Need a quick dessert that tastes amazing? Try out this 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler. My husband loved it so much he said, “this dessert needs to go in the rotation!” The tartness of the rhubarb is perfect with sweetness of the strawberries and the cake mix topping. Yes, it’s a yellow cake mix and I’m not ashamed.
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If you’re in a pinch for time you can also make this strawberry rhubarb cobbler in the oven in a 9 x 13 pan. Easy peasy. I used my casserole crock to make mine but you can also use a normal oval slow cooker.
My 3 ingredient peach cobbler has become so popular that I figured I should do the same recipe but with different fruit. I’ve used this recipe with cherry pie filling as well. I think this strawberry/rhubarb combination just may be my favorite so far!
You’ll start with sliced up strawberries and rhubarb. Rhubarb can sometimes be a little tricky to find but it just looks like red celery. I picked up just a couple of ribs of rhubarb. You’ll need 2 cups of sliced rhubarb, so 2 large ribs should be just perfect.
You’ll top the fruit with a yellow cake mix and a half cup of butter. I used a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the cake mix before I sprinkled it on top of the strawberries.
Then you’ll cover your slow cooker with a couple layers of paper towels and then cover tightly with the lid. I like to use this trick when I bake desserts in the slow cooker. It prevents all the condensation that usually hits the lid and falls back onto the food from doing so.
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I like to pretty up this dessert by topping with a few fresh strawberries and of course serving with vanilla ice cream. Don’t even try to serve it without the ice cream. It is a must.
And to go along with National Strawberry Month here are more mouth-watering strawberry recipes from other food bloggers that you’ll want to try out.
- Non-Alcoholic Frozen Strawberry Margaritas from Real Mom Kitchen
- Strawberry Shortcake Skillet from Life Made Simple
- Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce from The Stay at Home Chef
- Strawberry Butter from Butter with a Side of Bread
- Strawberry Lassi Recipe from Ashlee Marie
- Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Like Mother Like Daughter
- White Chocolate Strawberry Brownies from Jamie Cooks It Up
- Strawberry Skillet Corn Cake from Yummy Healthy Easy
- Strawberry Lemonade Bars from The Baker Upstairs
- Strawberry Cheesecake Dip from Creations By Kara
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4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 9 servings 1x
An easy 4 ingredient recipe that is perfectly tart and sweet.
- 2 lbs (32 oz) fresh strawberries, divided
- 2 cups sliced rhubarb (about 2-3 ribs of rhubarb)
- 1 (15.25 oz) yellow or white cake mix, unprepared
- 1/2 cup butter
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
- Slice 1 1/2 lbs strawberries into quarters (save the last half pound for serving). Slice the rhubarb into 1/4 inch pieces. Place into the bottom of a greased slow cooker or a 9 x 13 inch pan.
- In a separate bowl, combine the yellow cake mix with the butter. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the cake mix. The mixture will be crumbly. Sprinkle the cake mix/butter mixture over the top of the fruit evenly.
- If using the slow cooker, cover the slow cooker with 2 layers of paper towels and then secure with the lid. This will prevent moisture from landing on top of the dessert. Cook on HIGH for about 3 hours.* If baking in the oven, preheat your oven to 375° F. Bake for 30 minutes. or until set.
- Serve with the rest of the fresh sliced up strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
I used my 3 quart casserole crock slow cooker for this recipe but you can also use a 6 quart slow cooker.
*After I cooked mine in the slow cooker for about 3 hours, I put it into the oven for about 5 minutes at 350° F. This just browned up the top a bit. I recommend this step, but it’s not necessary.
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Such a great recipe!!! I’ve never tried cobbler in the crock pot..so easy and so good!! The paper towels were a great idea!!
Glad you liked it! This is one of my faves.
Do you think this could be made in the instant pot?
I bet it could. You’ll have to do the pot in pot method. I would follow the instructions from this post: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/instant-pot-3-ingredient-blackberry-cobbler/
Just stumbling on this recipe – what are you thoughts on using frozen fruit? I have a ton of frozen rhubarb in my freezer.
I bet you could use it! It might be a little more liquid-y though. Let me know how it turns out.
Heather Kinnaird says
it sounds So easy and delicious! I cannot wait to give it a try
you’ll love it !
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I love your tip for cooking desserts in a slow cooker. I never thought of how paper towels could soak up the condensation. That idea makes me much more likely to try slow cooker desserts – I can see from your photo that the cobbler topping looks much more appealing than I’ve ever seen on the other slow cooker cobbler recipes I’ve noticed on the web. Thanks.
Thanks! I hope you try it 🙂
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
I love the idea of making dessert in the slow cooker. I’ve never tried anything like that before. Clearly I am missing out! This looks delicious!
Yes, it is the best!
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
Cobbler is one of my favorite desserts, why I haven’t tried it in a slow cooker yet is beyond me. This looks so perfect for an easy summer dessert!
yes the slow cooker works amazing for cobblers!
I’ve never tried cobbler in the crock pot before, but this sure looks delicious! Love the idea of using the paper towels. That’s just plain genius!!!
Yes, the paper towels are awesome!