Snickerdoodle cobbler is loaded with cinnamon and creates its own caramel sauce while it bakes! It’s soft, sweet and so delicious. It makes the perfect fall dessert that all of your guests will be dying to try!
Who doesn’t love snickerdoodles? I love anything that even resembles the flavor and I make just about every recipe that I can to involve that delicious cinnamon flavor! Check out some more of my snickerdoodle recipes like these classic Snickerdoodles, these Snickerdoodle Bars, or these amazing Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles.
This dessert is so easy to make and kind of magical. Not to mention it is perfect for Fall baking! This is basically a cinnamon cake, but we’re going to layer things up with some melted butter, the cake batter, and then pour hot water over the whole thing. I know it sounds crazy, but just trust me on this! You will end up with a moist cinnamon cake that hides an indulgent caramel sauce underneath!
Magical right?? This cake did not last long in my house! The best is that caramel sauce that is hiding underneath. Make sure you spoon some out and drizzle it all over the cake. And of course the ice cream too. Because, of course, just like with any cobbler, it isn’t complete until you top it off with some vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm gooey snickerdoodle cobbler with the cold ice cream is definitely something you need to experience this Fall season!
Ingredients in Snickerdoodle Cobbler
These ingredients are so simple that you probably already have them in your kitchen! Expecially if you are a snickerdoodle lover like me! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.
- Flour: I used all-purpose flour in this recipe.
- Baking Powder: This helps make the cobbler golden brown and soft.
- Salt: This enhances all of the ingredients in the recipe.
- Ground Cinnamon: This is the perfect ingredient for a fall treat!
- Light Brown Sugar: This adds in a deep, sweet flavor that complements the other ingredients.
- Whole Milk:I used whole milk but you can use any milk that you have on hand.
- Butter: I used unsalted butter in this snickerdoodle cobbler.
- Vanilla Extract: Add in a splash of vanilla to the overall flavor.
- Light Brown Sugar: This creates a delicious cruble for the top.
- Salt: The salt will bring out all of the flavors.
- Ground Cinnamon: The cinnamon in the topping complements the cinnamon in the cobbler!
- Hot Water: This helps the topping and the cobbler to cook together nice and evenly.
Instructions of How to Make Snickerdoodle Cobbler
This cobbler only takes a few minutes to whip up and the rest of the time is spent baking! It’s the perfect fall treat for any occasion including holidays! Top it with some delicious vanilla ice cream and your guests will go crazy over it!
- Prep: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking dish and set aside.
- Combine Dry Ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, light brown sugar. Stir with a fork or whisk to mix.
- Add in Wet Ingredients: Pour in milk, butter, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Add to Pan: Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
- Make Topping: In a small bowl combine the topping ingredients: light brown sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon. Mix with fork until combined. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the top of the cake batter.
- Add Water: Pour hot water over the entire cake, make sure you are covering the entire cake evenly.
- Bake: Bake for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream and enjoy!
If you want to change things up with this snickerdoodle cobbler then you totally can! I make this so often that sometimes it’s nice to change it up a bit. Here are a few ideas for you!
- Add Nuts: After this comes out of the oven, I sometimes like to sprinkle on some nuts just to give it a little bit of texture or crunch. try some pecans, walnuts or sliced almonds!
- Serve it with Ice Cream: Nothing elevates a dessert more than adding in some ice cream. Serve it on top, right when this comes out of the oven and it will melt perfectly on the snickerdoodle cobbler.
- Fruit: Slice up some apples and add them to the batter before you cook it. Apples and cinnamon are a match made in heaven and it really makes this dessert unique and delicious!
How to Store Leftover Snickerdoodle Cobbler
This cobbler tastes so delicious, even a day or two later! Here are some instructions on how you can store it to keep it tasting fresh.
- In the Refrigerator: After your cobbler has cooled, then you can store it in an airtight container. Put it in your fridge, and it will last for about 3 days.
- To Reheat: Reheat it in the microwave on high for about 1-2 minutes or until warmed through. Add on a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and it will taste just as good as the day that you made it!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup hot water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking dish and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, light brown sugar. Stir with a fork or whisk to mix.
- Pour in milk, butter, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
- In a small bowl combine the topping ingredients: light brown sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon. Mix with fork until combined. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the top of the cake batter.
- Pour hot water over the entire cake, make sure you are covering the entire cake evenly.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream and enjoy!
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Is it worth making? Yes. Is it a cobler? No. It is a cinnamon bread with gooey cinnamon underneath. Doesn’t sound bad right? It is very good as long as you know upfront it won’t be a cobler. I think it would be great as a breakfast. We enjoyed it and if I make again would be repurposed as a breakfast rather than a dessert. I followed exactly as written.
Made this tonight and it was delicious! Followed the recipe exactly as it was written! Will be making again for dessert and breakfast!
So easy and so good!
I am about to make this recipe and I’m stuck. Some comments say it’s runny and add less water. Others say it’s perfect and was delicious. If you have had made this recipe please let me know what I should do. Thanks!!
Just made this dessert tonight. Followed the recipe exactly as it was stated! Turned out fluffy and delicious! What a PERFECT dessert recipe and VERY easy! Will be making this again soon! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!
HI- I am baking this right now and even though the toothpick inserted in the middle came out dry, it looks like its sloshing around just under the surface – i’m not sure if I should let it bake more, or if it’s done? It smells great and looks like the picture but I don’t know how it’s going to come out……… stay tuned!
So delicious! I was nervous after reading the reviews that said it is runny, but I followed the recipe exactly & the sauce at the bottom was thick, rich & a perfect buttery consistency. I did let it cool about 15-20 minutes (while we ate dinner) before serving. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
I cut the water in half and did 2/3 cup of milk instead of 1/2. This ultimately turned out to be very tasty. The cobbler itself doesn’t have a very strong cinnamon flavor, but I like it that way. All in all, a big hit with the family.
This was AMAZING. A number of commenters said the proportions seemed off, and it did seem like there was hardly any batter and a ton of water, but I stuck it out and it turned out PERFECTLY. Sadly we did not have ice cream in the house but poured some half and half over it…oh my. Will be replicating this again tonight!
Yowza! That was the weirdest recipe ever, but SOOOOOO GOOOOOD!
Followed all the instructions and added one apple (diced). It was soooooo bomb!!
Can i make this in advance? This sounds amazing!
I am not sure how far in advance you are wanting to make this but the morning of or the night before may be best. The fresher the better with this cobbler. XOXO
Followed the recipe to the t, with one exception; I shifted the dry ingredients before adding milk and vanilla. I beat the mixture until just combined and that seemed to do the trick for a little looser batter. Cake came out moist and the caramel was spot on delicious!
That is so great to hear!! I love this! Thanks for sharing! XOXO
This recipe is a good idea but the proportions are way off. The batter is VERY thick, needs a bit more milk. And there is WAY too much hot water poured on top. Seemed wrong when I was doing it and I should have listened to my gut. When it was done cooking there was a solid inch of thin, watery “caramel” sauce under a half inch of dense cake.
Halve the water, add a bit more milk to the batter and you have a winner.
It’s tasty, but the proportions seem off somehow. The cobbler part is thinner than it looks in your picture — about half as thick — and there seems to be a lot of sauce, which is very thin. The batter was very thick, too; more a “spread” than a “pour”.