Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

An old-fashioned peach cobbler recipe made with fresh or canned peaches and surrounded by a moist cake. This makes a fun and easy dessert for any occasion. Serve it warm and top it with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla sauce for a treat.

With a quick 15-20 minutes of preparation, it is a quick and easy recipe that will have you reminiscing about the peach cobbler your grandmother used to make. This cobbler has a bit of a twist from Grandma’s recipe and is what makes this one a bit special. You soak the peaches in a bit of coffee liqueur along with the sugar! It gives the peaches a heady robust flavor and makes you want to DEVOUR the entire dessert yourself!

I will make a small admission here: when I made this recipe I ended up eating over half of it while standing over the kitchen counter. It was just SO GOOD still warm from the oven! Talk about comfort food! There are few desserts that I can say I have ever eaten so much of in one sitting. This is just heavenly and you will want to inhale the entire pan. The coffee liqueur is optional, but makes this recipe in my opinion. So, I encourage you to hunt down some coffee flavored liqueur at your favorite market. It makes this dish stand out.

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I would always recommend fresh fruit instead of canned fruit if it is available and in season, but canned peaches worked well when I made the recipe so it is up to you.

Serve this cobbler warm with ice cream, heavy cream, whipped cream, or just by itself for dessert. You can also serve it as part of a summer brunch menu. You might want to consider making a second batch as this peach cobbler will disappear quickly!

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler Recipe

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler Recipe

Coffee liqueur gives the peaches a heady aromatic flavor with a deep intensity. This cobbler will disappear quickly!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peaches
Servings: 4
Author: Laura Warnke



  • 2-15 ounce cans sliced peaches about 3-1/2 cups fresh
  • 2 Tablespoons Starbuck's Coffee Liqueur optional
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated Sugar


  • 1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Drain both cans of peaches and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add coffee liqueur and sugar. Allow to stand while mixing the remaining ingredients.
  • To make the batter: In a separate medium mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and mix together.
  • Add in a slightly beaten egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix the batter well.
  • Grease an 8-inch glass baking dish with a vegetable oil cooking spray.
  • Pour the fruit and syrup on the bottom of the dish.
  • Spoon the batter over the filling. It will spread during baking.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and the cake starts to pull away from the sides of the baking dish. Serve warm drizzled with heavy cream, ice cream, or topped with fresh whipped cream for an outstanding dessert or serve it as part of a brunch menu.

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