Easy Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Peach Dump Cake is easy to make with just three ingredients! In no time you are digging into this sweet, moist, & tender dessert perfect for any occasion.

peach dump cake

Peach Dump Cake Recipe

What makes this dump cake different is that I add apple pie spice to mine! Apple pie spice has the perfect combination of spices to bring out the flavor of the peaches!

Have you heard of a dump cake? It’s super easy and similar to peach cobbler.

So similar that they are often confused for one another.

What’s the difference between a dump cake and a cobbler?

A cobbler is a dish made with fruit on the bottom and a dough topping. Usually a biscuit-like topping. The topping is slightly savory, unlike traditional pie crust.

The topping is made by mixing the batter or dough together and adding in dollops on top of the fruit.

A dump cake is made by literally dumping the ingredients in a baking dish. Then baking it. NO MIXING REQUIRED!

If you like this, check out my crockpot version of peach cobbler, this cherry dump cake, and these peach cobbler egg rolls.

peach dump cake

How do dump cakes work?

If you don’t mix it, how does it cook right?

The juice from the fruit bubbles up from the bottom, the butter melts down from the top, mixes with the cake mix (those bubbles are really doing their job), and bakes a great cake!

Did I mention that it only uses 3 ingredients?!

ingredients for a dump cake

Ingredients Needed

Canned peaches – Use the canned peaches in heavy syrup for best results.

Cake mix – Using a yellow cake mix or white cake mix makes no difference. If you prefer a white cake mix, you can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the peaches.

Butter – Use unsalted butter. You can use melted butter but I like keeping my butter cold, which makes it easier to slice. The slices make it easy to evenly place butter to cover the cake all over. This makes the cake golden brown all over!

Pie spice – This is optional but I love to use apple pie spice but you can also just add cinnamon.

Can I use fresh fruit?

If you prefer to use fresh peaches, slice up the fruit and sprinkle with a tablespoon of sugar. Let sit for 10-15 minutes until the fruit gets juicy. Then add the peaches and juice to the baking dish.

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How to Make Peach Dump Cake

First: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep a oven safe 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Second: Add undrained peaches to baking dish. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over the fruit.

Third: Slice butter sticks into thin slices and place over the top of the cake mix covering as much of the top as possible.

Fourth: Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the peaches are bubbly and the top is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

two slices of dump cake

Do you stir a dump cake?

No you don’t! The best part of this recipe is that you just “dump” all the ingredients in the dish and bake. No stirring required!

Should it be refrigerated?

If you are planning on keeping it for more than 2 hours, or if there is any leftover after you have enjoyed some, keep the dump cake refrigerated for up to 3 days.

How do you reheat it?

Microwave individual servings or if reheating a large portion, place the baking dish int a 350F oven for 5-10 minutes or until warmed through.

Can I freeze it?

Dump cakes, once baked and cooled, can be frozen in a freezer safe dish, for up to 6 months. Thaw and reheat when ready to serve.

pech dump cake

Tips for No Leftovers

  • Use canned peaches with light syrup. Using heavy syrup might cause the cake to burn around the edges.
  • Slice the butter with a fork or pastry cutter for even slices.
  • Spray the dish with nonstick spray to keep the crust from sticking around the edges.
  • I like the ease of this dessert, just like this magic lemon cobbler recipe.

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collage of peach cake pictures

This easy peach dump cake recipe made with canned peaches is similar to a cobbler but even easier to make. You are just 3 ingredients away from your new favorite dessert!

peach dump cake

Peach Dump Cake

Peach dump cake is easy to make with just four ingredients!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


  • 62 ounces peaches in light syrup, not drained
  • 1 box 15.25 oz yellow or white cake mix
  • 1 cup butter


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray 13×9 baking dish.
  • Add peaches to baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix over fruit.
  • Slice butter into thin pieces and cover top of cake mix. Try to cover as much as possible.
  • Bake at 350F for 45-50 min or until fruit is bubbly and top is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven to cool slightly.
  • Serve warm or room temperature with ice cream or whipped topping.
  • Enjoy!


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Serving: 1cup | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Sugar: 12g

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  1. J. Willis says:

    Hello yes I like it because it’s so easy to make.

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