Peach cobbler has always been a family favorite and it's perfect for summer BBQs or to serve at a neighborhood party.And if you are a fan of delicious dessert recipes, you'll need to try out my Cherry Pretzel Tart and this easy Brownie Sizzler! But you can't ever go wrong with an easy peach cobbler recipe.
While there are many reasons to fall in love with this simple peach cobbler recipe, here's why I think you'll love this cake mix recipe...Quick to make. t's a simple dump and bake recipe that will be mixed together using pantry staples in less than 10 minutes then just pop it in the oven! It is really convenient and can be easily prepped ahead of time. Budget friendly! I love that you can pick up all these ingredients for a really great price, especially when fresh summer peaches are in season! It's nostalgic. This is one of the main reasons I love this recipe. Traditional peach cobbler is something I enjoyed in my childhood and this version using the boxed cake mix is my way to remember my childhood summers. It's truly one of the easiest desserts and when its topped with ice cream, looks super impressive for dinner parties!
The ingredients needed for our simple dessert are also simple themselves! Most of them being pantry staples, I think you'll agree this might just be the easiest recipe ever! Here's what you'll need to make cake mix cobbler:
- Fresh Peaches - obviously the star of the show! I like using fresh but canned peaches are an option. You could use cans of peaches in heavy syrup.
- Box of Cake Mix - feel free to use any type you like but I used yellow cake mix for this cobbler. White cake mix or spice cake mix is an option!
- Butter - I like using salted butter because it helps to balance out all the sweetness from the peach juice and brown sugar. You can also used unsalted butter if you'd like.
- Brown Sugar- this helps to add richness and sweetness to our peaches.
- Cinnamon - nothing like those warming spices to the fruit filling to really get the house smelling good!
- Cornstarch - mixing this with the peaches and sugar really helps to create that ooey-gooey peach pie filling we are looking for!
- Lemon juice - this helps to break down and soften the peaches and add just a touch of acidity to our recipe.
- Agave - again for sweetness! If you are using canned peaches though you may want to skip the extra sweetness.
- Vanilla Ice Cream - My favorite way to enjoy this is by adding a big scoop of vanilla ice cream right on top of the cobbler to really enjoy it to the fullest!
Simple but special recipes are what I'm about, so you know this delicious cobbler recipe is going to be an easy dessert recipe to make!
- Slice or dice the fresh peaches and add the peach slices to your mixing bowl (or right into the baking pan or casserole dish). To the peaches sprinkle in the cinnamon, brown sugar, corn starch, agave, and lemon juice. Stir this well to combine it.
2. Let this set for a while for the peaches to really soften up and create a nice fruit filling. While this sets, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Pour the peach filling mixture into the baking dish and sprinkle ½ of the dry cake mix on top.
3. Cut the butter into even squares and place them in an even layer on top of the cake mix. You could also do this using melted butter and just pour it evenly over the top.
4. Place the dish into the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes until the cake mix is golden brown on top.
Cool for 15-20 minutes Serve with a scoop of ice cream on top of the peaches and enjoy!
PRO TIP! If the cake mix starts to look a little too brown on top, cover the dish with aluminum foil and continue baking until the cobbler topping is fully cooked through and set
Substitutions and Variations
Another reason I think this makes for a one of the easiest dessert recipes is because there are so many substitutes and variations of cobbler recipes!Of course you could go the old fashion way and make your own topping but I find using the yellow, white, or spice cake mix really does the trick and cuts the recipe time drastically! You can make this with a splash of vanilla extract or almond extract mixed in with the peaches for some extra flavor. It would be so fun to portion this out in individual servings in tiny skillets and bake them for guests! Substitute in a can of peaches in heavy or light syrup for fresh peaches if you cannot find fresh ripe peaches in the store. Just be sure not to over sweeten it, I like to omit the agave syrup if I used canned sliced peaches.
If you thought this was a great recipe, you are going to love these other fruit desserts!
This is best stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Microwave to reheat when you want to enjoy it again!
Delicious Peach Cobbler Recipe with Cake Mix
- 1 baking dish
- 1 mixing bowl
- 6 ripe peaches sliced
- 2 tablespoon cornstarch
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoon agave
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ box yellow cake mix
- ½ cup butter sliced into 9 squares
- In a mixing bowl combine the sliced peaches, lemon juice, cinnamon, agave, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Gently toss to combine.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Spray cooking spray in a 9x9 baking dish and add the peaches to the baking dish.
- Sprinkle the cake mix over the peaches and then top the cake mix evenly with the pats of butter.
- Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes
- Serve with vanilla ice cream
- Use canned peaches if peaches are not in season! Just omit the agave syrup so you don't over sweeten the dish!
- If your cake mix starts to look too brown in the oven while cooking but the middle isn't quite done, just cover the whole dish with tin foil and continue cooking until the cake mix is fully cooked through.