Make an easy Crock Pot peach cobbler with cake mix and just two other ingredients! Dessert is ready in a few hours with no work at all.
I love fruit cobblers especially in the summer. But I don't love turning on my oven to bake them. A friend sent me this crazy recipe that I didn't believe would work. But it did!
Easy 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Peach Cobbler with Cake Mix
This recipe is traditionally called a cobbler, but it may be more of a dump cake. There definitely is a lot of cake here so if you want more fruit, you could easily add another can or two of peaches.
You will need exactly three ingredients to make this easy peach cobbler – canned peaches, a cake mix and butter. It's easy to keep these ingredients on hand in your pantry so you can throw this together at any time for a last minute dessert.
Dump the peaches on the bottom of a slow cooker. I used a 4 quart slow cooker and it was perhaps a bit too big. A 3 quart would be perfect. If you use a larger slow cooker, then add more peaches to keep the cooking even.
You will want to use at least 1 can of peaches in heavy syrup. I used one of those and one in just peach juices. If you add more peaches to the recipe, keep the ratio of 1 can peaches in heavy syrup for every can of peaches in just juice.
Next, spread a cake mix on top of the peaches. I used a white cake mix because that's what was in my pantry. A yellow cake or butter pecan would be good, too. How about trying a Funfetti cake mix for a little extra fun?! Any cake mix you think goes well with peaches will work.
The final step is to cut up a stick of butter and toss those pieces on top of the cake mix. DO NOT STIR! Resist the urge! Cover the crock pot, set on high and cook.
Start checking the cobbler after 2 hours on high. Slow cookers can be a bit temperamental so it's best to check on food about 2/3 through the cooking time. I let the cobbler cook for 3 hours, but yours may be done at 2 or even 4 hours.
Insert a toothpick in the cake in the center of the slow cooker to test for doneness. The edges will get done first so don't rely on that area. Check the center to make sure the cake is cooked through. The top should be browned more toward the center.
I still can't believe this recipe worked! It was so easy, too. And most of the time I already have the ingredients in my pantry. The cobbler would be good with apples, cherry or any pie filling. You can also add cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract for a little added flavor.
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
- 2 15 oz cans of sliced peaches in heavy syrup
- 1 box cake mix
- 8 oz (1 stick) butter
- Empty the cans of peaches with the syrup in to a 4 or 6 quart slow cooker.
- Top with the cake mix.
- Dot the cake mix with the butter.
- Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until the cake is done.
- Allow to cool and serve.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 1051kcal Calories from fat 479|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 53g||82%|
|Saturated Fat 31g||155%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|