This Peach Dump Cake Recipe is an easy to make with just a couple of ingredients! Dump canned peaches, berries, a box of cake mix, and butter in a baking dish to make a cake in just 5 minutes! Bake in the oven and you will have a delicious and easy dessert for dinner, brunch, or your next party. I add mixed berries for a fun twist that everyone in my house loves!
Easy Peach Dump Cake Recipe
Get ready to celebrate the warm weather all year long! I’m sharing the easiest dessert recipe EVER! This Peach Dump Cake Recipe combines fresh berries with a can of peaches and dry cake mix to make the most delicious dessert. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you will think it is summer!
Although I love fresh peaches, canned peaches work so well in this easy dessert recipe. It’s the perfect dessert when I am hungry for end-of-summer peaches but it’s actually the middle of March (definitely not peach season in Pennsylvania!). I always have cans of peaches on hand for this dessert. Even the kids like it!
What is a Dump Cake?
A dump cake is a cake recipe that you DUMP the ingredients into a pan instead of mixing them separately in a bowl. This method make a dump cake one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make! It’s such a simple dessert that even people that say they don’t bake can make a dump cake.
I love making dump cakes even for a weeknight dinner, and my family thinks it’s a special treat! You can prep it in just a few minutes then put it in the oven while you continue on with other meal prep!
What is the Difference Between a Cobbler and a Dump Cake?
A dump cake is an old fashioned recipe similar to a cobbler or crumble. All use simple ingredients to create a delicious dessert. When you make a cobbler or dump cake, you put fruit in the bottom of a baking dish and then place a batter on top before baking. In a dump cake recipe you use a dry cake mix as the topping instead of a batter. Some people call a dump cake a “cake mix cobbler” too!
If you want to test the difference for yourself, I have a really great Homemade Peach Cobbler Recipe!
What Kind of Fruit Can You Use in a Dump Cake?
This easy dump cake recipe uses a combination of fresh fruit and canned fruit. You can use fresh fruit, canned fruit, or frozen fruit in a dump cake. The most important part is that you have LIQUID to bubble up through the cake mix. That means if you use canned fruit, you want to look for fruit that is canned with heavy syrup.
If you have fresh or frozen fruit, the best way to create liquid is to cook the fruit over medium heat on the stove for 5-10 min. When you cook the fruit, it will make juice for your dump cake. You will even need to do this with fresh, juicy peaches! You can also cook the fruit down with granulated sugar or brown sugar to create a syrup similar to canned fruit.
Can You Use Pie Filling to Make a Peach Dump Cake?
I would not recommend that you use pie filling. Pie filling is quite thick because they contain thickeners such as corn starch. For the best dump cake, grab canned fruit in heavy syrup.
What Kind of Cake Mix Do You Use For a Dump Cake Recipe?
You can use whatever dry cake mix you have on hand! A white, vanilla cake mix, or yellow cake mix works best! For my Peach Dump Cake with Berries, I used an inexpensive white cake mix.
How Do You Make a Dump Cake?
Here are the step by step instructions, including photos, to make a Peach Dump Cake with berries. You can skip down to the recipe if you just want to see the ingredients and start to bake!
Peach dump cake is seriously one of the most easy cake recipes. Lightly spray a cake pan with cooking spray. This will keep the dessert from sticking after you bake it. Dump the sliced peaches and berries into a cake pan. Make sure that it covers the bottom of the pan evenly.
Then add spices on top of the fruit. I use cinnamon and cardamom, but just cinnamon works great too! Cardamom is one of my favorite flavors and I think it pairs well with the sweetness of the peaches.
Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the peaches (and berries, if you are using them). You don’t have to mix it in! Just make sure that the cake mix layer covers most of the fruit.
And then pour a melted stick of butter over the top of the cake mix.
Even though it looks crazy, that’s all it takes before the cake mixture goes in the oven!
How Long Does a Berry Peach Dump Cake Take to Make?
You can prepare a dump cake for the oven in 5 MINUTES. It’s SO easy! Since it doesn’t take much time to prepare, a dump cake is a great recipe for a last minute dessert.
How Long Does a Dump Cake Take to Bake?
Just under an hour! You bake the dump cake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes until the top is dark golden brown and the whole thing is bubbling through.
You can serve the dump cake warm, but I think it is best at room temperature. If you have to serve it right away, it is wonderful with a scoop of ice cream!
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Easy Berry Peach Dump Cake Recipe
Berry Peach Dump Cake
- 2 29 oz can peaches in syrup
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries (chopped if large)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom (optional)
- 1 white cake mix
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Coat a 9×13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Dump 1 can of the peaches, including the liquid, into the bottom of the dish.
- Drain the liquid from the second can of peaches, then dump them into the pan.
- Place the berries in the pan, sprinkling evenly over the peaches.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and cardamom.
- Evenly spread the cake mix over top of the fruit.
- Pour the butter over the cake mix around the pan.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes until the top is dark gold brown and the whole thing is bubbling.