Peach Dump Cake

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.

For more peach recipes, be sure to check out:

Peach Dump Cake Recipe

4.95 from 240 votes
Three ingredient 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
  • ¾ 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.


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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.

        1. I haven’t, but imagine you could just fine if you use a large enough baking dish. You’d need to adjust the baking time as well. You’ll have to let us know how it turns out if you do double it.

    1. We don’t for this specific recipe, but we do have a fresh peach alternative in our Peach Cobbler recipe. You could potentially do that same thing and swap out the canned peaches for that fresh peach mixture. Here’s the instructions for that (and you’ll actually want to double this. It makes the equivalent of a 15 oz can of peaches): Take 2 cups of freshly sliced peaches (about 4-5 peaches, peeled, cored and sliced), ¾ cup of sugar, and dash of salt, and bring to a boil over high heat.

    1. I haven’t tried it with the peach pie filling before, but you could certainly give it a try! You’ll have to let us know how it turns out if you do. 🙂

  40. Just found this dump cake recipe. As I live Alone. I cut the recipe in half. Great good cannot wait to try the apple and others. Sue M.

  41. 5 stars
    This was amazing!!! Made it for my Dads birthday and he asked me to make it every year for his birthday. Had it one day with ice cream and next day with whipped cream.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you all enjoyed it, especially your dad. Ooh I can’t ever decide my favorite… ice cream or whipped cream. So yummy with either one!

  42. 3 stars
    I would use the peaches in juice – not heavy syrup – too much sugar, and put some granola or toasted nuts on top.

  43. 5 stars
    Absolutely delish!
    I meant to mix in a little nutmeg, cardamom, and vanilla but totally forgot. So I simply sprinkled it on top just after popping it in the oven. It turned out wonderfully and was an absolute hit for mothers day dinner yesterday.

    1. You can. Just swap the canned peaches for this boiled fresh peach mixture: Take 4 cups of freshly sliced peaches, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and dash of salt, and bring to a boil over high heat.

  44. I really like your site, and I don’t have to pay money to inspect the different methods of baking. Thanks Luna for this!!

    1. You’re welcome! We love being able to share all our recipes, tips and tricks for free!

    1. I haven’t tried swapping the peaches for peach pie filling. You could certainly give it a try! You’ll have to let us know how it turns out.

  45. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and have made it several times. Tonight when I went to the pantry I only found pears and a strawberry cake mix, so I used that! My husband liked it even better than the usual version. Yum!!

  46. 5 stars
    So easy and perfect size to take to a pot luck. That’s if I don’t bust into it before. I used my own peaches from a bumper crop this year.

    1. Ooh those fresh peaches in there will be amazing! It’s a hard dessert to resist for sure. 🙂

    1. I usually do unsalted when I bake because then I can control the amount of salt… but you could probably get away with either.

  47. 5 stars
    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!

  48. 5 stars
    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!!

  49. 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.

    1. 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.

  50. 5 stars
    Just made it. It was good. However some of the cake powder did not get absorbed. What could I have done wrong?

    1. It probably didn’t absorb all of the butter. You could try cutting your butter a little thinner and spreading it out to cover more of the surface area. I’m glad you enjoyed the cake!!

  51. 5 stars
    I’ve made this before, and it’s a huge favorite. So we’re starting one now to take to family birthday celebration. Warm or cold it’s scrumptious. Vanilla ice cream on top makes it even better.

  52. 5 stars
    I have made this cobbler several times and it is always a crowd pleaser. I sometimes use a butter pecan cake mix and extra butter.

    About half way through cooking check to make the cake mix is absorbed. If it is not I mix it up with a fork and lightly mix it up so it won’t be powdery.

  53. Add me to the list of folks who used the wrong amount of butter. I just must not have been paying attention but I used 3/4 of a stick. Oops!!!