Cherry Almond Cobbler tastes exactly like you made it from scratch, but it's so much easier. With only 5 ingredients, you'll be in dessert heaven in seconds flat!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Sometimes a girl just needs a break. Lately, I've been in the mood for a dessert that can be mixed and baked without much effort. There are plenty of recipes on this blog that are made from scratch, but Cherry Almond Cobbler is all about simplicity.
What sets this dessert apart is its decadent Almond Whipped Cream that tastes like it was created in a fancy restaurant! This recipe is basically a dump cake, but the toasted almonds and whipped cream take it to another level. It's perfect to serve at the holidays, family dinners, or potlucks and picnics.
Ingredients You'll Need
I like that you can make Cherry Almond Cobbler with ingredients you probably have in your pantry. All it takes is a vanilla cake mix, melted butter, cherry pie filling, almond extract, and some toasted almonds. Now, that's easy!
For the Almond Whipped Cream, you'll need heavy whipping cream, almond extract and powdered sugar. Quantities are listed in the recipe card.
How to Make The Cobbler
- Toast almonds on a sheet pan in 350 degree oven until golden.
- Empty cans of cherry pie filling into 13 x 9 oven safe dish.
- Mix in almond extract.
- Sprinkle cake mix on top.
- Sprinkle cake mix with toasted almonds.
- Pour melted butter over the top.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until top is crunchy.
How to Make Almond Whipped Cream
- Beat heavy whipping cream with a mixer at high speed until peaks form.
- Add powdered sugar and almond extract.
- Mix well, then place in a piping bag or spoon a dollop on top of cobbler.
Can I Substitute Pie Filling?
Absolutely! You can use apple, blueberry or peach pie filling as a substitute for the cherry if you like. If you make substitutions, you might want to use vanilla extract and cinnamon if you choose apple or peach. It's fun to play around with the combinations!
Can I Use Another Type of Cake Mix?
I've tried all sorts of cake mixes with this recipe and so far I haven't met one I didn't like! To create a chocolate covered cherry cobbler, just substitute a chocolate cake mix and add chocolate syrup at the end. If you decide to use apple pie filling, spice cake mix tastes great with that type of pie filling.
Recipe Tips and FAQs
- When pouring butter over the cake mix, try to cover it as best you can. There will be places that don't get any butter but that's okay.
- Take a knife and swirl the butter into the cake mix slightly to help with coverage. Try not to touch the cherry layer with the knife.
- When toasting the almonds, keep your eye on them. It usually takes about 5 minutes, but since ovens vary, it's wise to watch them closely so they won't burn.
More Desserts to Love
If you love making easy desserts, try these treats too!
- Apple Walnut Dump Cake
- Caramel Apple Pecan Crunch
- Cherry Crumble
- Monkey Bread Apple Cobbler
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
Cherry Almond Cobbler
*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.
- 2 cans 21 oz cherry pie filling
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1 vanilla cake mix 15.25 oz
- 1 stick butter melted
- 1 cup toasted sliced almonds
ALMOND WHIPPED CREAM
- 1 carton 16 oz heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place sliced almonds on baking sheet pan. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes until golden. Watch carefully as they toast to make sure they don't burn. Cool for 5 minutes.
- Pour cans of cherry pie filling into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
- Stir almond extract into cherry pie filling.
- Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top of cherry pie filling.
- Scatter the toasted almonds on top of cake mix.
- Drizzle melted butter on top of almonds.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until the topping is crunchy.
ALMOND WHIPPED CREAM
- With a mixer, beat heavy whipping cream at high speed until peaks form.
- Stir in powdered sugar and almond extract. Mix well.
- Place whipped cream in a piping bag and pipe on top of cobbler, or spoon a dollop on top.
- Pour butter over cake mix as best as you can. It won't cover the entire area, but that's okay.
- Use a knife to swirl the butter into the cake mix if desired. Try not to touch the cherry layer.
- Be careful when toasting almonds to make sure they don't burn. Watch carefully.
Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.