There’s really only 3 ingredients needed for this cobbler plus a little cinnamon sugar for good measure. So next time you’re in a pinch and need a quick dessert for company, check your pins or bookmarks for this one. You’re going to need it!
Have you ever been so busy cooking Thanksgiving dinner or wrapping Christmas presents and cleaning the house that you flat out forgot about dessert? Or maybe you were supposed to make a pie and forgot to make the dough? Now you’re tired, your back hurts and you just wish you had something quick. It’s those moments that I praise the grocery gods for boxed cake mix. I always have a few different kinds on hand and will stock up when they are on sale.
I love, love, love to bake from scratch! In fact, here’s a peach crisp from scratch that I adore. Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that. But, I also truly appreciate the convenience of a box mix. And frankly, there’s something so nostalgic about the flavor of cake mix cakes. My mom always made box mix cakes, so that’s what I grew up on. They honestly bring back lots of memories for me!
This peach cobbler reminds me of bread pudding with its soft consistency. Maybe I should call it cake mix bread pudding?? But, without bread.. I think that might be a tad too confusing. :)
To make this quick cobbler, drain one of the cans of peaches, reserving the syrup. Empty the peaches into a 13×9 baking pan. Empty the entire contents of the other can of peaches (with syrup) into the 13×9 pan. Spread the peaches out evenly. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar across the top of the peaches. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the peaches and press down with your hands.
Cut butter into 16 pieces and distribute across the top of the cake mix. Pour reserved syrup over the cake mix and run a knife through the mix and the syrup to spread it around a bit. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream, fresh cream or milk.
More cobblers and desserts
If you love cobblers, I’ve hand picked a few for you below, or you can browse all my dessert recipes here.