Best Ever Peach Dump Cake

Wouldn’t you like to try the best ever peach pie filling dump cake recipe? You can! So quick, easy, and tasty, it won’t take you any time at all to prepare this easy dessert recipe. Just 4 ingredients too! If you are looking for peach pie filling recipes, this is one you must try.

peach dump cake in a bowl and baking dish

Peach Pie Filling Dump Cake

Peach dump cake made with peach pie filling has to be one of my favorite desserts over this summer. Peaches are the quintessential summer fruit.

A buttery tender crust lies on top of pie filling. It doesn’t get much easier to prepare a delicious cake mix recipe.

This is a great summertime recipe, but honestly, you could make peach cobbler dump cake any time of year. I know you will find this to be one of the most delicious desserts you will make!

What Makes Peach Filling Dump Cake So Good? 

This recipe for peach dump cake sounds too easy to be good, yet somehow it is additively delicious. The addition of the pecans and ground cinnamon on top pumps up this Peach Dump Cake’s yum factor.

This is the perfect recipe for young bakers because there is no messy measuring or complicated technique to master. 

What’s the difference between a cobbler and a dump cake? 

While a dump cake and a cobbler may seem similar, they are, in fact, very different. Dump cakes typically use drained canned fruit as a base covered with a layer of dry cake mix.

Cobblers, on the other hand, usually have a pie-type, syrupy filling and a crust made from a biscuit-like dough. In the US, most cobblers are sweet, but savory cobblers, like tomato and cheese, are common in the UK. 

How Does a Dump Cake Work? 

The magic of dump cakes is how you can cook the topping without adding any liquids. There is more than enough moisture to hydrate the cake mix between the melted butter and the fruit while the dump cake is baking in the oven. 

Peach Dump Cake Recipe Ingredients

This recipe is made with simple ingredients. And there’s no need to measure anything! All you need is:

  • Boxed cake mix like a white cake mix or a yellow cake mix
  • Peach pie filling
  • Butter
  • Nuts
  • Plus cinnamon if you desire.

It may be hard to find an easier dessert recipe!

peach dump cake ingredients

How to Make Peach Dump Cake

  1. Spread two cans of peach pie filling in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking pan that you have sprayed non-stick spray into the bottom of the pan.
peach pie filling in a baking dish
  1. Sprinkle a box of cake mix on top of the peaches. See, no measuring!
  2. Gently pat the dry cake mix onto the peaches.
  3. Drizzle melted butter onto the cake mix.
  4. Top with nuts.
  5. If you like, sprinkle cinnamon on top.
peach dump cake before being baked
  1. Pop this into the oven and all you need to do is wait for one delicious summer peach dessert!
  2. Serve and enjoy!
three forks and a peach dump cake in a bowl

Variations for Peach Dump Cake with Cake Mix

You can make this peach dump cake recipe with different types of cake mixes. Some suggestions are:

  • French vanilla cake mix
  • Butter Pecan cake mix
  • Yellow cake mix
  • White cake mix
  • Spice cake mix

Dump Cake Peach Pie Filling Alternatives

I like to use two cans of pie filling, I love the thick texture and the flavor of the pie filling.

You could easily swap one can of pie filling for a can of canned sliced peaches that you cut up. The canned fruit can have light or heavy syrup. The heavy syrup will mean your peaches will be a bit thicker, than those of the light syrup.

Or you could use two cans of canned peaches in syrup. You can use fresh or frozen peaches as well. Don’t stop there you could use two cans of cherry pie filling or even blueberry pie filling.

How to Use Frozen Peaches in Peach Dump Cake

You will need about 30 ounces of frozen peaches.

  1. Empty them into a bowl to thaw.
  2. After they have thawed, add 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  3. Continue to prepare the recipe by adding the cake mix and the butter.
overhead view of peach dump cake in a baking dish and a bowl

Optional Toppings for Peach Dump Cake

You can add nuts such as walnuts, almonds, or even pecans to the top. Sprinkle on as many as you would like.

Everyone loves this when you serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

You could also sprinkle ground nutmeg, cinnamon, or cinnamon sugar on the top.

Add the toppings before you bake and you will bake those flavors right into the cake!

One thing is for certain you are doing to love a very gooey decadent bite of this amazing cake.

Does Peach Dump Cake Have to be Refrigerated? 

You can leave the Peach Dump Cake tightly wrapped on the counter for a day or two, but you can extend the storage time to up to five days if you put any leftovers in the fridge. 

peach dump cake in a bowl and two forks

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Peach Dump Cake

Enjoy this easy to make peach dump cake!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peach Cobbler Dump Cake, Peach Dump Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 354kcal


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 2 cans peach pie filling
  • 4 ounces butter
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  • Place two cans of peach pie filling in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle 1 box of dry cake mix over the pie filling. Gently pat the dry cake mix over the peaches.
  • Melt 4 ounces of butter and evenly pour the melted butter over the cake mix.
  • Add pecans to the top of the cake and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until the cake has set, and the top is browned, and the peaches have become bubbly.



Top with whipped cream or even vanilla ice cream! Be sure to refrigerate left over cake! 


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Wendy

    5 stars
    I made this exactly as directed, using peach pie filling and a yellow cake mix. My family couldn’t eat it fast enough! With or without ice cream, the Best Ever Peach Dump Cake is the “best ever”….thank you!

  2. Rochelle

    Has anyone tried the dump cakes with gluten free cake mix? What modifications did you make? and did you use a box cake mix or make your own mix?

  3. Beth

    5 stars
    I served this with ice cream and I drizzled a peach syrup over all. Make a simple syrup and while hot pour over two diced peaches in a mason jar. Cover and cool. How easy is this!

  4. Judy

    5 stars
    I am planning on making this have fresh frozen peaches in my freezer have never made anything like this before do you sprinkle the box mix dry on it without anything added? One of my kids was asking if I would make a pie this sounds easier. I appreciate all the great information to help feed my family.

  5. Angelina

    5 stars
    What size cake mix (ounces) are you using, since they’re somewhere like 15+ oz. lately. Some of my old recipes don’t work anymore, ever since the amount of mix has been reduced We love peaches, so I’m anxious to make this. I’ll try using fresh peaches, and adding some sugar, as you suggested for frozen peaches.

    • Stephanie

      I am using 15.25 ounces. I modify the old recipes by adding 3 tablespoons of flour, 3 tablespoons weighs about 3 ounces. The old boxed cake mixes used to be 18 ounces.

  6. Carla

    Thank you for sharing the recipes. I love reading your recipes, but I have more pop ups covering what I need to read that it is impossible to read the recipe.

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