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Easy 4-Ingredient Peach Cobbler (using cake mix)

Sarah Pyle



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This super easy Peach Cobbler recipe is just 4 ingredients and bakes up so easily – no mixing required! Also known as a peach cobbler dump cake, we’ll use simply ingredients from the pantry making this budget-friendly and something you can always have on hand!

Peach cobbler with ice cream in a bowl.

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Dump cakes are one of my favorite desserts because they are just so freaking easy, and this Peach Cobbler dump cake is no exception. Barely any measuring required, you simply layer the ingredients in your baking pan. Once baked, you’ve got rich bubbly fruit filling and a golden brown cobbler on top. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert that is cheap and easy!

The great thing about using canned fruit is that you can enjoy this delicious dessert even with it isn’t peach season. And if you like this recipe, make sure to check out our White Chocolate Peach Dump Cake for a fun twist!

Ingredients for Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

The ingredients for peach cobbler dump cake: cake mix, canned peaches, cinnamon, melted butter

Canned Peaches: You’ll need 2 (15 ounce) or 1 (28 ounce) can of sliced peaches. I prefer canned peaches that are in light syrup rather than heavy syrup, but use what you have. The most important point is DO NOT drain the peaches.

Cake Mix: For cobblers, I like to use yellow cake mix, but you can absolutely use white or butter or even spiced cake mix. You may notice that cake mix sizes are changing. You can use any cake mix size 13-16 ounces (15.25 is most common). Additionally, feel free to use gluten-free cake mix if you are gluten-free.

You’ll also need 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/3 cup melted butter.


How to Make 4-Ingredient Peach Cobbler

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with non-stick spray. You can use glass or metal, but note that metal heats more quickly and glass retains the heat longer. Keep that in mind for your baking time and check occasionally.
  3. Pour sliced peaches in the bottom of your pan (do not drain). The liquid is needed for the cake mix.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon over the peaches. 
  5. Top the peaches with cake mix, then drizzle with the melted butter.
  6. Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the top becomes slightly golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before serving. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desire and enjoy!

Variations of Cobbler Dump Cakes

The beauty of this recipe is the simplicity and all the different flavor combinations you can make! Keep the ratio of cake mix to canned fruit the same and you have endless possibilities. Some of my favorite combinations are:

  • Chocolate Cake Mix with Cherry Pie Filling
  • Spiced Cake Mix with Apple Pie Filling
  • Yellow Cake Mix with Diced Pineapples
  • White Cake Mix with Fruit Cocktail
A bowl of peach cobbler dump cake with a scoop of ice cream.

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Yield: 9 servings

Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

Peach cobbler in a bowl with ice cream.

With just 4 pantry ingredients, whip up this super easy and delicious Peach Cobbler Dump Cake. Top with vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert that no one will believe came from boxed cake mix.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans sliced peaches
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Pour both cans of UNDRAINED sliced peaches in the bottom of your baking dish. Again, do not drain the peaches. You want the juice/syrup.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon over the peaches.
  5. Top the peaches with cake mix and spread into an even layer. Do not mix.
  6. Pour melted butter over the cake mix.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until the top becomes slightly golden brown and the peaches are bubbly.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before serving. Top with vanilla ice cream as desired.


**If you are serving this to children, feel free to cut the peaches into smaller pieces prior to baking.**

Variations: Swap the canned peaches for any other canned fruit or even apple, cherry or strawberry pie filling, and easily swap the yellow cake mix for chocolate for any number of variations.

Storing: Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds until heated through.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 477mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 2g

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By on January 30th, 2024

About Sarah Pyle

Hi, I'm Sarah. The voice behind Feast for a Fraction. I've been a penny-pincher all my life, but still have a taste for nice things. I'm here to show you that you can eat (and live) well on a budget. From recipes and DIY tips to ways to make extra money, we'll be in control of our budgets together!

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