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Easy Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

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You can’t go wrong with this quick and simple lazy peach cobbler! Made using canned peaches and dry cake mix, you couldn’t ask for an easier dessert- especially when you are short on time!

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy- This recipe is what we call “lazy cake” or, in other words, a dump and bake. No mixing required!
  • Easy to Customize- Try it with any other canned fruit or cake mix flavor!
  • Perfect Fall Treat- The cinnamon and nutmeg add the perfect finishing touch!

We grew up making lazy cakes for all of our celebrations. My 4-Ingredient cherry dump cake has been a family favorite for YEARS, but we decided it was time to mix things up. This dump peach cobbler used basics from the original recipe with a few key changes. Peaches instead of cherries and the addition of a brown sugar and cinnamon topping.

If you’ve never had a dump cake before, it tastes so close to a cobbler- a cheat cobbler that is. It’s made with a base of canned fruit and dry cake mix that is dumped into a pan and baked. No stirring required.

It’s a go-to time saving dessert that everyone should save to their recipe box!

Peach Dump Cake Ingredients:

You don’t need much to get this peach dump cake recipe to the oven. In fact, most of these ingredients are pantry staples for any baker!

  • Canned Peaches- We have tried every different brand of peach and they all taste equally delicious.
  • Cake Mix- Opt for a classic yellow or butter cake for this specific recipe.
  • Butter- Salted is my fave, but unsalted will work too.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg- Just a touch which compliments the peaches perfectly.

How to make Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches and Cake Mix:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 9×13 pan by adding a light mist of baking spray.
  3. Pour the peaches into the prepared pan, spreading them into an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle the dry cake mix directly on top of the peaches. No need to stir.
  5. Dot butter over the top of the cake mix, covering as much of the top as possible.
  6. Mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  7. Sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the top of the butter.
  8. Remember, don’t mix it.
  9. Bake 45 minutes, or until the top of the cake is a light golden brown.
  10. Serve as is or topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Cake Mix Cobbler Tips and FAQs

  • Remember not to mix this cake. It’s called a “lazy cake” or “dump cake” for a reason. You want to keep things as easy as possible.
  • Try other variations by using different canned fruits. Some of our favorites are blueberry, cherry, and apple!
  • Want less sugar? Leave out the brown sugar and sprinkle the top of the peaches with cinnamon.
What is the difference between a dump cake and a cobbler?

A dump cake is very similar to cobbler. They both have a fruit base with a crust topping. Dump cake will typically be more of a softer cake texture while cobbler has more of a crust or pie topping.

Why do they call it dump cake?

The title “dump cake” says it all. This easy dessert is made so you can literally dump all of the ingredients into a pan and put it directly into the oven to bake. No stirring required!

How to make dump cake in a crockpot?

Did you know that his peach cobbler recipe with cake mix can be made in a slow cooker? Dump all of the ingredients into the bottom of a greased slow cooker as stated in the recipe. Cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours.

Does peach dump cake need to be refrigerated?

Yes. This peach cobbler cake should be stored covered in the refrigerator. If kept properly the cake will last up to 5 days. Although we always eat the entire pan within one or two.

How do you know when dump cake is done?

The dump cake is finished when the top is golden brown.

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Easy Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

Easy Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

You can’t go wrong with this quick and simple lazy peach cobbler! Made using canned peaches and dry cake mix, you couldn’t ask for an easier dessert- especially when you are short on time!

Ingredients

  • 2 (16oz) cans peaches, one drained fully.
  • 1 (18.25oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, sliced into thin pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 9×13 pan by adding a light mist of baking spray.
  3. Pour the peaches into the prepared pan, spreading them into an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle the dry cake mix directly on top of the peaches. No need to stir.
  5. Dot butter over the top of the cake mix, covering as much of the top as possible.
  6. Mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  7. Sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the top of the butter.
  8. Remember, don’t mix it.
  9. Bake 45 minutes, or until the top of the cake is a light golden brown.
  10. Serve as is or topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Notes

  • Remember not to mix this cake. It’s called a “lazy cake” or “dump cake” for a reason. You want to keep things as easy as possible.
  • Try other variations by using different canned fruits. Some of our favorites are blueberry, cherry, and apple!
  • Want less sugar? Leave out the brown sugar and sprinkle the top of the peaches with cinnamon.
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