Bake up the last peaches of summer in this Peach Dump Cake recipe and let the compliments fly!
The last peaches of summer are still flavorful and juicy. With this super easy cake recipe, sweet peaches are tossed in cinnamon and then covered in a ready-made cake mix. Then the whole thing is slow-cooked in the oven to bubbly perfection! Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or caramel sauce. It’s the ideal way to cap off the summer months.
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Delicious Peach Dump Cake
- Easier than a cobbler, (a fruit dessert covered with a biscuit topping), a dump cake is far quicker to assemble in that the cake mix is sprinkled on the top and the fruit is cooked into the cake instead of under it.
- Six ingredients and one dish make this dessert a last-minute crowd pleaser.
- Prep ahead and bake later. No fussy pie crusts to make or roll out, either.
Ingredients and Variations
FRUIT: Use fresh peaches or a can or two, including the juices. Blueberry, pineapple, cherry, or apple fillings are perfect as well. Even frozen can be used, just add to the bake time.
CAKE MIX: A yellow cake bakes up golden brown around the peaches. A white cake, a chocolate cake or a spice cake mix works, too. Here are some delicious combos to try with toppings!
- Apple Spice Cake + Apple Pie Filling + toffee bits
- Chocolate Cake + Cherry Pie Filling + white chocolate chips
- Yellow Cake + any berry variety + toasted nuts
- White Cake + Strawberry Filling + toasted coconut
How to Make Peach Dump Cake
Dump cakes are so easy because everything just get chucked into one container and then baked:
- Fill the bottom of a prepared casserole dish with peaches. Sprinkle with lemon juice and cinnamon.
- Cover peaches with cake mix and pats of butter. Add nuts (if desired), and bake (as per recipe below) until the topping is browned and the fruit is bubbly.
- Let dump cake cool about 5 minutes before serving with ice cream or whipped cream.
PRO TIP: Toast nuts or coconut in a dry sauté pan until they are barely fragrant. This makes them extra crunchy and intensifies their flavor.
In a Dutch Oven:
- Cover the bottom of a greased Dutch oven with the peaches and sprinkle with lemon juice and cinnamon.
- Cover fruit evenly with cake mix and then top with pats of butter. Sprinkle with nuts, cover, and bake (per recipe below) until the cake is lightly browned and the filling is bubbly.
- Remove the lid the last 5 minutes of baking so the steam can escape. Let dump cake cool about 5 minutes before serving with ice cream or whipped cream. Or try this decadent spicy chocolate sauce.
In a Crock-Pot:
- Layer the peaches on the bottom of a Crockpot and sprinkle with lemon juice and cinnamon.
- Cover fruit evenly with cake mix and then top with pats of butter.
- Sprinkle with nuts, cover, and cook on high for 1 hour or low for 2 hours.
- Remove the lid the last 5 minutes of baking so the steam can escape. Let dump cake cool about 5 minutes before serving with ice cream or whipped cream.
How to Store Peach Dump Cake
Store leftover peach dump cake in the refrigerator in a covered container up to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop. Freeze individual portions in small covered containers for up to 4 weeks. Let them thaw in the refrigerator before reheating, or serve them cold.
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Peach Dump Cake
- 5-6 cups sliced peaches about 2 ½ pounds, or 2 x 24 ounce cans (juice included)
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice fresh preferred
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 box cake mix yellow, white, spice, or other preferred flavor
- ½ cup butter sliced
- ½ cup pecans chopped, optional (or walnuts)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 9x13 baking dish.
- Add peaches to the baking dish and sprinkle with lemon juice and cinnamon. If using canned peaches, include 1 cup juice.
- Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the peaches. Add slices of butter over top of the cake mix. Sprinkle with pecans if using.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until fruit is bubbling and top is lightly browned.
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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