Made from canned peaches and a buttery cake mix crust, this easy Peach Dump Cake will quickly become a favorite treat. With just 3 ingredients, plus whatever spices you want to add, you can create a bubbly, golden brown dump cake your whole family will love.
This easy Peach Dump Cake is a great dessert to make for friends and family or anytime you want a treat that doesn’t make you feel stuck in the kitchen.
Quick and easy dump cake recipes are my favorite. And this one is at the top of the list!
Why I love this recipe
Peach season is my favorite. And I love to use fresh peaches whenever I can (you HAVE to try this layered Peaches and Cream Angel Food Cake!)
But this easy Peach Dump Cake can be made all year long thanks to canned peaches.
It’s great to serve a crowd for any summer party or for a special (easy) treat for your family.
To make this tasty dump cake recipe with tinned peaches you’ll need:
All of these ingredients are things you’d usually have to hand. I always keep sliced peaches because they’re great for last-minute desserts.
I have listed white cake mix as I think it works best, but I used yellow in the pictures. If you already have a box of yellow cake mix at home don’t go out to buy another one – it is still delicious made with either.
How to make Peach Dump Cake
In a baking dish, add your peaches (use the juice from one can but drain the second can).
While you want moisture to help create that delicious cake mix crust, too much juice will make everything a little bit runny.
If you want to add any extra flavors, now is the time! Add 1/2 – 1 tsp ground ginger and mix with a spatula.
While you typically don’t stir a dump cake (which is one of the reasons I love making them – I’m lazy), when using spices or other flavorings, you should.
Sprinkle on the dry cake mix then lay out the butter pats evenly across the top.
Melting the butter and then pouring it on used to be my method of choice.
But as I make more and more dump cakes (because they are delicious and I love them), butter pats are where it’s at.
Should I get a shirt made with that statement?
Also if we ever meet in person remind me to tell you about the time my dad thought the butter pats where cheese and just kept eating it…
The reason I like adding the butter in this way is because I think it helps to ensure that all the dried cake mix is covered evenly.
You still may end up with small patches of dry cake mix (which still taste fine btw), it is less likely.
I always bake my dump cakes for an hour. It gets a dark golden brown crust from the butter and cake mix and I love that extra bit of crunch.
This is a personal preference. Since nothing is really cooking you can take out your dump cake when the topping looks “set” and has a little bit of color to it.
- Add other spices. I added ground ginger as I think it’s warmth works really well with peaches, but experiment! Ground cinnamon and vanilla extract I think would work really well.
- Add other fruits. You only need the juice from one can of peaches so feel free to replace the second can with another fruit! Cherries work really well with peaches, and have you tried my Peach Blueberry Dump Cake recipe yet?
- Garnish with herbs. Fresh herbs are also a great way to add another flavor to dump cakes. While I used mint to garnish you could easily tear it up and sprinkle on top. I’m also a big fan of thyme with fruit desserts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dump cakes are an interesting dessert. Even though there are tons of different flavor varieties, when you heat the fruit, they don’t usually have a super strong flavor. You get a general fruitiness topped with a buttery crust that tastes like vanilla cake.
Peach Dump Cake can be served warm out of the oven, room temperature or cold. A really lovely vanilla ice cream is a great topping when eating this warm.
And you can never go wrong with whipped cream. No matter what the dessert’s temperature is.
Cold dump cake is delicious on its own so I typically don’t add anything to it. Also, the fruit flavors come out more when it’s cold.
If you love peaches you need to also try my Peach Frosé recipe!
A few more easy dump cake recipes you might enjoy!
- Orange Dump Cake Recipe with Pineapple
- 2 Ingredient Angel Food Pineapple Dump Cake
- Easy Chocolate Dump Cake with Instant Pudding Mix
- 4 Ingredient Betty Crocker Strawberry Shortcake Dump Cake
- Easy Blueberry Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe
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Peach Dump Cake
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- To a 9" x 13" baking dish add 1 can of peaches with syrup, and one can peaches with the juice drained.
- Add spices, if desired, and stir to distribute spices evenly.
- Sprinkle dry cake mix over the peaches evenly.
- Place butter pats evenly on top of the cake mix.
- Bake until bubbly and golden brown approximately 60 minutes.