Perfect Peach Dump Cake + Video

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Peach Dump Cake is a sweet and fruity treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth! Filled with soft, juicy peaches and the spice of cinnamon and nutmeg, this peach cobbler cake is both simple and delicious. 

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Peach Dump Cake

Warm peach cobbler is a favorite dessert of mine, so I’m excited to share this peach dump cake recipe with you!

Serve it warm with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you’re in for a treat.

This canned peach dessert is perfect for a busy night because the steps are so simple.

You’ll only need 10 minutes of prep time, and your peach cobbler dump cake will be ready to serve in just over an hour!

Looking for more fruity dump cake recipes? I have plenty to choose from whether you’re craving cherry, strawberry, or blueberry goodness!

Recipe Video

To see us make peach dump cake from scratch, watch the video in this post!

melted butter in a large clear bowl

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions 

  • Unsalted Butter – No need to soften first — this is going straight in the microwave to be melted!

    If you only have salted butter on hand, simply omit the additional salt.
  • Granulated Sugar – Divide your sugar into 1 cup and ½ cup measurements.

    Some of it will go into the batter, and the rest of it will be combined with the peach juice and spices that are poured over the top.
  • Peaches – Canned peaches are what I use for this recipe, but peach pie filling will work just fine too.

    If using canned, save the juice — you’ll need it for one of the last steps.

    You can also use frozen peaches for this peach dump cake recipe. Just defrost them first and drain the excess liquid, using it in place of the canned juice.
  • Ground Cinnamon and Nutmeg – These are the perfect spices to finish off your cobbler dessert, adding some spice to every bite.
whisking cake batter in bowl

Tips and Tricks for Making Dump Cake From Scratch

  • Grease Your Baking Dish. Apply butter or a non-stick spray to your pan before adding the ingredients.

    This will help ensure that your cake doesn’t stick to the pan, making it easier to remove later.
  • Take a Short Cut. There’s an easy but effective way to shortcut this recipe. Simply place the butter in the pan, then place in the oven while it preheats.

    Once melted, you can proceed with the next steps!
  • Add Some Crunch! Mix chopped pecans or walnuts with a little brown sugar, then sprinkle the mixture over the top of your peach cobbler dump cake before baking.
pouring batter into greased baking dish

Storing and Reheating Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

Allow the dessert to cool completely, then refrigerate it in an airtight container or in the baking dish covered with plastic or aluminum. It will keep for 3 to 4 days.

Want to keep peach cobbler dump cake for longer? Transfer slices to an airtight container, then pop it into the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat your cake, you can microwave it for a few minutes or warm it up in the oven.

The amount of time needed will vary based on how much peach dump cake you are reheating at once.

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • 9×13 Baking Dish – This set is one of my favorites! It comes with a lid for easy storage and is great for casseroles too.
  • Microwave-Safe Bowl – Not only does it make melting ingredients easier, but you can use it to quickly steam vegetables too!
  • A sturdy silicone spatula can be used for scraping, stirring, and smoothing and is easy to clean too! 
pouring spiced peach juice over canned peaches

Peach Dump Cake Recipe FAQ

What is the difference between cobbler and dump cake?

The two desserts are pretty similar, but there are a few key differences that set them apart.

Dump cake gets its name because the ingredients are “dumped” into the baking dish — first the fruit filling, then dry cake mix topped with melted butter. The cake mix then bakes into a fluffy topping.

With cobbler, either prepared cake batter or biscuit dough is spooned on top of the fruit layer instead.

This peach dump cake recipe preserves the beloved taste and many qualities of Southern Peach Cobbler, but is somewhere in between a traditional cobbler and an easy dump cake. That’s why I call it peach cobbler cake!

Can I make easy peach cobbler with cake mix instead?

Sure! Use this cherry recipe as your guide to make this easy peach cobbler with cake mix instead of homemade batter.

You can replace some of the melted butter with the peach juice mixture, or skip that step and add the spices to the peach slices instead!

How to Make Crockpot Peach Cobbler Cake

Want to try this recipe another way? You can easily make peach dump cake from scratch in your crockpot. 

  1. First, layer the ingredients in your crockpot in the order given in the recipe.
  2. Then, place the lid on top and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
  3. Adjust the heat to LOW and continue cooking for 4 hours. 
  4. Spoon into bowls and serve!
slice of peach dump cake topped with vanilla ice cream

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Easy Peach Cobbler Dump Cake Recipe + Video (From Scratch)

Donna Elick
Peach Dump Cake is sweet, fruity, and best served warm! This peach dump cake recipe is perfect for dessert and so easy to make at home.
4.67 stars from 3 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 12


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 29 ounces canned sliced peaches, in juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×13 baking dish (or 2-8×8 baking dishes). Set aside.
  • Place butter in a medium size microwave safe mixing bowl. Heat butter in microwave until melted. Add 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and whisk to combine. Add milk and vanilla, whisk until combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  • Spoon peaches over top of batter, placing them even around the pan. Reserve the juice from the can.
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the juice. Whisk to combine. Pour juice over peaches.
  • Bake 55-60 minutes until golden brown. Serve with a scoop of ice cream on top if desired.
  • Enjoy!



Serving: 1 | Calories: 217cal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 167mg | Sugar: 32g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published October 2013, updated and republished August 2023

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  1. I made this and it did not come out right .. Are you suppose to swirl the peaches and batter together after you place the peaches on top of the batter .. My peaches just stayed on top and none of the batter rose to cover them . It never did brown and looked nothing like yours ..

    1. Did you forget your Baking Powder? If not test the baking powder, sounds like it may have gone flat.

    2. Remember everyone, it's Baking Powder, not soda, easily mistaken, but even easier to use self rising flour instead of all purpose and eliminate the baking powder altogether. I made a very similar recipe with self rising and it came out perfect.

  2. I just made this and it came out nothing like yours .. Are you suppose to swirl the peaches and batter together after you place the peaches on top of the batter . My peaches just sat on top and none of the batter ever rose to cover the peaches .. it never did get brown

    1. I did not swirl them and it came out just fine. Did you use peaches in juice, syrup or water? Perhaps that made the difference.

    2. Did you use baking powder? That helps it to rise. NOT baking soda . I make this all the time with fresh peaches too….

    3. Your baking powder may have been out of date, check it by putting a small amount of baking powder in a few drops of water to see if it bubbles.

  3. Couple hints — never over mix any recipe with baking powder or soda as the leavening. Kosher salt does not equal table salt — use less table salt than kosher. Don't substitute baking soda for baking powder. Good luck!

  4. I am making this cobbler now, Have crust mixed, it is more like biscuit mix instead of batter. There is no pouring this out. Is 2 cups of flour right. I checked my ingredients carefully, and I know I did it right. And I whisked, no other type of mixing.

  5. Thank you so much for posting this recipe, Donna. I have made dump "cobbler" many times in the past using cake mix, but I would much rather make from scratch when possible. I know it will be delicious. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits and to me the flavor of a fresh, ripe, juicy peach simply cannot be beat. But it seems even the best brands of canned peaches fall a little short when it comes to that fresh flavor, so one of the tricks I have discovered is that mixing a package of peach-flavored Jello powder with the dry ingredients intensifies that peach flavor and to me, makes it taste more like its made with fresh peaches. Especially when the cinnamon and nutmeg mingle with the peach flavor. I thought I'd pass that trick along in case others want to try it. I also want to say, Donna, that I always enjoy your posts so much and never fail to open your emails as soon as I see one arrive in my inbox. I also love reading the comments and must commend you for never failing to respond to questions your readers ask and for always answering each question with such a cheerful and kind attitude. I really appreciate your commitment to bond with your readers. I also want to let you know that I too, am from one of those "southern" states that is not always claimed southern but is. I'm from Texas. And I still do drive a big ol' pickup truck. It's a crew cab, so there's plenty of room for grandkids, groceries and I can even toss a garage sale find or two in the back if I want and still have room left over. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's my vehicle of choice. But then again, maybe that's just as southern girl thing. LOL.

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment Kate! You made my day. I appreciate the tip as you are correct, canned peaches can be questionable. I am so happy to have you as a loyal reader and look forward to hearing from you again.

      From one southern (ish) gal to another! LOL Love them big pick 'em up trucks.

    2. I made this a few weeks ago and am making again today. It's absolutely delicious! So easy, too. It really tastes like you spent much more time and energy putting this wonderful dessert together. Thanks for this winner!

  6. Sounds quite tasty. I wonder whether it could be made with canned pears instead of peaches?

  7. Nice concept, but very liquidy. Needed to cook a lot longer than the recommended 60 minutes (over an hour and a half), and still kind of soupy. Might want to reduce the amount of juice used on top. Perhaps some cans just have more juice? It seems as a couple of other folks have had this problem.

  8. I have been making a similar recipe for years. You meld the butter in the baking pan, mix the flour etc together and pour in on top of the butter this give some buttery goodness on the top of the cake. I always use tons of peaches and a brown sugar, pecan or walnut topping. Yum quick and easy

  9. I want to make a Blackberry Cobbler using canned blackberries that I think are for pies, and use a cake mix for the topping. do you have any ideas?

    1. Yes, get you a white or yellow cake mix pour it over top of BlackBerry pie mix, you can put peacan pieces on top, melt a stick of butter pour over top. Bake this in 9×13 pan 35 to 45 mins. check it everyone's oven works different. You will love this I hope. My family does.

    2. You can also make a cobbler topping using,
      1 cup self rising flour
      1 cup milk
      1cup sugar
      Mix together, pour over fruit.
      Melt 1 stick of Butter ( not margarine) pour over top.
      Bake 350 for 35 to 45 mins or until golden brown. Check until it gets to where you want it. Ovens are different.
      You can add pecans on top if you want before cooking.

  10. it says 1 29 ounce can of peaches but in the video your dumping in 2 cans of peaches ??? so how many cans of peaches do you use and what size
    thank you

  11. In the video it shows 2 cans of peaches being dumped into the bowl, but the recipe only calls for one can of peaches. What is it, 1 or 2 cans?

    1. It's probably two 15-oz. cans. That's what I had to use because my store didn't have 29-oz. cans in juice.

  12. 1 29 oz can or 2 of the 15 oz cans. Some brands have more juice than others. Batter should be pourable but not liquidy like cake mix. No eggs because this is cobbler not cake.

  13. The ingredients list says 2 cups flour. The instructions say add 1 cup of flour. Which is correct?

    1. the instructions say to add 1 cup sugar, flour and the rest of the list. the comma seperates it means all of the flour in the list! The reason it says 1 cup sugar is because it said to seperate the sugar in the list.

    2. Directions say to add 1 cup of sugar, (the) flour, (the) baking powder, (the) salt and whisk to combine. The amount of sugar was specified since the ingredients list 1 1/2 cups of sugar but 1/2 cup of the sugar is held for the topping. You did read it correctly from a grammatical point of view as it should have said something along the lines of "Add 1 cup of sugar along with or and the flour, baking powder, salt …".

  14. Followed directions except had buttermilk and not any milk so I used the buttermilk and it turned out good. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. I think I would add some melted butter to the syrup that's poured over the top. Anyone else think that would be a good idea?

  16. I finally made this and all I can say is YUMMY !!! It turned out perfect and of course vanilla ice cream topped it! For those that have mentioned the cake didn't rise I would guess the baking powder that was used was out dated. Thanks for this delicious, easy dessert recipe. Karen

    1. This dump cake is delicious made with gluten-free flour too. I melt half cup of butter in bottom of pan before dumping in the other ingredients!

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