*AMAZING* Peach Cobbler

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This Peach Cobbler Recipe is juicy, sweet, and cakey. Canned peaches and cake mix are the secret to this quick and simple dessert. Special enough for a holiday but simple enough to throw together any weeknight. Just as easy as Peach Dumplings and just as delicious as this Peach Raspberry Cobbler.

Peach Cobbler in white bowl

My Very Favorite Peach Cobbler Recipe!

Today, I’m sharing my Father-in-law’s Peach Cobbler Recipe! The first time I had this was at the Oregon Coast when Brooke was 8 months old. The recipe I learned is originally made in a dutch oven over a campfire, and can be made quickly with just about any canned fruit. After enjoying this every Labor Day at the coast (with every fruit combo imaginable) my favorite is the peach, so that’s what I’m sharing with you today!

And don’t worry! You don’t need a dutch oven OR campfire for this recipe. Just a 9×13 pan and an oven. It’s super easy to throw together (only four ingredients!) for a quick and comforting dessert year round. Top with vanilla ice cream or Homemade Whipped Cream.

But First, What is Cobbler?

Cobbler is generally a sweet dessert consisting of a fruit filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or dumpling before being baked. Some cobbler recipes are savory, but generally they are considered to be sweet.

peaches in glass baking dish

Main Ingredients Needed

Like I said before, this is a super easy peach cobbler recipe that takes no time at all to prepare. Here’s what you will need:

  • Canned Peaches – you are going to want to get the peaches in syrup (not to be confused with peaches canned in water or sugar free versions)
  • Yellow Cake Mix – this creates the cobbler part of the recipe.
  • Cinnamon – a complimentary flavor to the cake and peaches but is so good. It’s an optional addition, but would definitely recommend it. Nutmeg is also delicious!
  • Butter – melted and used for flavor in the cobbler topping

Love using fresh fruit? Try my Fruit Pizza recipe!

adding cake mix to canned peaches in baking dish

How to Make Peach Cobbler in Three Easy Steps

While there are lots of ‘cake mix cobblers’ online, this one is pretty similar to the rest. The two changes I made to my father-in-law’s recipe is (1) melting the butter instead of dotting the top and (2) pouring over half of the syrup over the top to cover the cake mix. I’ve tested this recipe several different ways and my biggest issue is having powdered cake mix that doesn’t turn into that delicious ‘cobbler topping’ we know and love. Ensuring the cake mix layer is well covered with liquid is key.

Step 1: Prep the Peaches

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour one can of peaches (syrup and all) into a 9×13 glass baking dish. Drain the second can of peaches, reserving the syrup, and pour the peaches into the pan.

Step 2: Add the Cake Mix

Sprinkle the dry cake mix and ground cinnamon over the peaches and level the top. Drizzle the powdered cake mix with reserved syrup and melted butter, doing your best to cover all the cake mix with liquid.

Step 3: Bake and Enjoy!

Bake you cobbler 35-45 minutes or until the top is puffed and browned. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

baked cake mix cobbler in glass baking dish

Toppings For Peach Cobbler

While this dessert is delicious hot out of the oven as is, the classic way to top any cobbler, including this peach cobbler recipe, is with Homemade Whipped Cream or with homemade vanilla ice cream. The cold creaminess mixing with the hot and gooey cobbler is HEAVEN.

Making Ahead and Reheating

Peach Cobbler is best when eaten fresh out of the oven and warm. But if you happen to have any leftovers or would like to bake this in advance and then reheat, here’s how you would do that:

Once your cobbler is cooked and cooled, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

To reheat, use the microwave or oven:

Reheating with a Microwave

I’d recommend using a microwave if you’re wanting to heat up individual portions one or two at a time. Scoop some Peach Cobbler into a microwave-safe bowl, then microwave in 30-second increments until heated through.

Reheating with an Oven

I would suggest using the oven for reheating the entire pan of Peach Cobbler at once instead of using the microwave. It’s a gentler way to do it. Remove pan of Peach Cobbler from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature. Cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees until heated through (about 30 minutes). You’re not trying to cook it again, just reheat.

Peach Cobbler in white bowl with spoon

My Baked Peach Cobbler Still Has Powdered Cake Mix! What do I do?

Unfortunately from time to time, the cake mix doesn’t mix fully with the peach syrup and melted butter and you end up with powdery clumps. While it’s totally fine to eat powdered, it’s not the best way to enjoy it. The best way to avoid this is to ensure the top of the peach cobbler is completely covered with the syrup and melted butter. Alternately, you can stir the cake mix together with the syrup of one can of peaches and the melted butter to create a batter and dot the top of the peaches with that. Bake as usual.

Different canned fruits have different fruit to syrup ratios. I used two 29-ounce cans of Del Monte Sliced Peaches and would recommend using the same.

Easy Peach Cobbler with whipped cream in bowl

Other Cobblers to Try

This is not my first rodeo when it comes to cobblers! So go ahead and try some of my other cobbler recipes on the blog, I’ve linked a few below.

Printable recipe card is below! Make sure to save it for your fruity dessert needs. Pin it, print it or bookmark this page. Have a great day, friends!

4.5 from 8 votes

Peach Cobbler

This Peach Cobbler Recipe is easy, homemade and downright heavenly. And you're only four ingredients away from making it!
servings 12 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cans sliced peaches in syrup 29 oz. each, Del Monte preferred
  • 15 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour one can of peaches (syrup and all) into a 9×13 glass baking dish. Drain the second can of peaches, reserving the syrup, and pour the peaches into the pan.
    canned peaches in baking dish
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix and ground cinnamon over the peaches and level the top.
    adding cake mix
  • Drizzle with melted butter and reserved syrup, doing your best to cover all the cake mix with liquid.
    pouring melted butter onto cake mix
  • Bake 35-45 minutes or until the top is puffed and browned. Cool 10 minutes before serving with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
    peach cobbler

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Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make peach cobbler, peach cobbler, peach cobbler recipe

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24 Responses
    1. Renee

      I followed the recipe exactly. I liked the cake crust on the top, but it was soupy underneath…way to juicy. Is it supposed to be like that?

  1. Mary Woodbury

    3 stars
    your right hard to cover all of the cake mix and this turns out more like glue. I tried to follow recipe exactly but still not that great. Not a fan of dump cakes. I didn’t have that much butter what did you do add more than the recipe called for?

  2. Paula

    I made this a couple weeks ago. Family loved it! The only difference is I didn’t have a yellow cake mix BUT, I did have a white cake mix so gave it a try. It worked wonderfully. No toppings, just straight peach cobbler. You are correct, it is wonderful and will be making it again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Mari cornish

    5 stars
    Lauren, this recipe was delicious. I made it for us tonight for dessert after dinner. I will definitely make it again. Well done!

  4. Brenda B Grimm

    3 stars
    I made this following the recipe exactly. Way too soupy. I guess you need a measurement for how much of the juice to use. One brand of peaches will have more juice/syrup than another one.

  5. Lauren Brendle

    Hey you seem to know what your doing when it comes to making cobbler. I made a cherry cobbler tonight and no matter how hard I tried I cannot seem to get rid of the Cakiness and the powder because it would still be powdery when I would take it out of the oven. So my question to you is what should I do so that it won’t be so cakey and powdery next time?

  6. Betty

    Just, made this turned out really bad. Way too much juice to use
    both cans, looked like soup. Not sure what I did wrong

  7. Regina Blanchetti

    I haven’t made this yet, but will be within the next few days. Looks and sounds so good, but I have made other cobblers. As such, I was thinking to maybe use a sifter to add the cake mix. It would take a little more time, but think it might be worth trying so we wouldn’t get the clumps of dry mix and the cobbler would come out smoother!

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