Easy 3 Ingredient Peach Cobbler Recipe

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This is a quick and easy peach cobbler recipe that’s especially great when you need something quick for a potluck or a dish to take to a loved one.

3 Ingredient Peach Cobbler Recipe

This is the easiest Peach Cobbler Recipe when you’re in a pinch. It’s great when you need something quick for a potluck or a dish to take to a loved one. Most of us already have all of the ingredients in your pantry.

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

1 (18 oz) box of yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
2 large (29 oz) cans of sliced peaches

Pour peaches into a 9×13 cake pan. Pour cake mix over the top (dry cake mix). Melt 1 butter and pour over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Spoon out and sprinkle with powdered sugar or top with cool whip and cinnamon.

-Jackie S.
Sidney, Ohio

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Thanks, Jackie! Tonya W. sent in this same peach cobbler recipe but she uses butter pecan cake mix instead of yellow cake. Thank you, ladies. These both sound so good and easy.


P.S. I did sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on the peaches before I sprinkled on the cake mix. This is another one of those recipes that allow you to try many different variations.



  1. meatball says

    thanks so much to your reader who, gave the 3 ingredient recipe for the peach cobbler. This is the first dessert I have made in years at home. Due to my being disabled with lupus,fibromyligia,etc… It was literally 1,2,3,and my roommate and I gobbled it up. Yummy to my Tummy!! laura Upstate NY.

  2. Maribel says

    Hi, please forgive me for asking but no eggs? Nothing but the three ingredients? I’m a farely new cook and I just can’t believe it can be that easy.

    • says

      No don’t drain the peaches, at least that is the way the original recipe is and that is part of the liquid for the cake mix. Now it is moist and if you want it more cakey you could maybe drain one can of the peaches. You might try the recipe as is first and then adjust it if you need to.

  3. Sandi P says

    This is a recipe I remember from my childhood (about 45 years ago). My parents bought a travel trailer and joined a club for owners of that particular trailer model. We went group camping one weekend a month, and this recipe was traded around as “Trailer Cake”. Over the years, I’ve tried many variations of this, such as chocolate cake mix with canned cherries, fruit coctail with white cake mix, spice cake mix with peaches, etc. I’ve tried it with just putting the cake mix on top, and with stirring it up before cooking. The results are different, but just as delicious. It tastes very rich, but if you leave off the butter, it is still delicious. My DH doesn’t like the name Trailer Cake, so I just call it cobbler.

  4. Melva Ferreira says

    I have tried this recipe and it is indeed delish. I have also made it with one variation. I started with a frozen pie crust so it’s easier to serve. Yum!

  5. Frances says

    Have you ever heard of the recipe with one cup of flour, one cup of sugar, one cup of milk, one can of peaches and butter as wanted? 350 for 30 min

  6. Charla says

    This is the greatest stuff ever! I make it often. I usually sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on the top to make it look like a dessert that took a lot of effort.

    • says

      Ginny it is a 9×13 cake pan but I halved mine and it fit in a 9×9 pan just fine. Even though it calls for a whole box of cake mix I just eyeballed half of the cake mix, used 1 can of peaches and 1/2 stick of butter.

  7. Rebecca says

    I made this tonight (mostly because I was skeptical it wouldn’t work) & it was fantastic!! I used a sugar free cake mix & one of the cans of peaches was in light syrup instead of heavy. Very yummy!

  8. Cindy B says

    Frances mentions a recipe with 1 cup flour. I made this recipe all last summer and gave the recipe to a gazillian people. I usually used fresh blueberries but have used peaches and a friend used pineapple.
    1 cup self rising flour
    1 cup milk
    1 cup sugar, mix in 8X8 pan and add at least 1 cup bluberries bake at 350 until done (canned fruit needs to be drained

  9. Bea says

    Jill, I was looking through my cupboard last night and found some brown sugar that got hard, so I went to your cookbook and found the solution of using the slice of bread to soften it back up, and it WORKED great. I was impressed. And to think of how much hard brown sugar I threw away in the past because I didn’t know that solution!!! Thanks.

    • says

      Bea there is another way I use now too to soften brown sugar that I like and that is I put it in the microwave for 30 sec. – a minute (depending on how much you put in there) and it instantly softens it. Just check it every 30 secs until it is soft.

  10. Bea says

    Thanks for the microwave tip Jill, but I’m kind of a dinosaur when it comes to gadgets, I don’t even own a microwave or a cell phone.

  11. Bea says

    I made this over the weekend and it’s good. I halved it like you did Jill, and it came out real nice and yummy.

  12. Christine says

    I just made this, my DH doesn’t like peaches so I used pears. I can’t believe how good and how easy this is! Thanks for the recipe…..

  13. rose says

    its funny how u posted this again .. hehehe πŸ˜€ ..
    this week i went and bought 2 cans of sliced peaches .. and a small box of jiffy biscuit mix ..
    now i have seen 2 ways to make this dessert (one mix the peaches in with the biscuit maker and the other .. lay the peaches down and the top with the dough and bake as usual) ..
    and of course we have cool whip too ..
    thanks for posting htis ..
    πŸ˜€ ..

  14. Elizabeth h says

    What size of peaches and do i drain them. I made it with 2 29oz Cans of peaches and bake it like it said and it turned out real runny

  15. Robin Giraud says

    I make this all the time for my kids, but we use canned pie filling (apple, cherry, blackberry) instead of the canned fruit. They absolutely love it! I’ve also tried it with canned pumpkin – not nearly as pretty, but still delicious!

  16. rose says

    my daughter was just asking about a peach cobbler that would be easy to make (or any fruit for the cobbler) .. i usually use the jiffy biscuit mix .. but will show this to her again and see what she thinks .. it does look good tho .. and serve with some cool whip πŸ˜€ ..

  17. Donna B. says

    I have a question, what brand is there of butter pecan, I would love that, but haven’t seen it here in N.J.

    • says

      Donna I am not sure what brand they were talking about but I have found that sometimes trying different stores I can find different flavors.

  18. Kirsten says

    Thanks, Bea. I’ll probably try it that way next time. I made the cobbler today and it was fabulous!

  19. Bea says

    That’s great Kirsten. I really like cobblers because they are easy and delicious. I like to add cinnamon too. They also are great on vanilla ice cream.

  20. Jaime says

    Has anyone used fresh fruits (like from a “pick your own” farm)? If so, what should be used for the liquid since there would be no “syrup” like there is in canned fruits.

    • says

      You could make a simple syrup (1/4-1/2 cup) and that is made by mixing equal parts of water and sugar together then heating until the sugar is dissolved.

  21. Stephanie says

    We have made this for years with different fruit. Our favorite is called Cherry Dump Cake. We use one can of cherry pie filling and one can of crushed pineapple (don’t drain). Top with yellow or white cake mix and a stick of melted butter. Apple pie filling is also good mixed with the pineapple.

  22. rose says

    and if anyone isnt in the mood to bake anything .. popeyes chicken is having a special of peach pies! .. nice and warm too! .. πŸ˜€ .. and topped with ice cream! yummo πŸ˜€

  23. says

    This sounds yummy. Can you use fruit canned in juice? And if so, for Jaime’s question about what to add to fresh fruit, for the liquid, would fruit juice, like apple or pear work?

    • says

      Yes you are suppose to use the juice from the canned fruit because that is what works with the cake mix to moisten it some. Good idea too to use the apple or pear juice.

      • Jaime says

        If using juice would we still need to add sugar to make it somwhat thicker and more like a syrup? Or, is plain juice just fine on its own?

        • says

          Jaime I’m not sure. One thing too it will depend on the tartness of the fruit. You may want to add the sugar for that too.

  24. Bea says

    Stephanie, That Cherry and Pineapple Dump Cake sounds good. Since I have the ingredients I will probably make that tonight.

  25. Gwen says

    Has anyone tried to make a chocolate cobbler using this method? I’m curious if pudding would work or if it is to dry?

  26. Bea says

    CHOCOLATE COBBLER! I never thought about that and I’m going to look up some recipes. Would be great with ice cream.

  27. rose says

    ruby tuesday’s sells a slice of cake they call italian wedding cake (or something like that) .. its actually the butter pecan cake that they add walnuts too .. and the frosting is the cream cheese frosting wiht the very finely chopped walnuts on it ..
    i cant remember how i found out but i did make this once and yes it did taste just like the cake at that restaurant ..
    just sharing πŸ˜€

    • says

      Rose, Thanks for sharing I love Italian Cream Cake, but don’t want to make it from scratch I’m going to give this a try~in fact I just bought Italian Cream Cake ice cream~and oh my goodness it is fantastic. Thanks Again!

  28. Kelli says

    I need to make a peach cobbler this weekend for 25 people.
    Should I just double the amount of everything, and can I put it all in a big aluminum “Lasagnia” pan, and if so, how long do you think I should bake?

    • says

      You can get 12-15 servings from a 9×13 pan, of course depending on the serving size, so doubling should be enough. You may need to measure the Lasagne pan because it might be 9×13 but only deeper. If that is the case I would put it in two pans then. You would end up with a really thick cake part on top and I’m not sure how good that would be or how well it would cook through.

  29. Merrel says

    I’m making it with peaches in natural juice and sugar free yellow cake mix. I sprinkled a little cinnamon on the peaches before adding the mix and butter. Just tried it…. Delish, but I would like it a little more cakey… gonna try one large can of peaches next time

  30. maria says


    Here’s another cheap and easy and most of all delicious dessert

    4 cups sliced rhubarb stems places in bottom of pie dish
    3/4 to 1 cup sugar sprinkled on top
    2 tbsp corn starch sprinkled on top

    in your food processor put
    1/2 cup sugar
    3.5 Oz butter
    3/4 cup flour
    3/4 cup oats
    pulse the food processor until you have a lumpy mixture
    spread on top of rhubarb
    bake in 400 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes
    serve with vanilla ice cream or vanilla sauce.

    this is cheap, quick and Apollo delicious.
    And you can use almost any kind of fruit and add any spice you want.
    This is what my mom used to whip up when unexpected guests showed up

    I made it yesterday as a nice Sunday snack, with rhinitis from our garden

  31. Robbin says

    I looked at Wal Mart today for an 18oz cake mix. None of the name brands came in an 18oz size. They were all either 16.5 or 15.5. Ideas? Suggestions? I was looking for it to make the easy banana bread recipe from this site, but now I will need it for this recipe too! Help!

    • says

      Many products they are starting to give you less in the package (instead of 5lb sugar it now comes in 4lb.) so they can keep the price the same so they may be doing that on cake mixes too. Most of mine say 18 but it is no big deal just use the 16 oz if that is all you can fine. This recipe just needs a regular size cake mix.

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