Homemade Caramel Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

by Alli

Homemade Caramel Cobbler has a creamy caramel filling topped with a crisp crust. This easy recipe is one of my favorite desserts. 

A couple of years ago, I hosted a Valentine’s Lip Sync Battle for 50 guests. My husband and I dressed up like Sonny and Cher, complete with wigs, and lip-synced I’ve Got You, Babe. 

I think I went overboard flipping that long hair over my shoulder and holding my hand just right. Too bad I don’t have a pic. 🙂

We had such a good time and the highlight of this special night included dinner and a Homemade Caramel Cobbler!

You can see the first place winners below! They knocked it out of the park. 

Valentine Banquet - Caramel Cobbler

I just love pink and black, so pink and black with a pop of gold made up the decor for this party.

Valentine Banquet - Homemade Caramel Cobbler

I’d love to take credit for my Bubbles & Kisses take-home favor ideas, but I got the free printable here.

Bubbles and Kisses - Homemade Chocolate Cobbler

I ordered the hot pink organza pouches from Amazon and filled them with almond kisses. The gold foil matched my theme. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 

A local catering company prepared the meal and they hit a grand slam with the food and the desserts. One of the desserts was a homemade caramel cobbler. It almost looks like an apple cobbler but there are no apples in this one. 

Once you see how easy this cobbler is to make, it will become one of your favorite desserts as well. You probably have all the ingredients on hand.

homemade caramel cobbler in a white bowl with a spoon

Ingredients For Homemade Caramel Cobbler

  • self-rising flour
  • granulated sugar
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • brown sugar
  • boiling water
  • butter
  • vanilla ice cream, optional but highly encouraged 

How To Make Homemade Caramel Cobbler

Preheat the oven to 350º F. While it’s preheating, melt the butter in a 13″ x 9″ baking dish.

Melt butter in 13x9 dish - Caramel Cobbler

Whisk the flour and sugar together.

Whisk flour and sugar together - Homemade Caramel Cobbler

Add milk and vanilla, whisking until combined. Pour over the melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar.

Homemade Caramel Cobbler

Carefully pour boiling water over the brown sugar.

Caramel Cobbler

Bake at 350º F for 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

Yield: 10-12 servings

Homemade Caramel Cobbler

homemade caramel cobbler in a white bowl with a spoon

Homemade Caramel Cobbler is easy to make and has a creamy caramel filling and a crunchy topping. I like to serve this cobbler warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Vanilla Ice Cream, Optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Place the butter in a 13" x 9" baking dish and melt in the oven while it's preheating.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and granulated sugar. Whisk in the milk and vanilla.
  3. Pour the flour mixture over the melted butter. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the top.
  4. Pour the boiling water evenly over the brown sugar.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 395Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 21mgSodium 328mgCarbohydrates 79gFiber 1gSugar 63gProtein 3g

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During the baking process, this dessert transforms into a scrumptious, creamy caramel with a crunchy topping. Amazingly, it’s not too sweet, which is a good thing. I don’t like overly sweet desserts.

The next time you need a delicious dessert, you need to make this one. Be sure and print out my recipe because your family and friends will be asking for it. I promise.

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