Mardi Gras King Cobbler

★★★★★ 8 Reviews
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By Jeanne Benavidez
from Odessa, TX

I love Mardi Gras recipes and party ideas and I have enjoyed the King Cake though I have never tried to make one. Since I don't have a lot of patience for making breads, I decided to make my own version of Mardi Gras dessert. This cobbler has most of the same ingredients and flavors except it is much easier than waiting for dough to rise and all that fuss. This is my lazy way to Mardi Gras fun. I will be making this in the next day or so and will post pictures then.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a quick and easy dessert for any Mardi Gras party. I loved the strawberries in this recipe. But, you could easily trade them out for your favorite fruit and it would still be delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 6 - 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • BATTER:
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 c
    baking mix (i use bisquick)
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    milk
  • FILLING:
  • 1 pkg
    (14 oz) dole frozen sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz) philadelphia cream cheese (not softened)
  • ICING:
  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • decorating sugars (purple, green and gold)
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How To Make

  • 1
    PLEASE READ THROUGH THE ENTIRE RECIPE BEFORE YOU START.
  • 2
    Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  • 3
    Prepare filling by placing thawed strawberries, sugar and water into a medium bowl and mixing well. Stir occasionally until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  • 4
    Melt 4 tablespoons butter in 9 x 13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix Bisquick, sugar, and milk. Pour over melted butter.
  • 5
    Spoon strawberry mixture over batter; DO NOT STIR.
  • 6
    Cut the cream cheese into 20 small cubes and gently press each cube into the batter.
  • 7
    Place in 375°F oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • 8
    While the cobbler is baking, combine the icing ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • 9
    When the cobbler comes out of the oven, coat it generously with icing. Then decorate the top with colored sugars (green, gold, purple), in alternating sections, about 2 inches each.
  • 10
    Don’t forget to hide the plastic baby charm inside (AFTER THE COBBLER IS BAKED), but warn everyone to look for it!
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