Simple peach cobbler recipe made using cake mix! Quick to make and just a handful of ingredients needed.
Peach cobbler has been a favorite dessert of mine since I was a child. And I love to make this simple recipe for my family.
Both of my kids love peach cobbler, and the aroma it fills the house with feels like home. The best part is it’s incredibly easy to make since we will use cake mix for the crust.
So whether you call it peach cobbler or peach dump cake, save this recipe because you will want to make it over and over again!
How to Make Simple Peach Cobbler Using Cake Mix
I’m not sure what I like best about this recipe, the super quick prep time (less than five minutes) or the wonderful flavor and aroma.
But since we get all three I’ll let you decide what you love about this recipe the most!
There are a lot of different ways to make the crust for peach cobbler, and it is one of the most important parts to getting that great, classic flavor.
Even though it might be viewed as a shortcut, using cake mix flat out works!
The crust on this peach cobbler is absolutely delectable. The texture is wonderful and the flavor compliments the sweet peach filling perfectly.
Related Recipe: Peach pie from canned peaches
Ingredients for Cake Mix Peach Cobbler
Making this recipe only takes a handful of staple ingredients, and the prep time is super fast. In fact, once you have your ingredients gathered it should take you less than five minutes to get your peach cobbler in the oven.
Keep in mind that the lemon zest or lemon juice is optional, but the acidity really elevates the other flavors so if you have it on hand, definitely use it.
And when it comes to your cake mix, you can use any brand. I’ve used everything from Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines to store brands with great results.
Related: Substitute for butter in peach cobbler
- Yellow cake mix (15.25oz)
- 3 cans of sliced peaches in syrup (15.25oz each can)
- Lemon zest or Lemon Juice (optional) (1 Tbs)
- Brown Sugar (1/2 cup)
- Butter (1/2 cup)
- Cinnamon (1 1/2 Tbs)
Instructions and Tips
Other than your ingredients, all you need is a 9×13″ casserole pan and a preheated oven. There are a number of subtle adjustments you can make to this recipe but it’s pretty close to perfect as is.
Some great things you can do to add different flavors to this peach cobbler include topping it with whipped cream or ice cream.
There is something special about fresh baked peach cobbler topped with vanilla bean ice cream!
I’ve also sprinkled it with pecans once out of the oven. It adds a nice earthy flavor with a satisfying crunch.
And while I usually make this recipe with canned peaches, you can use fresh peaches if they are in season. No matter what type of peaches you use, this recipe tastes amazing.
To start, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Spray your casserole pan with non stick spray or grease it with butter.
Then open two of your cans of peaches and pour the contents, including the syrup, in your greased pan.
Open and drain your last can of peaches and then put the peaches in your pan.
Next, sprinkle your lemon juice and cinnamon on your peaches. Make sure to spread them evenly through your pan.
Now add your cake mix to the top of your peaches. Again, ensure it is evenly spread across the entire top of your peaches.
Next sprinkle your brown sugar evenly across the top of your peaches and cake mix.
Melt your butter and then sprinkle it evenly across the entire top of your cake mix.
Cover your pan loosely in aluminum foil and place it in your preheated oven.
Bake for 15 minutes then remove the aluminum foil and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes.
Your peach cobbler is done when the crust is cooked and your peach filling is bubbling. Carefully remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack or your stove top.
Peach Cobbler With Cake Mix
- 9×13 Casserole Dish
- Aluminum foil
- 1 15.25 oz Box Yellow cake mix
- 3 15.25 oz Cans Sliced peaches in syrup
- 1 Tbs Lemon juice (optional)
- 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 1 1/2 Tbs Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Spray pan with non stick spray
- Empty entire contents of 2 cans of peaches in your baking dish
- Drain syrup from last can of peaches and add peaches to dish
- Add cinnamon and lemon juice to top of peaches. Spread evenly
- Spread cake mix evenly across top of peaches
- Spread brown sugar evenly across top of cake mix
- Melt butter and then spread evenly across top of brown sugar and cake mix
- Cover dish loosely with aluminum foil
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes then remove aluminum foil
- Bake for 20 – 25 more minutes
- Remove from oven and cool
- Serve and enjoy!
Why is my peach cobbler gooey?
Many recipes for peach cobbler include cornstarch, and that can lead to a gooey consistency. Too much syrup from canned peaches can also lead to a gooey cobbler filling.
This recipe we address both these common issues to avoid getting a gooey filling. We don’t use cornstarch and only use the syrup from two of the cans of peaches.
If you still find your cobbler filling is too gooey for your liking, simply drain the syrup from two of your cans of peaches when making the recipe.
What if your cobbler is too runny?
Not using a thickener like cornstarch may lead to a runny filling. This is a balancing act between getting a thick enough filling without making it too gooey.
While I have found the ingredients in this recipe produce a great consistency, if you find it too runny you can add a tablespoon of cornstarch to your peaches to thicken it’s consistency.