Baking doesn’t get any easier than this easy Peach Dump Cake recipe! Find out how to make a decadent fruit dump cake with just 4 ingredients! The best part is that one of the ingredients is canned peaches and the other is cake mix! So easy!

Peach Dump Cake in a baking dish
Peach Dump Cake Recipe

So, you guys already know that the name of my recipe game is quick and easy! But now I’ve found a recipe that is even better than that, this peach dump cake recipe is literally effortless!

You could make this great recipe with one hand tied behind your back! Which I’m sure most of us feel like we are doing anyway. Whether it’s juggling baking with talking on the phone, holding a fussy toddler or keeping the dog from jumping up to the countertop, this recipe is the answer to your prayers!

If you haven’t heard of dump cakes before, allow me to enlighten you.

What is a Dump Cake

Dump cake recipes are the best thing to happen in the baking world for busy moms!

You start with some fruit, such as peaches, blueberries, or cherries, add some flavorings such as vanilla, cinnamon, or nutmeg then sprinkle some cake mix on top and finish it off with some melted butter!

That’s it! One dish only! Clean up is a breeze

Similar to a cobbler, but a cobbler typically uses more of a biscuit batter rather than a dry cake mix. It’s the best crowd-pleasing, last minute dessert that is always sure to be hit!

Dump cakes may be the easiest dessert ever! They are super popular recipes on our site including our Cherry Dump Cake, our Pumpkin Dump CakeBlueberry Dump Cake Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake and our Apple Dump Cake.

If you like pie, trust me, you will love dump cakes!bite of peach dump cake

Peach Dump Cake Ingredients

The ingredients list for this cake is as simple as it is to make it! You only need four ingredients, which all have a long shelf life, making it the perfect last minute recipe you can always keep in stock!

Next time you go to the store, grab these items to stock up for your next sweet craving!

  • 2-29 ounce cans of sliced peached in syrup
  • ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 box of vanilla cake mix
  • ¾ cup of melted butter

While these are all the ingredients necessary to make this cake, you can add a little something extra to change it up from the same old, same old.

Try sprinkling the top with coconut, or even with almonds! Let your kids decide and let them do the sprinkling!

How to Make a Peach Dump Cake

When I say this cake is easy, I mean it’s so simple, your kids can make it by themselves! Nothing better than an easy and delicious recipe, right?

The recipe just requires dumping, some sprinkling and pouring, so if you trust your kids to do that, you can let them tackle dessert one night!

Just preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with some non-stick cooking spray.

Dump one can of peaches directly into the baking dish.

Then, so it’s not too juicy, drain the liquid from the other can before dumping in it the baking pan along with the other.

Now it’s time to sprinkle some cinnamon evenly over the peaches!

Guess what? You’re halfway there!

Next, grab the box of vanilla cake mix and sprinkle it evenly over the peaches and cinnamon.

Melt your butter ahead of time so you can just grab it and pour it evenly over the cake mix.

This next step is important… do not stir!

That’s right!

No stirring required! In fact, it’s banned.How to make peach dump cake pictorial

How to Bake Peach Dump Cake

Since the prep for this recipe is so quick, you may even have to wait for your oven to finish pre-heating before you can put your dump cake in the oven.

But, as soon as both are ready, just pop the baking pan in the oven and bake until the top of the cake is a nice golden brown color and your entire house smells like a decadent old fashioned peach cobbler!

I recommend you set a timer for about 50 minutes.

When it’s ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool. It will be all bubbly and enticing, but trust me, a burnt tongue isn’t worth it! (I may or may not be speaking from experience…)

My kids love this recipe so much they’ll eat it on its own but I love to serve it warm with a side of rich, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. It’s one of those combinations that makes me feel like everything is right with the world. Ahhh!

Can You Make Peach Dump Cake with Peach Pie Filling?

Yes, you can use peach pie filling to make our peach dump cake!! It is an easy substitution!

Does Dump Cake Need to be Refrigerated?

I find that IF (and that’s a big if) there are leftovers, that the cake stays fresher if I put it in the fridge.

Your dump cake should last a few days if you store it in the fridge. Because I strongly believe, if you left it out in the open, you’d probably just end up eating it!

Can You Make Dump Cake In The Crockpot?

Yes, you sure can!

Just follow the recipe the same as you would if you were baking it in the oven. (Don’t forget to grease the slow cooker dish though!)

Cover the pot and leave it for 4 hours on low heat or 2 hours on high.

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Easy Peach Dump Cake

4.82 from 22 votes
peach dump cake with whipped cream on top on a white plate

Peach Dump Cake

Serves — 12
This easy Peach Dump Cake recipe is a decadent dessert with just 4 ingredients!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 29 oz cans sliced peaches in syrup
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • ¾ cup butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Dump one can of peaches in to the baking dish. Drain the liquid from the other can and add the peaches to the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the peaches
  • Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the peaches
  • Pour butter evenly over the cake mix. Do not stir.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes until the top is golden.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 0.8mg

With such simple ingredients combined with a decadent taste, there’s no way this easy Peach Dump Cake recipe won’t become one of your family favorites!

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this but instead of vanilla cake mix, I used the Betty Crocker Cinnamon Streusel Muffin/Quickbread mix. It comes with a packet of streusel crumbles that you can put on top which make this all the more scrumptious.

  2. Can not find peaches in syrup, just “in real peach juice”. I am afraid this will make the cake too soggy, pasty. Do you think it will work ok or should I thicken the juice some way, eg. cornstarch or flour. I am excited to try this recipe but would appreciate some suggestions.