May 26, 2023Review Recipe
Easy Peach Dump Cake
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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.
PEACH DUMP CAKE INGREDIENTS
- 2 (29-ounce) cans of sliced peaches in syrup
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 box of vanilla cake mix
- ¾ cup butter, melted
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.
DUMP CAKE RECIPE (PEACH) SUBSTITUTIONS AND 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 MAKE THIS PEACH DUMP CAKE RECIPE
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
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.
STEP THREE: Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the top of the peaches.
STEP FOUR: Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the peaches.
STEP FIVE: Pour melted butter evenly over the top of the cake mix layer. Do not stir.
STEP SIX: Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes until the top is golden.
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.
SERVING EASY PEACH DUMP CAKE
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!
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DUMP CAKE PEACH 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.
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.
FAQ FOR RECIPE FOR PEACH DUMP CAKE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can use peach pie filling as a substitute for canned peaches without needing to make any other modifications to your recipe.
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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Peach Dump Cake
- 58 ounces sliced peaches in syrup (2 x 29-ounce cans)
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 box vanilla cake mix
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- 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.
- 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.
Toni Ayne Thomason says
Such a great peach pie recipe! Great for the summer! Love it!
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.
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!
YUM YUM PEACHY
Peachy Keen 👍👍👍👍
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.
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😊😊
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!!!
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.🤤
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!
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.
Layne Kangas says
I’m sure you could! Yum!