Peach cobbler dump cake is an easy 4 ingredient dessert that takes just minutes to prepare. French vanilla cake mix, canned peaches, butter, and cinnamon! Dump everything in one pan and bake it. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a delicious and simple dessert.
We are currently driving across the country in our big move from Maryland to Utah. It’s been quite the adventure to say the least. I have our 3 youngest kids in the van and then my husband and the 8 year old are in the big moving truck.
I have to admit that I have been going slightly crazy not having my stress relief of my kitchen. I love baking and cooking up something when I am stressed or just can’t seem to deal with life at the moment 🙂 Which is basically like every day!
We packed up our house and loaded it in the moving truck a week ago and then it’s taking us another 5 days to drive out to Utah. It’s been weeks since I have cooked anything at all.
Since I am missing my kitchen so much I knew I had to share a recipe with you all. That way at least you can make it and think of me when you do 🙂 This easy, 4 ingredient peach cobbler dump cake dessert is the perfect dessert.
You literally dump everything into a 9×13 baking dish and then bake. You end up with a soft cake like cobbler topping and then juicy, warm peaches underneath. Top with ice cream and you’re basically in dessert heaven.
I know lots of people don’t like dump cakes because they result in some dry cake mix spots. I have found that if you cut the butter into thin enough slices to cover the entire top of the cake, the butter melts into the cake mix which results in no dry spots!
If there are some when you pull it out of the oven, just use a spoon or something to mix the dry cake mix into the butter around it. But, using the thin sliced butter method should yield a cobbler cake with no dry cake mix on top.
I am pretty sure I just said dry cake mix about 20 times, haha 🙂
Tips for making peach cobbler dump cake
- I think it’s best to use the lite or no sugar added canned peaches. Because you dump the entire can into the baking dish (yes, liquid and all) I don’t like the added sugar from the syrup. You can use the heavy syrup canned peaches but it will be sweet. This dump cake is already sweet enough with the cake mix and I think adding more sweetness would be too much.
- You want to cut the stick of butter into very thin slices so that you get as many slices as possible. You want the entire top of the cake covered with slices of butter to prevent the dry cake mix spots that usually result from dump cake recipes.
- If you want more of a crisp/crumble then melt the butter and add it to the dry cake mix along with cinnamon. Mix it up and then sprinkle it on top of the peaches. I have this triple berry crisp dump cake that uses that method.
- Add some pecans or walnuts for a salty crunch. I love adding some nuts to this recipe. It helps break down the sweetness.
Try these other cobbler & crisp recipes
- triple berry crisp dump cake
- blueberry peach crisp
- raspberry strawberry crumble
- chocolate turtle dump cake
Peach Cobbler Dump Cake is an easy and simple dessert that only needs 4 Ingredients. Cake mix, canned peaches, cinnamon, and butter. Serve with vanilla ice cream for the best family dessert.
- 2 cans (14.5 oz each) canned sliced peaches
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 box (15.25 oz) french vanilla cake mix (DO NOT prepare)
- 1/2 cup butter
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Dump both cans of canned peaches into the baking dish. DO NOT drain, just dump them in. Spread out to make sure there are peaches covering the dish evenly. Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the peaches.
Evenly sprinkle the cake mix over the peaches. Gently press it down into the peaches forming a nice even layer of cake mix.
Cut the stick of butter into several very thin slices. You want enough to make sure the top of the cake is covered with thin slices of butter.
Bake for 40 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Calorie count is for one serving of the peach cobbler dump cake. Vanilla ice cream on top is extra calories.
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