Peach Cobbler Dump Cake is full of summer flavor! Fresh sliced peaches are tossed with cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla, and topped with a yellow cake mix and melted butter for one of the easiest desserts. Serve with ice cream for the perfect summer treat! This will be a family favorite in no time.
Published August 2022. Updated June 2023.
Why you’ll love this Cake Mix Peach Cobbler:
- Summer Peaches – Fresh summer peaches bake to juicy perfection in this easy dessert!
- Easy Cobbler Topping – Using a cake mix and melted butter on top make this like a dump-cake meets peach cobbler, and keeps things super simple.
- Super Flavorful – Even though this is an easy peach cobbler recipe, we’re not sacrificing on flavor at all! Cinnamon and vanilla enhance the peach flavor.
- Easy Dessert – A dump cake is one of the most simple dessert recipes you can make – it uses simple ingredients and is foolproof! This is a great recipe for bakers at any skill level.
As always, the full list of ingredients is in the recipe card with the full recipe, below.
- Peaches – Be sure to use ripe peaches. Ripe peaches will have a little give when squeezed gently, instead of being quite firm or mushy. I often find grocery store peaches to be a bit disappointing – try finding peaches at a farmer’s market if possible.
- Cake Mix – I used a yellow cake mix. Any brand will work.
- Vanilla extract – Be sure to use pure vanilla, or vanilla bean paste.
- Gluten-Free – Use your favorite gluten-free cake mix if needed.
- Dairy-Free – You can use non-dairy sticks of butter to keep this dairy free.
- Cinnamon – Don’t love cinnamon? Try a pinch of nutmeg or cardamom instead.
How to Make this Peach Cobbler Dump Cake Recipe Step-by-Step:
Step 1: Make the Peach Pie Filling. Slice your ripe peaches and dump the peach slices into a buttered 9×13 baking dish or casserole dish. Toss them with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a splash of vanilla extract. Spread in an even layer (or as even as possible).
Step 2: Pour the dry cake mix over the top of the peaches.
Step 3: Pour the melted butter over the top of the cake mix. Sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon sugar. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the peaches are bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
Serve this delicious cobbler warm from the oven, with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! This is the perfect dessert for summertime. And the best part is how easy this simple peach cobbler recipe is, while still being incredibly delicious
Expert Success Tips:
- Use a 9×13 pan – If you can tell from the photos, I actually did not use a 9×13 pan when I photographed this recipe, which was a bit of a mistake as it didn’t bake the same since the pan was smaller. Just be sure to use a 9×13 pan and you won’t have any problems.
- Ripe Peaches – Be sure to use ripe peaches for the best results. They should be a bit soft but not super mushy.
I prefer fresh fruit for this recipe, but if you must use canned, try to get ones that don’t have heavy syrup. If your peaches are in a heavy syrup, there is already sugar added and you’ll need to lessen the amount in the filling. Drain any peach juice in the can before using.
- Stone Fruit – I think a mix of juicy peaches and nectarines, or a mix of plums and peaches would be delicious in this recipe.
- White Cake Mix – If you prefer white cake mix, feel free to use that, but I think the yellow flavor pairs best with the peaches. I think a white cake mix would pair well with cherry pie filling.
- Frozen Peaches – Use frozen peaches to make this when fresh peaches are out of season. I don’t recommend using cans of peaches or a can of peach pie fillings.
- 9×13 Pan – Use a 9×13 pan for this recipe. A metal pan is the best option, but ceramic works too.
- Oven Thermometer – An oven thermometer will tell you if your oven is actually running at the temperature you set it to. Your oven may not be accurate. Accurate oven temperature is crucial for most bakes, so I leave an oven thermometer in at all times to keep an eye on my oven’s calibration.
Serving + Storing this Recipe:
This cake mix peach cobbler recipe is best served straight from the oven, while piping hot, with a scoop of ice cream on top. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge, not at room temperature, for 2-3 days and reheat in the oven.
More Recipes to make during Peach Season:
- Blueberry Peach Cobbler
- Peach Hand Pies
- Peach Salsa
- Peach Milkshakes
- Peach Cobbler Cheesecake
- Vegan Peach Cobbler
- Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Peaches
- Blackberry, Nectarine & Peach Crisp
Did you make this cake mix cobbler? Snap a photo and leave a comment!
Peach Cobbler Dump Cake
For the Peach Filling
- 8 medium peaches, sliced about 8 cups
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
For the Topping
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 cup salted butter, melted
- pinch of cinnamon sugar
- vanilla ice cream
- Prep: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9×13 pan.
- Make the Cobbler: Toss the sliced peaches together with the filling ingredients. Pour the dry cake mix evenly over the top of the peach filling. Pour the melted butter over the top of the cake mix. If some spots don't have butter, that's ok. Just try to get it as evenly as possible. Sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over the top of the cobbler.
- Bake: Bake for 60 to 75 minutes. The peaches will be very bubbly and the top will be golden brown.
- Serve + Store: Let rest for a few minutes before serving, then serve while it's nice and warm with vanilla ice cream. This is best on the first day, but leftovers can be kept in the fridge and reheated in the oven to preserve the crispness of the topping.