This 5-ingredient peach dump cake is a super easy dessert that is full of warm, cinnamony goodness. Top it off with a scoop of ice cream for a peachy, indulgent dessert the whole family will love.
Peach is the perfect summer fruit! Take advantage of it being in season right now with a few of my favorite peach recipes. Try these amazing peach scones, peach upside-down cake, or brown sugar grilled peaches next time you crave something fruity and delicious!
Super Easy Peach Dump Cake Recipe
If you’ve never tried making dump cake before, it’s going to change your life! Because my family loves peach cobbler, I’ve been on the hunt for an easy way to make it. Just like the name suggests, all you have to do is dump all of the ingredients into a casserole dish and throw it in the oven! The end result is soft, ooey-gooey, and filled with peachy flavor. The texture is somewhere between a cake and a cobbler. I love the combination of warm peaches and buttery crumble surrounding it. Your tastebuds will thank you!
Peach dump cake is delicious served straight out of the pan or (in my personal opinion) even better when you serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! The cake itself is so warm and ooey gooey, the ice cream just melts beautifully on top. This is such a great dessert, no one will know it only took 10 minutes to throw it together! Dump cakes are a game-changer and perfect for you busy moms out there. You should try my apple and pumpkin dump cake recipes next!
5 Ingredients to Make It
Peach dump cake uses simple, inexpensive ingredients! This makes it great for feeding a crowd. It’s the perfect easy dessert recipe for a potluck! If you’re looking for measurements, they can all be found in the recipe card below.
- Canned Peaches: I used canned sliced peaches for ease, but fresh peaches or peach pie filling work, too! See more on substituting canned peaches below in the tips section.
- Ground Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a must-add for perfectly spiced baked goods.
- Ground Nutmeg: Nutmeg adds a delicious warm spice to this peach dump cake.
- Yellow Cake Mix: Boxed yellow cake mix creates the buttery crumble that surrounds the peaches.
- Salted Butter: Adding chilled pats of butter to the top of your dump cake gives it the perfect flaky crust!
How to Make Peach Dump Cake
I love this recipe because it only takes a few minutes to whip up, then it’s hands-off while it bakes! Once you give it a try and see how easy it is to make, you’re going to want this tasty dessert all the time. The great thing is, you can switch out the fruit for whatever you have on hand, too! It’s definitely a staple to have in your recipe collection.
- Preheat Oven, Prep Pan: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray an 9×13 baking dish with pan spray.
- Peach Layer: Add the can of peaches along with the syrup into the baking dish and sprinkle the ground cinnamon and nutmeg over the top.
- Cake Mix Layer: Pour the dry cake mix evenly over the top of the peaches and spices.
- Add Butter on Top: Using a cheese grater, grate the cold butter and sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake mix. You can alternatively cut it into thin pats or melt it, but I find grating it yields the most even bake on the cake.
- Bake: Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top of the cake is golden and bubbly.
- Cool and Serve: Let cool for 15 minutes or so before serving. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.
Tips and Tricks for Making Peach Dump Cake
These are a few extra ways to customize this delicious fruity cake to your liking! This peach dump cake is so irresistible, you won’t be able to get enough! No judgment here if you want to keep the whole cake for yourself.
- Using Different Kinds of Peaches: You may use peaches in light syrup or juice, though the result may be a little bit softer. You may also substitute the peaches for fresh peaches if desired. Use about 3 whole peaches and toss them with ⅓ cup of granulated sugar and ¼ cup of water to make up for the lack of syrup.
- Change Cake Type: Feel free to use white cake mix instead of yellow cake mix, if you’d like.
- Add Nuts: Adding chopped pecans or walnuts to your peach dump cake is a great way to add extra flavor and texture!
- Use a Dutch Oven: This recipe is great for baking while camping! Line a dutch oven with foil for easy clean-up, add your ingredients as directed in the recipe card (using butter pats may be easiest for less prep), then place the dutch oven on top of 10-12 hot coals. Place the lid on top and add 8-10 hot coals on top. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the top of the cake is golden brown and the edges are bubbly.
Like a traditional peach cobbler, peach dump cake is great for storing and heating up a couple days later when you get a sweet tooth! Top it with a scoop of ice cream for a little tasty indulgence throughout your day.
- In the Refrigerator: Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days. You can serve it as-is or pop it in the microwave for 15-second intervals until warm and gooey.
Peach Dump Cake
- 1 29- ounce can of peaches in heavy syrup
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- ¾ cup salted butter chilled
- Preheat the oven to 350℉ and spray an 9×13 baking dish with pan spray.
- Add the can of peaches along with the syrup into the baking dish and sprinkle the ground cinnamon and nutmeg over the top.
- Add the dry cake mix evenly over the top of the peaches and spices.
- Using a cheese grater, grate the cold butter and sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake mix. You can alternatively cut it into thin pats or melt it, but I find grating it yields the most even bake on the cake.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top of the cake is golden and bubbly.
- Let cool for 15 minutes or so before serving. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.