Easy Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix is a no-brainer when peach season arrives! This 3-ingredient recipe can be made on the spur of the moment with fresh or frozen peaches, a box of white cake mix and lemon lime soda. Just layer it in a dish and bake. Out comes a crusty topped dessert with a warm soft peach filling underneath. And don’t forget to top it with some vanilla ice cream!

Overhead of 2 servings next to peach napkin with peaches and scoop of ice cream next to it.

Going to the Farmer’s Market this past weekend really had me loving Georgia and all it’s fresh produce. And, of course, one of the main crops that they had by the bag full were fresh peaches. I could smell them as soon as I got close to the booth and had to purchase as many as I could carry. There are just so many delicious recipes that involve peaches that my mouth was watering just thinking of them. Think Peach Pie Smoothies, Peach Lemonade and Peach Overnight French Toast. And, for dessert, this easy, and I mean easy, peach cobbler.

2 servings of cobbler in glass dishes with ice cream on top and flowers in back.

Just 3 ingredients, peaches, cake mix and lemon lime soda, and 5 minutes prep makes a delicious cobbler that is out of this world. I’ve made this dessert with both fresh and frozen peaches and it comes out great either way. It’s incredible the way the cake mix, when mixed with soda, bakes up into a crusty, sugary topping that complements the sweet softness of the peaches. It’s a good thing this cobbler is best served warm because I couldn’t wait to dig in.

Closeup of delicious bite of cobbler on fork.

Check out this bite of light vanilla cake with plenty of peachy goodness. 

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?

Basically, it is the topping that makes the difference. Both are a deep dish baked fruit dessert with the cobbler sporting a topping of a thick biscuit, pie crust or, in this case, a cake mix. The crisp is adorned with a lighter, crispy crunchy topping usually made with oats.

Is it necessary to peel my peaches before adding to this cobbler?

No, it is really up to you. When using frozen, you will add as is but, if using fresh, you can opt to leave the skin on or off. The skin will soften as it bakes and tastes just as delicious as the peach flesh.

If I want to remove the skin, if there an easy way?

Absolutely! Just boil water in a large pot and gently lower the peaches into the boiling water. Let them sit for about 1 minute then remove to a bowl of ice water for 1-2 minutes. At this point, you should be able to pinch the skin lightly and it will pull right off.

How do I know if the cobbler is done?

The topping will be a golden brown and no longer bubbling. With this cake mix variety, just insert a toothpick in the center and, if it comes out clean, it is done.

Directions

Cake mix peaches and soda with baking pan on white table.

Gather the three, yep just three, ingredients and prepare baking dish by spraying it with nonstick spray. And, just in case you’re wondering, you can use sliced fresh peaches instead of the frozen.

Step 1 Placing peaches in bottom of baking dish.

  1. Place both bags of peaches (still frozen) in a single layer in bottom of prepared pan.

Step 2 Sprinkle peaches with cake mix.

  1. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over peaches.

Step 3 Pouring soda over cake layer.

  1. Pour soda over cake mix making sure to soak every bit of the top. It’s a good idea to pour some of it over the top then use a tablespoon to put remaining soda on spots where the cake mix wasn’t covered.

Scooping out baked cobbler with large spoon.

  1. Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.

Peach Cobbler in glass dish with scoop of ice cream on side.

So are you ready to believe that a peach cobbler with cake mix comes out as good as homemade? Try it and see! It’s the perfect light summer dessert for everyday and delicious enough for your next BBQ get-together. And don’t forget the scoop of vanilla ice cream for the top to make it doubly delicious! Enjoy!

More fruity summer dessert recipes

Strawberry Margarita Crisp – tops fresh  strawberries  combined with tequila and orange liqueur with a crispy macaroon crumb topping. The perfect dessert for summer.

Blueberry Galette – is easier than pie and just as delicious. Roll out a crust, fill with blueberries, turn over the edges a bit and bake. That’s it!

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake – Anyone that loves cheesecake and all the flavors of summer will love this creamy, rich dessert.

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Overhead of 2 servings next to peach napkin with peaches and scoop of ice cream next to it.

Easy Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix

Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix is a no-brainer when peach season arrives! 3-ingredients, one pan, bake and done. Serve it warm topped with ice cream.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 20 oz frozen peaches 2 bags
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 12-14 oz Sprite Sierra Mist, 7-Up or other lemon lime soda

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Place both bags of peaches (still frozen) in a single layer in bottom of prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle cake mix evenly over peaches.
  • Pour soda over cake mix making sure to soak every bit of the top. It’s a good idea to pour some of it over the top then use a tablespoon to put remaining soda on spots where the cake mix wasn’t covered.
  • Let sit 5 minutes.
  • Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. It is done when a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Make sure to keep the toothpick above the fruit filling to get an accurate reading.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Notes

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?
Basically, it is the topping that makes the difference. Both are a deep dish baked fruit dessert with the cobbler sporting a topping of a thick biscuit, pie crust or, in this case, a cake mix. The crisp is adorned with a lighter, crispy crunchy topping usually made with oats.
Is it necessary to peel my peaches before adding to this cobbler?
No, it is really up to you. When using frozen, you will add as is but, if using fresh, you can opt to leave the skin on or off. The skin will soften as it bakes and tastes just as delicious as the peach flesh.
If I want to remove the skin, if there an easy way?
Absolutely! Just boil water in a large pot and gently lower the peaches into the boiling water. Let them sit for about 1 minute then remove to a bowl of ice water for 1-2 minutes. At this point, you should be able to pinch the skin lightly and it will pull right off.
How do I know if the cobbler is done?
The topping will be a golden brown and no longer bubbling. With this cake mix variety, just insert a toothpick in the center and, if it comes out clean, it is done.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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