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Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
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This peach cobbler with cake mix recipe is one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make. Caramelized juicy peaches tossed in cinnamon and nutmeg with a crisp cobbler topping full of brown sugar and butter - it's the perfect dessert. Enjoy this with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and a little whipped cream (my favorite way) for the ultimate fruity dessert!

Love peach desserts? Try my peach crumble and show stopping peach cobbler pound cake!

peach cobbler with cake mix in a 9x13 baking dish.
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I'm SO excited for Fall! But admittedly, I am squeezing out every last bit of summer that I can - fresh peaches being one of them. Earlier this summer I got 25 lbs of peaches from The Peach Truck and for a while, we were eating peaches with everything. I mean EVERYTHING.

I made peach cobbler, peach cobbler dump cake, peach crumble, peach crisp, peach cobbler pound cake - you name it!

As we bid peach season a farewell, I had to share this easy peach cobbler recipe with you. Don't fret though! Although I used fresh peaches for this recipe, when the holidays roll around and ripe peaches aren't at the grocery store anymore, I will be using canned peaches. I'll walk you through how to use both in the recipe card below!

Save this simple peach cobbler recipe for Sunday dinner, the holidays, or just for a quick, fun, and easy dessert! The whole family will love it!

Ingredient Notes

ingredients to make peach cobbler with cake mix - yellow cake mix, yellow peaches, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, butter, and lemon juice.

Yellow Cake Mix: The peaches may be the star of the show, however, everyone knows that the crust is king in cobbler recipes. That being said, any brand of yellow cake mix will do! If you can't find yellow cake mix, spice cake mix and white cake mix are really good with this recipe too!

Peaches: for this cake mix cobbler, I used fresh ripe yellow peaches (freestone peaches are great here too). Yes Yes Yes, I know that you can only get them in the summer (at least here on the East Coast). I just love the taste! If you're seeing this and peaches aren't in season, you can 100% use canned peaches in heavy syrup. (see the recipe notes section for how to do this quick and easy swap)

Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger really bring this recipe to life. They add so much flavor to the fruit filling!

Extracts: vanilla extract and almond extract add flavor to the sliced peaches for that delicious homemade taste. Don't skip out on these pantry staples!

Butter: what's a dessert without butter?! Salted butter is my favorite because you don't need to add in additional salt. However, I know that a lot of people prefer to control the amount of salt. If that's the case, you can swap out salted for unsalted butter.

Tips and Substitutions

  • If you're using canned peaches, you'll need 3 15 oz cans of canned peaches in heavy syrup.
  • Can't find yellow cake mix? You can make your own homemade cake mix recipe! Another option would be to use other cake mixes like spice cake mix or white cake mix if that's what you have/can find.
  • Pro tip: Be sure BOTH melt half of the butter AND cut the butter into small pieces when placing it on top of the cake mix. This will prevent dry patches from forming in the cobbler crust.
  • It may be tempting to cut right into the cobbler fresh out of the oven, but be sure to let it cool for at least 10-15 minutes. It's as hot as lava coming out of the oven yes, but letting it cool gives the flavors a chance to set!
  • This recipe calls for a 9x13 baking dish, but you can also use a cast iron skillet - preferably a large 12-inch skillet.

How to make Easy Cake Mix Peach Cobbler

peach cobbler in a bowl with ice cream and a spoon.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the fresh peach slices to a large bowl and toss in sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla extract, almond extract, and lemon juice. Ensure that all peaches are coated. (if using cans of peaches, omit the lemon juice and sugar and just add the spices and extracts)
  • Place peaches in a 9x13 baking dish and pour cake mix on top. Ensure that all of the peaches covered with the cake mix. Top with brown sugar. Melt 6 tbsps of butter and drizzle the melted butter on top of the mix. Then slice remaining butter and place all along the top of the cobbler. This allows it to crisp up in the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour, until the top is golden brown. Allow the cobbler to cool for 10-20 minutes before cutting it.

Recipe FAQs

What is the difference between peach cobbler and peach crisp?

Peach cobbler is made with a biscuit or pie crust topping while peach crisp is made with an oat topping akin to a streusel.

Should I peel peaches for cobbler?

This is up to you! I never peach peaches for cobblers or crisps but if you don't like the peach skin, you can absolutely peach them before baking.

Do you eat peach cobbler hot or cold?

Peach cobbler should be eaten hot, fresh out of the oven - but it can absolutely be eaten cold as well.

How do you thicken peach cobbler?

Baking at the recommended amount of time allows the peach cobbler to thicken on its own. However, if you'd like to prevent this, you can add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the peach mixture prior to baking.

Why is my peach cobbler soggy?

Cobblers are typically soggy because there's either too much liquid that's been added and/or the cobbler hasn't been baked long enough. Under baking the cobbler doesn't allow the juices to evaporate and thicken.

How do you store leftovers?

Storing leftovers can be tricky because the crisp topping will more than likely become soggy. If you have any leftovers (I highly doubt that you will), you'll want to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It'll last up to 3 days. You can also freeze it in a freezer safe airtight container for up to three, just be sure that the cobbler has cooled completely prior to freezing.

peach cobbler in a baking dish with a spoon.

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peach cobbler in a baking dish with a spoon.

Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

Caramelized juicy peaches tossed in cinnamon and nutmeg with a crisp cobbler topping full of brown sugar and butter - the perfect dessert.
Serving: 9
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Calories: 510kcal

Equipment

  • 9x13 baking dish

Ingredients

  • 10 Yellow Peaches , sliced OR 3 15oz cans of Sliced Canned Peaches in Heavy Syrup
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 2 tsps Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Almond Extract
  • 2 tbsps Lemon Juice
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Salted Butter
  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add the fresh peach slices to a large bowl and toss in sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla extract, almond extract, and lemon juice. Ensure that all peaches are coated. (if using canned peaches, omit the lemon juice and sugar and just add the spices and extracts and toss together)
  • Place peaches in a 9x13 baking dish and pour cake mix on top. Ensure that all of the peaches covered with the cake mix. Then add brown sugar on top in an even layer.
  • Melt ½ cup of butter and drizzle the melted butter on top of the brown sugar. Then slice remaining ½ cup of butter and place all along the top of the cobbler. This allows it to crisp up in the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour, until the top is golden brown. (If any dry patches remain on the top of the cobbler after baking, spoon some of the cobbler juice on top) Allow the cobbler to cool for 10-20 minutes before cutting it.

Notes

Tips and Substitutions
  • If you're using canned peaches, you'll need 3 15 oz cans of canned peaches in heavy syrup.
  • Can't find yellow cake mix? You can make your own homemade cake mix recipe! Another option would be to use other cake mixes like spice cake mix or white cake mix if that's what you have/can find.
  • Pro tip: Be sure BOTH melt half of the butter AND cut the butter into small pieces when placing it on top of the cake mix. This will prevent dry patches from forming in the cobbler crust.
  • It may be tempting to cut right into the cobbler fresh out of the oven, but be sure to let it cool for at least 10-15 minutes. It's as hot as lava coming out of the oven yes, but letting it cool gives the flavors a chance to set!
  • This recipe calls for a 9x13 baking dish, but you can also use a cast iron skillet - preferably a large 12-inch skillet.

Nutrition

Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 1011IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    Had the girls over last weekend and made this peach cobbler recipe. Girrrrrrrrl, it was so delicious. The flavors were so bomb. Shared the recipe with everyone because it was too good not to. xx

  2. This recipe was so easy to make, and tasted like every bit of it was made from scratch! Such as great recipe and I will be making all season long!

  3. 5 stars
    The cake mix takes this dish from great to SPECTACULAR. I love yellow cake, it’s my absolute favorite. This is the perfect dessert, I think I found my new favorite holiday go to!

  4. 5 stars
    My peach cobbler turned out so flavorful, everyone asked for second helpings! Thanks for such a detailed recipe, definitely making this again!

  5. 5 stars
    I went overboard on end of summer produce at the farmer's market this weekend and came home with a bucket of fresh peaches. I already had a box of cake mix lurking in the pantry that I didn't know what to do with so this was the perfect recipe. It was absolutely delicious. We devoured nearly half of it at Sunday dinner. Can't wait to try it with canned peaches during the Fall/Winter months! So easy.

  6. 5 stars
    I made this last night with some canned peaches. It came out great. The topping was nice and crispy and it wasn’t soupy at all. Perfect recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    I love how easy you've made peach cobbler. I always want to make it, but I get hung up on how long the process takes because of making the topping. This cake mix version required little effort with a great reward.

  8. 5 stars
    Britney
    You have some of the best peach recipes around. I tried this with peaches from our farmers market and it was exceptional and so easy to make!