Peach Dump Cake Recipe

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Can the holiday season be really complete without some baking and sweet indulgence? No, right? That’s why I bring to you one of the most delicious holiday season recipes – the peach dump cake! 

peach dump cake recipe

Peach dump cake is a moist, gooey, and absolutely delicious holiday treat. It’s easy to make and comes with a burst of late-summer flavors. While this recipe can be made using some shortcuts, I’m going to take you through the recipe from scratch. 

Firstly, it is easy to follow. Secondly, can you really end the year without some baking? So, are you curious to know about this utterly delicious cake recipe? Let me first give you an idea of the ingredients you will need. 

While most of the recipes use a cake mix to make the peach dump cake, I prefer making my own cake mix. That’s because this recipe comes to the rescue when you don’t have a store-bought cake mix at hand. Next, you will require sliced peaches and some spices. The peaches can be canned or fresh. 

After reading the list of ingredients, I’m sure you’ll have an idea that this dessert is somewhere between a cake and a cobbler. So, let’s get down to making it!

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Peach Dump Cake?

  • Oven – You will need an oven to bake the peach dump cake.
  • Bowl – A bowl will be required to mix the dry ingredients.
  • Baking Pan – A baking pan will help you to assemble all the cake ingredients and bake them. I have used a 9 x 13 inches pan.
  • Spatula – A spatula will be needed to mix the ingredients.
  • Can Opener – You’ll need a can opener to open the can of peaches.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make A Peach Dump Cake?

Preparation TimeBaking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes45 Minutes50 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Peach Dump Cake?

  • Flour – To make the peach dump cake, you will need 1 ¼ cup of flour for the base.
  • Sugar – You will need a cup of castor sugar to add sweetness to the cake.
  • Baking Powder – Two teaspoons of baking powder will help your cake mix to be fluffy.
  • Baking Soda – You will need half a teaspoon of baking soda. 
  • Sliced Peaches – Peaches are the main ingredient of this dessert. Therefore, you will require 15 – 25 oz. can of sliced peaches. You can also use fresh peaches.
  • Butter – Some melted butter will keep your dessert moist and gooey and prevent it from sticking to the pan.  
  • Ground Cinnamon – We will add ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon to add a touch of warmth.
  • Ground Nutmeg – We will also add ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg. It is a perfect addition to desserts as it adds a sweet and mildly spicy flavor.
  • Kosher Salt – To enhance the flavor of this cake, we will use ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt. If you don’t have kosher salt at hand, you can also use table salt.

Steps To Make Peach Dump Cake

1. Prepare The Cake Mix

To prepare your cake mix, take a bowl and whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Prepare The Pan

Take your sliced peaches along with their juice (if using canned peaches) and place them in a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle them with the prepared cake mix and evenly spread them over the peaches.

Now drizzle the melted butter on top and shake the pan slightly to spread the butter evenly on top. This also allows some of the flour mixture to sink into the peaches. 

3. Bake Away!

Now that your peach dump cake ingredients are lined properly in the pan, place it in the oven. Bake it at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until you find the top lightly browned. Take it out of the oven. 

How To Serve Peach Dump Cake?

So, your delicious peach dump cake is ready, and I’m sure you are already loving it. Now comes the best part – serving and digging into it. Unlike other cakes, the peach dump cake can be served straight from the oven or eaten cold. It totally depends on what you prefer. But you can’t slice it. You will have to scoop it out into bowls. 

How Can I Dress Up A Peach Dump Cake?

This dessert is a quick recipe to prepare that can be enjoyed at any temperature and at any hour. However, a holiday dessert is incomplete without some glitz and glam. So, to make this dessert a wonderful experience, you can dress it in many ways.

So, what can you do? You can decorate this cake with toasted sliced almonds on top for an extra crunch and golden color. Or you can also add scoops of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It will not only look good but make this dessert even more delicious. 

Additionally, you can also invite some other fruits to the party. You can sprinkle a cup of dried blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries on top or add them to the cake mix before baking for an extra burst of color and flavor.

Peach Dump Cake Vs Peach Cobbler

After reading this recipe, it’s natural to question the difference between a cobbler and a dump cake. While you may not be able to find a lot of difference in terms of flavor, the difference lies in the structure of the desert.

A cobbler usually has a biscuit or pie crust topping. On the other hand, a dump cake is made with a cake mix and lined with peaches.

How To Store Leftover Peach Dump Cake?

Wondering what to do with the leftover peach dump cake? You can place any leftover peach dump cake in an airtight container. This will prevent unwanted odors from ruining the flavor of the cake. Then place it in the refrigerator. 

Your peach dump cake can stay good in the refrigerator for up to 4 days for the best taste and consistency. But if you plan to finish it off in a few hours, you can also leave it outside in a cool place. 

How To Eat Stored Peach Dump Cake?

Eating the leftover peach dump cake really depends on what way you enjoy it the best. While I like to heat it a little in the microwave, you can also leave it outside for 30 minutes to come down to room temperature. Or else, if you enjoy cold desserts, then you can have them straight out of the refrigerator. 

Why Use Homemade Cake Mix For Peach Dump Cake?

While most of the recipes for peach dump cake call for store-bought cake mix, I like to make it at home. There are two reasons for it. Firstly, it is absolutely simple to prepare the cake mix at home. Secondly, this recipe is also gluten-free. 

Nutritional Information

Calories321 Kcal
Carbohydrates48 g
Protein3 g
Fat1 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Trans Fat1 g
Cholesterol37 mg
Sodium323 mg
Fiber3 g
Sugar34 g

How Will Peach Dump Cake Taste And Look Like?

Peach Dump Cake is a quick, simple, and utterly delicious recipe. It is warm, gooey, and perfectly peachy!! The best part about this holiday treat is that you can have it at any temperature. 

Moreover, you can also customize it by adding your favorite ingredients for different textures and additional flavors. Whatever way you have, you will love it! 

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peach dump cake recipe

Peach Dump Cake Recipe

What do you get when you mix peaches, cake mix, some spices, and butter? The best darn peach dump cake recipe EVER! Try out this easy-to-make dessert and have the best holiday!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Baking Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 321 kcal


Baking Pan
Can Opener


  • 11/4 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 15- 25 oz. Sliced Peaches
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt


  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place peaches and juice in a 9×13 pan.
  • Sprinkle the peaches with the flour mixture and spread it over the pan evenly.
  • Now drizzle the melted butter on top.
  • Shake the pan slightly to distribute butter and allow some of the flour mixture to sink into the peaches.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
  • Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, roasted almond flakes, dried berries, or whatever you desire.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 323mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g
Keyword Halloween, Peach Dump Cake Recipe
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can we use fresh peaches instead of canned peaches?

Yes, you can use fresh peaches to make a peach dump cake.

Can we use homemade cake mix?

Yes, you can use homemade cake mix to make the peach dump cake.

Why Is It Called Dump Cake?

Dump cake got its name from the cooking method. All the ingredients are dumped into the pan, and you bake.

How do you serve peach dump cake?

Peach Dump Cake can’t be sliced like a standard cake. So, you will have to scoop it out of the baking dish with a big spoon while it is still warm and serve it in bowls. You can top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, roasted almonds, or dried berries.

How can we store peach dump cake?

Peach Dump Cake is easy to store and reheat if you have leftovers. You can place the leftover peach dump cake in an airtight container in the fridge. You can pop it in a microwave before serving.

This recipe serves how many people?

This peach dump cake recipe is good enough for 8-10 people.

What is the difference between a peach cobbler and a dump cake?

A cobbler usually has a biscuit or pie crust topping. On the other hand, a dump cake is made with a cake mix and lined with peaches.

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