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Easy Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

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In this easy Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix, juicy peaches are tossed in cinnamon and sugar and cooked to a caramel-like sauce nestled under the easiest cobbler topping made from cake mix and butter! 
 
I have tweaked this recipe a little because… BUTTER, butter and more butter! I’ve added more butter to cake mix topping and it is richer than ever!
a photo of a white dessert bowl full of juicy peach cobbler with a golden crumbly cobbler topping and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
 
 

Fresh Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

It truly couldn’t get any simpler than this easy peach cobbler. My family grew up on this cobbler, though we usually had it in a dutch oven. It works either way. I’ll include instructions in the recipe card for baking it in a dutch oven.

There’s nothing quite like having a dessert that was a staple in your house growing up. The smells fill the air and suddenly everything feels a little tingly and magical. You can’t help but take a trip down memory lane! 

All I want is peaches when they are in season! They are so dreamy and make the most scrumptious desserts like this peach cobbler made with cake mix. You are going to love the flavor of this one and how easy it is!

What Is The Difference Between Cobbler and Crisp?

 A cobbler is a deep-dish baked fruit dessert with a thick dropped-biscuit or pie dough topping. A crisp is a baked fruit dessert with a layer of topping including oats or nuts. If you haven’t tried out peach crisp, you should jump all over it!

a photo of a white square baking dish full of a fresh peach cobbler with a golden cake mix topping and three scoops of vanilla ice cream on top. a serving of the cobbler has been removed.

 

What’s Needed for This Fresh Peach Cobbler? 

To make this easy peach cobbler recipe with cake mix, you’ll need the following ingredients: 

  • Fresh peaches – freestone peaches are best for baking and they should be peeled and sliced
  • Butter – unsalted, adds richness to the filling and blends with the cake mix to create the golden cobbler topping
  • Cinnamon – adds flavor
  • Cornstarch – thickens the peaches
  • Brown sugar – sweetens the peaches and adds richness
  • Yellow cake mix – I used to say white or yellow cake mix, but it needs to be yellow all the way

The measurements for all the ingredients can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

What Peaches Are Best for Eating?

A clingstone peach is used for eating and snacking. You might not get the pit out but with that sweet nectar dripping down your chin, who cares!

What Peaches Are Best for Baking?

Freestone peaches are best for baking because they are sweeter and easier to use in recipes, but there’s a gazillion varieties. Here’s a comprehensive list if you need help. My favorites are:

  • Early Amber
  • Golden Jubilee
  • Lucky 13
  • Nectar
  • Early Elberta

a photo of a white dessert bowl full of a serving of fresh peach cake mix cobbler

 

How to Make Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

This peach cobbler recipe with cake mix couldn’t be simpler to make! Here are the basic steps to making a cake mix cobbler: 

  1. In a large bowl, gently toss together the peeled and sliced peaches, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and cornstarch. 
  2. Turn the peach mixture into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. a photo of peeled, sliced peaches that are juicy and sweetened with brown sugar that have been poured into a 9X13 baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle the cake mix over the peach mixture, then pour the melted butter all over the top until there are no dry cake mix spots left.
    • PRO TIP: It is much easier to get good butter coverage if you pour slowly all over the cake mix topping.a photo of juicy sliced peaches in a baking dish that have been partially covered with powdered cake mix.
  4. Bake until lightly browned and bubbly. 

These ingredients in full detail can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post. You can also print or save the recipe there.

 

How Long Does Peach Cobbler Last? 

If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, this fresh peach cobbler with cake mix will last up to 5 days. 

Can I Use Canned Peaches? 

I don’t recommend using canned peaches in this recipe, no. This peach cobbler made with cake mix tastes best with fresh peaches. 

Can I Use Frozen Peaches? 

Possibly, although I haven’t tried that myself. If using frozen peaches, I imagine you could bake them from frozen (i.e. no need to thaw), but your bake time would be increased. 

How to Ripen Peaches

To ripen peaches, place in a brown paper bag and fold the top over. Or, cover a box of peaches with newspaper and let stand at room temperature till ripe.

How to Remove the Peach Pit

It’s easiest to remove the peach pit by slicing open the peach from top to bottom and all the way around, then using your thumb to pluck or push out the pit. If that doesn’t work, you can pop the peach on the grill and the heat will loosen the pit. 

The most important thing to remember is a ripe peach releases its stone so maybe you have an under ripe peach.

a photo of a serving of juicy peach cobbler topped with a golden cake mix topping.

 

Tips for Making a Cake Mix Cobbler

  • You want to peel the peaches before adding them to the cobbler mixture. To easily peel peaches, cut an X on the bottom, then briefly submerge in boiling water. Immediately dunk the peaches into an ice bath. Then, then should be easy to peel.
  • Note that you add the cake mix to the cobbler as a dry ingredient. Do NOT mix together the cake mix as instructed on the box.
  • If desired, I bet you could add extra fresh fruit to this fresh peach cobbler. Berries would pair nicely with the peaches! 

a photo of a white dessert bowl full of juicy peach cobbler with a golden crumbly cobbler topping and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

You will only need 6 ingredients to make this mega easy peach cobbler with a cake mix you can grab at the store. And you can be eating a warm bowl of this classic peach dessert in less than 45 minutes. I highly recommend a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

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a photo of a white dessert bowl full of juicy peach cobbler with a golden crumbly cobbler topping and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Easy Peach Cobbler

4.07 from 30 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9
In this easy Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix, juicy peaches are tossed in cinnamon and sugar and cooked to a caramel-like sauce nestled under the easiest cobbler topping made from cake mix and butter! 

Ingredients

Peach filling:

  • 8 Peaches , peeled and sliced (see note)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

Cobbler topping:

  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 14 Tablespoons Butter unsalted and melted

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the peaches into a bowl along with 2 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and cornstarch. Fold to combine, then turn into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle dry cake mix over the peaches. Take your melted butter and pour it slowly all over the topping so there is butter everywhere and no powdery cake mix spots left.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Notes

  • This tastes even better baked in a dutch oven over 8 coals, with 6 coals on top. It will take about 20-30 minutes to bake. Perfect for camping!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Peach Cobbler
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 597mg26%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1057IU21%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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49 comments

  • Loved the ease of this recipe. Tastes awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Yay! Thank you so much Janett!

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  • I canned peaches in apple juice last fall. Can i use them as if i were using fresh peaches?

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    • Hi Christina! I don’t recommend it, but if it’s all you have, you can give it a shot. No need to drain it.

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  • What size pan?

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    • Hi Darlene! A 9×13 pan.

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  • Made this wonderful prach cobbler. So tasty and delicate. I had never thought about using a cake mix, but this was hrest. Another way to make peach cobbler. Thanks.

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    • Thank you so much! The cake mix makes it so dang easy!!

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  • I am going to try peach cobbler recipe tomorro!!! It sounds so yummy. Thank you

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    • Enjoy!

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    • Could i use fresh frozen peaches?

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      • Yes but I’ve actually never tried it. I think you would bake them from frozen and just add a few extra minutes to bake time.

  • I HAVE A COMMENT ALL RIGHT, I click on for this recipe, and when I got here, there was nothing that I click on. now my question is? what happen to the RECIPE? you people didn’t bother to put it down. this was one of the recipes that I really wanted. if you people don’t start getting your HEADS together, then I want ever sign up for any more Recipes, understand? I SURE AS HECK HOPE SO.

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    • Hi Candace, I’m not sure what happened but the recipe is definitely there, at the bottom of the post. 🙂

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  • This sounds wonderful and I’m going to try it. I think I’ll use a 8″x8″ baking dish and use a jiffy cake mix. I’m going to use peach pie filling and melt my butter. I can’t wait to try this new recipe.

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  • I’ve been looking for this recipe… I had one written and lost it… Thanx bunches… By the way you were asked how many cans of peach pie filling was used… Didn’t see answer… Please how many!!!

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    • Oh, thank you, 1 large can. 🙂

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  • mix cake mix as directed or what?

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    • Hi Judy, you just sprinkle the cake mix (the powder) on top of the fruit and dot with butter. Nothing else is needed.

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  • I make this same exact recipe, except I melt the butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave, and slowly drizzle it over the cake mix and then bake it. I find I get too many dry patches of cake mix if I just dot the butter on top.

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    • Great idea Paula! I’m trying that next.

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  • I add walnuts and brown sugar to the top and afterwards pour one can of the peach juice/ or some orange juice over all. Don’t miss the butter or it really changes the outcome. Looks impressive served warm with whipping cream or nuked for 15 seconds when cold. A great cake for the family.

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    • Love that idea!

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  • If using the pie filling, how many cans, etc?
    Sounds like it will be delicious.
    Thanks,
    Stan

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  • I have made this for 50 yrs but
    I add 1/3 cup dry tapioca pudding(red box) in with the peach juices…..and I used a jiffy white cake mix or 1/2 box of white cake mix AT 400 DEGREES TILL LIGHTY BROWN APPOX.
    30 -45 MIN.

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    • that sounds awesome!! I cannot wait to try your version!

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  • Peach cobbler is one of my favorites and this look great and easy. Thanks.

    Re the crock pot version, how long would it cook and is the setting high or low? Just wondering.

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    • I do low to be safe and only about 1-3 hours depending on how big the crock is.

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  • Hi Melinda! Thanks for visiting! Yay! Another crisp fan. I had my first crisp in the sochol cafeteria in about 2nd grade. It was apple. That was that for setting favorite desserts, fruit or otherwise. I’m really happy to know about your terrific blog, too. I like the lemonade pie recipe you have up. I’ll have to try it!Lippy, Why yes, a slump. From what I’ve read, a slump and a grunt are the same thing! (You know I’m always searching out old recipes.) A grunt/slump seems to be a New England spoon pie in which biscuit dough tops fruit that is usually stewed. The whole is steamed, rather than baked. It sounds like slumps are sometimes served upside-down.

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  • This recipe says 2 ts cinnamon but the print out says 2 Ts of cinnamon. which would it be? There were two questions: one persona sked about greasing the baking dish and the other question was whether to make the cake batter or sue it dry.

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    • it’s 2 teaspoons I think it just capitalized it on the print out. You can grease the dish, I always do but it’s not necessary and you do not make the cake batter, just sprinkle the powder on top.

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  • Do you make the cake mix before you pour it over the peaches or just pour the dry cake mix over them? I seem to be the only one who hasn’t seen this before. Sorry

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  • Dp you grease the baking dish?

    Thanks

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  • Did I miss something! (Number of servings) I look forward to your response.

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    • Oh! I had totally forgotten, 8-10 servings and I updated the information in the recipe. Thanks for letting me know!

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  • I add walnuts to the topping for a bit of crunch.

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    • Great idea, Lori!

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  • I wonder if this could be split up into canning jars . Would make nce gifts, using 1/2 pint wide mouth.

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    • That’s a great idea!

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  • What size cans does this recipe use???

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    • 3 cans at 8.5 ounces. Thanks for asking, I’ll go add it to the recipe.

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  • Ah! This is one of my favorite memories from girl's camp…this and the dutch oven chicken/au gratin potatoes. We make both every time we go camping as a family now. YUM.

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  • My friend makes a recipe like this and I've been meaning to try it. Thanks for the encouragement- this looks so yummy!

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  • This is a wonderful old recipe. So many possibilities.

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  • Cant get much easier than that!!! YUM

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  • Peach cobbler is one of my favorite desserts. I have made this recipe in my crockpot before. I have never used pie filling in my cobbler, but now I want to try it. Thanks for the suggestion! I like to try new things.

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    • How do you prepare it for a crock pot ? What size crock pot do you use ? Anxious to try it. Thank you.

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      • You actually just put everything in the crock. Super easy! Sometimes I’ll spray cooking spray int he crock just to keep the edges from sticking too much, but even that I skip. Enjoy!

  • Peach cobbler is one of my favorite desserts. I have made this recipe in my crockpot before. I have never used pie filling in my cobbler, but now I want to try it. Thanks for the suggestion! I like to try new things.

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