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Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

When I find myself craving a simple dessert, I always turn to this peach cobbler with cake mix recipe.

While cobbler can be made with any kind of fruit filling, there’s something about peaches that’s impossible to resist!

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Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream

Chances are you already have the four ingredients needed, and I know you can spare 10 minutes to throw it together!

Psst! Nobody has to know just how crazy easy it is to make! I won’t tell if you don’t. 

Serve it up with a big scoop of ice cream and enjoy.

Peach Cobbler With Cake Mix

This truly is one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make. 

It starts with a can of peaches – juices included!

When biting into a peach, you usually don’t want it to be too soft, but the more delicate texture you typically find in canned peaches is perfect for this dessert. 

It’s going to get baked, after all. 

The cake mix already contains most of the ingredients needed for a cobbler topping – flour, sugar, and a rising agent. It saves you from having to scale everything out.

And you don’t even have to mix it in. 

It gets sprinkled over the top of the peaches and juice and dotted with butter and cinnamon.

As it all bakes, the moisture will soak up to create the perfect cobbler topping. 


This is essentially a dump cake, and as mentioned above, you can change out the fruit filling.

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You can even change the cake mix, but I would suggest sticking to a yellow or vanilla option unless you go for cherry pie filling and a chocolate cake mix.

  • Canned peaches – Unlike with other recipes, you’ll want all that fantastic juice from the can to help make the topping. 
  • Yellow cake mix – Any white, yellow, or vanilla cake mix will do the trick here. Or you could try something fun and use Funfetti!
  • Butter – Butter is needed in almost all decent baking, and usually unsalted works best.
  • Cinnamon – I always add cinnamon to my cobbler and pies, but you can leave it out if you prefer.

Tips for the Cobbler

I know I said that it’s insanely easy to make this recipe, and it is! But there are a couple of tips and tricks to be sure it’s perfect every time. 

  • As mentioned above, you ideally want to use a yellow, white, or vanilla cake mix.
  • Alternatively, you can try this Bisquick peach cobbler recipe for something equally as straightforward and delicious.
  • Don’t drain the syrup! Put the whole can in the baking dish, juices, and fruit together. 
  • Be sure to get peaches in a heavy syrup, so that the cobbler doesn’t end up runny.
  • Slice the butter and lay it evenly across the top of the cake mix so that it can melt into the whole dish.
  • Try sprinkling with some brown sugar for an extra sweet and crunchy top.
  • You’ll know the cobbler is ready when the juices are bubbling up the sides and the topping is lovely and golden. 
  • Another way to check that it’s done is to insert a thermometer to the thickest part – it should be 200° Fahrenheit.
  • I know it seems strange, but do not stir the mixture! The magic happens in the oven. Have faith!
  • You can change out the fruit filling easily by using a can of pie filling instead. 
  • In fact, I’ve tried a blueberry pie filling, and I think a lemon cake mix would be the perfect pairing.
  • Or how about scrumptious baked apples with lots of cinnamon and brown sugar over the top?
  • If you want to use fresh fruit, try sprinkling it with sugar and leaving it to macerate for half an hour to release the juices. 
  • Adding some chopped nuts – especially pecans – to the top adds a great crunch.
  • It’s excellent with a scoop of ice cream, but I also love a good drizzling of this vanilla sauce.
Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream on Plate

What Makes Cobbler and Crisp Different?

Peach cobbler and peach crisp are equally as delicious. They both incorporate a healthy helping of sweet peaches with a warm crunchy topping and usually a touch of cinnamon. 

The main difference between the two is the topping.

Cobbler has a softer, biscuit-like topping that can be poured over like a batter or dotted on top in lumps of wet dough.

A crisp, on the other hand, typically incorporated oats into the flour and butter dough.

It’s more of cookie dough than a biscuit batter and will result in a much crunchier topping. 

Some crisp recipes even include chopped nuts into the topping for added flavor. 

I’m a huge fan of apple crisp, but recently I’ve gotten into rhubarb and strawberry!

Not only are they gorgeously vibrant, but they’re also such a fresh take on a classic.  

How Do You Know if the Cobbler is Done?

My nana always used to say that if you can smell the bake, it’s done. And I’ve honestly trusted my nose my whole life!

But that doesn’t always work, and maybe it’s not super accurate.

As mentioned before, you’ll see the juices bubbling up at the sides, and that’s a great indicator that the dish is ready to go. 

You’ll also want the topping to be golden all over.

If in doubt, you’re looking for 200°Fahrenheit right in the middle. 

Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix



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  • 2 (16 ounce) cans peaches in heavy syrup

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground cinnamon, or to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Spray the 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray, or lightly grease with butter.
  • Pour the peaches and syrup into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the peaches, evenly coating from one end to the other and all the way to the sides.
  • Press down firmly on the cake mix to allow it to begin to absorb the peach juices.
  • Slice the butter and cover the top of the cake mix with an even layer.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon, if using.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until the juices are bubbling and the top is golden.
Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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