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Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

Want Peach Cobbler but don’t have a ton of time? This Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix cuts out so much of the work of making homemade peach cobbler! With a few simple swaps, your creation will be in the oven in under 10 minutes. 

Ice cream served over a peach cobbler with cake mix recipe.

Peach Cobbler is one of my absolute favorite desserts. I grew up eating it at my family’s lakehouse, and every time I taste it again, I’m transported right back there. 

The sweet, buttery, comforting flavor of homemade peach cobbler is incomparable to me, but sometimes it can be time consuming to make. 

Who has time to blanch peaches, remove the skin, then cut them into slices? Life is busy! 

This Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix recipe gives you the delicious taste of the dessert while removing so much of the extra work. It uses canned peaches for the base and a box of cake mix for the topping. Just add a few extra ingredients and your cobbler will be in the oven in no time! 

For more Peach Cobbler creations, check out my Peach Cobbler Pound Cake, Peach Cobbler Egg Rolls, and my Homemade Peach Cobbler Recipe (from scratch!).

Why Make this Recipe

  1. Easier: The main reason you should make your Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix is the EASE! With a few simple swaps, the dessert suddenly goes from a time-intensive preparation, to actually quite simple! 
  2. Great Flavor: We use already-seasoned peaches and cake mix in this recipe, and just add ingredients to them to make them even more flavorful. You’ll love the effect the cinnamon and lemon have on your final result!
  3. Perfect for Summer: Nothing screams summer quite like Peach Cobbler. Serve it with ice cream for an extra yummy touch. 

Ingredients for Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix 

Ingredients shown are used to prepare peach cobbler with cake mix.
  1. Canned Peaches in Heavy Syrup: You will want two kinds of canned peaches. Keep 29 oz of peaches in their syrup. 
  2. Canned Peaches in Light Syrup: You will want to remove the other 29 oz of peaches from the syrup, which is much easier to do if they are canned in light syrup or even juice! Removing the syrup/juice keeps the cobbler from getting too liquidy. 
  3. Brown Sugar: Light or dark brown sugar will work! This is to get a crumble on top of the cobbler.
  4. Cornstarch: Cornstarch is added to the peach cobbler to thicken the filling so that it doesn’t get soggy.  
  5. Extra Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla, Lemon Juice, Salt.
  6. Yellow Boxed Cake Mix:  Use a 13.25 oz box. Do not prepare the cake mix according to the instructions on the back. You can also experiment with different flavors of cake mix like white, butter pecan, or spiced cake.
  7. Butter: I use salted butter, but unsalted would work as well.

How to Make this Recipe

Step 1: Prepare the Peach Base

Spices and baking soda with salt added to a mixing bowl of canned peaches.
Canned peaches added to a baking dish.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 pan and set aside. 

In a large bowl, combine the peaches in heavy syrup and the other drained peaches. 

Pour the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon juice and salt over the peaches. Mix to combine. 

Pour the peaches into the prepared pan. 

Step 2: Prepare the Topping

Topping sprinkled over peach cobbler in a baking dish before baking.

In a medium-sized bowl add the boxed cake mix, melted butter, and brown sugar. Combine until a crumble forms. 

Pour this crumble over the top of the peaches. 

Step 3: Bake 

Golden brown peach cobbler with cake mix ready to serve.

Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the crumble is browned. 

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream. Enjoy! 

Expert Tips

Whole fresh peach next to a bowl of peach cobbler with cake mix and a large scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
  • Feel free to add any other flavors and spices you’d like to the base of the peach cobbler. Other good additions would be nutmeg, almond extract, lemon zest, cardamom, or cloves! 
  • Use a glass baking dish if you have one so that you can see the bottom/sides of the cobbler and monitor it as it bakes! If you don’t have a 9×13 glass pan, a nonstick pan will work just fine. 
  • Serve this peach cobbler a la mode (with vanilla ice cream) for a perfect dessert!  

Recipe FAQs

How to Store Leftovers

This recipe is best enjoyed the same day as cooking, as the cake topping can get soggy from the peach juices over time. 

You can keep it in the 9×13 pan you baked it in if that is easy for you. Simply cover the pan and pop it in the fridge! The fridge will keep the runny filling from quickly soaking the cake topping.

Reheating Leftovers

If you are serving your leftover peach cobbler for dessert again the next day, make sure to heat it up in the oven so that the top can get nice and crispy again! Reheating the peach cobbler in the microwave can make it soggy. To reheat, bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. 

Can I Use Frozen Peaches Instead of Canned? 

Yes you can! Just make sure to thaw and drain the frozen peaches before adding them into the cobbler. 

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Scoop of vanilla ice cream served over a small plate of peach cobbler made from cake mix.

Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

Want Peach Cobbler but don’t have a ton of time? This Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix cuts out so much of the work of making homemade peach cobbler! With a few simple swaps, your creation will be in the oven in under 10 minutes.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach cobbler with cake mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 249kcal

Ingredients

Peach Filling Ingredients

  • 29 oz peaches in heavy syrup
  • 29 oz peaches in light syrup, drained
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 large lemon, juiced
  • ½ tsp Salt

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 13.25 oz Yellow Boxed Cake mix, unprepared
  • 8 Tbsp butter, melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the 2 cans of peaches in heavy syrup and the other drained peaches.
  • Pour the 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp vanilla, lemon juice of 1/2 lemon and 1/2 tsp salt over the peaches. Mix to combine.
  • Pour the peaches into the prepared pan.
  • In a medium-sized bowl add the boxed cake mix, 8 tbsp melted butter, and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Combine until a crumble forms.
  • Pour this crumble over the top of the peaches.
  • Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the crumble is browned.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe Copyright The Domestic Spoon. For educational or personal use only.
  • Canned Peaches in Heavy Syrup: You will want two kinds of canned peaches. Keep 29 oz of peaches in their syrup.
  • Canned Peaches in Light Syrup: You will want to remove the other 29 oz of peaches from the syrup, which is much easier to do if they are canned in light syrup or even juice! Removing the syrup/juice keeps the cobbler from getting too liquidy.
  • Brown Sugar: Light or dark brown sugar will work! This is to get a crumble on top of the cobbler.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch is added to the peach cobbler to thicken the filling so that it doesn’t get soggy.
  • Extra Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla, Lemon Juice, Salt.
  • Yellow Boxed Cake Mix: Use a 13.25 oz box. Do not prepare the cake mix according to the instructions on the back. You can also experiment with different flavors of cake mix like white, butter pecan, or spiced cake.
  • Butter: I use salted butter, but unsalted would work as well.
  • Feel free to add any other flavors and spices you’d like to the base of the peach cobbler. Other good additions would be nutmeg, almond extract, lemon zest, cardamom, or cloves!
  • Use a glass baking dish if you have one so that you can see the bottom/sides of the cobbler and monitor it as it bakes! If you don’t have a 9×13 glass pan, a nonstick pan will work just fine.
  • Serve this peach cobbler a la mode (with vanilla ice cream) for a perfect dessert!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 1022IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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