Making Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix is one of the easiest dessert recipes you'll ever make and SO delicious!! Fresh juicy peaches, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, butter, brown sugar and boxed yellow cake mix baked together until bubbly perfection.
When I found out I could use cake mix for the cobbler topping, it was a game changer. This peach cobbler recipe is one of my go-to comfort food recipes.
Top this peach cobbler dump cake off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Add some store bought or homemade caramel sauce to the scoop of ice cream and it's heaven. I could eat this entire peach cobbler with cake mix recipe to myself!
If you're on a massive peach desserts kick every peach season like I am and love cobbler recipes then you'll want to check out this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake too! Caramelized peachy goodness, tender cake and caramel sauce.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
It may not be traditional peach cobbler, but there are many reasons to love this peach cobbler with cake mix recipe and here are my top few:
- Easy - This may be one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make. This simple dessert is made with pantry staples. Mix a few spices with peaches and sugar. Top with boxed yellow cake mix and butter then bake.
- Summer - Fruit desserts are the best part of summer! This peach cobbler recipe tastes like summer. Fresh juicy peaches with light spices, it's the perfect dessert.
- Parties - This peach recipe is great to take to parties, backyard BBQ's, potlucks or just to use up all the peaches this summer and have a weekend dessert. This easy cake mix peach cobbler is a recipe the whole family will love!
Ingredients for this simple peach cobbler recipe can be found at your local grocery store.
- Peaches - I prefer fresh fruit but canned peaches in juice or frozen peaches can be used as well.
- Brown Sugar - Brown sugar has a molasses taste that goes perfectly with the peaches and when sprinkled on top of the cobbler, makes nice crispy brown bits.
- Granulated Sugar - A bit of regular sugar mixed in for sweetness.
- Corn Starch - I add a little corn starch to make sure the peach cobbler with cake mix isn't too runny.
- Vanilla Extract - Pure vanilla extract is best.
- Cinnamon - Use a good cinnamon. I love The Spice House cinnamon.
- Cardamom - Cardamom is a great flavor to pair with peaches.
- Nutmeg - A hint of nutmeg goes a long way.
- Kosher Salt - Salt helps bring out the flavor of all the ingredients.
- Boxed Cake Mix - I use a box of yellow cake mix but you could use a boxed white cake mix too. Betty Crocker yellow cake mix is my go to.
- Butter - Unsalted butter so that way you can control the salt level.
- Lemon Juice - This helps balance the sweetness.
How To Make Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix
Get ready to make the easiest dessert ever. Peach cobbler with cake mix can be thrown together in under 10 minutes.
- Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F then spray the baking pan with cooking spray. Cut peaches and add to a large mixing bowl.
- Step 2: Mix sugars, corn starch, vanilla, spices, salt and lemon juice with peaches until fully coated.
- Step 3: Dump peach mixture into a 13x9 pan or casserole dish then sprinkle cake mix evenly over the top of the peaches. Add pats of butter all over the top of the peach dump cake. Bake 50-55 minutes in preheated oven until the top of the cake mix is golden brown and bubbly perfection. Let cool 15-20 minutes, scoop into bowls with a serving spoon then top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Just like that you have a delicious cobbler. This easy dessert recipe is best served warm or room temperature.
Variations & Substitutions
- Boxed Cake Mix - I use yellow boxed cake mix for this peach cobbler with cake mix recipe, but you can also use white cake mix or even spice cake mix. Any box of cake mix will work.
- Peaches - I prefer fresh ripe peaches but you can also try this cake mix peach cobbler recipe made with canned peaches in juice, not syrup. Frozen peaches or pie filling may be substituted also. Let's be honest, you can't go wrong having cake with peaches of any kind.
- Add Nuts - Pecans are a great addition to this easy peach cobbler recipe. Adding nuts reminds me of a dump cake my grandma used to make.
- Fruit - Make this cake mix cobbler with other fruits like apples, pears, cherry pie filling or blueberries.
- Leave the skins on if you're using fresh peaches. It saves time, adds color and makes this easy recipe even easier.
- Let the peach cobbler cool for 15 minutes before serving. It's piping hot out of the oven.
- Check this easy peach cobbler recipe after about 40 minutes in the oven. If it still has dry spots, remove the cobbler from the oven, then use a spoon to get some of the melted butter out of the cobbler and pour it over the dry spots. Place baking dish back in the oven and continue as directed.
- I'm partial to fresh ripe peaches for this recipe but you can use canned peaches in juice or frozen peaches as well. Cans of peaches in heavy syrup don't work as well as peaches in peach juice.
- Top each serving with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, butter pecan ice cream or whipped cream!
Frequently Asked Questions
Cobbler and Dump Cake are very similar. Traditionally, cobbler is made of a fruit filling with a biscuit, pie crust or batter topping that has been homemade and mixed together. A wet topping or dough topping. A dump cake is generally made with fruit but has a dry topping that has literally been "dumped" on top of it. Dump cake is a bit more gooey. Peach cobbler dump cake and peach cobbler with cake mix are essentially the same thing.
Yes, you can use canned peaches for this peach cobbler with cake mix recipe. I prefer fresh ripe peaches myself but if you're in a pinch or feeling lazy you could use canned peaches in juice.
Yes, you can freeze peach cobbler with cake mix in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks. Thaw it overnight in the fridge then heat in the oven at 350°F until warm and bubbly or in the microwave.
No, you don't need to peel the fresh peaches for this cobbler recipe. They add flavor, texture and color.
I use a bit of cornstarch to make sure this easy peach cobbler recipe isn't too runny. The dry cake mix soaks up the juices too, so it makes for a gooey peach dump cake.
Peach Cobbler With Cake Mix
- 1 sharp chef knife
- 1 cutting board
- 1 13x9 baking dish
- 1 large mixing bowl
Peach Cobbler w/Cake Mix Ingredients
- 8 ripe peaches sliced
- ¾ cup brown sugar divided
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoon corn starch
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ tsp cardamom
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 12 tablespoon unsalted butter
Mixing The Filling
- Preheat oven to 350°F then spray a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
- In a large mixing bowl, toss peaches, ½ cup of brown sugar, granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cardamom and lemon until thoroughly mixed. Let sit 20 minutes then pour peaches into baking dish, making sure to get all the juice along with them
Topping The Cobbler
- Evenly sprinkle yellow cake mix over the top of the peaches. Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup brown sugar over the top of the cake mix then add squares of butter evenly over the top
- Bake 50-55 minutes until bubbling and golden brown. Let cool slightly then serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream