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Peach Dump Cake

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This old-fashioned peach dump cake is a classic you'll love. We used canned peaches and cake mix for the ultimate easy dessert.
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  1. Peach Dump Cake:
  2. Peach Dump Cake Ingredients You Will Need:
  3. How to Make a Peach Dump Cake
  4. Does Dump Cake Need to be Refrigerated?
  5. More Cake Recipes You'll Love:
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This old-fashioned peach dump cake is quick and easy dessert you’ll absolutely love. A dump cake is a cake made by dumping the ingredients, which typically include store-bought cake mix, directly in a pan before baking. You don’t have to worry about mixing or adding lots of complicated steps or ingredients.

For this recipe, we used canned peaches along with cinnamon and cake mix to create a bubbly and warm dessert. It’s the best when served fresh and hot out of the oven with cold vanilla ice cream scooped on top. If you’re looking for more super easy desserts, you’ll love our blueberry cobbler and our blackberry cobbler as well. Make sure you also our cherry dump cake – it’s a reader favorite!

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Peach Dump Cake:

Ever wonder “what can I do with my peaches?” Maybe you don’t feel like baking a whole pie or peach cobbler. “Dump recipes” have a goofy name but they are always so easy and delicious!

This effortless and delicious peach dump cake — made with canned peaches and vanilla cake mix — is your answer. It’s an easy spin on old-fashioned peach cobbler and is an often requested favorite in our family.

This peach dump cake recipe is so simple and quick. It’s ready in a snap, making it perfect for busy evenings or last-minute gatherings. But just because it’s ready fast doesn’t mean it compromises any of its delicious flavors.

Make sure you also try our crockpot chocolate caramel cake, crockpot apple cobbler and our crockpot chocolate mint cake.

Peach Dump Cake Ingredients You Will Need:

  • 2 29 oz cans of sliced peaches in syrup
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • ¾ cup butter, melted

Variations

Now, you can definitely shake it up a bit if you want. Our recipe calls for canned peaches. I have friends who prefer to use fresh peaches or frozen. Just keep in mind, you need the syrup as well, or the recipe will turn out dry instead of warm and bubbly after baking.

You might want to add a dash of brown sugar or nutmeg in. You could also make it with almonds, with pecans, or with coconut in the crust.

If you like to experiment with different flavors, you could also add in blueberry or another fruit as well.

You can also shake this peach dump cake recipe up a bit: try adding brown sugar, or nutmeg. You could also top with coconut or with almonds or with pecans.

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How to Make a Peach Dump Cake

This homemade dessert is so easy to bake from scratch in only a few minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. You’ll want to make sure to use the 9×13 pan and not a 8×8 pan so that you have enough room for everything.

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.

Then, sprinkle cake mix evenly over the peaches. I recommend using vanilla cake mix but I know some prefer yellow.

Pour butter evenly over the cake mix. Do not stir.

How Long to Bake

Bake your peach dump cake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes until the top is golden.

Does Dump Cake Need to be Refrigerated?

I recommend storing in the fridge if you have leftovers. Which honestly, doesn’t always happen in our house! 😉

While I do love dump cake served hot from the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, I have to admit, I think it’s delicious served chilled as well. It changes the texture a little and it’s almost like enjoying a whole new dessert.

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I hope your gang enjoys this peach dump cake as much as we do! Baked to a perfect, golden crust, this simple and quick Southern favorite is a crowd-pleasing decadent dessert you’ll want to make over and over again.

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Peach Dump Cake

5 from 18 votes
This old-fashioned peach dump cake is a classic you'll love. We used canned peaches and cake mix for the ultimate easy dessert.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 29 oz cans of sliced peaches in syrup
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 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 cake mix evenly over the peaches
  • Pour butter evenly over the cake mix. Do not stir.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes until the top is golden.

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Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal
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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.

  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!!

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