Treat yourself to the Best Peach Cobbler with Fresh Peaches! It is a decadent dessert recipe made with fresh peaches topped with an irresistible buttery crumb topping and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You’re worth it!
What is Homemade Peach Cobbler
Fresh Peach Cobbler is a QUICK and EASY cake recipe the whole family will LOVE! With just 3 ingredients, you can have this southern classic peach dessert recipe ready in no time. No one will know just how easy it was to make!
Peach Cobbler is one of those simple southern dessert recipes with a thick crust and a peach filling. Some peach cobblers have a crust on the top and bottom of the peach filling, while others have a drop-biscuit crust or a crumb topping, like our recipe for Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix. Other names for Cobbler include crisp, pandowdy, Betty, buckle, and dump cake.
How to make Peach Cobbler?
Our recipe for Easy Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix is very similar to a Dump Peach Cake Recipe. As a matter-of-fact, it uses the same ingredients as a Peach Dump Cake, however, the technique is slightly different. For a Peach Dump Cake, you layer the bottom of your baking dish with fresh peaches and top with cake mix and melted butter before baking.
To make our Peach Cobbler Cake, you still layer fresh peaches in the bottom of your baking dish to start. The difference comes in with how you treat the butter and combine it with the cake mix. Instead of melting the butter and pouring it on top of the cake mix in the baking dish, you use very cold butter, diced, and combine it with the cake mix using a food processor or a pastry cutter to create a crumbly texture to top the peaches as shown in the photos above.
Do I need to peel peaches to use in baking?
I recommend you peel the peaches to use in this Peach recipe. The peach skin can throw off the texture a bit, so for best results take a few minutes to peel the peaches. As you can see in our article titled How To Peel Peaches, peeling peaches doesn’t have to be a chore. It is easy to do and takes very little time.
As a matter-of-fact, I try to stock up on peaches when they go on sale. When the peaches are ripe, I peel them, cut them into slices, and freeze them to have fresh peaches throughout the year. Peaches do have a pesky pit you have to deal with when cutting, but we created a simple how-to tutorial on How To Cut Peaches Step-By-Step to show you it’s really quite easy to do.
Can I make Peach Cobbler from Scratch?
Absolutely! To make this recipe from scratch, follow the directions in this recipe, but use a homemade cake mix, such as the one I use for my Blueberry Dump Cake recipe. You will need to add the flour mixture ingredients (flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, & salt) to the bowl of the food processor and then dice the cold butter and pulse with the flour mixture to create the crumb topping. As peaches are very juicy all on their own, you will omit the additional liquid (lemonade) from the recipe altogether.
Love how easy dump cakes are to make? Try these…
Fresh Peach Recipes are so delicious
- Grilled Peaches Salad
- Healthy Peach Bread
- Peach Mango Salsa by Sunday Supper
- Asian Peach Glazed Chicken
- Citrus Peach Sangria
More about Peaches
- Peach Health Benefits
- How to Peel Peaches the Easy Way
- How to Cut Peaches Step-by-Step
- How to freeze Peaches
- Peach vs. Nectarine – What’s the Difference
- Facts about Peaches
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Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix
- 1 lb Peaches peeled and sliced
- 15.25 ounce Box cake mix White or Yellow
- 8 ounces unsalted butter diced and very cold
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest optional (see note)
- Preheat oven to 375°F and spray a 9" baking dish with baking spray or grease with butter.
- Place peeled and sliced peaches in a prepared baking dish
- Add 15.25 ounce boxed cake mix to the bowl of a food processor with 8 ounces diced butter pieces and 1 tbsp lemon zest (if using). Pulse to create a crumb texture. Alternately, use a pastry cutter or 2 knives to cut butter into cake mix for a crumb texture.
- Sprinkle crumb topping over peaches in baking dish. Spread topping to cover peaches evenly.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until top is golden. Enjoy!
- Lemon zest is optional but highly recommended. I love the tiny bit of tang it adds to the end result. It really brightens up the flavor!