Peach Dump Cake

3 ingredients Peach Dump Cake is quick, simple, and utterly tasty. It is warm, gooey, and perfectly peachy!!

Peach Dump Cake is always a hit. This cake mix based treat is filled with peaches and butter and is the perfect dessert to make when you don’t have much time to prep but want a warm, delicious cake.

Spoon full of warm and tasty peach dump cake

Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

Have you ever had 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. 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. 😉

Slices of butter to top the peach dump cake

How to Make Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

As per their name, this cake is one you dump and go. They’re so simple that you’ll be wanting to try all the fruit varieties!

PREP. Make this cake by preheating the oven to 350. Then spread peaches, with the liquid into a greased 9×13 dish.

LAYER + BAKE. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the peaches. We like to cut the butter using a pastry blender. Makes it simple and quick! Place the butter evenly over the cake mix and bake for 40-45 minutes.

ENJOY! Serve warm on it’s own or with ice cream, and you won’t believe how tasty this cake is. You can also serve this whipped cream, but however you serve it, we think you’ll love it!

Layered ingredients for the peach dump cake

Tips, Variations + Storing Info

This 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:

  • To save some extra time you could melt the butter in the microwave and then drizzle it on top of the cake mix before you bake it.
  • If you are wanting more of a “peach crisp” dump cake you could add some quick or old fashioned oats to the cake mix before baking.
  • This recipe can also be made in a crock pot! Just dump 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.

Other fruits we want to try include:

  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Apple

Just used the canned fruits for this and the instructions will be the same.

To STORE, place in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave if wanting to enjoy warm.

To FREEZE any leftover dump cake make sure to store it in an airtight container. It should freeze well for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy it again, just thaw it in the fridge overnight. Transfer it to an oven safe dish and then warm it up in a 350 degree oven.

Scoop of peach dump cake on a white plate

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.

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Peach Dump Cake Recipe

4.79 from 47 votes
3 ingredients Peach Dump Cake is quick, simple, and utterly tasty. It is warm, gooey, and perfectly peachy!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 261 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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 oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread peaches, with liquid, into a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Sprinkle cake mix evenly over peaches.
  • Place butter evenly over cake mix.
  • Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, until golden and bubbly. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Hi Kristyn,
    Just love this recipe with peaches!!
    I have been making it for decades but with apples, which my family just adores to this day. Will definitely try your recipe!! Thanks very much!

  2. Trying this peach dump cake for the first time. I hope my family likes it. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks Lil Luna!

  3. My grandma lived with us for a while before she passed away, and would always make dump cakes for dessert! I was feeling nostalgic, and decided to make this peach dump cake recipe, and it did not disappoint! For how simple the ingredients are, this cake tasted amazing.

  4. 5 stars
    This peach dump cake was the best!! It was incredibly easy & so flavorful!! My husband loves peaches & thought this was the best dessert ever!

  5. 5 stars
    I’m a sucker for warm fruity desserts like pies and cobblers. It’s currently peach season and I wanted to try a new recipe with them. My family loved this recipe. I cant wait to make it again when the weather cools down.

  6. 5 stars
    Truly a simple and delicious dessert that takes no effort. The canned peaches make it even faster to put together. We like to serve it with ice cream. Yum!

  7. 5 stars
    I made mine with Apples, BROWN Sugar Cinnamon and Raisins as my filling. It came out so delicious! Thanks for the Dump Cake Recipe…my now favorite! Especially now that Fall is here. A great holiday dessert!

  8. 5 stars
    My hubby loves peach cobbler, but I’ve never been a fan of the doughy texture that a Lot OF cobblers have. I made this TONIGHT and it was AMAZING!!! This is seriously delicious and so simple to make! We found a wonderful compromise with this dessert! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  9. 5 stars
    Omgoodness, I’m speechless, sooo good. Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, new year’s day celebration, etc.

  10. 5 stars
    it was delicious and incredibly easy. just two hints: I froze my stick of butter and the serrated knife. the butter came out grated and was easier to evenly cover the cake. i also mixed the cake mix well with the syrup so the whole dessert was moist after baking.

  11. 5 stars
    This Is excellent just as described. The first time, I just followed the recipe, and Served it warm with He A v y cream. The second time I made it, I added 1/4 tsp almond Extract and a pinch of cinnamon. I served it at room temperature with ice cream. Both Versions were hits.

  12. 5 stars
    A friend introduced me to this recipe many years ago, and we love it. She called it ” Lazy Girl Delight” lol, its quick, easy and delicious!

    1. 4 stars
      I have a question about the dump cake. Should i grease the pan because I made it in a tin pan and it was dry. Would it be better to use a glass dish?

  13. 5 stars
    This dump cake was aMazing. I love peach cobbler and this recipe was very easy and fast to make. My family loved it. I will DEFINITELY make this again!!?

  14. 5 stars
    The exact recipe my grandma made when I was
    Little girl! She is long gone and none of us ‘cousins’ had her recipe. Turned out perfectly! The only thing I did DIFFERENT was wHip up some whipping cream with 1/4 tsp. Vanilla EXTRACT and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Served a dollopover cooled cake. Thank You so much.

  15. 5 stars
    I made this according to the recipe and added some mixed berries to the fruit. Came out wonderfule!!! will use this recipe again and again! Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m sorry I don’t have a recipe for carrot cake with applesauce. Have you tried Pinterest?

  16. I’m making this with Fresh peaches how many cups will i need and do i have to cook them first to get the juices?

    1. I haven’t tried using fresh, but you do need the juice, so yes, I would cook them a little to make a syrup. I’m not sure how many peaches it would take, but I am guessing one peach would be about one cup, so maybe 3-4 peaches?

  17. 5 stars
    Hi ,Love the recipe, I just melted the butter and added it to the cake mix for a crumb topping, turned out great

  18. 3 stars

  19. 5 stars
    Love love love it I usually do it with pineapples and cherry’s but this is my husband’s favorite! Thanks so much girlie

  20. 5 stars
    This is a very tasty RECIPE..But I like to add a little cinnamon and nutmeg to the cake mix. It gives it more flavor.

  21. 5 stars
    hi made this peach dump cake yum. And ladt 10 minutes I crushed up some shortbread cookies and sprinkled em over top for last 10 min of baking it was delish ty thi k one with apples and A crumble added to it like flour brown sugar butter one would be good like for apple crumble pie.

  22. Hi, I want to try your recip for this peach dump cake, but I have 3 peach tree that are SCREAMING pick me! Can I make this with fresh peaches?

    1. I don’t think so. You need the butter for flavor. Why won’t your husband let you use butter it’s better for you than margarine?

  23. 5 stars
    very good . I used fresh peaches. It turn out delicious. Lil I want to thank you for the recipes. Keep on sending Them. I love to try new recipes all the time. Thank you and have a wonderful rest of the week

  24. I accidentally left my dump peach cobbler out on the counter in the pan with cover I cooked it in. We went out of town and it was 57 degrees in the house when we returned 3 days later. Is my peach cobbler trash now??😢

    1. Not sure?? I don’t think I would personally eat it, but it’s like leaving it in the fridge, so it could be ok 🙂

  25. I made this with a food processor. I put the cake mix, butter and oatmeal in and processed it until the butter was cut into the cake oatmeal mixtute and then poured it over the peaches in my crockpot it was wonderful.

    1. Yes, but you will have to add a little liquid. I use pie filling but add some peach schnapps to it! Its wonderful!

  26. 3 stars
    I would recommend compressing the cake mix down into the peaches/liquid before putting into the oven. This can easily be done with the back of a large spoon. If you don’t do this some of the dry cake mix will not incorporate with the peaches/liquid and will just sit on the top of the cake as a powdery uncooked topping.

  27. The peaches I have are not in heavy syrup they’re in pineapple juice unsweetened. What should I add to it to make the pie sweet?

  28. 5 stars
    I’ve made a couple different versions of this but this one is the best. This recipe has a little bit more butter than other recipes i’ve used and also uses yellow cake mix vs white. Whatever the difference – This is easy and delicious. My new favorite dessert.

  29. Wondering what the size/weight of the cake mix is. Mine was 468 grams but I didn’t need to use all of it as the peaches were quite covered partway through. If a second measurement could be included, that would be helpful since “1 box” isn’t necessarily a standard unit. I also managed with a half cup of butter instead of 3/4 as the latter seemed like too much once I started laying it out.

    1. Nowadays most standard boxes of cake mixes are 15.25 ounces. That is the size of cake box mix I used in this recipe but I will be sure to include that info in the recipe instructions. This was good to know! Thanks so much!

      1. I’m up in Canada and different cake mix brands have slightly different sizes for some reason, plus most things are in metric. 15.25 oz is roughly 432 g – thanks for the info!

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe with frozen peaches but if you would like to use frozen instead of canned I would recommend using about 30 ounces of frozen peaches. After they have thawed add 1/4 cup of sugar and bake with the other ingredients as directed. Hope this helps!

  30. 2 stars
    I was very disappointed In the results. It was not sweet enough and the cake mixture underneath was not cooked. What could have caused it? I baked for 40 minutes also. I have a brand new stove so I know it’s not that.

    1. I’m sorry to hear your cake didn’t turn out the way you were hoping. I have never had the underneath not cook when layering the peaches first, then the cake mix, then the butter. The recipe says 40-45 minutes bake time, but every oven is different so it may need slightly longer. As far as sweetness goes, you could always add a bit of sugar or other sweetener to sweeten it up a bit. 🙂

  31. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for a last minute Mother’s Day picnic… Served it with vanilla ice cream…It was a big hit!… Everyone wanted the recipe…Will definitely make it again…Thank you!

    1. Sure! I haven’t tried it, but I imagine it would still work fine, just a slightly different flavor/color.

    2. You can actually use any cake mix you want. I have used spice cake mix. It tastes great. Just use your favorite cake mix and see how it turns out.

  32. 5 stars
    I LOVE ❤️ trying new recipes!! My family are carnivores 😀.
    The Peach Dump Cake HUGE SUCCESS!! 😋 I did use a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, 1 tablespoon Vanilla and 1/2 cup sugar. Served warm over ice cream. Plan to use lefts over canned peaches for short cakes tomorrow!! 😀

    I am Vegan! Any vegan recipes?

    1. Yay!! So glad you loved the recipe! And that’s a great idea for the leftovers.
      I have a few vegan recipes — our Date Balls are a yummy snack: , our Greek Chicken Wraps have a vegan option (omit the chicken and feta cheese and use a vegan dressing:, and our Garlic Sesame Noodles can be made vegan if you omit the oyster sauce: Hope that gives you a few new recipes to try!

        1. I have only used canned peaches for this recipe, but fresh peaches should work too. Here’s what we suggest for using fresh peaches in our cobbler recipe:

          “The only change you’ll make to the recipe is substituting the canned peaches with a boiled fresh peach mixture. Take 2 cups of freshly sliced peaches, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice, and bring to a boil over high heat.”

          That is enough for either an 8X8 or 9X9 pan, so you will probably to double the amount for a 9X13 like in this dump cake recipe. (4 cups fresh peaches). Then the rest of the recipe would be the same. You’ll have to let us know how it turns out with the fresh peaches!!

  33. 5 stars
    So delicious!!!! SO easy to make and cannot wait to try other flavors! My other half could not stop eating it! Thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂

    1. You’re welcome!! I’m so glad to hear you both loved the cake. I’m all about yummy and easy recipes, so I’m happy it was a hit!

  34. I’ve made this with apple before and decided to try peaches today. I used 4 medium sized firm peaches, sliced appropriately. I made my own syrup with 12oz water and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Added enough to cover the peach layer. 1 box of white cake mix and topped with roughly 4 tbs of Irish cream butter. Into the oven at 350°. Finished with decent flavor but the cake mix didn’t moisten enough. Might have needed a bit more syrup added.

  35. 5 stars
    Quick, easy and delicious. The second time i made it I used peaches in 100% fruit juice, added 1 Tbsp. Of molasses and 1/4C brown sugar. This added a little depth to the taste and cut the sweetness by about half.

    1. Can I use frozen or fresh peaches? How would I prepare them to mimic the canned with the juice? Thanks!

      1. You can. For our Peach Cobbler recipe we offer this option for using fresh peaches — it should work for the Dump Cake as well: You can substitue the canned peaches with a boiled fresh peach mixture. Take 4 cups of freshly sliced peaches, 2 cups of sugar, and 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice, and bring to a boil over high heat. Pour in the 9X13 pan.
        You’ll have to let us know how it turns out if you use the fresh peaches! 🙂

        1. I follow a tip from Paula Dean, 2 cups fresh fruit, 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar (I normally drop this to 3/4 cup), bring it a boil and then use like canned. I turns out great!

          1. So good to know! This is so helpful. Thanks so much for sharing your tip with us!

      2. I always use fresh peaches for peach cobbler I just mix one cup water with one cup sugar. Put layer of peaches on bottom and pour sugar mix over then follow the rest of the recipe.

  36. So glad I found you!!!!
    When I read your intro, “…I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby…”, I knew you’re my kind of girl.
    I’ve only just begun looking at your dessert recipes (they’re outstanding!) & look forward to everything else.
    Thank you for sharing with ‘us’.
    ~ anne

    1. Oh this just made my heart so happy! Thanks for your kind words and I hope that you keep finding recipes you enjoy!

  37. 5 stars
    This was so easy and so tasty. I had to cook it for 50 min to get the perfect crunch on top, but it was worth it. I can’t wait to try it with other fruits and make it my own.

    1. Yay! So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe. It’s definitely fun to switch up the fruit options too.

  38. I am getting ready to make this tomorrow. Can I use melted butter and pour it evenly over the top before baking?

    1. Hi Laura! You may have made this cake by now. How did the cake turn out? I haven’t tried the recipe using melted butter. I always follow the recipe using cuts of butter. I’m curious to hear how it worked. 🙂

  39. 5 stars
    When I took mine out of the oven I sprinkled it lightly with the cinnamon-sugar mixture I use for toast and let it cool. Yummy. Thanks for this recipe.

    1. I haven’t ever swapped it in this recipe, but I imagine it would work.The flavor/texture could be slightly different. You’ll have to let us know how it turns out if you do swap for margarine instead.