I am sitting here waiting for a Cobbler With Cake Mix And Sprite to finish baking in the oven. I’m already thinking it might be time for another, because I think this one might end up being a little bigger than the others. There’s no need to worry because all of my other vittles are set out on the table and everything that needs to be done before I ring the dinner bell is complete. Now, is anyone else hungry?
EASY PEACH COBBLER WITH CAKE MIX
Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix is a no-brainer when peach season arrives! This 3-ingredient recipe can be made on the spur of the moment with fresh or frozen peaches, a box of white cake mix and lemon lime soda. Just layer it in a dish and bake. Out comes a crusty topped dessert with a warm soft peach filling underneath. And don’t forget to top it with some vanilla ice cream!
Going to the Farmer’s Market this past weekend really had me loving Georgia and all its fresh produce. And, of course, one of the main crops that they had by the bag full was fresh peaches. I could smell them as soon as I got close to the booth and had to purchase as many as I could carry.
There are just so many delicious recipes that involve peaches that my mouth was watering just thinking of them. Think Peach Smoothie, Peach Lemonade, and Overnight Peach French Toast. And, for dessert, this easy, and I mean super easy peach cobbler.
Just 3 ingredients, peaches, cake mix, and lemon-lime soda, and 5 minutes prep, make a delicious cobbler that is out of this world. I’ve made this dessert with both fresh and frozen peaches and it comes out great either way.
It’s incredible the way the cake mix, when mixed with soda, bakes up into a crusty, sugary topping that complements the sweet softness of the peaches. It’s a good thing this cobbler is best served warm because I couldn’t wait to dig in.
Check out this bite of light vanilla cake with plenty of peachy goodness.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COBBLER AND A CRISP?
Basically, it is the topping that makes the difference. Both are a deep-dish baked fruit dessert with the cobbler sporting a topping of a thick biscuit, pie crust, or, in this case, a cake mix. The crisp is adorned with a lighter, crispy crunchy topping usually made with oats.
IS IT NECESSARY TO PEEL MY PEACHES BEFORE ADDING THEM TO THIS COBBLER?
No, it is really up to you. When using frozen, you will add as is but, if using fresh, you can opt to leave the skin on or off. The skin will soften as it bakes and tastes just as delicious as the peach flesh.
IF I WANT TO REMOVE THE SKIN, IS THERE AN EASY WAY?
Absolutely! Just boil water in a large pot and gently lower the peaches into the boiling water. Let them sit for about 1 minute then remove to a bowl of ice water for 1-2 minutes. At this point, you should be able to pinch the skin lightly and it will pull right off.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE COBBLER IS DONE?
The topping will be a golden brown and no longer bubbling. With this cake mix variety, just insert a toothpick in the center and, if it comes out clean, it is done.
Gather the three, yep just three, ingredients and prepare the baking dish by spraying it with nonstick spray. And, just in case you’re wondering, you can use sliced fresh peaches instead of frozen.
- Place both bags of peaches (still frozen) in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Sprinkle cake mix evenly over peaches.
- Pour soda over cake mix making sure to soak every bit of the top. It’s a good idea to pour some of it over the top then use a tablespoon to put the remaining soda on spots where the cake mix wasn’t covered.
- Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.
So are you ready to believe that a peach cobbler with cake mix comes out as good as homemade? Try it and see!
It’s the perfect light summer dessert for any day and delicious enough for your next BBQ get-together. And don’t forget the scoop of vanilla ice cream for the top to make it doubly delicious! Enjoy!
EASY PEACH COBBLER WITH CAKE MIX
Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix could not be any simpler to make! All it takes is a cake mix + peaches + a can of soda. Delicious and easy peach cobbler recipe!
CAN YOU MAKE PEACH COBBLER WITH A CAKE MIX?
Yes! It’s one of my favorite ways to make peach cobbler! Peach Cobbler is the way to use up all of those fresh peaches. I used to make this delicious but way-too-time-consuming Peach Cobbler recipe each year. It was so good, but honestly I dreaded making it! I kept hearing about a really easy Peach Cobbler recipe that uses cake mix and a can of soda. I adore my Country Apple Dumplings that also use a can of soda as the base, so I knew I had to try it. The verdict? Oh my it’s so easy and personally, I think it’s just as delicious as the time-consuming cobbler!
WHICH CAKE MIX DO YOU USE IN PEACH COBBLER?
There are several different options regarding which cake mix you can use in this peach cobbler recipe. Most people use a yellow, butter or white cake mix. Spice Cake mix tastes like heaven and you can omit the cinnamon on top- that way it’s just 3 ingredients and so fast & easy! I’ve used cake mixes with pudding and without- it really does work either way. I think the leftovers are better if you use a cake mix without pudding. Just a personal preference though.
HOW TO MAKE PEACH COBBLER WITH CAKE MIX
Making this peach cobbler is incredibly simple! You can use either fresh or canned peaches- even frozen peaches that have been slightly thawed. Spray a 9×13 glass dish with non-stick spray, then add the peaches to the pan. Sprinkle the cake mix on top, then pour a can of lemon lime soda over the cake mix. It will fizz and bubble while you preheat the oven. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top, then bake the cobbler for 1 hour. Top with vanilla ice cream of course!
FRESH OR CANNED PEACHES?
You’ll need about 5-6 cups of peaches for peach cobbler. You can use fresh peaches, just be sure to peel the peaches beforehand. Canned peaches work too! You’ll need two large 24 ounce cans of peaches, drained.
HOW TO PEEL PEACHES
A simple way to peel peaches is to submerge RIPE peaches in boiling water for about 15-20 seconds. The peel will literally slide right off! Peaches that aren’t quite as ripe may require a little more effort in getting the peel off, but it’s still a lot easier!
Cake Mix Cobbler
Looking for that delicious and easy dessert to serve up your family or guests? This Cake Mix Cobbler takes just three essential ingredients, and couldn’t get any easier. Bursting mixed berries wrapped in a perfectly sweet cake base. If you are a fan of cobbler, this recipe is right up your alley.
You won’t find an easier recipe for fruit cobbler than this recipe! Cake mix, frozen fruit, and a can of lemon-lime soda is all that is needed. When I made it for the first time, I wasn’t sure how it would taste or if it would even come out of the oven edible. To my surprise, it tasted delicious!
Easy Cake Mix Cobbler
The ingredients needed for this are something I try to always have on hand. It makes for a quick dessert to whip up when you have unexpected guests heading your way. You can make this up and have a warm and satisfying dessert to serve up. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream and upgrade the flavors even more.
How To Make Cake Mix Cobbler
Grab your frozen berries and lay them out on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. I used a berries mix that had strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.
Next, you want to gently massage the cake mix in the bag, to make sure if there are any clumps it gets broken up. Then sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the frozen fruit.
Pour your lemon-lime soda or even ginger ale over the cake mix. I know it is going to be hard, but resist the urge to stir it. Then pop it in the oven and set the timer.
Can You Use Different Fruit For Your Cake Mix Cobbler
Yes! You are welcome to use any fruit you have on hand. Peaches, raspberries, apples, strawberries, blueberries, and any other fruit really would work. I am planning to make a peach cake mix cobbler and adding a dusting of cinnamon on top.
Does Cake Mix Cobbler Need Refrigerated
Because of the fruit in the cobbler, I do toss mine in the fridge once we are finished with serving. This way it will last longer, and you can always toss it in the microwave to warm it up. I like the way it tastes chilled, but it is all about what preference you have.
Light and Sweet Cake Mix Cobbler
The bubbles from the lemon-lime soda will add a nice and light texture to the cobbler. If you have never baked with pop, you need to try it. You will get a magical turnout, that can’t be beaten.
I have made biscuits with soda, and it gives a light an airy texture as well. As it bakes it keeps your dish moist, and that is why I think you all need to try this cobbler.
What Other Brands Of Pop Can You Use For Cake Mix Cobbler
Reach for a clear pop like Sprite, 7Up, or even Ginger Ale for cake mix cobbler. You want the bubbles and moisture, but you don’t want a dark soda to add in flavor to your cobbler. If you use something like a Pepsi, it will change the color of your cobbler, but also affect the taste which you don’t want.
Can You Use Fresh Fruit in Cake Mix Cobbler
You can use fresh fruit when making a cake mix cobbler. You can clean and slice up some fresh fruit or rinse and toss in from fresh berries. You do not have to use frozen fruit if you prefer fresh. Both bake up nicely in this cobbler recipe.
I do recommend if your fruit doesn’t have a lot of sweetness on its own to lightly sprinkle with a little sugar to add a little sweetness to it, so you don’t bite into tart fruit.
APPLE DUMP CAKE
The incredibly tasty Apple Dump Cake is a super easy dessert, despite the not-so-great name! Apple pie filling, cake mix, and butter are layered in a 9 x 13 pan and baked until golden. This is a perfect dessert for last-minute entertaining!
APPLE DUMP CAKE RECIPE
Talk about an easy dessert to put together on short notice! That’s the wonderful thing about any dump cake, and this apple version turns out beautifully! My apple pie dump cake is a very popular family dessert, no matter the time of year!
Tender sliced apples are topped with a boxed yellow cake mix and melted butter, then baked until golden. Serve it up nice and hot, or allow your dump cake to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
❔ WHAT IS
Any ‘dump cake’ is a cake that is made using ingredients that are literally dumped in a baking dish (or crockpot, or instant pot) together. There is no mixing required, and no extra dishes or mixing bowls are used.
Typically, fruit or canned fruit is used as the base of the cobbler-type dish. The base is topped with a boxed cake mix and a wet ingredient like melted butter or lemon-lime soda.
So my apple dump cake is an apple pie filling and cake mix dump cake. The flavor and textures are surprisingly good, and your friends won’t guess that it’s a cake mix recipe!
- 40 oz Apple Pie Filling (2 20 to 21 oz cans, for fresh apples see notes below)
- 1 box Yellow Cake Mix (white cake mix or spice cake mix also work)
- ¾ cup salted Butter (melted – or use 18 oz Sprite/7 Up/Sierra Mist lemon lime soda)
*Be sure to see the recipe card below for ingredients, amounts & instructions!*
USING FRESH APPLES INSTEAD OF CANNED APPLES
The baking time is long enough that even a semi-firm apple variety would work quite well.
- I would suggest peeling your apples before using them, and you would need to add some sugar and spices.
- Use a ½ cup of sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, and a ¼ teaspoon allspice with your peeled, cored, and sliced fresh apples. You will need roughly 6 cups of cut apples, or enough to cover the bottom layer of a 9 x 13 baking pan.
- Combine these ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl and substitute them in the directions for the canned apple pie filling.
🔪 STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
- Start with preheating your oven to 350ºF (175ºC) and coating a 9 x 13 baking pan or 3-quart casserole dish with butter, or a non-stick cooking spray. Distribute the canned apple pie filling over the bottom of your baking dish.
- Next, pour the boxed yellow cake mix over the bottom layer of apple pie filling. Gently shake the pan, or tamp it down on the counter to evenly distribute the cake mix.
- Distribute the melted butter evenly over the top of the boxed cake mix, use a spoon if needed, or drizzle the melted butter into the pan.
- Bake in your preheated oven at 350ºF (175ºC) for 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown on the top and bubbling around the edges of the baking dish or pan. It is up to you whether you enjoy this dessert straight out of the oven, or after allowing it to cool for about 15 minutes.
I opt to eat it while it’s nice and hot and serve my apple dump cake with either whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
💭 ANGELA’S TIPS & RECIPE NOTES
- If desired, additional spices and/or a teaspoon of vanilla extract can be added to the apple pie filling layer. A dusting of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, or allspice, are all wonderful spices to stir in quickly. *I love nutmeg, and highly suggest a nice bit of freshly grated nutmeg to this delicious apple dump cake!
- Yellowcake mix is my preferred combination in this recipe, however, white cake mix and spice cake mix are also great flavor options!
- A 20-ounce bottle of lemon-lime soda, such as 7 Up, Sprite, or Sierra Mist, is also a popular switch for the butter. My family likes this version as well but prefers the buttery taste over the soda cake mix cobbler.