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Easy Cake Mix Peach Cobbler

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Make this simple peach cobbler recipe with yellow cake mix for an easy Southern-inspired dessert, similar to a dump cake. Possibly the simplest dessert dish you’ve ever seen, this Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix is a must-try. This Peach Cobbler will be baking in your oven after a few minutes of prep, using only a few common ingredients!

peach cobbler on a plate with a spoon and vanilla ice cream melting over the top with a cast iron skillet in background

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • It’s easy: I cannot emphasize enough how simple it will be to cook this peach cobbler. And, with the help of cake mix, most of the work is already done for you!
  • Kids love to help with this fun dessert recipe
  • Quick: Making a cobbler doesn’t have to entail spending hours in the kitchen if you know how to use the correct shortcuts and techniques.
  • Sweet and peachy: Summer isn’t complete without a big scoop of ice cream atop a crisp, buttery peach cobbler.
close up of cobbler and peaches with melting ice cream on top
gooey and buttery peach cobbler

INGREDIENTS

This peach cobbler, sometimes known as a peach dump cake, is one of those simple dessert dishes that is ideal to keep on hand for when you need a quick treat. Most ingredients are likely already in your pantry!

peach filling
easy to make peach mixture

Peach filling

  • 4 c sliced frozen peaches, thawed
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs sugar
  • 3 Tbs lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla
crust ingredients for cake mix peach cobbler
butter, cinnamon, yellow cake mix

Topping

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 ½ tsp cinnamon- The extra spice of cinnamon is amazing. Add a touch of nutmeg to give it a little something extra.
  • 10 Tbs room temperature butter, cubed- salted is best, but unsalted is great too

Additional topping
4 Tbs room temperature butter, sliced

DIRECTIONS

Equipment needed: cast iron skillet or baking dish

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. If using a 9×13 pan, spray with baking spray. Grease with melted butter or shortening. 
  2. Mix all ingredients for the peach filling. Set aside. 
  3. For the topping, mix the cake mix and cinnamon together in a medium sized bowl. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut the butter into the cake mix until the mixture is crumbly
  4. Place the peaches into the prepared baking pan in an even layer.
  5. Next, sprinkle the cake mix topping over the top of the peaches in an even layer. Place the sliced butter on top of the cake mix, leaving space between the pieces of butter. 
  6. Place the pan into the oven to bake until the cake mix has baked through and is golden brown (see recipe card for baking times).
  7. Once baked, remove from the oven and place onto a cooling rack to cool slightly before serving. 
scoop of peach cobbler crust next to ice cream and fresh sliced peaches
the best summer dessert

EXPERT TIPS

  • You’ll want to distribute the peaches evenly throughout the dish. Consider chopping the peaches into tiny pieces before adding the cake mixture on top.
  • Follow the butter instructions exactly. You don’t want to skip any of the instructions when it comes to the butter in this recipe. The butter is crucial for the amazing golden brown crust. You’ll want a slight crispiness to the top layer of this peach cobbler.
melting ice cream on top of peach cobbler scoop on a plate
serve with a heaping scoop of ice cream

FAQ

Can I freeze peach filling for later?

Yes! This is a great time-saver. First, freeze the peach mixture in an air-tight zippered back for easy use. Then, simply thaw in the fridge overnight or in a bowl of warm water until room temperature and use per recipe instructions.

Can I make this recipe with other fruits?

Apple pie filling is a great substitute in place of the peaches. Alternatively, you may also use other fruit pie fillings, such as blueberry, blackberry, and cherry.

peach cobbler in a cast iron skillet with a spoon and old fashioned spoon
old fashioned cobbler without the fuss

Can I use canned peaches for cobbler?

Canned peaches may be used, but take care to drain most of the excess liquid beforehand.

golden buttery crust in a cast iron skillet
the absolute best crust

What is the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?

Peach Cobbler, also known as a Peach Dump Cake, is a baked Southern-inspired fruit dish that is baked in a casserole dish with a pastry or crust topping on top of the fruit layer.

Cobblers and dump cakes are frequently confused, but there really isn’t much of a difference between the two. Cake or biscuit-like toppings are usually used to top fruit cobblers, which are normally made in a deep dish. Crisps are topped with a crunchy mixture.

How to store peach cobbler

Store this cobbler covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.

cast iron skillet filled with peach filling and a buttery topping and fresh peaches on top
crisp, golden brown crust

WHAT TO SERVE WITH PEACH COBBLER

Serving this dish warm with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream on top should go without saying, but we strongly recommend it nonetheless. Crushed pecans, walnuts, and any other nut are delicious toppings for peach cobbler.

scoop of peach cobbler crust next to ice cream and fresh sliced peaches

Cake Mix Peach Cobbler

This simple Cake Mix Peach Cobbler is a quick and effortless summer dessert sure to please. Topped with a golden buttery crust and topped with vanilla ice cream, you won't be able to resist this amazing southern dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Amber

Equipment

  • Baking dish or cast iron skillet

Ingredients

Peach Filling

Crust Topping

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • tbsp cinnamon
  • 10 tbsp butter room temperature, cubed

Additional Topping

  • 4 tbsp room temperature butter sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. If using a 9×13 pan, spray with baking spray. If using a cast iron skillet, grease with melted butter or shortening. 
  • To make the peach filling, add all of the ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside. 
  • To make the topping, mix the cake mix and cinnamon together in a medium sized bowl. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut the butter into the cake mix until the mixture is crumbly. 
  • Place the peaches into the prepared baking pan in an even layer. Next, sprinkle the cake mix topping over the top of the peaches in an even layer. Place 4 Tbs of sliced butter on top of the cake mix, leaving space between the pieces of butter. 
  • Place the pan into the oven to bake for 1 hour or until the cake mix has baked through and is golden brown. Once baked, remove from the oven and place onto a cooling rack to cool slightly before serving. 

Notes

Storage: Cobbler may be stored covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
 
  • Substitutions:
    • Frozen peaches – Canned peaches may be used instead, however, they may be a lot softer after baking than the frozen or even fresh peaches will be.
    • Lime juice – Lemon juice may be used instead.
    • Almond extract – This can be completely omitted or vanilla can be used instead. Almond extract simply helps enhance the flavor of the peaches.
    • Yellow cake mix – White cake mix can be used instead.
  • Tips:
    • The peach filling can be made a day ahead and placed into the fridge until you are ready to use it.
    • This cobbler is delicious when served with vanilla bean ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1mg

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