Easy peach cobbler using cake mix and just 3 ingredients! A delicious and quick-to-bake summer dessert recipe done in only 30 minutes with yellow cake mix, fresh or canned peaches, and butter!
Can you make a peach cobbler using a cake mix?
Peach cobbler is a classic summer dessert that is typically made with fresh, frozen, or canned peaches and a buttery, biscuit-like topping.
To make things easier, we are making a peach cobbler using cake mix with only three ingredients. Yellow cake mix, butter, and fresh peaches make this simple and delicious recipe.
The peach cobbler crust is made with cake mix and butter. It is super easy and simple to make.
If you like this peach dump cake cobbler recipe, be sure to try out this healthy blackberry cobbler or apple crisp with granola topping.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Quick dessert recipe to make in just 30 minutes.
- Delicious fruit dessert!
- A lazy summer recipe that is so easy!
- Customizable! Substitute other fruits like apples or blueberries or add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
- Great to feed a crowd at summer picnics, potlucks, and BBQs.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Here are the ingredients you need to make this recipe. Reference the recipe card at the bottom for exact measurements and the notes below for substitution ideas.
Is it better to use fresh or canned peaches for cobbler?
Fresh, frozen, or canned peaches work well for this recipe. If using fresh peaches, summer is the best time for ripe and sweet peaches.
Peach pie filling also works but is much sweeter than fresh, frozen, or canned peaches.
Yellow or butter cake mix works best in this recipe. You can make this peach cobbler gluten-free, by using a gluten-free cake mix.
Any boxed cake mix like Krusteaz, Jiffy, Betty Crocker, or Duncan Hines will work for this cake mix peach cobbler.
Melted butter moistens the cake mix and helps it form a crispy, golden-brown cobbler topping.
How to Make This Recipe
This is a step-by-step walkthrough of how to cook this recipe. The recipe card at the bottom shows the exact cook time and temperatures.
Wash and slice peaches and place into an 8X8 inch baking dish lightly greased with butter. A Dutch oven or cast iron skillet also works.
Do you have to peel peaches for peach cobbler with cake mix?
You can make a cake mix cobbler with peaches with the skin off or on. This is dependent on your personal preference.
To make the recipe quickly, leave the skin on. Some will prefer the cobbler with peeled peaches.
Canned and frozen peaches generally come peeled. If you want to make this recipe without peach skin, use canned or frozen peaches.
Melt butter in a large glass bowl in the microwave in 30-second increments. Slow mix in the cake mix and do not over mix.
Cobbler topping will be done when the topping resembles thick wet sand.
Gently and evenly press the cobbler topping on top of the sliced peaches.
Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and the peach mixture bubbles.
Canned and frozen peaches generally have a naturally sweet flavor, especially those in heavy syrup. Adjust the sweetness of fresh peaches by adding honey, maple syrup, or brown sugar if desired.
When preparing the peach cobbler batter, be sure to mix it gently and just until it comes together. Over-mixing can make the cobbler tough and dry.
Peach cobbler with cake mix is best served warm out of the oven. Allow the cobbler to sit for 10 minutes before topping it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, frozen yogurt, or whipped cream for an added treat.
Store leftovers in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Eat leftovers cold or reheat in the oven until heated through.
If the peaches are very juicy you will want to toss them with cornstarch before adding them to the baking dish. This will thicken the peach mixture to reduce sogginess.
Many fruits work in this recipe including apples, blueberries, cherries, pears, and blackberries.
Make this recipe ahead by prepping the peach filling and storing it in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Mix and add the cake mix topping just before baking.
Freeze peach cobbler with cake mix after it has been baked. Allow it to cool, then wrap it securely with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.
When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat in the oven.
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Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe with Cake Mix
- 6 medium fresh peaches or 3 cups canned peaches
- 1 stick butter
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- Wash, peel, and slice fresh peaches. Place sliced peaches into a lightly buttered 8X8 baking dish.6 medium fresh peaches
- Place butter into a large bowl. Melt butter in the microwave in 30-second increments or until melted. Stir in cake mix.1 stick butter, 1 box yellow cake mix
- Use a fork to mix cake mix with butter until mixture represents clumps of wet sand.
- Press cake mix mixture onto the top of the sliced peaches to create a crust.
- Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until the cobbler is bubbling and the top is lightly browned.
If using frozen peaches do you have to thaw them first and get rid of some of the juice that it produces or do you use them frozen?
I would recommend that for sure! I haven't tested it with frozen peaches but they will have much more moisture. Thawing is a must!
Do you drain the canned peaches? Have you ever made it in a 9x13 dish?
Wanting to make with our peaches this year and would like to make it in a bigger baking dish. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, you will want to drain the canned peaches. I haven't made it in a larger dish, however, you can double it by using double the ingredients and a larger dish. Hope that helps!