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Peach Dump Cake Recipe

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This old-fashioned peach dump cake is the ultimate easy dessert packed with spiced peaches and cake mix.
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  1. Easy Peach Dump Cake ingredients
  2. How to make a Dump Cake (Peach)
  3. Dump Cake Recipe Substitutions & Additions
  4. How to serve this Peach Dump Cake Recipe
  5. Peach Dump Cake Storage
  6. You’ll love this recipe for Dump Cake!
  7. Peach Dump Cake Recipe FAQs
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This old-fashioned peach dump cake is a simple dessert you’ll absolutely love. For this recipe, we used canned peaches along with cinnamon and cake mix to create a bubbly and warm dessert.

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Easy Peach Dump Cake ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 2 (29-ounce) cans of sliced peaches in syrup
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 box of vanilla cake mix
  • ¾ cup butter, melted

PRO TIP:

When buying the cake mix at the grocery store, it is best to pick one that doesn’t have pudding mix in it; check the label to make sure.

How to make a Dump Cake (Peach)

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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You’ll want to use a 9×13-inch cake pan so that the texture and consistency are right. I’ve used an 11×7-inch pan before, and it turned out a little too thick, which changed the delicious texture of the dump cake.

STEP TWO: Dump one can of peaches into the baking dish. Drain the liquid from the other can and add the peaches to the baking dish.

peaches poured into the baking dish

STEP THREE: Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the top of the peaches.

cinnamon sprinkled on top of the peaches in the baking dish

STEP FOUR: Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the peaches.

cake mix sprinkled on top of the peaches in the baking dish

STEP FIVE: Pour melted butter evenly over the top of the cake mix layer. Do not stir.

melted butter poured on top of the cake mix in the baking dish

STEP SIX (How long to bake Dump Cake at 350): Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes until the top is golden.

PRO TIP:

Because dump cakes are so gooey and moist, it can be hard to determine if they’re done. It’s normal to see some wet spots and some spots that are more crisp and done. 

Dump Cake Recipe Substitutions & Additions

PEACHES: While our recipe calls for canned peaches, some people prefer to use fresh peaches during peach season or frozen peaches at other times of the year. Just keep in mind that you need the syrup as well, or the recipe will turn out dry instead of warm and bubbly after baking.

PIE FILLING: In place of canned peaches, you could also substitute peach pie filling in this recipe.

SPICES: You might also want to add a dash of brown sugar or nutmeg in this easy peach dump cake recipe.

NUTS: You could also make this great recipe with almonds, pecans, or with coconut in the crust.

FRUIT: If you like to experiment with different flavors for this easy dessert recipe, you could also add in blueberry or other canned, frozen, or fresh fruit as well.

CAKE MIX: In place of the vanilla cake, white cake mix also works fine in this simple recipe.

How to serve this Peach Dump Cake Recipe

This delicious dessert is best when served fresh and hot out of the oven with cold vanilla ice cream scooped on top of the individual servings. It’s delicious served chilled as well. It changes the texture a little and it’s almost like enjoying a whole new dessert.

If you’re looking for more super easy desserts, you’ll love our blueberry cobbler as well. Make sure you also our cherry dump cake – it’s a reader favorite!

Peach Dump Cake Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: We recommend storing it in the fridge covered in plastic wrap, aluminum foil, or in an airtight container if you have leftovers.

IN THE FREEZER: Store this delicious cake in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight when you are ready to serve it.

close up shot of a serving of peach dump cake topped with whipped cream

You’ll love this recipe for Dump Cake!

I hope your gang enjoys this peach dump cake as much as we do! Baked to a perfect, golden crust, this is one of the easiest desserts and you’ll want to make it over and over again. It’s ready in a snap, making it perfect for busy evenings or last-minute guests.

Peach Dump Cake Recipe FAQs

Can I use peaches in juice rather than syrup?

The consistency might be different enough that you want to add a little flour or a little sugar (or both) depending on your taste because the juice would be different than the light syrup.

What is a dump cake?

A dump cake is an easy and super moist cake in which the ingredients are simply dumped into the pan and baked. Usually, they use a boxed cake mix and a handful of additional ingredients.

Can you make a dump cake ahead of time?

This easy recipe can be made ahead of time. You can make peach dump cake up to 2 days ahead of time. Just store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

Do you drain peaches for dump cake?

For our recipe, you will want to drain one can of peaches while adding the second can of peaches to the dish along with its liquid.

How do you make a dump cake with fresh peaches?

If you would like to make your dump cake with fresh peaches instead, you will need to compensate for the syrup that would have been in the can along with canned peaches so that your cake doesn’t turn out dry. To do this, add your fresh, thinly sliced peaches to the bottom of your baking dish, sprinkle ⅓ cup of sugar over your peaches, and then pour ¼ cup of water over top to mimic the syrup.

Can I use peach pie filling for dump cake?

You can use peach pie filling as a substitute for canned peaches without needing to make any other modifications to your recipe.

What’s the difference between cobbler and dump cake?

Cobblers tend to be made with fresh fruit while dump cakes usually use canned fruit or even pie filling. As well, cobblers have a biscuit or crumb topping while dump cakes are generally made with cake mix.

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Dump Cake (Peach)

5 from 40 votes
This old-fashioned peach dump cake is the ultimate easy dessert packed with spiced peaches and cake mix.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 58 ounces sliced peaches in syrup (2 x 29-ounce cans)
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • ¾ cup butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Dump one can of peaches into the baking dish. Drain the liquid from the other can and add the peaches to the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the peaches.
  • Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the peaches.
  • Pour butter evenly over the cake mix. Do not stir.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes until the top is golden.

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Notes

  • When buying the cake mix at the grocery store, it is best to pick one that doesn’t have pudding mix in it; check the label to make sure.
  • You’ll want to use a 9×13-inch cake pan so that the texture and consistency are right. I’ve used an 11×7-inch pan before, and it turned out a little too thick, which changed the delicious texture of the dump cake.
  • Because dump cakes are so gooey and moist, it can be hard to determine if they’re done. It’s normal to see some wet spots and some spots that are more crisp and done. 

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 802IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg
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    • Jana says

      I put a bit of nutmeg, ginger and splash of lemon with the peaches – gives canned peaches a fresh taste- along with cinnamon. I mix a bit of brown sugar with the cake mix. Yum.

  1. Celia says

    5 stars
    I have made this several times before. One day I realized I had no vanilla cake mix. All I had was devil’s food. So I used that. It was surprisingly good!

  2. Luquita Kroll says

    I have real GA peaches in the freezer. I will be trying this. I will add a little sugar to peaches as it thaws out which will make its own sweet and delicious syrup (also makes a good peaches and cream dessert). Thanks for sharing.

  3. Michelle says

    5 stars
    I accidentally bought cans of peach pie filling and I didn’t realize until I got home from the store. I thought why not and went ahead and used them. No draining. I also sprinkled a little nutmeg with the cinnamon. It was amazing. I ate most of it by myself.

    • Sheri Roberson says

      Thank you your comment helped me because I did the same thing I’m glad yours turned out good, I’m sure mine will too😊😊

  4. Diane says

    5 stars
    This is the first time I have made this so I did not add anything. My husband just said the house smells like the bakery at our local fruit orchard!!! It was pretty runny in the middle at 55 minutes so I cooked it 10 more minutes and it set up nicely and looks beautiful. Cannot wait to eat it!!!

  5. TY says

    It’s late🤦🏽‍♀️but I couldn’t resist the ingredients looking at me every time I went in the kitchen. I didn’t drain one can of peaches. Whatever, I’m going to smash it with some whip cream.🤤

  6. Kathy says

    Can hardly find peaces in Syrup anymore so I bought peaches in “real peach juice”. Will this work or will it be too runny or make the cake soggy, pasty? What could i use to make the juice more syrupy?

    • Layne Kangas says

      Sooo… the consistency might be different enough that you want to add a little flour or a little sugar (or both) depending on your taste because the juice would be different than syrup. I haven’t made it like that before so I can’t speak for certain but those would be my ideas!

  7. Anne says

    I wonder if you could make an oatmeal / pecan crispy topping over the cake mix? (Butter and sugar?) I haven’t made a dump cake in years.

  8. Kelli says

    Hello. I’m new to this, so this is probably a stupid question to most, but here goes… do I make the. Cake mix as directed on the box, or do I just dump the dry mix on the peaches?? Thank you!!

  9. Brittany says

    I made this using frozen peaches and yellow cake mix. It was delicious! I made my own syrup and added brown sugar, which made it pretty sweet so I will omit the brown sugar next time around. Nevertheless, a HUGE hit in my household. Thanks!

    • Bev says

      5 stars
      I freeze my butter and grate it on top of the cake mix. Gets all over rather than pooling in all the dips and crevasse. Works like a charm

    • NancyB says

      Hi, just read your comment about using frozen peaches, I plan on trying that this weekend, how many oz or cups of frozen peaches did you use and how did you make the juice? Thanks, should be yummy! Nancy B

  10. Lillian says

    I made this recipe at work and everybody loved it I tweaked it a little and added sugar and nutmeg🥰
    But next time I make it I won’t add any sugar being that the cake mix was sweet enough

  11. Diana Brown says

    5 stars
    I made this recipe this morning, I have made a dump cake before in a slow cooker, the oven is must better, it gives it a crisp top. This is delicious and I highly recommend it.

  12. Jodie says

    This looks delicious and easy. But I wonder how you could make this with a crumble type topping, that’s hard when it comes out of the oven.

  13. Deb says

    5 stars
    This was very easy and quite tasty. I used 2 pints of home canned peaches, which really needed to be used up- one with syrup and one drained. Used a box of golden instead of vanilla cake. Topped with the melted butter and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. I would definitely make again

  14. Leah says

    Hi, when do I add the melted butter? I read through the recipe three times incase I missed that step and I noticed it wasn’t included. God bless!

    • Layne Kangas says

      Hi, Linda – there is no batter for this recipe. You use the cake mix dry. You’ll pour melted butter over the peaches and dry cake mix in step five. Enjoy!

  15. Monica says

    5 stars
    Iv made this recipe several times! And so has my husband! We have added a couple of things to it! Like we’ve sprinkled sugar and oatmeal before the cake mix! I love this recipe and we totally enjoy it with whipped cream!!! Yum! Thank you for sharing! M&E

  16. Marli says

    Looks really good but I was wondering if you could use frozen thawed peaches instead of canned? If so, would you keep some of the juice that they exude when they thaw! Thanks!

    • Layne Kangas says

      Yes, I would definitely keep the juice from when they thaw. You might need to add a little sugar to them as well and possibly adjust adding water. I don’t have an exactly measurement for you because I haven’t tried it any way but with canned peaches 🙂 Let me know if you test it out! Enjoy!

  17. Liz Webster Goddard says

    I am going to make this tomorrow (I hope!) and will add a bit of almond flavouring to it.
    Thanks.

  18. Becky Walker says

    5 stars
    My husband loves this! Unbelievably easy to make and really yummy served warm with vanilla ice cream!

  19. Kitty says

    5 stars
    I’ve made this with “No sugar added” peaches in their own juice, and used a sugar free cake mix. It came out perfectly.

  20. Evie Abat says

    Just made this with a gluten free vanilla mix w pumpkin spice powder. thats all i had. also used 1 canned and 1 frozen bag of peaches. perfection!!

  21. Cheryl says

    5 stars
    I made this and it was so good and easy! Served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Ermine klaus says

    I would like to make a smaller version of this receipe. Can I cut the ingredients in half and bake it at the same amount of time?

  23. Jennifer Thompson says

    5 stars
    I HONESTLY REALLY LOVE HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE AND SERIOUSLY HOW INCREDIBLY SIMPLE THIS RECIPE IS AND ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS THIS TRULY IS AND HOW EVERY TIME I MAKE IT EVERYONE JUST LOVES IT AND IS ALWAYS ASKING ME TO GET THE RECIPE .THIS IS MY #1 GO TO RECIPE FOR IF I NEED TO MAKE SOMETHING QUICKLY FOR DINNER OR FOR LUNCH OR DINNER AT A FRIEND’S HOUSE😁😁😁😁

  24. Carol says

    5 stars
    First time perfection! Served with Reddi Whip. I cook, I do not bake but I need to take something to a Kentucky Derby party, so I did a test run. Wow!
    Thank you for this recipe.

  25. Cherry McCoy says

    5 stars
    I made this recipe for my family, and they loved it. I added my own twist. In addition to cinnamon I added nutmeg, all spice, vanilla flavoring, rum flavoring & a little
    white sugar/brown – especially since the can peaches that I purchased were not sweet. My Brother who does not like peach cobbler type dishes really loved this one. So it was a hit with my family.
    Thank you for posting!!

  26. Christy says

    5 stars
    I halved this recipe and cooked it for about 30 minutes in an 8×8 pan. It received rave reviews and was super easy to put together!

    • Lauren Buckingham says

      Absolutely! I love it with fresh peaches! I sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on them before putting the cake layer on. Delishhhh

  27. Char Mercier says

    5 stars
    I made this recipe but also put a double batch of the crumble on top of it. Got many many compliments on it and I thought it was quite delicious.

    • Karen Ann Mason says

      5 stars
      Yum yum 🎂🍰🧁🍥🥮 caaake❤️🌺🌹💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽! Easy and delicious 🤤.

  28. Paula says

    5 stars
    This recipe is SUPER easy and delicious! It was a great hit at the party I took it to. I may try an additional can of peachs next time. They were a little light.

  29. Beverly says

    5 stars
    This was delicious and easy to make. I’ve already bought the ingredients to make it again. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Steph says

    5 stars
    Made this several times also served warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup. It’s delicious with or without. Thank you

  31. Leslie says

    5 stars
    I used fresh peaches and cinnamon infused maple syrup. I added extra cinnamon. The topping ( cake mix & butter) reminded me of a crisp. Tasty!

  32. Glenda Combs/Danney Combs says

    5 stars
    I modified the beef stew, I did not read the recipe first!!! Anyway, I do plan to make the dump cake recipe. The recipe sounds delicious.

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