Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix (Peach Dump Cake)

It doesn’t get any easier than this three-ingredient Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix! Otherwise known as a Peach Dump Cake, this recipe has only 3 ingredients and takes only five minutes to mix up!! Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream for a little cake mix magic!

Love easy desserts? We do too! Try my pineapple dump cake, pumpkin dump cake and strawberry cheesecake dump cake next!


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Today, I’m going to show you how to make peach cobbler with cake mix!

I love baking from scratch but sometimes, when time is short or you just need a change, this cake mix peach cobbler recipe does the trick. The ingredients are much more economical as well, especially if you do not have a stocked pantry with baking supplies.

We loved this cobbler warm, after it had sat for about 10 minutes after taking it out of the oven.

Cake mix peach cobbler in white bowl with spoon.

This is the perfect dessert and a great recipe if you’re in a hurry. This peach cobbler dump cake is one of the easiest desserts and literally takes about 5 minutes to put together. Enjoy it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or top with whipped cream.

Since you’re using canned peaches, you can enjoy this dessert whether it’s peach season or not!

If you love dump cakes, try my lemon dump cake next time you need a quick and easy dessert recipe!

Ingredients – only 3 ingredients!

Ingredients for recipe on marble board with text overlay.
  • Butter – butter should be cool and not at room temperature to make for easy slicing into squares.
  • Yellow cake mix – or you can use white cake mix or vanilla cake mix as well.
  • Canned peaches – you will need one large can or two small cans of peaches. The kind with the heavy syrup, not the peach juice.
  • Cinnamon – optional – add in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with the peaches

How to Make Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

You can find the full recipe card with instructions at the bottom of this page. Don’t worry about reading the cake mix recipe….you’re not going to need it.

You will need an 8×8-inch baking dish or casserole dish. You will not need to grease the dish.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Canned peaches are poured into an 8x8-inch baking dish.

STEP 1 – Start by adding the canned peaches with syrup right into the 8×8-inch baking dish. baking pan

Yellow cake mix is poured on top of canned peaches in baking dish.

STEP 2 – Evenly scatter the dry cake mix on top of the peaches.

Thinly sliced squares of butter are placed on top of cake mix in baking dish.

STEP 3 – CUT unsalted butter into thinly sliced squares and place evenly on top of the cake mix.

If you like, for a fancy finish, sprinkle a little brown sugar or coarse sugar on top of the cake mix. Completely up to you!

A lot of recipes call for melted butter. I found that using melted butter made the top crispy in some areas and soggy in others.

The squares of butter sit on top of the cake mix perfectly and you can see from the photo below that the crust is evenly browned.

Finished dish of peach cobbler with cake mix with turquoise napkins and daisy flower around it.

Bake in 350°F oven for 45 to 55 minutes. The top will be a golden brown when it’s ready and it’s normal for a few areas to be a little soft towards the middle.

Storage Instructions

Store cooled leftovers in covered baking dish or airtight container

Other cobbler recipes you might enjoy

If you’re looking for a fresh fruit cobbler from scratch, you can check out this peach cobbler. This delicious cobbler made with fresh peaches and delicious homemade crust.

Blueberry Peach cobbler is another easy peach cobbler recipe with the additional of fresh blueberries. The flavor combination is delicious!

You might also enjoy my cherry pie bars recipe made with cherry pie filling that makes enough for a crowd!

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Peach cobbler with cake mix in white dish, topped with vanilla ice cream.

How to Make Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Description

It doesn’t get any easier than this three-ingredient Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix! Otherwise known as a Peach Dump Cake, this recipe has only 3 ingredients and takes only five minutes to mix up!! Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer dessert.


Ingredients

Canned peaches in syrup, 796mL (26 oz) – Note, some companies have varying sizes of canned peaches. Anything the 26 to 30 oz. will work great for this recipe.

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, but good)!

1 box yellow cake mix

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter

Optional, a little brown sugar or coarse sugar to sprinkle on top before baking


Instructions

  1. Place canned peaches and syrup in uncreased 8×8-inch baking dish.  
  2. Sprinkle bake mix on top of peaches as evenly as possible. 
  3. Cut butter into thin squares or slices and spread evenly over top of cake mix. 
  4. Bake in 350°F oven for 45 to 55 minutes until golden brown.

Notes

Store cooled leftovers in covered baking dish or airtight container

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 generous helping
  • Calories: 95
  • Sugar: 4.7 g
  • Sodium: 26.2 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.4 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.2 mg

26 Comments

    1. I didn’t have peaches, so I used apple pie filling instead and it was wonderful. I had my four brothers over for lunch and they all wanted the recipe for their wives.






    1. Would putting a thin layer of cake at the bottom of the pan some butter then peaches cake and butter work or would the bottom part not cook properly?

  1. This is fantastic. You took the easiest recipe in the world and made it even easier! I can’t wait to make this.






  2. I do different fruits and different cake mix flavors. Apple and Spice cake. I am going to try cherries and chocolate cake.






  3. Thanks, U’r a genius!!! U’ve won me over!!! Never will I ever over work myself wrestling with pie crust, peeling & prepping peaches while time slips away. I always add a little fresh squeezed lemon juice to my cobblers. I was blown away with the similarity in the taste of this recipe & the traditional pie crust cobbler. My Family never knew the difference & I’m not gonna tell… LOL






    1. I have made this recipe that called for a 13″ x 9″ baking dish. I am going to try using this version using an 8″ x8″ dish. A thicker texture… Yummy!






  4. Usually I see something like this for a 9×13 pan. Just wondering the benefit of using an 8×8 pan for this recipe. Looks so yummy. Need to try it!

  5. We love all of your peach recipes they are so good. Going to try to make this cobbler with cake mix it will save so much time!!






  6. I’m so happy to find this recipe on your website. I made it years ago when a friend shared it with me. She saw it in “The Starving Student’s Cookbook”. It’s so delicious and easy. I did make a peach crisp from scratch a couple of weeks ago and not only was it as good as this one, it took me over an hour to make. Thank you for posting this.






  7. Love the ease and deliciousness of this recipe. A friend shared this recipe with me many years ago. It was in a college cookbook titled “ The Starving Students Cookbook”. I had forgotten about it until this popped up on my iPad. Thanks for posting it. I just made it for guests and I’m sure they’ll love it. I always use a yellow cake mix. I used to use Freestone peaches but like a lot of products they’re not around in my area anymore.






  8. I am not a peach fan, however everyone I know is, and I have been wanting to try one of these dump recipes… I did use the cinnamon and after reading several different recipes and choosing this one I did top a little brown sugar on the top of the cake powder and butter, prior to baking it. I have to say I’m totally impressed. So easy, tastes amazing and my husband said it was amazing! Ty for this recipe!






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