Magic Lemon Cobbler: A Citrusy Sweet Sensation

  Magic Lemon Cobbler is a dessert that lives up to its name. It magically transforms a few simple ingredients into a zesty and sweet citrus delight. This dessert boasts a bright lemony flavor, a tender cobbler topping, and a luscious lemon sauce that appears as if by magic while baking. Whether you’re craving a sunny treat on a gloomy day or looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert, join us as we unravel the enchantment behind making Magic Lemon Cobbler that will leave you craving more.


For the Lemon Filling:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (from about 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 4 lemons)
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water

For the Cobbler Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prepare the Lemon Filling:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of granulated sugar with lemon zest. Mix well to infuse the sugar with lemon flavor.
  3. Stir in the fresh lemon juice until the sugar is dissolved and you have a smooth lemon syrup.
  4. Pour the boiling water over the lemon syrup mixture and stir to combine. Set this aside while you prepare the cobbler topping.

Create the Cobbler Topping: 5. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  1. Add the milk, melted unsalted butter, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir until you have a smooth batter.

Assemble and Bake: 7. Grease a 9×9-inch baking dish or a similar-sized ovenproof dish.

  1. Pour the cobbler batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  2. Carefully pour the lemon filling mixture over the cobbler batter. Do not stir; let the magic happen as it bakes.

Bake the Magic Lemon Cobbler: 10. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown, and the cobbler has set.

Serve and Enjoy: 11. Remove the Magic Lemon Cobbler from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.

  1. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for extra decadence.

Cook’s Notes:

  • You can adjust the level of lemon flavor to your preference by adding more or less lemon zest and juice.
  • Make sure to pour the boiling water over the lemon syrup mixture as directed; this step creates the magical lemon sauce as the cobbler bakes.
  • Feel free to add a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon to the cobbler batter for a hint of spice.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated, although this dessert is best enjoyed fresh out of the oven.

  Magic Lemon Cobbler is a delightful citrusy dessert that’s as easy to make as it is enchanting to taste. With its zesty lemon filling, tender cobbler topping, and the magical lemon sauce that appears as it bakes, it’s a dessert that’s sure to brighten any occasion. So, savor each spoonful of this sweet sensation and let the magic of lemon take your taste buds on a delicious journey.

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