This easy Peach Cobbler Recipe is the perfect summer dessert. With juicy peaches, a hint of cinnamon, and fluffy vanilla cake – it’s the best peach cobbler around!
Southern peach cobbler is such an easy, delicious dessert for summer. It’s right up there with Strawberry Shortcake for must-make desserts. You can’t be sweet, juicy peaches with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. And no matter how many peach recipes I’ve tried – I keep coming back to this particular peach cobbler recipe. It has a delicious hint of cinnamon, tons of peaches in every bite, and extra fluffy vanilla cake topping.
PEACH COBBLER RECIPE
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I think peach cobbler is the quintessential cobbler. The peaches are the star of the show, and there’s just something about the cakey biscuit-like topping and sweet fruit that makes for the perfect summer dessert. Don’t get me wrong – I love peach crumble and peach pie too. But you can’t beat a large helping of warm peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
When it comes to easy peach cobbler recipes there’s actually quite a bit of variation. Some recipes use cake mix and canned peaches or peach pie filling, but making a peach cobbler from scratch is actually very easy. I like my peach cobbler to have a hint of cinnamon and a pretty thick layer of cake on top. After multiple recipe tests and tries, I can say with confidence that this is my absolute favorite peach cobbler recipe.
The peach layer is made by tossing peach slices together with a little sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and cornstarch. The lemon juice helps to bring out the flavor of the peaches, and the cornstarch ensures that the mixture doesn’t get too soupy. When peaches are in season, I always opt for using fresh peaches. But canned peaches work well too – just make sure to drain the liquid from the can first.
Then the vanilla cake topping is moist, fluffy, a little gooey, and has a delicious golden brown top. Because I like the cake topping of a peach cobbler extra moist, I recommend using buttermilk because it gives the softest cake crumb. But if you don’t have any on hand, using regular whole milk or 2% works too.
How to Make Peach Cobbler
When making peach cobbler the magic really comes together when you assemble the cake. First, melted butter goes into the bottom of the pan and you pour the cake batter over top. Then spoon the peaches on top of the cake batter. At this point, it will look like a big soupy mixture. You don’t need to mix everything together or push the peaches to the bottom.
As the cobbler bakes the peaches fall to the bottom of the pan and the cake will rise to the top. The vanilla cake gets infused with cinnamon from the peaches, and you end with a peach cobbler that’s perfectly golden, a little gooey in the middle, and has tons of peaches. After the cobbler is done baking I like to sprinkle a little sugar on top – but that’s totally up to you.
This peach cobbler recipe is so easy to make and the perfect way to enjoy fresh, juicy peaches. Serve it with vanilla ice cream for an easy dessert, and everyone will be begging for seconds.
Don’t forget to try these other amazing peach recipes!
- Grilled Peaches
- Fresh Peach Ice Cream
- Peach Cream Cheese Danish
- Peaches & Cream Dutch Baby
- No Bake Peach Chiffon Pie
- More dessert recipes…
Tools used to make this Peach Cobbler Recipe
Baking Pan: This baking dish is a must-have for any home cook. I actually have 3 of them in my cupboard, and each dish comes with a lid for storing leftovers or taking your dishes on the go.
Whisk: This is my favorite set of whisks. There’s a size for every job and the thicker handles give me a good grip.
Mixing Bowl: These mixing bowls get used just about every day at my house. The grip handle makes them easy to hold and the pour spout makes them perfect for batters!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Heat the oven to 350F degrees.
Vanilla Cake Layer
- Pour the butter into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder, & salt.
- Stir in the vanilla extract, egg & buttermilk.
- Spoon/ pour the batter into the pan. Try to avoid too much butter pooling around the edges.
- In a large bowl toss together the sliced peaches, 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch & lemon juice.
- Spoon the peaches on top of the cake layer. Do not mix.
- Bake the cobbler for 35-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, and optionally sprinkle the top with 1 more tablespoon of white sugar.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream.
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