor.
  • Cobbler Batter is made from simple pantry ingredients of all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

The only kitchen tool necessary is a 10-inch oven-proof skillet! I prefer a cast-iron skillet (though you can get some excellent ceramic varieties) because the more you use it, the better it gets!

You may also want to check out my guide on How To Season a Cast-Iron Skillet.

How to Make Strawberry Cobbler

Scroll to the bottom of this post for step-by-step instructions, but here is a quick overview:

Top view of skillet in process of baking Blueberry Cobbler
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet and transfer to the preheated oven to melt. 
  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir in the milk, sugar, reserving a tablespoon for the top, lemon juice, zest, and vanilla until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, toss the strawberries with reserved sugar.
  • Remove the hot skillet from the oven and carefully pour in the batter. Top with the sugared strawberries.
  • Bake until the top is golden and the batter has risen up and around the fruit, about 30 to 35 minutes. 

Strawberry Cobbler Questions and Tips (FAQ)

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries for this recipe. Just make sure to thaw them before using and drain any excess liquid to prevent the cobbler from becoming too watery.

Can I use a different fruit instead of strawberries?

Absolutely! While this recipe is specifically for strawberry cobbler, you can experiment with other fruits like plums or mixed berries. See my recipes for Skillet Peach Cobbler or Skillet Blueberry Cobbler for more ideas. Adjust the sugar amount based on the sweetness of the fruit you choose.

Can I make this skillet cobbler ahead?

While the leftovers are delicious for breakfast the next day, I recommend making this before serving.

Can I make this recipe in a regular baking dish instead of a skillet?

Yes, you can use a regular baking dish instead of a skillet. Just make sure the dish is oven-safe and adjust the baking time accordingly. The cobbler may take a little longer to cook in a deeper baking dish.

Can I use a gluten-free flour substitute?

Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour substitute in this recipe. Look for a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend that can replace regular flour as a 1:1 replacement.

Can I use a sweetener alternative instead of sugar?

Certainly! You can substitute granulated sugar with alternative sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or a sugar substitute of your choice. Keep in mind that the sweetness level may vary, so adjust the quantity according to your taste preference.

Remember, the joy of cooking is in experimenting and making the recipe your own. Feel free to customize the strawberry cobbler skillet recipe to suit your taste and dietary preferences. Enjoy!

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Toppings for Strawberry Cobbler

Nothing is better than vanilla ice cream melting into a warm-from-the-oven cobbler, except, maybe, one thing.

That one thing? Sometimes accidents are fortuitous. As is the case here. As I was preparing to serve strawberry cobbler, I discovered my husband and son had indulged in the last of our vanilla ice cream the evening before.

Swiss Almond Vanilla ice cream was all that remained. So… Haagen Daaz to the rescue.

Umm… if you love chocolate-dipped strawberries, you can imagine how utterly divine this tasted with the cobbler.

So, for added indulgence, try any vanilla ice cream with chocolate for an utterly delicious treat. Otherwise, whipped cream is also quite good too!

Top side view of a serving of strawberry cobbler in a white tart dish with melting vanilla ice cream

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Skillet Strawberry Cobbler

This Strawberry Cobbler is a quick and easy recipe made with fresh strawberries, pantry ingredients, and is ready in about 35 minutes. Serve straight from the skillet with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries stemmed and quartered


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet and transfer to the preheated oven to melt. 
  • Meanwhile, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir in the milk, 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, zest and vanilla to combine.
  • Toss the quartered strawberries with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Remove the hot skillet with the melted butter from the oven. Carefully pour in the batter. Top with sugared strawberries and bake until golden brown and the batter has risen up and around the fruit, about 30 to 35 minutes. 
  • Transfer to a rack to cool slightly. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream or lightly sweetened whipped cream.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy strawberry cobbler, skillet cobbler, skillet strawberry cobbler, strawberry cobbler


  1. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite summer cake and I love that it is so versatile and would work well with many different fruits. The strawberries I had were very ripe and sweet so I cut back the sugar in the cake batter by just a bit. It is a delicious and tender cake and so easy to make. The lemon zest and juice make it fresh and bright. This was loved by everyone in my house!

    1. Hi Adrienne! You’ve made my day! And your absolutely right, I can’t think of many fruits it wouldn’t work with. I’m thrilled you and your family loved it. Thank you for trying and letting me know how it worked for you.

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