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Easy Southern Peach Cobbler Cake

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This Homemade Southern Peach Cobbler Cake recipe is so delicious yet so easy. You can use fresh or frozen peaches in this recipe. It’s the perfect dessert recipe for all times of the year.

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One of my favorite desserts is a good delicious fruit cobbler. My all time favorite cobbler is peach and I tend to crave it year round. Thankfully, with my method, I can have it year round. Look out Thanksgiving guest, you’re in for a real treat. 

I’ve tried many peach recipes but this cobbler has been the best I’ve ever made. So good that even my picky, and I mean picky, 10 year old daughter loved it. It’s a tad bit different than traditional peach cobblers as it doesn’t have that biscuit type topping. Hubby and I both agree that we prefer this cake topping over a traditional biscuit topping. 

Some notes on the perfect cobbler:

  • Fresh or frozen peaches work best. I prefer to use the frozen as I don’t have to peel them. Shortcuts for the win! I however don’t use the canned peaches. I’ve used it before and I wasn’t a fan. However, if that’s what you like, then feel free to use it.
  • There are many kinds of peaches, but yellow cling peaches are the best for this cobbler. These are usually around in the supermarkets during the summer months and tend to be on sale. The only negative about these peaches is that they are a pain to remove from the pit. That’s one of the reasons I just go on ahead and buy them frozen.
  • A nice light cake like crust. I’ve had the cobblers with the biscuit like toppings. I wasn’t a fan of that either.
  • A yummy syrup in the peach mixture. This recipe makes that yummy syrup without using the canned peaches. Somehow the addition of sugar and vanilla work like magic in making a beautiful syrup.

How to make Southern Peach Cobbler, The Easy Way

The beauty about this recipe is that the prep is so easy. 

I start by defrosting my frozen peaches. I lay them in a flat layer in a pan (usually a skillet I have on hand) and let them sit for about 30 minutes until they are defrosted. 

frozen peaches laying in a flat layer in a skillet

Then, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place the oven rack on the middle rack.

Then, add defrosted peaches, brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon to a bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside. 

peaches with sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a glass bowl

In another bowl, prepare cake topping by adding melted butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and buttermilk and stir until combined. 

cake topping for southern peach cobbler mixed in a glass bowl with white spoon sticking out

Grab a 13×9 baking dish and pour peach mixture in the bottom of it, using a wooden spoon to spread it out.

Next, pour the cake topping over the peach mixture and use wooden spoon to spread mixture over peaches. The cake topping will not reach the edges of the baking dish but that’s ok. We want those peaches to peek out. 

Place baking dish in preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden. 

finished southern peach cobbler in baking dish

Remove and let cool a bit. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Yummy. 

And there you have it. My favorite Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe. Enjoy 🙂

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Easy Southern Peach Cobbler Cake

This Southern Peach Cobbler Cake recipe is so delicious yet so easy. The perfect combination of peach flavor and spices make this cobbler a real treat. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword southern peach cobbler
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 303kcal
Author Tanya


  • 16 oz frozen peaches defrosted
  • 6 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine peaches, brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and buttermilk. Stir until smooth. Set aside.
  • Pour peach mixture in a 13×9 baking dish. Add cake mixture on top and spread over the top.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until cake mixture is golden on top.

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When spreading the cake mixture on top, it will not be enough to get to the corners of the baking pan. That is totally fine. We want those peaches in the corner to get nice and bubbly.
Yellow cling peaches are the best kind for this cobbler.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg
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Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Oh my!!! Now I seriously need some frozen peaches! I adore peach cobbler, and I have tried many recipes. This one looks so delicious, I have to make it, asap. Btw...I have been looking at your recipes and they all look scrumptious! Thank-you so much for sharing!!!


Saturday 18th of September 2021

Made this for my family over the Labor Day weekend and it was a big hit. Everyone loved it and was begging for more, I served it with vanilla ice cream and will definitely be making again soon.


Sunday 19th of September 2021

Yay! This is one of my faves too, especially since it's so easy and delicious :)


Thursday 12th of August 2021

What a genius recipe, thank you soo much, my husband has made it Umm at least 5 times by now,i told him about the recipe a month ago.. Maybe 7 times? Frozen peaches work perfectly!!, 🙏👌💕

Billie Patrick

Thursday 24th of June 2021

LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe, it's a keeper for sure. Thank You!!

Linda Gavin

Thursday 24th of June 2021

This sounds delicious, can’t wait to try it!