I am a huge peach cobbler fan. This traditional from scratch homemade peach cobbler is amazing. But did you know you can make a cake mix peach cobbler or dump cake with only three ingredients? It is so tasty and one of the easiest desserts you can make!
This cake mix peach cobbler recipe also commonly called a “Dump Cake” has been around for many years. I have fond memories of making this in a Dutch oven while camping. It tastes different than a traditional cobbler, a mix between cake and cobbler.
And it is so incredibly easy to make. It comes together in less than 5 minutes and then you just have to bake it! It is a simple peach cake to make when it isn’t peach season. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!
NOTE: The full printable recipe card is below.
Step 1: Gather the ingredients
To make this yummy cake mix peach cobbler you need just three simple ingredients:
- Cake mix – I always use a yellow dry cake mix, but there are a variety that you can use.
- Canned peaches – Get the sliced peaches that are in water, not in syrup.
- Butter – You can use either salted or unsalted butter and it can be cold or room temperature.
- Lemon juice – Lemon juice is optional, but it adds a nice zing to this easy dessert.
- 13×8 baking dish or a Dutch oven
- Cooking spray
Step 2: How to make cake mix peach cobbler
First, preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Place the rack in the middle position.
Spray a 13×9 baking pan or casserole dish with cooking spray or grease it with shortening. You can also use a traditional or enameled Dutch oven. Or even a large stainless steel oven-safe skillet.
Open the cans of peaches and pour them into the pan. Again, make sure you buy the sliced canned peaches in water, not heavy syrup. The water and peach juice in the cans provide the moisture for the cake mix peach cobbler, along with the butter when it melts.
Dump the cake mix all over the top of the peaches, hence the common name of “dump cake.” Spread it out evenly with a spatula. No need to add flour, brown sugar, white sugar, or baking powder because all of that stuff is already in the cake mix.
Cut the butter up into chunks or cubes and evenly lay them across the top of the cake mix.
NOTE: Don’t use any of the extra ingredients listed on the back of the cake mix. Only use the cake mix itself.
Step 3: Bake the peach cobbler dump cake
Bake the cake mix cobbler in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes until the top gets nice and golden brown. You may notice a few dry spots where the liquid from the melted butter and the liquid from the peaches didn’t quite get to it. Don’t worry, you can mix it in while serving and it will be just fine.
Allow the cake mix cobbler to cool for 10 to 15 minutes or so before serving it. You can eat it as is, or have a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the cobbler with it as well. See, super easy right? Enjoy!
How long does cake mix peach cobbler last?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge. Or you can even freeze it, where it will last for a few months.
Can I make this easy peach cobbler recipe with fresh peaches?
Yes! You sure can use ripe peaches or fruit like nectarines or other fresh berries. Treat the juicy peaches the same as you do in this classic homemade peach cobbler recipe, then follow the rest of this recipe as is with the cake mix.
Can I use pie filling instead of canned or fresh peaches?
Yes! You can use peach pie filling, cherry pie filling, or pretty much any pie filling. Add the cans of filling to the prepared baking pan, then add the dry mix on top with the butter, then bake. Some of the easiest cobblers to make.
Can I make this peach dump cake recipe in a slow cooker?
Yes! Add all the ingredients just like above to the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
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Cake Mix Peach Cobbler
- 13×8 baking pan or a dutch oven
- cooking spray
- 1 box of yellow cake mix 432g
- 2 cans of peaches in water, not syrup 14.5 ounces each (822g)
- 1/2 cup of butter 115g
- Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Spray a 9×13 inch baking pan with some cooking spray, or you can grease it with shortening too if you like.
- Dump all the peaches and the water into the pan.
- Next, pour the cake mix over the top and spread it out evenly with a spatula. Cut up the butter into cubes and lay it on top of the cobbler.
- Bake the cake mix cobbler in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes until the top gets nice and golden brown.
- Allow it to cool for 10 to 15 minutes or so before serving it. You can eat it as is, or have a scoop of vanilla ice cream with it as well. See, super easy right? Enjoy!
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