This Cake Mix Peach Cobbler recipe is easy to make and the perfect summer comfort food. It serves eight and costs $6.71 to make. That’s just $0.84 per serving.
For another recipe using fresh peaches, try our Grilled Peaches. They are a summertime must!
This is a recipe so easy that kids of all ages can practically make it on their own without messing it up. Sounds too good to be true, right?! Start believing friends!
Peach Cobbler is one of the easiest desserts out there. It has very few ingredients, and there is little prep work involved.
But here is the best part…you can have Peach Cobbler made with a cake mix all year round! You can use fresh, frozen, or canned peaches in this recipe for simple, year-round enjoyment.
Enjoy this Peach Cobbler recipe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream that melts right on top of it as you devour every last bite. I love it when there’s a little bit of it leftover so I can hide it in the fridge for dessert the next night. Or breakfast, because I cannot make it to night time.
What are you waiting for? Gather your peaches and other ingredients, and you are on your way to enjoying delicious Peach Cobbler!
What is the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?
A cobbler and crisp are both baked fruit desserts. However, a cobbler has a thick topping that is cake-like or that of pie dough. In contrast, a crisp has a crispy topping.
How do you know if peach cobbler is done?
The easiest way to check if your peach cobbler is done is to insert a thermometer into the center of the cobbler. It should read 200 degrees F. Stick the thermometer into the thickest part of the topping to get the most accurate reading. You will see that the filling around the edges will be bubbly, and the top will be a deep amber color.
Is Peach Cobbler supposed to be gooey?
How to Make Peach Cobbler Recipe:
- First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix peaches, brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
- Pour the peaches into the prepared dish and smooth them into an even layer.
- Next, sprinkle the cake mix over the peaches.
- Then place the butter pieces over the cake mix, spacing them out evenly.
- Bake until the peaches are bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
- Finally, transfer the cobbler to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
Ages 2-3: Let them help measure out and mix the flour, sugar, milk, and vanilla. Also, let them place the butter pieces on top of the cake mix.
Ages 4-5: Have them add the peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and lemon juice together in a bowl. Let them mix everything, and then pour the mixture into the pan.
Ages 6-8: Have your kiddo help scoop out the ice cream to serve over the peach cobbler. They could probably prepare the entire recipe because it’s that easy!
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Discover why we love getting the kids involved in the kitchen and more tips in our How to Get Kids Involved In Cooking article.
The flavor and Recipe Variations:
Use in-season fresh peaches or canned or frozen peaches to serve this dessert year-round.
More sweet desserts:
- Brownie Cookies
- Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cookies
- Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies
- Death by Chocolate Poke Cake
- Chocolate Glazed Biscuit Donuts
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons
- Mom’s Lemon Lush
- Chocolate Wacky Cake
- Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie
- Quick Monkey Bread from Scratch
How long is this good for:
Serve: As with most recipes with dairy products in them, you shouldn’t leave this peach cobbler out for longer than 2 hours.
Store: Cover leftovers and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freeze: Place the cobbled in an airtight container and freezer for up to 4 months.
How much will this Peach Cobbler cost:
RECIPE COST: $6.71
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.84
- 2 pounds frozen peaches – $4.28
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar – $0.12
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch – $0.02
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice – $0.07
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon – $0.02
- (1) 15.25-ounce box yellow or white cake mix – $1.00
- 12 Tablespoons salted butter – $1.20
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Cake Mix Peach Cobbler
- 9 x 13-inch pyrex pan
- mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- ice cream scoop
- wire rack
- 2 pounds frozen peaches thawed and drained (could use fresh or canned peaches)
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 16.25 ounce box yellow or white cake mix
- 12 Tablespoons salted butter cut into 16 pieces
- Vanilla ice cream optional
PREHEAT OVEN AND PREP PAN:
- Move oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl toss together thawed and drained peaches, brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
- Pour the peaches into the prepared baking dish and smooth into an even layer.
- Sprinkle the cake mix over the peaches.
- Place the butter pieces over the cake mix, spacing them out evenly.
- Bake until the peaches are bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 40-45 minutes, rotating halfway through baking.
- In the last 15 minutes of baking, you will want to peek at the cobbler to see any dry spots where the butter hasn't mixed in with the cake mix. If there are dry spots, use a spoon to give the dry spots a quick mix.
COOL AND SERVE:
- Transfer the cobbler to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes because serving. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional).
This Cake Mix Peach Cobbler recipe is easy to make and the perfect summer comfort food. It serves eight and costs $6.71 to make. That’s just 84¢ per serving.