Looking for an easy peach cobbler with cake mix to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer? This easy peasy peach cobbler with cake mix is warm and gooey and will be ready in no time!
This easy, southern style peach cobbler with cake mix is made with sweet peaches tossed in cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla and topped with a box of yellow cake mix for a buttery golden cobbler topping.
Why you'll love this recipe
- EASY: Just like our other spring and summer desserts, including our recipe for no bake key lime pie, peanut butter no bake pie recipe, and easy chocolate delight recipe, this delicious peach cobbler uses just a few simple ingredients to make it easy in the kitchen.
- QUICK: This peach cobbler recipe uses a boxed cake mix for the cobbler topping, making the recipe much quicker since you don’t have to make your own!
- LEFTOVERS: Mmmmm…who doesn’t love some dessert leftovers to pick at during the week? This recipe is made in a 9x13 baking dish, so plan for leftovers!
- VERSATILE: While peach and blueberry cobbler recipes are super classic and popular desserts for the summer, they also make for a great dessert any time of the year - especially Christmas!
- VARIETY: Whether you want to make this peach cobbler in the warmer months or cooler months, you can use various peach options. While this recipe uses canned peaches to make things super easy, you can also use frozen peaches or fresh peaches, the choice is yours, and each option is delicious!
- PEACHES: This recipe uses canned peaches, but you can use fresh or frozen too! You will need about 5 cups worth (two 28 oz cans)
- SUGAR: To sweeten up the peaches, this recipe uses ½ cup of granulated/white sugar and ¼ cup of packed brown sugar.
- SPICES: This recipe uses ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg for a warm and comforting flavor.
- CORNSTARCH: 2 tablespoons of corn starch are included to help thicken the juices that come from the peaches and ensure the peach cobbler isn’t runny,
- VANILLA: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract is used for a hint of vanilla flavor.
- SALT: To enhance the flavor of the peach mixture, ¼ teaspoon of salt is needed.
- BOXED CAKE MIX: For an easy cobbler topping, this recipe uses 1 yellow/golden boxed cake mix (432 grams/15.25 oz), and a white cake mix works too, if you prefer that!
- BUTTER: Butter pieces are layered over the cake mix to help the cobbler topping come together. You will need ½ cup worth.
- MIXING BOWL: One medium-sized mixing bowl for the peach mixture.
- CAN OPENER: For opening the canned peaches.
- STRAINER/COLANDER: For straining the peach juice that comes in the can.
- 9X13 BAKING DISH: For baking the peach cobbler.
- MEASURING SPOONS AND CUPS: For measuring and adding the ingredients.
- Prepare: Preheat the oven to 350° F or 177° C and spread 1 tablespoon of melted butter on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish (you can use a basting/pastry brush to do this if you have one).
- Combine: Mix the peach layer ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and add the mixture to the baking dish. Evenly sprinkle the cake mix over the peach layer.
- Top: Distribute the sliced butter pieces on top of the cake mix layer.
- Bake: Bake uncovered on the middle rack for 45-55 minutes until most of the cake mix powder has dissolved and the cobbler is golden with bubbling edges from the peaches.
- Serve: Allow the cobbler to rest and thicken for 10-15 minutes after baking and before serving. Top with vanilla ice cream as desired.
- Drain the peach juice. There's a lot of liquid in canned peaches, so don’t forget to drain the peach juice to avoid a runny cobbler!
- Rinse the peaches. This will remove the juice flavour that peaches are normally canned with and give you more control over the flavors that come from the ingredients in this recipe.
- Remove the undissolved cake mix. After baking, you might notice a few areas of cake mix powder haven't quite dissolved. This is normal! Some people will leave this as is, but you can also add a little water to these areas using a small spoon to allow the cake mix powder to dissolve.
- Give the cobbler time to rest. I know it's hard to resist, but after baking and before serving, give the peach cobbler time to rest for a few minutes. This will give it time to stop bubbling, thicken, and be easier to serve! No one likes a runny cobbler!
Peach cobbler needs time to rest before cutting into it. The resting period gives it time to thicken.
Yes, don’t skip this step! It's hard to resist, but it's worth the wait! You should wait at least 10-15 minutes before digging in.
You can add a couple of tablespoons of flour or cornstarch to the fruit mixture, and you should also let the cobbler rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.
It should be on the thicker side; nobody likes a runny cobbler!
Yes, it should be covered with plastic wrap or tin foil and refrigerated after the first day of baking it.
It can sit out for a few hours but should be refrigerated thereafter.
Once the topping is browned, most of the cake mix has dissolved, and the edges are bubbling, this peach cobbler is ready! It should take about 45-55 minutes.
- Berries: Try using berries like in our old fashioned blueberry cobbler recipe. You can use fresh, frozen or canned raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, or a combination of all three! The tartness of the berries pairs really well with the sweet cobbler topping.
- Apples: Think apple pie! Thinly slice some granny smith apples as the base for your cobbler instead of peaches.
- Pears: Unique right? The mild sweetness of pears goes really well with the warm spices of cinnamon and nutmeg in this recipe.