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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.

Peach dump cake with whipped cream on top on plate.

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!

Peach dump cake ingredients in bowls.

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!

Peaches in baking dish for peach dump cake recipe.

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.

Extra notes:

  • 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.

Storing info

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:

Easy Peach dump cake with whipped cream close up image.

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Peach Dump Cake Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Three ingredient peach dump cake is quick, simple, and utterly tasty. It is warm, gooey, and perfectly peachy!!
Servings: 12
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes


  • 1-29 ounce can Sliced Peaches in heavy syrup, undrained
  • 1 box yellow cake mix 15.25 ounce size
  • ¾ cup butter sliced into 24 cuts
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  • 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.



Calories: 261kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 414mg, Potassium: 28mg, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 360IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. LILLIAN VAIA Prantil says:

    Easy and delicious! I added 1 cup of brown sugar over cake mix and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans then the butter. Like a crumb topping new favorite

  2. Nancy says:

    3 stars
    I made this yesterday, (Memorial Day). I looked good, it tasted alright, but the texture left us a somewhat disappointed. I melted the butter as suggested and poured it over the dry cake mix. I left it in the over about 10 minutes longer than was given, because the knife didn’t come out, quite clean. It was more gooey than anything else. I’m just glad that I only served it to a couple family members and NOT to friends and neighbors! Sorry.

    1. Anonymous says:

      It’s not supposed to be clean. It’s supposed to be gooey.

    2. Kiana says:

      I found that adding 2 boxes of cake mix does better. It has a more cake like consistency with that syrup gooey texture. The cake does not come out watery or too under done. It’s perfect with 2 boxes of cake mix and a 29oz can of peaches. I also used the peaches in 100% fruit juice, not the heavy syrup ones. Especially if you are using 2 cake box mixes. It prevents over sweetness.

  3. Grace M Hopkins says:

    5 stars
    Made it and loved it! Making again today for a pot luck lunch tomorrow !

  4. Lorraine says:

    5 stars
    This was so delicious. Used peaches with juice not syrup. Used about a cup of butter and I had to cook about 15 min more, maybe my oven is a little cooler than it should be. Loved it. Thank you for posting the recipe.

  5. odette says:

    Will peaches is light syrup make a lot of difference?

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      The biggest difference will probably be the sweetness. Heavy syrup has more sugar so it will be sweeter. I imagine it will still taste delicious with the light syrup… you’ll have to let us know how it turns out.

      1. Kiana Imperial says:

        Lil Luna team,
        Thank you so much for this recipe. It was super delicious. It was wiped out soon after baking. I did alter the recipe though. 1 box cake mix came out too underdone. 2 cake boxes gives it that soft moist cake consistency and springiness….added to lots of syrupy goodness 🥰 Thank you again so much. My husband loves your peach dump cake.