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Peach Dump Cake is a family favorite summertime dessert made entirely from scratch with just a handful of simple ingredients. The recipe includes instructions for frozen, fresh, or canned peaches. No box cake mix needed!

Peach Dump Cake is a family favorite summertime dessert made entirely from scratch with just a handful of simple ingredients. The recipe includes instructions for frozen, fresh, or canned peaches. No box cake mix needed!

There’s nothing quite like peaches in the summer, and we can’t think of a better use for peaches than in a dump cake. Like everything we do, we prefer to make it from scratch with just a handful of simple ingredients you’re sure to find in your pantry.

Feeling a bit overloaded with fruit dessert terms? Cobblers, crisps, crumbles, pies and dump cake! Phew! That’s a lot. We love them all, but we are particularly fond of dump cake because of how easy it is to put together and  how amazingly delicious it is hot out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

  • Can I use canned peaches instead of fresh or frozen?

    This recipe calls for fresh or frozen peaches. You can also use canned peaches. Purchase peaches that are canned in a light syrup or no syrup at all for best results. Syrup will provide additional sugar content to the recipe. You can rinse off canned peaches that have been canned in syrup for better results.

    If you would like to use home canned peaches, the same rules apply: if you canned peaches in syrup, simply rinse off the syrup for best results and continue on with the recipe.

  • Dry spots in your dump cake?

    The nature of dump cakes make it difficult to spread your flour mixture evenly over uneven fruit. High spots may not mix with liquids and remain raw. If you notice raw spots while baking, simply use a spoon to flatten out the high spot out so it can absorb some liquids.
  • Can peach dump cake from scratch be made over a campfire?

    We love a good camping adventure when the kids are out of school for the summer. You can cook this in a cast iron dutch oven over hot coals for approximately 45 minutes. To make it easier while in the great outdoors, measure and pre-mix your flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and store in a zip top bag until ready to pour on top of your peach mixture.

  • Storage Instructions:

    Peach dump cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container, but trust us, you’re going to eat this all within 24 hours. 

Peach Dump Cake is a family favorite summertime dessert made entirely from scratch with just a handful of simple ingredients. The recipe includes instructions for frozen, fresh, or canned peaches. No box cake mix needed!

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peach dump cake with vanilla ice cream on top
Peach Dump Cake is a family favorite summertime dessert made entirely from scratch with just a handful of simple ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds sliced and pealed peaches (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter cold
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan.
  • Place peaches into the prepared pan. Toss with cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well mixed. Sprinkle over the top of the peaches in an even layer. Sprinkle brown sugar on top.
  • Use a cheese grater to grate the butter. Sprinkle grated butter over the top of the cake mix layer.
  • Bake in the preheated 375 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden.
Notes
If using frozen peaches, let thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes prior to using them in the recipe. To use canned peaches, use 45 to 60 ounces of canned peaches packed in water, not syrup. Drain well. 
Pro Tip: The nature of dump cakes make it difficult to spread your flour mixture evenly. High spots may not mix with liquids and remain raw. If you notice raw spots while baking, simply use a spoon to flatten out the high spot out so it can absorb some liquids. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 966IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peach Dump Cake

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Sonia Santos

Looks so easy to make, good for me who hates long process…will surely try this, thank you so much for this great idea!

5 stars
It was delicious and easy. I used canned peaches. I love this website.”Stay at Home Chef” It is my go to website for all my recipes.

5 stars
I followed direction exactly. Used fresh peaches. What do you add when you don’t get enough juice from the peaches? I added more butter not sure if that was correct , but did taste good.

Joyce Cooper

5 stars
Thank you from a “helpless” cooker!

Jackie Hill

5 stars
Just undescribably delish !!! So easy to make and the whole family fought over this dessert !!!!

KimPoop

5 stars
Delicious and easy! I will never make a pie crust again! My family likes it sweet so I did add an extra 1/4 cup of white sugar to my frozen peaches.

Leela

5 stars
Wow is one word to explain

Kathy

Would really appreciate knowing approximately how many peaches is 2#.

Elizabeth Pitts

Just weigh the peaches at home or in the store. They are usually sold by weight.

Weigh them on the scales provided at stores. Peaches are different sizes so no one can tell you a count.

Glenda SennaI'm

5 stars
Thank you for a dump cake recipe that doesn’t use a cake mix.I’ll be making it this week!😊I’m going to try the pickles also!

Linda

5 stars
Looks great. Wanting to half in and bake in a 9 x 9. Wasn’t sure how long to bake if I do this? Please advise. Thanks.

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