Peach Dump Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes, Southern Desserts
If you like dump cakes, this peach dump cake needs to go on your list. It's easy (as all dump cakes are), tasty, and fruity to wow the crowds.

If you like dump cakes, this peach dump cake needs to go on your list. It’s easy (as all dump cakes are), tasty, and fruity to wow the crowds.


Cobblers are a staple in the good ole South.

Dump cakes (yes, we know how this sounds) are also a favorite with southerners. Both have luscious fruit flavors and ooey-gooey goodness.

Who can resist taking a big bite of either? Not me…or my family!

peach dump cake in white casserole dish about to come out of oven

Easy Peach Dump Cake

In Georgia, the Peach State, peaches are recognized for their superior flavor, texture, and vibrant appearance, in addition to their nutritious value. But Georgia isn’t the only southern state to love this amazing and scrumptious fruit.

You can find peaches featured in many dishes in the deep south from salads to desserts.

We Southerners can’t pass up a good opportunity to create something spectacular with the humble peach…especially if the recipe is simple, easy, and quick!

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What’s A “Dump Cake?”

By definition, a dump cake is much like a cobbler, but is made by dumping fruit or other filling into a pan and then dumping cake mix on top. It is a simple cake that can be prepared in a single dish.

While the name might not conjure up sweet musings, the taste of this delightful cake lives up to much more than its name.

How do you reheat this cake?

The best way to reheat the cake is to put individual servings in the microwave. If you need re-heat the entire thing you can do so in the oven at 350 degrees for around 15 or 20 minutes or so.

Do I need to refrigerate this cake before serving?

Most dump cakes are served warm with some cool whip or ice cream on top. So generally speaking, you won’t serve this cake cold. Unless you need to make it a day or two ahead and have no other choices.

After you’ve eaten it, however, all leftovers should be refrigerated.

the peach dump cake about to go in the oven with butter pats on top

Ingredients

  • 2 (16 ounce) bags frozen peaches, thawed
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, sliced

ingredients for a peach dump cake on table, peaches in bowl, casserole dish, sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. .  Prepare a 9 by 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the peaches, sugar, and cornstarch. Transfer to the baking dish in an even layer.
  4. Cover the peaches with the cake mix. Dot the top with slices of butter.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden.
  6. Serve with ice cream if desired.

Can you substitute fresh or canned peaches for frozen ones?

This recipe calls for frozen peaches but you could also use fresh peaches or even canned. Depending on your choice and preference, just be aware the texture and taste may vary.

If using fresh peaches you might need to add a touch of sugar to sweeten the taste. Experiment until you are satisfied with the result or go with the recipe as is.

Also, once the dump cake is done you can top with ice cream or cool whip and sliced peaches for toppings and even add some nut crumble for additional texture.

While the peach is the star of this dessert, additional toppings can give it that final pizzazz and finish!

Peach Dump Cake

If you like dump cakes, this peach dump cake needs to go on your list. It's easy (as all dump cakes are), tasty, and fruity to wow the crowds.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: dump cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Rachel Norman

Ingredients

  • 2 16 oz bags frozen peaches thawed
  • 1 15.25 oz box butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup butter, sliced (1 stick)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Prepare a 9 by 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the peaches, sugar, and cornstarch. Transfer to the baking dish in an even layer.
  • Cover the peaches with the cake mix. Dot the top with slices of butter.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden.
  • Serve with ice cream if desired.

Notes

  • This recipe calls for frozen peaches but you could also use fresh peaches or even canned. Depending on your choice and preference, just be aware the texture and taste may vary.
  • If using fresh peaches you might need to add a touch of sugar to sweeten the taste. Experiment until you are satisfied with the result or go with the recipe as is.
  • Once the dump cake is done you can top with ice cream or cool whip and sliced peaches for toppings and even add some nut crumble for additional texture.
  • While the peach is the star of this dessert, additional toppings can give it that final pizzazz and finish!

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 2mg

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