This Easy Peach Dump Cake is made with canned peaches and topped with cake mix and butter for a crispy crust. This easy dessert recipe is a family favorite!
I absolutely love peaches, and one of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of fresh peaches! Once, on a family trip in California, we stopped by a farm and were allowed to pick some fresh peaches right from the tree.
I still remember how wonderful that fresh, ripe, juicy peach tasted! There's really nothing like it. But, I love canned peaches too, and since we gobble up fresh peaches right away, I love using canned peaches for quick and easy desserts like this easy peach dump cake.
I don't make it that often, so I think it's fine to cut corners when you want a quick and easy dessert. And, it's easy enough for the little kids to help make.
What's a Dump Cake?
A dump cake might sound kind of unappetizing, although it pretty much describes this recipe to a T. Basically, you dump the ingredients into a cake pan and bake.
Well, kind of. You can also make this easy peach cobbler cake in a
I did have to tell my daughter not to dump everything all over the place, but other than that, the kids love making this as much as they love eating it!
How to Make an Easy Peach Dump Cake
First, you just dump the peaches into a baking dish, and add a little bit of cinnamon. Cinnamon is optional, but it adds so much flavor.
We like to cut the peaches up into smaller slices while they're in the pan, but this is just a personal preference. You can keep the slices larger if you want.
Then, you sprinkle white or yellow cake mix over the peaches. Dry cake mix -- no need to add anything to it!
Smooth the dry cake mix evenly over the peaches. I like to press some of the cake mix into the peach juice so that it absorbs some liquid.
Then, top the mix with pats of butter. You can melt the butter and pour it over the cake mix, but I prefer just placing pats of butter on top.
Then, you bake the cake until it's all bubbly and the top is crisp and golden brown. How easy is that?!
Your home will smell amazing! And, you're going to want to dive right into this dessert!
This easy peach cake is best eaten while it's still warm, but not hot. I highly recommend adding a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Easy Peach Dump Cake Recipe
Easy Peach Dump Cake
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 stick of butter
- 3 15-oz cans peaches
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 13 X 9-inch pan with butter or cooking spray
- Dump the peaches and juice into the pan.
- If desired, cut the peaches in half to make the pieces just slightly smaller.
- Add cinnamon over peaches
- Pour the cake mix evenly over the peaches.
- Cut the butter into small pats and arrange evenly over the cake mix.
- You can also mix the peach juice with the mix a little, just so you won't have spots of cake mix on the top. I think if the mix is spread evenly enough, it will bake more evenly.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the peaches are bubbly and the top is golden brown.
This cake makes your home smell heavenly, and it tastes pretty good too! Serve it with some vanilla ice cream on top, and it takes it to a whole new level . If you love peachy desserts, you'll love how easy it is to make this peach cake! I made this a couple of days ago, and we managed to make it last for two days -- that's awesome for us!
Recipe was originally published in 2014 and updated on April 20, 2020