Three ingredient Peach Dump Cake is quick, simple, and utterly tasty. It is warm, gooey, and perfectly peachy!!
Peach Dump Cake is always a hit, and it’s an easy dessert to make! Keep it simple with any of our dump cake recipes. We especially love Cherry Dump Cake and Apple Dump Cake.
Like Peach Cobbler, but Easier!
A dump cake is similar to a cobbler, and 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. They are usually dumped into a pan, stirred, and baked. Simple!
My first was our Pumpkin Dump Cake which quickly become a fall favorite, but we love peach treats in our home (especially Peach Cobbler) so we knew this Peach Dump Cake would be a hit – and it was!
We know Dump Peach Cobbler is especially delicious when it’s chilly outside, but it’s also appealing in the spring and summer because of its fruity-ness. Perhaps I’m just trying to find excuses to enjoy it all year long!
How to Make Peach Dump Cake
Just like the name, this cake is one you dump and go. It’s so simple that you’ll be wanting to try all the fruit varieties!
PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread peaches, with the liquid into a greased 9×13 dish.
LAYER + BAKE. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the peaches. Cut the butter using a pastry blender and place the butter evenly over the cake mix. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
ENJOY! Serve warm on its own or with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream or dollop of Whipped Cream. However you serve it, we think you’ll love it!
USing Fresh Peaches
Replace the canned peaches with fresh or frozen peaches. If using fresh peaches make sure they are not overly ripe – they’ll produce way too much liquid, resulting in a runny dessert. Peel the skins off and slice them.
For each 29-oz can of peaches:
- 2 cups of sliced peaches, ¾ cup of white sugar, and a dash of salt. (For an even thicker peach sauce, mix in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.) Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Pour the peach mixture over the bottom of the dish and proceed with the recipe as instructed.
Dump Cake Tips
This Peach Dump Cake is so easy and delicious it’s sure to become a family favorite! Here are a few handy tips when baking this tasty treat:
Time saver. Melt the butter in the microwave and then drizzle the melted butter on top of the cake mix before you bake it.
Make it a crisp. If you are wanting more of a “peach crisp” dump cake, add quick or old-fashioned oats to the cake mix before baking.
Other fruits we want to try: blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, and apples. Use the canned fruits for this and the instructions will be the same.
- Use the dry cake mix only.
- Use a regular can of peaches, not peach pie filling.
- The recipe relies on the peach liquid, so do not drain the juice from the can of peaches.
- sprinkle chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts on top
- sprinkle brown sugar and ground cinnamon over the top before baking
- use a white cake mix instead of yellow
Make it in a crock pot. Dump the peaches and syrup in the bottom of a greased slow cooker. 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.
STORE. Place leftover Peach Dump Cake in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave if wanting to enjoy it warm.
FREEZE. Store it in an airtight container. It should freeze well for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw it in the fridge overnight. Transfer it to an oven-safe dish and warm it up in a 350° oven.
Who would have thought combining 3 simple ingredients could make a delicious, addicting cake?! We sure didn’t, but we are so glad we can add this to the long go-to dessert list.
More delicious dump cakes:
For more peach recipes, be sure to check out:
Peach Dump Cake Recipe
- 1-29 ounce can Sliced Peaches in heavy syrup, undrained
- 1 box yellow cake mix 15.25 ounce size
- 3/4 cup butter sliced into 24 cuts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Spread peaches, with liquid, into a 9×13 baking dish.
- Sprinkle cake mix evenly over peaches.
- Place butter evenly over the cake mix.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden and bubbly. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Great Peach Dump cake. So easy next I will try Cherry.
This is my go-to dessert when company comes over. It’s so nice to have a yummy easy dessert that is easy to whip up!
This cake is SO YUMMY and it couldn’t be any easier to make. Will definitely make again!!
Love that this recipe only has 3 ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make! So yummy warm out of the oven topped with some vanilla ice cream!
So quick. So easy. So delicious!!! Novice bakers rejoice, this is fool proof.
did not turn out well at all..cake powder just sat on top
This was very good and my family loved it! The next time I used 3 15oz cans of peaches and added some cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to the peaches. Even better!!
I am so angry with this cake. The recipe was divided into section that were easily missed. For instance. I never saw the part about mixing the peaches with sugar and cooking them. I saw somewhere after I had put it in the oven, to mix the cake mix with the juice but it was not in the directions. You directed to spread the butter EVENLY over the cake mix using 3/4 of a stick. I used a whole stick and it did not cover the cake as much as you did in the video, which I didn’t see until I had started baking it. What I came away with was a pan of peaches with lots of dry cake mix on top that I had to throw away. I will never use another recipe from this site.
Sorry to hear that the cake didn’t turn out how you were expecting. The directions call for canned peaches, which don’t need to have sugar added or to be cooked. Did you use fresh/frozen peaches? If so, that’s where those specific instructions come into play, which the post specifically states. The directions also say to use 3/4 cup (not 3/4 stick) of butter. 3/4 cup would be about a stick and a half, which is probably why there wasn’t as much butter as you saw in the video. Again, I’m sorry that the recipe didn’t quite turn out. Thanks for your feedback and giving the recipe a try.
Yummy and easy to make!!
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