Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix: Using a yellow cake mix makes this a 4-ingredient dessert recipe that’s ready in just a little over an hour!
I considered our other peach cobbler recipe one of the easiest desserts until this one. Now, with this cake mix recipe, it’s the perfect dessert when you want to keep things super simple and quick!
⭐️ Why This Recipe Works
- It only uses 4 ingredients: If you love shortcuts in the kitchen, this recipe uses just a few items to create a simple peach cobbler recipe.
- Also called a “Dump Cake”: If dump cake recipes are some of your favorites, this recipe doubles as a peach cobbler dump cake!
- Ready in about an hour: Not a lot of time? No problem. Have this cobbler ready for the oven in 5 minutes and let it bake for about an hour and then it’s ready for a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
🧾 Ingredients Needed
I’ve highlighted a couple of ingredients with some relevant notes. Aside from this, the ingredients needed are pretty basic for this easy peach cobbler recipe.
- Canned Peaches – You’ll need 2, 29-ounce cans of peaches with heavy syrup.
- Butter – We use salted or unsalted butter, so feel free to use whichever you have on hand!
- Cinnamon – The cinnamon is optional but highly recommended.
In case you only have certain items on hand or need to switch items out, here are some helpful suggestions:
- Cake Mix – Vanilla cake mix can be substituted with white cake mix, yellow cake mix, or even french vanilla box cake if you’d like.
- Canned Peaches – although we haven’t tried using a different canned fruit or pie fillings, it may be fun to experiment with! Such as canned cherry pie filling, blueberry pie filling, strawberries, etc. We’d love to hear, in the comments below, if you try it!
👩🏻🍳 How to Make a Cake Mix Cobbler
This cake mix peach cobbler recipe comes together in just a few steps!
*Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full ingredients list & instructions!*
STEP 1: First, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 pan (or casserole dish) with a light coating of cooking spray. Set it aside.
STEP 2: Drain both cans of peaches and reserve ½ cup of the heavy syrup.
STEP 3. Spread the peaches evenly across the bottom of the baking pan that you have sprayed, and then drizzle the reserved ½ cup heavy syrup over the top of the peaches (Image 1).
STEP 4. Sprinkle the cinnamon evenly over the peaches (Image 2).
STEP 5. Distribute the cake mix over the peaches in an even layer. You can usse a small measuring cup to do this to make sure the cake mix spreads more evenly (Image 3).
Tip: Make sure that the cake mix is evenly distributed because without doing so, it could result in taking a bite of dry cake mix after baking.
STEP 6. Pour the melted butter over the cake mix, making sure you pour it as wevenly as possible across the top (Image 4).
Tip: When drizzling the melted butter, try to evenly distribute it across the top of the cake mix to help the cake mix have moisture while baking. However it is ok if there is cake mix showing. As it cooks, it will pull up some of the liquid from both the butter and syrup.
STEP 7. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until the top of the cobbler is golden brown (Image 5).
STEP 8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Dish out a serving in to a bowl and if desired (Image 6).
💭 Recipe Pro Tips
- Make Ahead of Time. You can make this ahead of time and store it at room temperature until ready to serve. However, it’s best served warm, so you can either enjoy it shortly after baking or re-warm in the microwave.
- Top with Ice Cream. When warm, you can top individual servings with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired. Or, you can also drizzle caramel syrup, or sprinkle a little brown sugar over the top for fun, too!
📋 Recipe FAQs
Over the years, I’ve found that they can be called a dump cake and a cobbler recipe, interchangeably. So you may hear one called a cobbler or a dump cake. However, a cobbler traditionally has a biscuit topping, while a dump cake has a cake mix topping.
There are cobblers that use frozen peaches or even fresh peaches (or ripe peaches) but to keep this recipe even easier, and for a faster baking time, we recommend canned peaches over fresh fruit. Using canned peaches also allows the 1/2 cup of peach juice that is recommended too.
It should not be “gooey” but it should be soft. If it’ gooey and the cake mix looks like raw dough, it may need to bake more. If your top is getting too brown and the middle is doughy, the baking dish may be too close to the top of the oven. You can cover with aluminum foil to prevent the top from browning too fast, and place it back in the oven longer.
It can be stored at room temperature on the first day of baking. However it is recommended that it is stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days after.
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Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix
- 2 – 29 ounce cans of sliced peaches in heavy syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 15.2 ounce box vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup butter melted
- First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and prepare a 9×13 pan with a light coating of cooking spray, then set it aside.
- Next, drain both cans of peaches, and reserve a ½ cup of the heavy syrup for later.
- Spread the peaches across the bottom of the prepared pan in an even layer, and drizzle the reserved ½ cup heavy over the top.
- Next, sprinkle the cinnamon evenly over the peaches.
- Using a small measuring cup, distribute the cake mix over the peaches in an even layer.
- Then, pour the melted butter over the cake mix.
- Bake the cobbler in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.