Peach Dump cake is the most popular of all dump cake recipes and for good reason. Dump cakes are simple desserts to prepare and this easy peach dump cake recipe only needs 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes of hands on time to prepare to be baked. You don't even need to mix batter!
Dessert is often referred to as a peach cobbler dump cake, since the results are similar to that simple dessert. Grab a box of cake mix, one or two cans sliced peaches and some butter and with these simple ingredients we are ready to make this easy Peach Dump cake!
Peach Cobbler Dump Cake
Much like peach cobbler, this easy peach dump cake is a casual dessert perfect for finishing simple family dinners such as Kielbasa and Potatoes, Chicken Fajita Pasta or Crockpot Tuna Casserole. It's also a great choice to bring to pot lucks and cook outs.
The old fashioned peach dump cake is crazy easy, so a nice choice for fledgling cooks. Kids will get a kick out of how the dry cake mix tossed on with utter turns into a sweet pastry crust like topping with both a soft and crunchy texture. This inexpensive foolproof dessert will become one of your go-to dessert recipes. The ingredients for this family favotite are so easy to keep on-hand too.
Of course, this is a fabulous summer peach dessert, but as it uses canned fruit you can make it any time of year. Peach dump cake is a great way to brighten up a dreary cold day!
While this peach dump cake is my most popular, I have quite a few dump cakes here on the blog. While there is some variation in the directions, they are all prepared in a very similar way.
To make a dump cake, pie filling or syrup packed fruit is sprinkled with dry cake mix, then oil or melted butter is drizzled on top. The simple yet delicious dessert is then baked until the crust topping is fully cooked.
How to Make Peach Dump Cake
Let's make a peach dump cake. It's super easy and printable recipe card can be found below.
The recipe makes 8-10 servings.
Prep Time: 5 mins Cooking Time: 55 mins Total time: 1 hour
Peach Dump Cake Ingredients
Here is everything you will need to make a regular peach dump cake with canned fruit.
- 1 can of peaches in heavy syrup or peach pie filling (if you are a hardcore peach lover, you may use 2 cans of peaches... just drain the second can of syrup) NOTE: While heavy syrup is recommended, yes, you can make this dessert with peaches in juice.
- 1 box of yellow cake mix (If you don't have yellow cake mix on hand, vanilla, butter or white cake mix will do. Just don't be mixing flavors that will clash.)
- ¾ cup butter (while butter will taste best in the recipe, you can use oil if you prefer)
You will also need
- 9x13 baking dish
- cooking spray or Crisco to coat baking dish
Preparing Peach Dump Cake
First preheat oven to 350 F (180°C). Then cut the butter into chunks and melt. Use the microwave in 30 second intervals, or melt in a small pan over low-medium heat.
Coat your casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray or grease the dish.
Dump in your canned peaches in syrup. Spread the fruit filling out. If you opt to use two cans of sliced peaches, make sure to drain one of them.
Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the peaches and spread out.
Pour melted butter evenly over the top of the even layer of cake mix. Cover as much surface as you can, without getting too fussy.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 55 minutes. When top is bubbly and edges are golden brown the peach dump cake is done. The fruit bubbles up and cooks the dry mix from the bottom up, while the melted butter works it's way down.
Cool for about 10 minutes for serving warm or cool to room temperature. Top individual servings with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or a big dollop of whipped cream.
Variations on the Recipe
This is such an easy dessert recipe to prepare, but you can add your own special twist. Here are a few suggestions.
- Go Nuts! Sprinkle brown sugar and some chopped pecans or chopped walnuts over the cake mix before pouring on the butter, like I do with my Pumpkin Dump Cake. This adds richness and a satisfying crunch factor.
- Spice it up! Stir in a ¼ to a ½ teaspoon of spices such as ground cinnamon or apple pie spice into any one of the layers of the peach dump cake. I like to add it to the peaches or the butter myself. Another option is to use spice cake mix in the recipe.
- Feeling Fruity! Rather than canned peaches, use other fruits. Try cans of fruit cocktail and make a Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake.
- Use Cold Butter Method make peach dump cake, by slicing butter and arranging the cold butter pats over the cake mix evenly over the whole baking dish area. Some prefer this over melted butter, though it takes longer, since the slices of butter are sure to be evenly distributed. Note: Make sure to cut the slices thinly to cover the entire dump cake.
How Long Does Peach Dump Cake Last?
Leftover peach dump cake is good for a 3-4 days in the refrigerator. [ref] Like a pie, this should not be left out at room temperature for extended periods of time. If it is all getting eaten in an afternoon, there is no need to chill it.
Store Peach Dump Cake
To refrigerate, store leftovers in an airtight container or place the casserole dish with dump cake in the fridge covered well with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This should be done promptly after the peach dump cake has cooled (within 2 hours).
To Freeze, stick to slices of the peach dump cake. It really doesn't make much sense to make a full dump cake to freeze. Package in an airtight container and the pieces will last up to 3 months in freezer.
Yes, you can make this dump cake recipe with fresh peaches, but with changes of course. I highly recommend trying it during peach season.
You will need 5-6 peaches, peeled, de-pitted and sliced. The sliced peaches are then tossed with ¼ cup of brown sugar (add ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, if you like as well).
Frozen peach slices can also be used in the same manner. Simply toss the frozen peaches with the brown sugar.
Top with cake mix and butter as above.
This is also how you can make a nectarine dump cake
NOTE: You may need to adjust bake time, as these options will take a little longer to bake.
Yes, though the thicker syrup is recommended. Light syrup will work fine.
Yes, slow cookers can be used to make dump cakes. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. See my Crockpot Cherry Dump Cake for more information.
More Easy Dump Cakes Recipes
Like this simple recipe these dump cake recipes using cake mixes are mostly comprised of pie filling or canned fruit, boxed cake mix and butter or oil
- Strawberry Dump Cake recipe
- Chocolate Cherry Dump cake
- Blueberry Dump Cake recipe
- Cranberry Dump Cake
Peach Dump Cake
- 9x13 baking dish
- cooking spray or Crisco to coat baking dish
- 29 oz can of peaches in heavy syrup or peach pie filling
- 15 oz box yellow cake mix
- ¾ cup butter 1 ½ sticks of butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180°C). Then cut the butter into chunks and melt. Use the microwave in 30 second intervals, or melt in a small pan over low-medium heat.
- Coat your baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or grease the dish.
- Dump in your canned peaches.
- Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the top of the peaches. Spread out.
- Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the cake mix layer. Try and get as much surface as you can, without getting too fussy.
- Bake for 55 minutes to 60 minutes. The edges will be golden brown. The fruit bubbles up and cooks the dry mix from the bottom up, while the melted butter works it's way down.
- Cool the peach dump cake for about 10 minutes to serve warm or cool to room temperature. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Peach Dump Cake with frozen or fresh peaches
- To use Fresh Sliced Peaches: peel pit and slice 5-6 ripe peaches and toss with ¼ cup of brown sugar (add cinnamon if you like) Baking time will be longer.
- To Use Frozen Peaches: Same as fresh.
alt names: cake mix peach cobbler, peach crisp with cake mix