Want to make Apple Cobbler Made With Cake Mix this recipe is for you! This apple cobbler with cake mix recipe is beyond easy! All you need to make it are a few simple ingredients, and I give clear step-by-step instructions below the recipe. It’s the best of both worlds: rich, delicious cobbler that tastes like you slaved over it all day in just a few minutes!
EASY CAKE MIX PEACH COBBLER
This Cake Mix Peach Cobbler recipe is such an easy peach dessert where you quite literally dump the ingredients and bake! With a golden brown buttery top, and sweet, gooey peach filling with warm spices, it’s the perfect dessert for an any time of year peach cobbler craving.
Just a few simple pantry ingredients are needed to make this easy peach cobbler recipe:
- Yellow box cake mix: yellow cake mix is the way to go because of its rich buttery flavor. This is used as the cobbler topping.
- Canned peaches: regular canned peaches in heavy syrup. Don’t be weary when you see canned peaches, they have all the same nutrients as fresh regular peaches (although are stored in a sugary syrup which if that worries you get the light syrup or peaches in juice).
- Salted butter: salted butter is used in this recipe because the salt helps balance the sweetness.
- Spices: a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg gives this recipe a warming flavor.
To make this peach cobbler dump cake, instead of….
- Cake mix: you can substitute white cake mix instead of yellow. Or even spice cake mix would be delicious.
- Canned peaches in syrup: canned peaches in light syrup or canned peaches in juice also work but the end result will be a bit more liquidy. I suggest mixing 1 tablespoon corn starch in with the peaches if you go this route.
- Salted butter: unsalted butter is fine but I suggest adding ½ teaspoon salt and mixing into the peaches.
- Spices: cinnamon and nutmeg are the classics, but adding some cardamom would also be great.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Cake mix cobbler recipe is one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made – you basically just dump and bake!
1. Dump the peaches. Dump 2 full cans of peaches and their liquid into an 11×7 baking casserole dish. For the 3rd can, separate the peaches and their juice and use only the peaches – add to the baking dish.
2. Add the spices. To the peaches, add the 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ½ teaspoon nutmeg. Mix to combine.
3. Dump the cake mix. Right on top of your peaches, add the cake mix and spread into an even, flat layer.
4. Add the butter. Melt the 1 ½ stick of salted butter and pour the fully melted butter evenly on top of the cake mix. Use a spatula as needed to try to cover as much of the dry cake mix as you can.
5. Bake. Bake the cobbler at 350F for 40-50 minutes until deeply golden brown and the edges are bubbly.
TIPS AND TRICKS
This simple peach cobbler recipe is pretty no-fail, but below are some pro tips to help make sure it goes off without a hitch.
- Preheat the oven before you start! That way you can put it in right when you’re done.
- Only prep this right before you’re about to bake it. You don’t want the liquid to absorb into the cake mix too much before it has a chance to enter the oven.
- Spread the butter evenly – it won’t be perfect but do your best to make sure there aren’t any dry patches of cake mix before you bake.
- Alternate butter method – some people slice the butter really thinly and lay it across the surface, I tried this but found that it was really easy to get dry spots of cake mix after baking. So if you try this method just make sure that the butter is covering just about every inch of cake mix by slicing it into really small pieces, and you’re using cold butter so it slices easily.
- Add brown sugar – if you want to up the sweetness even more, sprinkle some brown sugar over the dry cake mix before adding the butter.
- If you want a thicker peach base, add 1-2 tablespoon of corn starch to the peaches when you mix in the cinnamon.
- Let it cool slightly to room temperature before you cut into it, this will help it all set a bit more. And if you’re adding ice cream this will help make sure it doesn’t melt right on contact (although a little melty scoop of ice cream might be the best part, but don’t worry it’ll still get gooey)!
HOW TO SERVE PEACH COBBLER
This recipe is perfect as it is (if I do say so myself), but if you want to add a little something extra on top of the cobbler after it’s baked, below are my suggestions:
- Vanilla ice cream
- Cinnamon ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Sprinkling of powdered sugar
- Chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans
- Caramel drizzle
Can I prep this in advance?
You can prep up to right before you add the dry cake mix on top of the peaches. Unfortunately the longer the cake mix sits, the more liquid from the peaches it’ll absorb and the texture will not be right, so you can’t prep it all the way through in advance.
How do I store leftovers?
In the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
How do I reheat cobbler?
You can reheat either in the oven at 325F for about 10-15 minutes until heated through, or simply pop in the microwave for a few minutes until warm.
Can I use fresh peaches?
I haven’t tried it, but I don’t see why not! The great thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to wait for peach season to swing around because the canned peaches work so well!
How do I know if a peach is ripe?
To make sure you’re buying ripe peaches, give them a gentle squeeze, if they give a little (similar to an avocado) then it should be good and you will likely get juicy peaches!
What’s the difference between dump cake and cobbler?
Dump cake is made by quite literally just dumping all ingredients into a dish and baking, whereas cobbler requires separate mixing of the batter for the topping.
Can I use other flavored pie fillings instead of peaches?
Absolutely! While this recipe is great because it allows you to have peach cobbler year-round, if you want to make a more seasonal cobbler, cherry pie filling is great, blueberry would be delicious, so would strawberry.
Can I make this in a dutch oven?
Sure! Just make sure it’s large enough surface area and bake it without the lid.
APPLE DUMP CAKE
This easy Apple Dump Cake takes no more than 15 minutes to prep and is 6 ingredients! Made with fresh apples–your favorite kind. Prep the recipe in the same dish you bake it in for less mess to clean up!!
Cozy fall desserts are a staple when the cooler weather hits. And apple EVERYTHING is at the top of the list for must haves for me!
This Apple Dump Cake is the easiest dessert you to make–aside from just scooping out ice cream from a container, or eating it from the pint.
WHY THIS DUMP CAKE RECIPE IS THE BEST:
- The only dish you will dirty is the pan you bake it in!
- You will only need 6 ingredients. Yes, SIX!
- It’s like apple pie, but so much easier!
- Prep time is only 15 minutes.
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INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTIONS:
- I use Fuji apples. These and Gala apples are my favorite. Some people prefer more tart apples and that is fine as well. Whatever you do, choose your favorite.
- Spice cake mix or a yellow cake mix–that is THE question. I prefer the yellow cake but everyone else liked the spice cake mix better. Who am I to argue? If you opt for a yellow cake, you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the mix for a touch more spice if desired.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST APPLE DUMP CAKE:
Let me tell you, easy as pie, but easier!
Peel and slice the apples up. Layer them into a 9×13 baking dish that has been sprayed with oil. Add in the cinnamon and sugars and toss to evenly coat all of the apples. (steps 1-3)
From there, spread the cake mix evenly over the apple cinnamon mixture. Slice the butter into very thin slices and spread them out evenly all over the cake mix. (steps 4-5)
You can even put them closer together than I did in this photo (step 5) because you don’t want any spot not hit with the butter when it bakes. I go in half way through and add little pieces of butter to any dry spots when baking.
Bake until golden crisp and apples are bubbling (step 6). Allow to cool slightly and serve or chill until ready and warm up before serving.
- For best results, have extra butter on hand for back up. About half way through baking, make sure there aren’t any dry spots where the butter was not absorbed. Add small pieces of butter over these parts. That way you will have a moist top layer throughout!Spice cake mix tends to need a bit more butter than the yellow cake mix. You most likely won’t need more with the yellow cake mix.
- For a SUPER quick version, you could use two cans of apple pie filling and cover the filling with the cake mix. I much prefer the fresh apples but I get it, sometimes time isn’t on our side.
Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix
PREP TIME:10 MINS
COOK TIME:1 HR
This peach cobbler with cake mix recipe is one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make. Caramelized juicy peaches tossed in cinnamon and nutmeg with a crisp cobbler topping full of brown sugar and butter – it’s the perfect dessert. Enjoy this with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and a little whipped cream (my favorite way) for the ultimate fruity dessert!
I’m SO excited for Fall! But admittedly, I am squeezing out every last bit of summer that I can – fresh peaches being one of them. Earlier this summer I got 25 lbs of peaches from The Peach Truck and for a while, we were eating peaches with everything. I mean EVERYTHING.
As we bid peach season a farewell, I had to share this easy peach cobbler recipe with you. Don’t fret though! Although I used fresh peaches for this recipe, when the holidays roll around and ripe peaches aren’t at the grocery store anymore, I will be using canned peaches. I’ll walk you through how to use both in the recipe card below!
Save this simple peach cobbler recipe for Sunday dinner, the holidays, or just for a quick, fun, and easy dessert! The whole family will love it!
Yellow Cake Mix: The peaches may be the star of the show, however, everyone knows that the crust is king in cobbler recipes. That being said, any brand of yellow cake mix will do! If you can’t find yellow cake mix, spice cake mix and white cake mix are really good with this recipe too!
Peaches: for this cake mix cobbler, I used fresh ripe yellow peaches (freestone peaches are great here too). Yes Yes Yes, I know that you can only get them in the summer (at least here on the East Coast). I just love the taste! If you’re seeing this and peaches aren’t in season, you can 100% use canned peaches in heavy syrup. (see the recipe notes section for how to do this quick and easy swap)
Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger really bring this recipe to life. They add so much flavor to the fruit filling!
Extracts: vanilla extract and almond extract add flavor to the sliced peaches for that delicious homemade taste. Don’t skip out on these pantry staples!
Butter: what’s a dessert without butter?! Salted butter is my favorite because you don’t need to add in additional salt. However, I know that a lot of people prefer to control the amount of salt. If that’s the case, you can swap out salted for unsalted butter.
Tips and Substitutions
- If you’re using canned peaches, you’ll need 3 15 oz cans of canned peaches in heavy syrup.
- Can’t find yellow cake mix? You can make your own homemade cake mix recipe! Another option would be to use other cake mixes like spice cake mix or white cake mix if that’s what you have/can find.
- Pro tip: Be sure BOTH melt half of the butter AND cut the butter into small pieces when placing it on top of the cake mix. This will prevent dry patches from forming in the cobbler crust.
- It may be tempting to cut right into the cobbler fresh out of the oven, but be sure to let it cool for at least 10-15 minutes. It’s as hot as lava coming out of the oven yes, but letting it cool gives the flavors a chance to set!
- This recipe calls for a 9×13 baking dish, but you can also use a cast iron skillet – preferably a large 12-inch skillet.
How to make Easy Cake Mix Peach Cobbler
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add the fresh peach slices to a large bowl and toss in sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla extract, almond extract, and lemon juice. Ensure that all peaches are coated. (if using cans of peaches, omit the lemon juice and sugar and just add the spices and extracts)
- Place peaches in a 9×13 baking dish and pour cake mix on top. Ensure that all of the peaches covered with the cake mix. Top with brown sugar. Melt 6 tbsps of butter and drizzle the melted butter on top of the mix. Then slice remaining butter and place all along the top of the cobbler. This allows it to crisp up in the oven.
- Bake in the oven for 1 hour, until the top is golden brown. Allow the cobbler to cool for 10-20 minutes before cutting it.