In this easy Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix, juicy peaches are tossed in 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
  • 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 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.

FAQ

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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Easy Peach Cobbler

4.23 from 36 votes
Servings: 9
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Description

In this easy Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix, juicy peaches are tossed in 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 9×13-inch baking dish.
    8 Peaches, 2 Tablespoons Butter, 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 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.
    1 Box Yellow Cake Mix, 14 Tablespoons Butter
  • 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

Serving: 1cupCalories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 597mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 3gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 1057IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 138mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American

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