Xplor More: Make a Somersault Cobbler

By | June 1, 2010
From Xplor: June/July 2010

What to do with the blackberries you’ve picked? Sprinkle them on top of a cobbler, and watch them somersault under the batter as it bakes. You’ll flip, too, when you taste how yummy it is.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 3 cups fresh blackberries ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Grab an adult
  2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine ½ cup sugar and the shortening. Use a hand mixer to blend it until it’s creamy.
  3. Mix in the milk, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Grease a square 8-inch cake pan and pour in the batter.
  5. Top the batter with blackberries. Use a butter knife (or your fingers) to flake bits of butter on top of the berries. Sprinkle ½ cup sugar over the whole thing.
  6. Bring the water to a boil and carefully pour it over the berries and batter.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes until the top turns golden brown.

And More...

This Issue's Staff

David Besenger
Bonnie Chasteen
Chris Cloyd
Peg Craft
Les Fortenberry
Chris Haefke
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Kevin Lanahan
Joan McKee
Kevin Muenks
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Alicia Weaver
Cliff White
Kipp Woods