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peach dump cake with vanilla ice cream on top
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Peach Dump Cake From Scratch

Peach Dump Cake is a family favorite summertime dessert made entirely from scratch with just a handful of simple ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peach Dump Cake
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 416kcal


  • 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


  • 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.



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. 


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