Try Peach Dump Cake, if you’re looking for an easy, quick, & incredibly delicious dessert recipe. Only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes prep – Winner!!
If you love cobbler, peaches, and cake, you’re going to love this simple, incredibly easy-to-make peach dump cake. It happens to be a favorite around here because not only is it quick — meaning I’ll make it more often than some fancy desserts that I just don’t always have time for — but it’s deliciously reminiscent of peach cobbler. Yum!
If you’re ready to make something delectably simple, grab a baking dish and make this three-ingredient peach dump cake in less than 10 minutes.
What Is A Dump Cake?
Dump cake is the answer to a quick, easy, and delicious desserts! They usually require just three or four ingredients, and they’re made by doing as the title indicates: dumping the ingredients together into a single baking pan.
I love dump cakes because just about everyone enjoys them, and they take little effort, which frees me up to deal with more elaborate recipes or just spending time with family. Plus, if I’ve got kids around they’re a great kid friendly recipe for a young assistant.
How to Make Peach Dump Cake
Peach dump cake is super easy to pull together. Grab your 9×13 pan and spray it with your favorite nonstick baking spray and preheat the oven.
Then, grab two cans of peaches and dump them into the baking dish. Drain the third can and dump them in next.
Next, you’ll dump out your cake mix evenly over the peaches and press it down firmly, creating a sort of crust/cake-top for the dessert.
Now, you’ll arrange the butter pats evenly across the top of the cake and set the whole thing into the oven to bake for about an hour.
One of the things that make dump cakes even easier is that you can use a pre-made mix. However, if you’ve got some family or friends who have dietary restrictions, you can always make a peach dump cake from scratch. Find a great recipe for gluten-free yellow cake mix, and use this to replace the boxed option. This would give you a peach dump cake Paula Deen would be proud of
What Should I Serve with Peach Dump Cake?
- Vanilla ice cream with cherries and whipped cream
- Chocolate ice cream with whipped cream and cinnamon
- In peach dump cake pioneer woman must have whipped cream
- Cherry juice or cherry cider
- Hot black tea — ideally Irish Breakfast or English Breakfast
- Coffee with cinnamon and vanilla
- Chocolate milk
Making A Crockpot Dump Cake Is Easy
Turning it into a crockpot dump cake when you’ve got limited time. You can make peach dump cake in the crockpot by using the basic principles you’d use for making a casserole in a crockpot. Since this will be baking for a while in the slow-cooker, leave the liquid from the third can of peaches in to help prevent burning.
More Yummy Dump Cakes Variations
No surprise I have a few dump cake variations that you might want to try…
Apple Dump Cake
While I can’t say it’s better than good ol’ American apple pie, Apple Dump Cake is way easier and quicker to make, and the whole family is going to love it. Sprinkle on a little apple pie spice or cinnamon to add a sweet kick of cinnamon goodness.
Pineapple Dump Cake
Another fan favorite is the pineapple dump cake that combines the tartness of citrus with the sweetness of cake. Your whole family is going to love it — especially when you serve it with pina colada ice smoothies or vanilla ice cream.
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Another winner is the Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake. It brings together the sweet-tart factor of the pineapple and combines it with the sweetness of cherry pie filling that will keep your guests coming back for more.
Strawberry Dump Cake
Strawberry dump cake is a bit like strawberry shortcake, just without all the hassle. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it only requires three easy-to-find ingredients!
Chocolate Dump Cake
And when you’ve got a craving for something simple but exquisitely rich, whip up a quick chocolate dump cake. This will satisfy your longings for so much richness while not eating up your time.
Recipe Notes for Peach Dump Cake:
You can make gluten-free peach dump cake without cake mix, for example, or add in some warm spices for a seasonal treat.
Make your peach dump cake with peach pie filling instead of canned peaches to crank up the sweetness. This will change the liquid ratio a bit, as you probably wouldn’t want the hassle of draining the third can, so I’d recommend trading out the third can for plain peaches and draining those.
Peach dump cake with cinnamon and nutmeg will increase the warmth of flavor by ten-fold. I’d recommend no more than 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and no more than 1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon
Swap out one can of peaches for a can of cherry pie filling. This creates a rich, delectable cherry peach dump cake that just about everyone will beg for again and again. Bonus, this one will give you a peach dump cake Facebook post that will draw attention from the colors and the enviable flavors.
Peaches – Make sure you follow the instructions carefully and only drain one of the cans. You’ll need the syrup from the other two to mingle with the cake mix for the perfect cake texture. If your neighbor dropped off a big basket of peaches or you went a little overboard at the farmer’s market, you can substitute fresh fruit. Make your fresh peach cobbler with cake mix by using about 12 sliced peaches, mixing 1 c. of water with 1 c. of sugar, then pour that over the peaches before adding the cake mix and butter.
Cake mix – Evenly spread the cake mix over the top of the peaches (yes, just the dry cake mix), then press down firmly using your hands to make sure the peach syrup mixes a bit with the cake mix on the bottom. You don’t want to skip this step! You’ll still have some dry crumbles on top of your Peach Dump Cake even after it’s baked, but that’s exactly how it’s supposed to look. Once you scoop it out to serve, you won’t notice anything except the yum factor!
Butter – Distributing the butter in 24 thin pieces is another one of the secrets to achieving an evenly browned, crispy crust. While I appreciate pools of melted butter on my mashed potatoes, it’s not what you want on this Peach Dump Cake. Instead of slicing, you can also grate the butter using a box grater and sprinkle it evenly over the top. Just make sure whichever you choose, you start with really cold butter!
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Peach Dump Cake
- 3 15 Ounces Can Peaches, Sliced in Heavy Syrup, Undrained
- 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
- 12 Tablespoons 1 1/2 Sticks Butter, Cut Into 24 Slices
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 X13 inch baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
- Pour 2 cans of peaches in baking dish. Drain the 3rd can of peaches, then add to the baking dish.
- Evenly spread cake mix over top of peaches and press down firmly. Arrange butter slices evenly over top of cake mix.
- Bake in the preheated oven, 50-60 minutes, or until top is deep golden brown and bubbly. Serve warm