In just 15 minutes, this Cake Mix Fresh Peach Cobbler is ready for the oven thanks to a shortcut using a boxed cake mix. So easy, so delicious!
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Original content posted August 2017. Updated June 2019.
I joke that there are many things I wish I had known before moving to Colorado last year. You know, things like our city doesn’t plow the roads after it snows but they do plow the bike paths. (Insanity!) Or that there are spiders as large as my palm and rattlesnake sightings are frequent. (What the WHAT?!)
Or that come August we have the most amazing peaches in the entire world. (Definitely a sweet surprise!) And the fact that I can get a flat of peaches delivered with my weekly milk order, aka minimal effort on my part, almost makes me forget about the snow, spiders and snakes. Especially when said peaches are piled high in my Cake Mix Fresh Peach Cobbler.
I owe the idea for this Cake Mix Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe to one of my readers. Thanks, Ranee! When she subscribed to my e-mail list, she requested a recipe for peach cobbler. Knowing that peach season was just around the corner and I’d have them in abundance, I was more than happy to oblige. Especially since this recipe is so incredibly easy!
What is a Dump Cake?
I absolutely despise the term “dump cake” but this recipe is very similar. A dump cake is a cake made by combining ingredients, which typically include a store-bought cake mix, directly in a pan before baking. Although you won’t find any patches of dry cake mix in my cobbler as we go an extra step of stirring everything together so the peaches are evenly coated. That extra 30 seconds of work makes all the difference.
Fresh peaches are bathed in brown sugar, almond extract, peach juice and butter before being stirred together with a yellow cake mix. In other words, in just 15 minutes this Cake Mix Fresh Peach Cobbler is ready for the oven.
TIP: If you don’t have easy access to peach juice, you can easily substitute orange juice. Although I will admit that any extra peach juice is the perfect opportunity to stir together a pitcher of my refreshing Peach Prosecco Mojitos – one of my favorites!
Although I use a cake mix as a shortcut in this cobbler recipe, I’ve upped the flavor quotient by using almond extract and sprinkling the top of the cobbler with sliced almonds. The crunch of the slice almonds is such a great contrast in texture, too!
Should Peach Cobbler Be Served Hot or Cold?
The choice is yours! I prefer my Cake Mix Fresh Peach Cobbler to be served warm from the oven. Grab some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and get ready to inhale the deliciousness! Of course, I’d never turn down a slice or fresh peach cobbler at any temperature.
How to Make Cake Mix Fresh Peach Cobbler
 In a greased 9″ x 13″ baking pan, add sliced peaches.
 Top peaches with brown sugar, almond extract, peach juice and butter.
TIP: No almond extract on hand? In a pinch, you can substitute vanilla extract.
 Stir together to combine.
 Sprinkle cake mix over peaches.
 Carefully stir together until combined.
TIP: You’ll want to insure that no dry cake mix is visible to insure that everything is completely combined.
 Sprinkle almonds into an even layer over the top of the peach and cake batter mixture.
Should I Put Peach Cobbler in the Refrigerator?
If you are going to eat this Cake Mix Fresh Peach Cobbler within a day of making it, you do not need to refrigerate it. You can simply cover it and leave it at room temperature instead.
If you find yourself with extra peaches on hand, might I recommend my hearty Barbecue Bacon Peach Chicken Turnovers or one of our favorite Sunday dinner grilling recipes, this Honey Ginger Glazed Pork Tenderloin and Peaches. You could also substitute peaches in my Iron Skillet Caramel Nectarine Crisp with delicious results.
If you’ve tried this Cake Mix Fresh Peach Cobbler or any other recipe on Melanie Makes, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I love hearing from you and respond to each and every comment!
Cake Mix Fresh Peach Cobbler
- 8 peaches pitted and cut into eight equal slices
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup peach juice
- 8 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 15.25- ounce box yellow cake mix
- 1/4 sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a greased 9″ x 13″ baking pan, add sliced peaches.
- Top peaches with brown sugar, almond extract, peach juice and butter. TIP: No almond extract on hand? In a pinch, you can substitute vanilla extract.
- Carefully stir together until combined.TIP: You’ll want to insure that no dry cake mix is visible to insure that everything is completely combined.
- Sprinkle almonds into an even layer over the top of the peach and cake batter mixture.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden.
Of course, more delicious dessert recipes abound to utilize your peach bounty. Next on my list to try is this easy Peach Apricot Slab Pie, this gorgeous Peach Upside Down Cake and this Cast Iron Peach Crostada. Needless to say my peaches are going to disappear quickly!