Easy Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Peach Dump Cake is just THREE INGREDIENTS! In no time you are digging into this SWEET, MOIST, & TENDER dessert perfect for any occasion.

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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!

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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?!

labeled picture of dump cake ingredients


  • canned peaches
  • box cake mix
  • butter
  • pie spice *optional*

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.

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!

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.dump cake with canned peaches

How to make a peach dump cake

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

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

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

STEP FOUR: 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.

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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 a dump cake 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 I 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.

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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.

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!

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Easy Peach Dump Cake Recipe

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Peach Dump Cake

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Peach dump cake is easy to make with just four ingredients!


  • 3 cans (21 oz) peach slices in light syrup, not drained
  • 1 box (15.25 oz) yellow or white cake mix
  • ¾ - 1 cup (1 ½ - 2 sticks) butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray 13x9 baking dish.
  2. Add peaches to baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix over fruit.
  3. Slice butter into thin pieces and cover top of cake mix. Try to cover as much as possible.
  4. Bake at 350F for 45-50 min or until fruit is bubbly and top is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven to cool slightly.
  6. Serve warm or room temperature with ice cream or whipped topping.
  7. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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One Comment

  1. J. Willis

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

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