This is a quick and delicious peach dessert recipe using only three ingredients. It's one of those recipes you can quickly and easily make when you want a delicious dessert fast. There is a good chance you have everything you need at home already.
This peach dump cake recipe was inspired by a question I received so many times on my three ingredient peach cobbler recipe post. The question was always a variation of "Do I stir the ingredients?", "Should I stir the ingredients?" and "Why can't I stir the ingredients?" For almost a dozen years I told everyone do NOT to stir the ingredients.
Then I thought, why not see what happens if I give this easy dump cake recipe a stir? So, I did! I dumped the ingredients and I stirred. I will make it this way again!
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Why I love this recipe
I cannot deny I love an easy recipe. This recipe is super easy and really quick to put together.
Peaches taste good! My favorite canned fruit are peaches. Combining peaches and cake is a wonderful thing. Peaches just make me think of summer.
With a quick scoop of ice cream on top, people will think you have done a lot of work to serve a homemade dessert. Trust me, this is easier than going out to buy dessert.
Yellow cake mix - I like Betty Crocker mixes.
Sliced Peaches - I use a large tin.
Butter - salted or unsalted both work. I usually have salted at home.
If you have a different yellow cake mix at home, go ahead and use it. I have not yet made this with other types of cake mix, but if the combination is appealing to you, go ahead and try it. I'm thinking spice cake mix would taste delicious with the peaches.
Stores don't always have the large cans of sliced peaches. Go ahead and use 2 small cans.
Melt butter in a small microwave safe bowl.
In a large bowl, dump the can of peaches including all the syrup. I cut the slices into smaller pieces since they will be bakes in the mix. Roughly each slice was cut in three.
Add in the dry cake mix and the melted butter. Stir until well mixed.
Dump into a well sprayed 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Dump cakes are often just dumped into the baking dish in layers and baked. With this recipe, since you are mixing ingredients, the dump cake has much cleaner edges if you mix in a bowl then dump into your baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes (or however long it says on your cake mix box for your sized baking pan). Test with toothpick and remove when toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and serve with ice cream.
Keep in a sealed container or wrapped. Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
If freezing, make sure the peach dump cake is well wrapped. It can be keep for a maximum of 2-3 months. Allow to reach room temperature prior to serving.
Of course! Here is the traditional recipe for the three ingredient peach cobbler dump cake.
Most baked goods are normally made with butter. I haven't tried it with margarine so am not sure how it will turn out.
Other dump cake recipes
Peach Dump Cake
- 1 package cake mix yellow
- 1 can peaches 29 oz large can, sliced peaches
- ½ cup butter 1 stick, salted or unsalted
- Preheat oven 350℉
- Melt butter, set aside
- In a large bowl, dump sliced peaches plus all the syrup. Using a knife, cut peach slices into smaller pieces (cut slices each into 3 pieces).
- Add cake mix and melted butter and stir together.
- Scrape batter into 9 x 13 baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes and serve with ice cream.