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Peach Dump Cake From Scratch

This gooey Peach Dump Cake Recipe is a sweet and delicious summer dessert! It’s easy to make from scratch with fresh peaches and homemade cake mix.

silver spoon inside a white bowl filled with a Peach Dump Cake and a scoop of ice cream

An Easy Peach Dump Cake Recipe

This fruity treat is made completely from scratch, but don’t let that stop you! It’s seriously the easiest cake you’ll ever make. And it really goes above and beyond with its flavor. 😍

This soft and moist cake is stuffed with juicy peaches, and it tastes incredible with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. 🍨

You can make this dessert with fresh peaches, canned peaches, or frozen peaches. Other than that, you just need a few basic cake ingredients and spices.

What is a Dump Cake?

A dump cake is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. All the ingredients are dumped into one pan! There’s a layer of fruit, a layer of cake mix, and a layer of butter.

Most dump cakes call for a store-bought cake mix, but this one is super easy to make from scratch. Not only is it cheaper than using a cake mix, but it tastes better too.

top shot of silver spoon scooping out a peach cake from white baking dish

Recipe Ingredients

  • Peaches: If you’re using fresh peaches, slice up about 6 of them. You should have 2 pounds of sliced peaches. You can also use canned or frozen peaches, if desired.
  • Sugar
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter: Melt your butter completely before you add it to your cake.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream (Optional)
sliced peaches in a baking dish prepped for a peach cake

How to Make a Peach Dump Cake

  1. Prepare for Baking: Preheat your oven to 375˚F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter and sprinkle it with a bit of flour.
  2. Add Peaches: Arrange peach slices inside the baking dish in one single layer. Sprinkle the peaches with ¼ cup of sugar and set the pan aside.
  3. Make Cake Mix: In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Add to Pan: Sprinkle your cake mix over the peaches and shake the baking dish so the cake mix combines with the peaches.
  5. Top with Butter: Drizzle the melted butter all over the top of the cake.
  6. Bake: Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the cake is set and the top is golden brown.
  7. Let Cool & Serve: Remove the pan from the oven and let your cake stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Tips for the Best Dump Cake

  • Use Fresh Peaches: I prefer to make this dump cake with fresh peach slices. It still tastes amazing with canned or frozen peaches, but fresh fruit gives it an extra burst of flavor.
  • Shake the Baking Dish: To avoid any air pockets between your cake mix and your peaches, give the pan a good shake after you add your cake batter.
  • Bake Until Golden Brown: Don’t remove your cake from the oven until the top is a nice golden brown color. This will give your cake a crisper texture on top that compliments the gooey peaches perfectly.

Variation Ideas

There are so many ways to incorporate different summery flavors into this cake. Here’s a handful of my favorite variations:

  • Blueberries: Give your dump cake extra pops of color and flavor by adding blueberries to your fruit layer!
  • Blackberries: Blackberries will also be a tasty addition to your peach layer.
  • Strawberries: Slice up some strawberries and add them to the bottom layer of your cake for a fruity pink and yellow treat.
  • Toasted Nuts: Toast up some of your favorite nuts and sprinkle them overtop your dump cake for an added crunch!

Serving Suggestions

  • Ice Cream: Take this dessert to the next level by serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The warm peaches and the cold, creamy ice cream taste heavenly together.
  • Whipped Cream: If you’re not a huge fan of ice cream, don’t worry! This cake also goes wonderfully with whipped cream.
  • Milk: My 10-year old loves to pair this dump cake with a cold glass of milk.
side shot of a bowl filled with peaches and cake, and topped with vanilla ice cream

How to Store Leftovers

  • If you have leftover cake, store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It will stay good in the fridge for about a week!
  • If you want it to last longer, store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

This dump cake can be reheated in the microwave if you’re reheating your servings separately. If you have more than half the cake left over, you can reheat it in the oven at 350°F until warm.

silver spoon inside a white bowl filled with a Peach Dump Cake and a scoop of ice cream
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5 from 3 votes

Peach Dump Cake From Scratch

This gooey Peach Dump Cake Recipe is a sweet and delicious summer dessert! It's easy to make from scratch with fresh peaches and a homemade cake mix.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake from scratch, dump cake, dump cake recipe, peach cake, peach cake recipe, peach dessert recipes, peach dump cake, peach dump cake recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Katerina

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh peach slices, you can also use canned or frozen peaches
  • cups sugar, divided
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • vanilla ice cream, optional, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter and sprinkle with a bit of flour.
  • Arrange peach slices inside the baking dish in one single layer.
  • Sprinkle peaches with ¼ cup sugar; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Sprinkle cake mix over the peaches; shake the baking dish so the cake mix combines with the peaches.
  • Drizzle melted butter all over the top of the cake.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes, or until cake is golden brown on top and fruit is bubbly.
    Check on the cake around the 25-minute mark, and if you see dry flour on top, push the flour down into the fruit and continue to bake.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Notes

  • To reach 2 pounds, I used 6 large peaches. This number will vary depending on the size and weight of your peaches.
  • If using frozen fruit, you do not need to thaw it beforehand.
  • Check on the cake around the 25-minute mark; if you see dry flour on top, push the flour down into the fruit and continue to bake.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 721IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

10 Comments

  • Beth
    July 24, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness we love peaches here at the house! It looks so delicious and tasty! Can’t wait!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 27, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      I hope you and your family enjoy it! 🙂 Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Allyson Zea
    July 24, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    I have a ton of fresh peaches so I am trying this over the weekend!!!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 27, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Toni
    July 25, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    5 stars
    I seriously love this! Such a great summer dessert!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 27, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you so much!! I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Catalina
    July 26, 2020 at 4:44 am

    5 stars
    The best summer dessert! I am sure this will be our new favorite recipe!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 27, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Cathy
    July 27, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Love that it’s from scratch! The BEST!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      July 28, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you, Cathy! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply

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