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Juicy peaches are topped with a buttery topping and baked for an easy, delicious Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix dessert! This recipe can be made with canned peaches or fresh peaches – scrumptious either way!!

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White bowl with peach cobbler and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • It is one of the easiest desserts out there!!
  • It use pantry staples that you likely already have on hand!
  • You can use canned peaches or fresh peaches (perfect for when it’s peach season!!)
  • The end result is simply delicious and an easy family favorite!
Ingredients needed to make a Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix:  Canned peaches, melted butter, dry cake mix, corn starch and cinnamon.

Ingredients Needed (Amounts in Recipe Card Below)

  • Dry Cake Mix – A box of yellow cake mix is my preference, but you could also use vanilla or white cake mix.  If you like lots of flavor, a spice cake mix would be fun too!
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted butter will work in this recipe.
  • Peaches – You can use canned OR fresh peaches in this recipe.  More info on that below!
  • Cornstarch – This is used to thicken the peach syrup for the perfect texture!
  • Cinnamon – Though it’s not totally necessary, I love the added flavor of the cinnamon!

How to Make Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

As I mentioned above, I just love how easy this recipe is!!  I almost called it a peach dump cake, but there are a couple steps that made it feel more like a delicious cobbler!

The mixture for the top of a dump cake - a combination of cake mix and melted butter in a clear bowl.

First, you’ll combine the dry cake mix and the melted butter.  There are lots of dump cake recipes that just have you sprinkle the cake mix over the fruit then slice the butter and lay it over the cake mix, but I find that it works best to just combine them (you don’t end up with any dry spots!).

Canned peaches in a baking dish.

Next, you’ll dump the peaches (half drained, half undrained) into your baking dish.

​Sprinkle the cornstarch and cinnamon on top of the peaches and stir until well-combined.

Then you’ll sprinkle the cake mix mixture over the fruit filling. You can sprinkle some coarse sugar on top of the cake mix for a little sparkle if you’d like!

A peach dump cake ready to go into the oven.

Now it’s time to bake!  I recommend taking a look at the cobbler after 40 minutes in the oven, though it’ll probably need a little more time.  When the top is golden brown and the edges are super bubbly, it’s ready to take out.

​Lastly (and probably the hardest step!) is letting it cool for 10 minutes.  Though it may seem unnecessary, I highly recommend letting the cobbler cool so the fruit has some time to set up a bit before serving.

A peach cobbler baked until golden brown and ready to enjoy.

Can I Make this Peach Cobbler with Fresh Peaches?

Yes!!!  Instead of using cans of peaches, you can use ripe peaches instead.  Here’s how:

  1. Peel and slice enough peaches to give you 4 1/2 cups of fresh fruit.
  2. Add the peaches to a large bowl and stir in 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of corn starch and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.  Once it’s combined, pour into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  3. In another bowl, combine the cake mix and melted butter.
  4. Sprinkle it on top of the peaches.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Peach cobbler on a white plate with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I halve the recipe?

Absolutely.  Simply use half of a cake mix (about 1 2/3 cup), 4 tablespoons melted butter, two cans of peaches (one can of peaches drained, one undrained), 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. You’ll bake it in an 8×8 or 9×9 inch casserole dish for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.  Use the other half of the cake mix next time! 🙂

Can I make a Gluten Free Peach Cobbler?

Yes!!  Grab your favorite brand of gluten free cake mix and that simple swap will make the recipe gluten free!

How should I serve Peach Cobbler?

I like to serve this peach dessert warm and top the individual servings with a scoop of ice cream!

How should I store leftover Peach Cobbler?

Let the leftover cobbler come to room temperature then cover with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container.  Refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.  The next time you’re ready to enjoy the cobbler, warm it in the microwave and enjoy!

A white bowl filled with peach cobbler with cake mix and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a dusting of cinnamon.

Other Easy Cobblers & Dump Cakes I Love!

Chocolate Cobbler – One of the most loved recipes on my site!!

Peach Cobbler – Not quite as easy as this one, but I love it just the same!

Blueberry Dump Cake – A super easy dessert the whole family will love!

Cherry Berry Cobbler – This one has cherry pie filling and fresh berries – yum!

Rhubarb Dump Cake – Perfect for rhubarb season!!

A spoon with a scoop of peach cobbler and a little ice cream being held over a bowl of peach cobbler.
White bowl with peach cobbler and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
4 from 1 vote

Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
12 servings
Juicy peaches are topped with a buttery topping and baked for an easy, delicious Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix dessert! This recipe can be made with canned peaches or fresh peaches – scrumptious either way!!

Equipment

  • One 9×13-inch baking dish

Ingredients
 

Topping

  • One box yellow cake mix
  • 7 tablespoons butter melted

Peach Filling

  • Two 15.25 ounce cans sliced peaches in light or heavy syrup drained
  • Two 15.25 ounce cans sliced peaches in heavy syrup do NOT drain
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Combine the cake mix and melted butter in a mixing bowl; set aside.
    One box yellow cake mix, 7 tablespoons butter
  • Pour the peaches* (half are drained, half with syrup) into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
    Two 15.25 ounce cans sliced peaches in light or heavy syrup, Two 15.25 ounce cans sliced peaches in heavy syrup, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch and cinnamon over the peaches and stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix and butter mixture over the peaches.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the top is beginning to brown.
  • Let set for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve warm with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

Notes

To use FRESH peaches:  In a large bowl combine 4 1/2 cups (32 ounces) of fresh peaches, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons cornstarch.  Pour into the bottom of the baking dish.  Top with cake mix/butter mixture and bake!
Nutrition:  These nutrition stats were calculated with canned peaches as recipe states.

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 10.6g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 17.9mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 673IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 52.5mg | Iron: 0.2mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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2 Comments

  1. Susan Beard says:

    Your cobbler recipe was very easy with different options and came out delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  2. 4 stars
    Could of been a 5 star with original canned fruit but I used fresh peaches. I used 6 peaches that I scalded to remove skin. I used a bowl to collect juice from the fruit as I sliced them up. The fresh juice almost equaled recommended 1/2 cups water. Added a little more and followed the recipe:: Genius mixing melted butter with mix. Made me dance around my kitchen.:: Only 4 stars because I needed twice as many fresh peaches than I used. I ALMOST dumped some cherry filling I had on hand, but by gum. 😉 I wanted local peaches only.
    So, yes, genius dump cake crumple mix but need to tweak fresh peaches ratio. Also, did half tsp cinnamon, half tsp ginger and a big pinch of cardamom.