Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix is a delicious and easy baking hack you didn’t know you needed. It can be made with frozen, fresh, or canned peaches for an easy and budget-friendly dessert for busy weeknights or last-minute guests all year round.
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Easy peach cobbler with cake mix
Traditional Peach cobbler from scratch is one of my favorite things to make whenever I can get my hands on some fresh, juicy Southern peaches. That cookie crumble topping can’t be beaten! It’s such a delicious dessert.
But sometimes I get that summertime craving when there is not a single fresh peach around and I had to find a way to quell my hankering.
The answer? Frozen and canned peaches. Yep, both can be used to make this easy dessert recipe.
This delicious peach cobbler is made with cake mix and canned or frozen peaches (or fresh ripe peaches if you can find ‘em!) and it is everything I love about peach cobbler and more.
Why you’ll love this cake mix peach cobbler recipe
You could call this “lazy peach cobbler” because it is one of the easiest desserts to make. It’s a simple peach cobbler recipe that the whole family will love. You can keep it as one of those back pocket easy recipes that’s tastes like it took a while, but was really easy to throw together.
- This cobbler is so easy! Frozen peaches and cake mix are the ultimate peach cobbler hack.
- It’s made with simple ingredients that are pantry staples you can find at any grocery store.
- It’s budget-friendly so it’s easy on the wallet, too.
- Because it can be made with fresh, frozen, or canned peaches, you can serve this dessert year-round.
- It makes the perfect dessert paired with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on a weeknight meal or with last-minute guests.
The best part about this delicious cobbler recipe is that it tastes just like the from-scratch ones you know and love. No one has to know it uses cake mix or store-bought peaches!
Ingredients you’ll need for cake mix cobbler
Here’s what you’ll need to snag at the grocery store to make this recipe:
- frozen peaches – You can also used canned or fresh (see the notes below for tips).
- brown sugar – Light brown and dark brown sugar will both work.
- cornstarch – This is different from cornmeal. It helps to make your peach filling less runny.
- ground cinnamon – Check your spices occasionally to make sure they’re not expired!
- white cake mix – Yellow cake mix can be used as well.
- salted butter – If you use unsalted butter, you will want to add a pinch of salt into the cake mix.
I love using white or yellow cake mix, but you can also use spice cake mix or butter pecan cake mix. Have fun with this or keep it traditional.
If you want a crumble-style topping, you can add oats to the cake mix. Add about 3/4 cup.
And if you like things really crunchy, you can add some nuts like chopped pecans or walnuts. I’d start with about 1/4 cup and go from there.
And don’t forget to pick up some whipped topping or heavy cream to make homemade whipped cream! Vanilla ice cream is a great choice too.
Fresh vs. frozen vs. canned peaches
You are welcome to use fresh, frozen, or canned peaches in this easy peach cobbler recipe. You have options when it’s not peach season and you aren’t able to get fresh, juicy peaches.
Frozen peaches: I prefer using frozen peaches for this. (I almost always have them on hand for peach smoothies, anyway.) You’ll want to thaw them first.
Fresh peaches: Be sure to cut them into even slices. You can peel them or not, but be sure to move the pit! If you do peel them, try this fruit & vegetable peeler — it’s magic. Fresh peach slices really take this up a notch!
How to make peach cobbler with frozen peaches
First, go ahead and thaw your peaches. Here’s a great tutorial on thawing frozen fruit with a few different methods.
Then, preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9×13-inch baking or casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
Get out a mixing bowl and add the peaches, ¼ cup of brown sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon to a mixing bowl and stir until fully combined. (Add a pinch of salt here if you’re using unsalted butter on top.)
Then pour the peach mixture right into the baking dish and spread it around evenly with the back of a spoon or a spatula.
Cut the corner off the bag of cake mix and sprinkle it evenly over the top of the peaches.
Next, sprinkle the cake mix with the remaining ¼ cup of brown sugar.
Almost done! The last step is to evenly place 24 pieces of butter on top of the dry cake mix. The melted butter combines with the cake mix to make the topping so it’s important that it’s evenly spaced.
Bake for 45 minutes, until it’s perfectly golden and bubbling. It’s going to smell so good!
Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve warm with a big scoop of ice cream.
Peach cobbler with canned peaches and cake mix
You can make cake mix peach cobbler with canned peaches instead of frozen ones! This recipe is great to use when you have a can of peaches in the pantry you need to use up.
Make sure to take your canned peaches and drain them completely, then you can proceed with the recipe as normal. You’ll want to drain out all of the extra peach juice or heavy syrup from the cans of peaches so it doesn’t make the cobbler soggy.
If you like, you can also leave in some of the juice from the can, but if you do that you should omit the cornstarch.
Tips and tricks for peach cobbler dump cake
Mix up the cake mix with other flavors. Try yellow cake mix, spiced cake mix, or butter pecan cake mix.
Give the topping some extra texture by adding oats or nuts on top. (See the Ingredients section for amounts.)
If you find a little dry spot in the top of your cobbler before it’s done, take the end of a butter knife or spatula and gently spread some of the wet batter over to the dry spot and allow it to finish baking.
You can even try this recipe with fresh berries or sliced apples! You’ll simply need about 2 lbs. of fruit. Cherry pie filling is also a great alternative.
How to reheat peach cobbler
You can warm individual servings of peach cobbler in microwave-safe bowls in the microwave in 20-second increments until warmed through.
If you want to warm the whole baking dish, warm it at 200°F for 15-20 minutes.
How to store peach cobbler
To store leftovers, cover peach cobbler with plastic wrap then place it in the fridge. Enjoy within one week.
You can also store individual servings in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
You can even freeze peach cobbler. Once it has completely cooled, simply cut servings and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Flash freeze for 1-2 hours, then transfer the servings to a freezer-safe ziptop bag. Enjoy within 3 months for the freshest taste. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then warm up in the microwave as described above.
How to serve peach cobbler
Peach Cobbler is so good on its own, but it’s also delicious with a scoop of ice cream. Homemade is great if you feel up to making it!
Try one of these flavors:
- vanilla ice cream: A classic!
- peach ice cream: If you want things extra peachy!
- raspberry sorbet: The best combo and a great dairy-free option.
- cinnamon ice cream: A little spice is nice.
- s’mores ice cream: For when you are really craving some summertime!
A dollop (or three) of whipped cream or whipped topping is also wonderful on top of a homemade peach cobbler.
FAQ for this easy cake mix peach cobbler
Can you freeze peach cobbler?
Yes, peach cobbler can be frozen. Once it has completely cooled, simply cut servings and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Flash freeze for 1-2 hours, then transfer the servings to a freezer-safe ziptop bag. Enjoy within 3 months for the freshest taste. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then warm up in the microwave in 20-second increments until heated through.
Can you use a yellow cake mix instead of white cake mix?
Yes, you can. In recipes that call for white cake mix, yellow cake mix is a fine substitute. However, yellow cake mix may change the color of the final result.
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Peach Cake Mix Cobbler
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray and set it aside.
- Add the peaches, 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon to a mixing bowl and stir until fully combined.
- Add the peach mixture to the baking dish.
- Sprinkle the peaches evenly with the cake mix.
- Sprinkle the top of the cake mix with the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar.
- Evenly place the pieces of butter on top of the cake mix. Leaving space between them.
- Bake for 45 minutes, until it’s golden and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.
- If you find a little dry spot in the top of your cobbler before it’s done, take the end of a butter knife and gently mix the wet area over to the dry spot and allow it to finish baking.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.