Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix Recipe

Pinterest
Facebook

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See my disclosure policy for details.

This peach cobbler with cake mix is ultra quick and easy to prepare! You only need a few pantry staple ingredients to make this delicious dessert recipe.

Peach Cobbler With Cake Mix

This peach cobbler with canned peaches and cake mix is seriously the easiest dessert to prepare! It literally will take you less than 10 minutes to assemble, and it will be on the table less than an hour from start to finish.

I love how little effort it takes to enjoy this delicious, warm, ooey gooey cobbler. This is definitely a great last minute dessert!

It has a crunchy caramelized topping, and a perfectly thickened sauce with hints of cinnamon. The cake mix doesn’t really create a cake texture, but it does add this awesome flavor that absorbs some of the peach juice.

I definitely recommend serving this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or some whipped topping. They all truly take it to the next level.

If you don’t have cake mix but happen to have some Bisquick on hand, try making our popular Bisquick Peach Cobbler recipe! Either way, it’s a perfect budget recipe.

Ingredients

Canned Peaches: I used sliced peaches canned in light syrup. I think peaches in light syrup are perfectly sweet for this recipe.

You can use peaches canned in either juice or heavy syrup though, it’s all totally dependent on how sweet you like your cobbler. Peaches canned in juice will be less sweet, and peaches canned in heavy syrup will be sweeter.

Cornstarch: Cornstarch is the perfect thickener for cobbler. It takes the liquid from the fruit and turns it into a velvety smooth sauce.

It’s important to make sure the cobbler is cooked long enough that the fruit filling is bubbling from the heat, otherwise the cornstarch won’t have a chance to thicken the sauce properly.

Cinnamon: Adding just a little bit of ground cinnamon adds a lovely layer of warmth and fragrance to this dessert.

If you prefer a brighter flavor instead of a warmer flavor, try omitting the cinnamon and adding some freshly squeezed lemon juice instead.

Cake Mix: Yellow cake mix is the way to go for this dump and bake cobbler recipe. It’s denser with a more custard-like flavor than white cake mix is, which is perfect for a summer comfort food dessert like cobbler.

Brown Sugar: Light brown sugar adds a deeper and warmer flavor thanks to the molasses. That flavor pairs perfectly with stone fruits, so it’s wonderful in this peach cobbler.

Butter: I opted for salted butter, but feel free to use unsalted if you prefer. I like the combination of a little salty with the sweet in my baked fruit desserts.

As this cobbler bakes, the little pats of butter melt and perfectly moisten the cake mix so that it turns into the best crumble topping. It’s so much easier than having to make a cobbler topping from scratch.

The trick is to make sure to cut the butter into small pieces, and then evenly space the pieces across the cake mix. If you don’t evenly space the butter, you’ll end up with dry patches of cake mix.

The labeled ingredients for peach cobbler with cake mix.

How To Make Peach Cobbler With Cake Mix

Start by preheating the oven and greasing your casserole dish. Add two cans of peaches to the prepared casserole dish (including the juices), and just the peaches (without the juices) from the third can. Sprinkle the cornstarch and cinnamon on top, then stir to combine. (See the recipe card below for the full printable instructions.)

Mixing sliced peaches with cornstarch and ground cinnamon.

Sprinkle the cake mix over the peaches, then use your hands to evenly spread the cake mix out.

Spreading yellow cake mix over top of sliced peaches in a casserole dish.

Sprinkle the brown sugar over the cake mix, then evenly place the pieces of butter across the top of the cobbler. Bake in the preheated oven until the top of the cobbler is bubbling and golden brown. See the recipe card below for the full written instructions, including ingredient amounts, cooking times, and helpful tips, etc.

Sprinkling brown sugar and butter pieces on top of the cake mix, then baking until golden brown.

What Is The Difference Between Dump Cake And Cobbler?

This recipe could really be called either a dump cake or a cobbler.

A dump cake is made with cake mix by adding the ingredients directly to the baking dish without mixing the ingredients first.

A cobbler is typically made with a layer of fruit topped with a pie or biscuit layer.

This dessert combines the two by having a layer of peaches on the bottom topped with a layer of cake mix on top.

A serving of peach cobbler on a plate, next to the whole cobbler in a baking dish.

What Can I Use To Thicken My Peach Cobbler?

Cornstarch is the best thickener to use in peach cobbler. When the cornstarch mixes with the juices in the oven, the heat activates the cornstarch so that it thickens the fruit juice into a beautiful sauce.

The best peach cobbler with cake mix served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Do Peaches Need To Be Soft For Cobbler?

Generally, if you use harder peaches in a peach cobbler, you’ll need to bake the cobbler for longer and add additional sugar to make up for the lack of sweetness in the fruit.

Since we’re using canned peaches, you don’t need to worry about how ripe or unripe the peaches are for this recipe. I also love using canned peaches here because it means you can enjoy this dish year round!

An overhead image of cake mix peach cobbler on a plate.

Keep In Touch

I’d love to hear what you thought of this recipe in the comments or on Instagram! @KeyToMyLime #KeyToMyLime

Pin this recipe for later!

A Pinterest pin image of cake mix peach cobbler, with two pictures of the cobbler, and title text at the top.

Dessert Recipes

If you like this recipe, be sure to check out all of our dessert recipes! Some reader favorite baked fruit desserts are:

Yield: 10 servings

BEST Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix Recipe

The best peach cobbler with cake mix recipe.

This peach cobbler with cake mix is ultra quick and easy to prepare! You only need a few pantry staple ingredients to make this delicious dessert recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans sliced peaches (see notes)*
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons butter (sliced)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C) and lightly grease a 9x13 casserole dish. 
  2. Dump 2 cans of the peaches with the syrup into the prepared casserole dish. Add only the peaches from the third can (I used a fork to remove the peaches from the can to leave most of the syrup behind). 
  3. Sprinkle the cornstarch and cinnamon over the peaches. Mix until combined.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the cake mix over the peaches, then use your hands to spread it out evenly (making sure the center and edges have about the same amount of cake mix).
  5. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the cake mix. Spread the butter slices evenly over the brown sugar.**
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is bubbly and golden brown (about 40 minutes).
  7. Remove the cobbler from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Notes

*I prefer the taste of the peach slices canned in light syrup, but you can use peaches canned in juice or heavy syrup, too. It all depends on your taste preference and how sweet you want it to be.

**It’s very important to evenly spread the butter out, so small pieces work best. It takes a little more time to spread them out completely evenly, but if you don’t you’ll end up with dry patches.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1/10

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 15.6gCarbohydrates: 64.5gFiber: 1.8gSugar: 45.7gProtein: 1.7g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

Tag @KeyToMyLime on Instagram so we can see your delicious meal!

You’ll love this easy cake mix peach cobbler! Peach cobbler dump cake is made with cake mix and canned peaches. It’s so delicious and ready in no time! Even though it’s so easy to make, this peach cobbler really does taste like an old fashioned Southern peach cobbler!

The best peach cobbler with cake mix recipe.

15 thoughts on “Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix Recipe”

  1. This is a quick and very tasty dessert. I enjoy an alternative way of making something good and delicious. I’ve tried this with can apples as well, my next fruit is blueberries 😋

    Reply
  2. I’ve been making this dump cake for 3 decades but never tried the cornstarch method. Fabulous upgrade!! And I’ve discovered if I use my KitchenAid handheld cheese slicer to slice a slightly chilled brick of butter it works perfectly for the top.

    Reply
    • Hi John, So glad to hear you enjoyed this peach cobbler so much! Great to hear that the recipe still works well with additional butter. -Alexa

      Reply
    • Hi Sheneka, If it’s not sweet enough, I think it probably has to do with the canned peaches that you used. I used peaches canned in light syrup because that’s the sweetness level I like, but if you use peaches canned in juice it will be less sweet. Hope that helps! -Alexa

      Reply
    • Hi Ruth, Yes, flour can be used instead of cornstarch. You’ll need to use twice as much flour, and it isn’t as fast-acting and it won’t have the same clear and glossy look. It will work and it will still taste good though. Hope that helps! -Alexa

      Reply
    • Hi Monique, Cobblers taste best when they’re freshly baked, but it can be made ahead and reheated. You could also assemble it, then store the assembled and covered cobbler in the fridge, then remove the covering and bake it just before serving (just be sure to let it sit out while your oven preheats if you’re baking it in a glass baking dish so that the glass comes to room temperature before going in the oven). Hope that helps! -Alexa

      Reply

Leave a Comment

Skip to Recipe