Peach Dump Cake is a mouthwatering cobbler-like dessert that’s made with only 4 ingredients in under an hour. Serve warm with ice cream for the ultimate summer dessert!
Summertime is going to be a whole lot more delicious with this Peach Dump Cake! Bake it up to bring to backyard cookouts or family gatherings, and don’t forget to bring vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
This easy dessert recipe is one you’ll turn to over and over again for its ease and delicious flavor! All you need to do is spend 10 minutes or less dumping 4 ingredients into a dish before sliding into the oven to bake!
The best part is not having a messy kitchen filled with measuring cups and mixing bowls to clean up afterward!
Savoring Every Bite Of Peach Dump Cake
Taste: This dump cake is overflowing with sweet peach flavor that’s lightly spiced with sprinkles of ground cinnamon! Finishing off the flavor is a delicious vanilla crumble-like topping that covers the entire dessert!
Texture: Every bite of this dessert is incredibly tender and gooey! It’s best served in a bowl with ice cream or whipped cream that will melt into the cobbler, creating an even sweeter taste!
4-Ingredient Peach Dump Cake
- Canned Sliced Peaches
- Ground Cinnamon
- Boxed Vanilla Cake Mix
- Salted Butter
This Easy Peach Cobbler With Cake Mix skips the messy pantry ingredients and instead uses easy store-bought ones! The only detail you need to pay attention to is grabbing 14.5 oz cans of peaches and a 15.25 oz box of cake mix to keep the ratio correct in this recipe!
How To Make Peach Dump Cake Step-By-Step
Step 1: Dump the canned sliced peaches in the baking pan and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Stir the two together.
Step 2: Top the cinnamon-covered peaches with the vanilla cake mix. Level the cake mix layer out by patting it down with the back of your spatula.
Step 3: Cover the surface of the cake mix with sliced pads of cold butter. When the butter melts, it’s going to give the cake mix a crisp texture.
Step 4: Bake the Peach Dump Cake in the oven until the top of the cake turns golden brown. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes before serving and enjoying!
Serving Easy Peach Dump Cake
Serve warm or at room temperature for best results. And, of course, it’s best enjoyed with a few yummy toppings!
- Fresh Peaches – Feel free to garnish this dump cake with slices of fresh peaches.
- Ice Cream – Top your bowl of warm peach cake with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- Whipped Cream – Canned or homemade whipped cream makes for a delicious topping to this dessert!
How To Store Leftovers
To store leftovers, you can tightly wrap the baking dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil or transfer leftovers into an airtight container. Then store the covered leftovers in the refrigerator to enjoy for up to 3 days.
If you’d like, you can reheat leftovers from the fridge by popping the baking dish back in the oven for about 10 minutes. Or you can warm individual servings up in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Dump Cake Variations
There are so many dump cake recipes that can be created just by switching up a few ingredients!
- Brown Sugar – I also really love this dish with 1/2 cup of light brown sugar mixed in with the peaches and a few tablespoons sprinkled on top of the butter before cooking.
- Pecans – For a crunchy topping, sprinkle 1/2 cup of chopped pecans over the top of the cake mix and butter before cooking.
- Filling – This dump cake changes flavor just by swapping out the canned peaches for your choice of canned pie filling! For a cherry dump cake, grab cherry pie filling, and for an apple dump cake, use canned apple pie filling. For more tasty variations, you can use strawberry pie filling or even blueberry pie filling!
- Homemade Filling – Though canned filling is quick and easy, you can also make this recipe using your favorite homemade pie filling!
- Cake Mix – Vanilla cake mix can be exchanged for a spice cake mix, white cake mix, yellow cake mix, or even chocolate cake mix!
- Garnishes – Match the garnishes to your filling! For a strawberry dump cake, garnish with fresh strawberries, and for a blueberry dump cake, top it with patriotic sprinkles for a 4th of July dessert.
- Crock Pot – This easy peach dump cake recipe can even be made in your crockpot! Simply spray non-stick cooking spray inside of your slow cooker and then layer in the ingredients. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours!
Peach Dump Cake FAQs
Why Is It Called Dump Cake?
This dessert gets its name since essentially all you do is dump the ingredients into the baking dish! There’s no measuring of ingredients or need to even grab a mixing bowl, simply dump in the peaches and dump the dry cake mix over it.
Is Dump Cake Supposed To Be Gooey?
Yes, dump cake is supposed to be gooey since the filling is canned fruit or canned pie filling. However, the consistency shouldn’t be a runny gooey but more of a thick, sticky gooey!
Can I Use Fresh Peaches?
I wouldn’t recommend it as fresh peaches won’t have the addition of heavy syrup, which helps to make for a gooey filling.
Can I Use Peach Pie Filling?
Yes, canned peach pie filling is an excellent filling choice to use in this recipe as well! To make this swap, you’ll want to grab two 21oz cans of pie filling.
Peach Cobbler Dump Cake
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans canned sliced peaches
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 (15.25 oz) box vanilla cake mix
- ½ cup salted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Dump the 2 (14.5 oz) cans canned sliced peaches into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Then sprinkle ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon on top of the peaches and stir together.
- Sprinkle the 1 (15.25 oz) box vanilla cake mix evenly over the peaches and cinnamon. Use the back of a baking spatula to level the cake mix layer.
- Slice the ½ cup salted butter into 35 thin pads, then cover the surface of the cake mix with the butter pads.
- Allow the dump cake to bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top of the cake turns golden brown.
- Let it cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- To store leftovers, you can tightly wrap the baking dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil or transfer leftovers into an airtight container. Then store the covered leftovers in the refrigerator to enjoy for up to 3 days.
- Peach Pie Filling can be used in place of canned peaches.