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! 
a metal bowl with fresh, juicy peach cobbler and a dollop of whipped cream

It truly couldn’t get any more simple than this for a dessert, easy peach cobbler. My family grew up on this cobbler, though we usually had it in a dutch oven.

It works either way.

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


There’s a difference between eating peaches and peaches that are better for baking. You see, eating peaches often have a pit that is difficult to remove, while a baking peach has a pit that comes out. 


a metal bowl with fresh, juicy peach cobbler and a dollop of whipped cream all on a blue napkin


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 but there’s a gazillion varieties.

Here’s a comprehensive list if you need help.


a metal bowl with fresh, juicy peach cobbler and a dollop of whipped cream all on a blue napkin

How Do You 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 underripe peach.


a metal bowl with fresh, juicy peach cobbler and a dollop of whipped cream all on a blue napkin

Are Peaches Healthy?

Peaches are low in calories, and contain no saturated fats.

Peaches are a good source for vitamins E and K, niacin, folate, iron, choline, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and copper.


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.


Easy Peach Cobbler

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Easy Peach Cobbler

an easy peach cobbler full of fall flavors and that delicious topping. But the best part is, it's semi-homemade!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cobbler, dessert, peaches
Servings: 9
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 8 Peaches Peeled, and sliced (see note)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Box White or Yellow Cake Mix I use white
  • 1 Stick of butter 1/2 cup is the equivalent


  • Heat oven to 350
  • Add the peaches into a bowl along with the butter, cinnamon, sugar and cornstarch. Fold to combine.
  • Sprinkle cake mix over the peaches and chop the butter then sprinkle over the cake.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly


This tastes even better baked in a dutch oven over 8 coals, with 6 coals on top. Perfect for camping!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.7g | Protein: 2.1g | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 25.9g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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39 comments on “Easy Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!!

  5. mix cake mix as directed or what?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

    • 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.

  13. 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

  14. Dp you grease the baking dish?


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

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

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

  18. What size cans does this recipe use???

  19. 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.

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

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

  22. Cant get much easier than that!!! YUM

  23. 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.

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

      • 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!

  24. 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.