Make this Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix if you love shortcuts because you need only 3 main ingredients: Juicy peaches, cake mix and butter. Optionally add nuts too if you like. The EASIEST dessert EVER!

You will be amazed when you see how easy it is to make this classic dessert. Making an old fashioned peach cobbler is not difficult at all, but sometimes we need even an easier version of recipes. You should see our cake mix lemon cookies and double chocolate cake mix cookies too.

Peach cobbler made with cake mix in a rectangular baking pan and in two white ceramic bowls topped with vanilla ice cream and peach slices
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Why We Love This Recipe

  • It is super easy, just like our baked figs and apple compote recipes. You can prepare it in 5 minutes. And in 3 minutes if you use canned peaches.
  • It is a perfect treat for unexpected guests. As it is really easy and quick to bring everything together, you can prepare it when they come. Serve it warm with or without ice cream. They will LOVE it!
  • It is a great way to use up ripe peaches in the fridge.
  • It makes an amazing breakfast the next day. Just reheat it a bit and enjoy it warm with your tea or coffee.

Ingredients

You mainly need only 3 ingredients to make this super easy peach cobbler. And you can definitely change the measurements so that everything fits the baking pan you use.

Peaches, butter, almonds and a bowl of cake mix on a dark background.

Peaches: You can use fresh peaches or nectarines but make sure they are super ripe and juicy. If you can’t find ripe peaches, we recommend canned peaches. So you can make this easy peach cobbler with cake mix recipe using either fresh ripe peaches or canned peaches (with all the juice in the can included).

Cake Mix: You can use yellow cake mix, white cake mix or vanilla cake mix in this recipe. All work fine. You can even make this cobbler with a gluten-free cake mix if you are after a gluten-free diet. If you have your own homemade cake mix, just use it for this recipe.

As for the amount of the cake mix, we use 425g Betty Crocker vanilla cake mix for our 9×13- inch (23×33 cm) baking pan. In the US, you can use a bag of 15.25oz cake mix. 

Butter: Use unsalted butter. 

(Optional) Nuts: It is optional to use nuts in this cake mix cobbler with peaches. We do love chopped almonds or pecans on it. They add a nice nuttiness to the dessert, but you are free to leave them out.

Looking for more cake mix recipes? Check out our pumpkin muffins made with yellow cake mix and chocolate cake mix from scratch too!

How to Make

The recipe is ready in a few super easy steps.

Peach slices covering the bottom of a white rectangular baking pan.

First, prepare the peaches. Fresh peaches: Peel and slice the peaches and place them on the bottom of a baking dish. Canned peaches: Just pour everything in the can into a baking pan (we used a 9×13-inch baking pan).

Cake mix and melted butter in a glass mixing bowl.

Second, prepare the cake mix: Pour the cake mix in a medium bowl and add in the melted butter. Mix to combine using a spoon. The mixture will look really crumbly, but don’t worry. It will absorb the juice of peaches when baking and result in a perfect peach cobbler.

About How To Assemble

There are two other methods of combining peaches, cake mix and butter:

Method 1: Pour the cake mix right over the peach slices evenly and top it with chopped cold butter. Scatter the butter pieces evenly.

Method 2: Pour the cake mix over the peaches. Melt the butter and pour it over the cake mix evenly.

Although the two methods above technically sound easier because you don’t need an extra step in another bowl, neither of them is our favorite. We prefer melting the butter and combining it with the cake mix in a bowl until crumbly and then sprinkle this mixture over peaches. How hard can this step be? It is definitely worth because the cake mix is combined evenly with butter, which helps it bake evenly.

Tips

  • Try to find the ripest peaches for this cobbler because we need all of their juice to have a better result. If you can’t find ripe peaches, use canned peaches with all the juice in the can.
  • You end up with a moister dessert when you use canned peaches, which is more like a peach cobbler cake.
  • You can increase or decrease the amount of cake mix or peach slices depending on the size of your baking pan. The key here is to cover the bottom of your baking pan with peach slices and to cover the top of those peaches with cake mix. So you can make adjustments to the measurements if your baking pan is smaller or larger than ours. 
  • The baking duration may differ depending on your oven. Check it after 30 minutes and if the top is wonderfully golden and nuts are brown, it is done. Bake it longer if it still looks undercooked.
  • Keep the leftovers in the refrigerator if you make this on a hot summer day. Reheat or bring it to room temperature before serving. 
Peach cobbler with cake mix served in two white handmade ceramic bowls topped with vanilla ice cream and peach slices with a spoon on the side

How to Serve

It is fantastic when served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh peach slices. The melting ice cream over this warm dessert takes it to the next level. I LOVE it with a cup of coffee, preferably Turkish coffee. Read the details and the steps of making this special coffee in our How to Make Turkish Coffee post.

FAQs

Can I use canned peaches?

Yes, you can use canned peaches for this cake mix cobbler recipe. And the recipe becomes even easier and quicker this way. Don’t drain the juice in the can. Just pour it in the pan because it moistens the cake mix when baking. You can even set some of the juice aside and pour it over the cake mix as the final step before baking.

Why is my peach cobbler too dry?

If you use fresh peaches and if they are not very ripe, you might end up with a dry result. Use the ripest fresh peaches or canned peaches with all its juice. Also, if you are using a smaller baking pan, you will need to reduce the amount of the cake mix. Use it just until it covers all the peaches.

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Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

Peach cobbler with cake mix topped with almonds in a white baking pan with a spoon in it and fresh peaches behind it.

Peach cobbler made with cake mix and nuts. A super easy peach dessert to serve at summer gatherings.

  • Author: Zerrin
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • 4 cups (550g/1.2pounds) fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (or canned peaches) -please see the notes below.
  • 1 15.25 oz (425g) cake mix, yellow or white
  • 1 stick (113g) butter, melted
  • ½ cup chopped almonds (any nut work fine)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Place the peach slices to the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan. If you use canned peaches, pour all of it including the juice.
  3. Pour the cake mix into a medium bowl. Melt the butter in a sauce pan and add it into the bowl. Stir until combined. Sprinkle evenly over the peaches.
  4. Optionally, top it with chopped almonds and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes and serve it warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and fresh peach slices.

Notes

  1. Try to find the ripest peaches for this cobbler because we need all of their juice to have a better result. If you can’t find ripe peaches, use canned peaches with all the juice in the can.
  2. You end up with a moister dessert when you use canned peaches, which is more like a peach cobbler cake.
  3. You can increase or decrease the amount of cake mix or peach slices depending on the size of your baking pan. The key here is to cover the bottom of your baking pan with peach slices and to cover the top of those peaches with cake mix. So you can make adjustments to the measurements if your baking pan is smaller or larger than ours. 
  4. The baking duration may differ depending on your oven. Check it after 30 minutes and if the top is wonderfully golden and nuts are brown, it is done. Bake it longer if it still looks undercooked.
  5. Keep the leftovers in the refrigerator if you make this on a hot summer day. Reheat or bring it to room temperature before serving.

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