Peach Dump Cake Recipe
In the summer, it can feel like there’s a potluck every other night. This peach dump cake is perfect for when you simply can not chop any more veggies for pasta salad or fill another deviled egg.
Requiring only 3 ingredients (though we love a dash of cinnamon), this peach dump cake is low on effort, high on flavor.
Looking to make something from scratch with fresh peaches? We’ve got a killer peach cobbler, a stunning peach crisp, and some easy and delicious grilled peaches to keep you busy.
Have you ever had a dump cake before? It reminds me so much of a cobbler of sorts, but it’s become one of my favorite go-to types of desserts.
Dump cakes are usually made with a base of cake mix plus some sort of fruit filling and are usually dumped into a pan, stirred, and baked.
I first tried it when my aunt gave me an amazing recipe for Pumpkin Dump Cake that quickly become a fall favorite and led us to make a Cherry Dump cake recipe and today’s Peach Dump Cake.
We love peach treats in our home (and especially Peach Cobbler) so we knew this would be a hit and it was!
And when you are literally dumping everything in a dish and letting it bake – it can’t get any easier.
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How To Make DUMP CAKE In Crock Pot?
This recipe can also be made in a crockpot! Just Peach Dump Cake the peaches and syrup in the bottom of a greased slow cooker.
Then melt your butter and mix it with your cake mix. Sprinkle over the peaches making sure to break up any large pieces. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4 hours.
How To Store PEACH DUMP CAKE?
Place in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave if wanting to enjoy warm.
We know this dessert is especially appealing when it’s cool or cold outside, but it’s also appealing in the Spring and Summer because of it’s fruity-ness. Perhaps I’m just trying to find excuses to enjoy it all year long.
What Peaches Should You Use?
Fresh (or Frozen) Peaches: To take advantage of the late summer peach harvest you can use fresh peaches.
These will stay firmer while baking. Peel peaches (I use this peeling method here), slice, and mix with 2 tablespoons sugar. Let sit for 30 minutes or so until they become juicy.
If using frozen peaches allow them to defrost in a bowl with a bit of sugar. Do not discard the juices.
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Canned Peaches: Canned peaches are used in this recipe and the heavy syrup is the liquid binder that blends everything together! Canned peaches mean you can make this amazing cobbler any time of the year! And trust me, you’ll want to!
Magic of Dump Cake
Dump cake got its name because you basically just Peach Dump Cake with all the ingredients in the pan. The magic happens in the oven.
The butter melts and the cake mix becomes almost like a crunchy cobbler or crumble on the top. It’s a mix between the two. The fruit cooks and gets gooey and if I’m not careful I’ll eat the entire crust out of the pan with a fork.
But it’s much more fun to serve this Peach Dump Cake warm ala mode.
These cakes serve at least 8-10 people, making it the perfect party dessert. With less than 10 minutes of active time (more like 5) and only 5 ingredients, almost all of which can be purchased for under $1 each, this recipe is a total win.
DUMP CAKE Variations
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The beauty of Peach Dump Cakes is that it can be made with so many different flavors. Swap canned peaches for cherry or blueberry pie filling or fruit cocktail. Cherry pie filling would be delicious with chocolate chips and chocolate cake mix.
You can swap the pecans for sliced almonds or walnuts, or even them out completely.
Add a tablespoon of cinnamon to your vanilla cake mix and use canned apple pie filling for another variation.
If you prefer to make from scratch rather than use a boxed cake mix, Rachel from The Stay-at-Home Chef as a recipe here.
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2 (15-oz.) cans sliced peaches in syrup
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, very thinly sliced
Ice cream, for serving
- Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9″-x-13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Combine peaches along with syrup and cinnamon in a prepared baking dish and stir to combine.
- Pour cake mix over peaches in an even layer. Layer butter evenly on top.
- Bake until fruit is bubbly and cake is cooked through 50 to 55 minutes.
- Serve with ice cream.
Does peach dump cake need to be refrigerated?
Does Dump Cake Need to be Refrigerated? I find that IF (and that’s a big if) there are leftovers, that the cake stays fresher if I put it in the fridge. Your dump cake should last a few days if you store it in the fridge.
What is the difference between a dump cake and a cobbler?
In fact, Dump Cake is often confused with cobblers, because it’s a baked fruit dessert topped with a crust. The main difference between a pandowdy and a cobbler is that the topping is rolled out to the shape of the baking dish, placed on top of the fruit mixture and partially baked.
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How do dump cakes work?
Dump cakes are often confused with cobblers since it’s a baked fruit dessert topped with a crust.
To make a dump cake, one or two fruits (fresh, frozen, or canned) are placed in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Dry cake mix is sprinkled over the fruit layer, and melted butter is drizzled on top.
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