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. πŸ™‚

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 350ΒΊ 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 350ΒΊ 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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Shirley Wood February 22, 2017 - 7:50 am

What a fun party! The lip sync battle must have been such fun! I didn’t see a pic of Sonny and Cher πŸ˜‰ Caramel is my favorite. I am not the chocolate lover that my hubby is. I will most definitely have to try this dessert!

Alli February 22, 2017 - 8:06 am

Hopefully, no one took a pic of “Sonny and Cher.” πŸ™‚

candy February 22, 2017 - 8:13 am

Cobblers are always easy to throw together and there are so many different ways to make yummy cobblers. Your choice of colors turned out great.

Jeanette February 22, 2017 - 8:48 am

You made me drool just looking at the screen! I cannot wait to make this. This looks so good! The problem is I don’t want to share it! ROFL!

Kathy Myers February 22, 2017 - 9:25 am

I am pretty sure I would eat the whole thing. My favorites are all together. Coming from Georgia we made peach cobblers a lot!

zan February 22, 2017 - 9:58 am

What a fun party you hosted! I know you are bummed you didn’t take a picture with your dress-up clothing!! The decor looks awesome – the mantel and the color of the chairs and everything looks so pretty. I also love the free printables you got from the other website but that homemade caramel cobbler – never heard of it!! It reminds me of a peach cobbler without the peaches. I’m sure it tastes as delish as it looks and I love how easy it is to make.

Paula Schuck February 22, 2017 - 10:21 am

This is SO going in my belly this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing it. Om nom nom.

Nikka Shae February 22, 2017 - 10:29 am

Next time I need an invite to your party!! So cute and your cobbler looks amazing!!

Tamara February 22, 2017 - 2:47 pm

Your mantel is gorgeous!
And yes, sugar, butter, ice cream = an awesome recipe. Thanks for explaining how you did it! I want to try!

Kimberly February 22, 2017 - 2:58 pm

I swear that I could smell the cobbler just by looking at the picture. It looks so decadent and mouthwatering. I definitely want to try it because it sounds so simple to whip up. Of course I’ll tell everyone that I slayed away in the kitchen for hours on end.
And your mantel is absolutely adorable and classy all in one. Love it! I wish that I had an eye for design.

Miranda February 22, 2017 - 3:06 pm

Wow! I’ve heard of peach cobbler but not caramel. Thank for sharing the recipe am always looking for little weekend baking adventures and this is amazing

Pam Wattenbarger February 22, 2017 - 3:44 pm

I love cobbler but I have never tried a caramel cobbler before. This sounds like a really tasty dessert.

Tatanisha Worthey February 22, 2017 - 4:01 pm

I’ve never had a caramel cobbler before. By golly, it looks amazing! Definitely going on my need to try list.

Annemarie LeBlanc February 22, 2017 - 4:33 pm

Oh my goodness. Your cobbler recipes are all winners. I need to try that caramel cobbler. I’ve never had one before. I am saving your recipe and handing out copies to my sister and cousins too.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai February 22, 2017 - 5:31 pm

Oh, my! I love caramel more than chocolate!!! I am trying this scrumptious dessert. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Danik February 22, 2017 - 7:42 pm

I so want to try this but I am on a diet. Got my lips wet looking at the photos!

Amy February 23, 2017 - 9:04 am

Caramel cobbler! Sounds amazing. And it looks like your party was a hit!

Paula Bendfeldt Diaz February 23, 2017 - 9:24 am

This looks like such a fun event, I love the decor! I have never had caramel cobbler but it sounds delicious. I will have to give this recipe a try.

Krystal February 23, 2017 - 10:42 am

I am a huge cobbler fan!!! What a fun a event, I’m not sure I could convince my friends to sing or lip sync. I can’t wait to try this recipe and share it with my family.

Amanda February 23, 2017 - 3:11 pm

I absolutely love apple cobbler…adding caramel would only make it even more delicious. There is something about cobbler that is so heartwarming. Best dessert EVER.

Dawn McAlexander February 23, 2017 - 8:03 pm

I didn’t know there was such a thing as caramel cobbler. This is really sounding tasty to me. I would love to try it.

Emma Spellman February 23, 2017 - 10:02 pm

I love caramel. I gotta make this because it looks to die for! Working out after will be totally worth it!

Nina Lewis February 24, 2017 - 10:35 am

I LOVE caramel! So when I saw this recipe, I just knew that I’d have to try it. It sounds so easy, too! I’m so glad you shared it. My caramel-lovin’ heart will be happy!

Mimi Green February 24, 2017 - 9:09 pm

I love your party theme, that sounds like a lot of fun. I can’t sing but I love to sing. lol I also love pink and black together, it just always works. The cobbler looks might delicious.

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