Peach Cobbler Dump Cake Recipe

Print Friendly


My husband served a two year mission for our church in the Dominican Republic when he was 19 years old.  While he was there, his dad passed away unexpectedly.  I met my husband right after he got home from his mission, so I never got to meet my sweet father-in-law.  My husband always talks about how his dad was such a fabulous cook.  He remembers trips to the lake and his dad would be out slaving over the fire making delicious meals for everyone.  From what I've been told, my father-in-law was amazing at cooking anything in a dutch oven.  One of my husband's favorite desserts was his Dad's dutch oven peach cobbler.   Since I don't know a thing about using a dutch oven, I went the easy route with this version of peach cobbler.  It only takes a few minutes to throw together and tastes great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
Peach Cobbler Dump Cake Recipe:
Ingredients:

2 (16 ounce) cans peaches in heavy syrup
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Empty peaches into the bottom of one 9x13 inch pan. Cover with the dry cake mix and press down firmly. Cut butter into small pieces and place on top of cake mix. Sprinkle top with cinnamon.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes.

 Looking for more fruity desserts?
Here are some of our favorites:

(Recipe from All Recipes) Linking up here

Use ← → keys to browse posts
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Other interesting food sites:
  1. Aimee says:

    This is one of our favorite recipes to make in the dutch oven. and we always do the easy route too, cake mix and canned peaches, and butter. Yummy!

    lmld.org

  2. As I was reading, I totally remembered BBQs at a friend’s house. Her family loved Dutch oven cooking so much they had a pit in their backyard specifically to use them. Basically a sandbox lol. This is the exact recipe they wrote down for me.

  3. Laura says:

    Growing up we used a similar version of this recipe, and we called it Poor Man’s Pie. 1 large can of peaches in heavy syrup, 1 box white cake mix and 1 stick of butter sliced in top. Didn’t need to press down, just spread out the cake mix. Pop in the oven at 350 for 45 min. One if our favs! I’ll try cinnamon next time!

  4. Laurel says:

    We use this same recipe all the time. It’s the best! Also, if you are camping and forgot the cinnamon, substitute with Hot Tamale candies. I almost prefer it. :) My husband went to the DR too.

    • Amy Hatfield says:

      I prefer a little bakery trick I know.

      Drain the liquid off te peaches into a bowl, mix a few tablespoons of flour and a tsp or two of cinnamon into the juice before pouring over the peaches. Then dump your dry cake mix and top with butter. It gives the bottom layer that creamy, tangy peach cobbler texture.

      An equally awesome twist on this is 2 cans of strawberry pie filling with a chocolate cake mix! We call it chocolate covered strawberry cobbler.

  5. Mrs Boyd says:

    Going camping this summer and we are bringing a dutch oven. Would it be possible to get the recipe/directions for your late father-in-law’s version?

  6. My fave is with cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple together. I also add walnuts on top. You can also mix some rolled oats with the cake mix and it makes it a little bit of a different topping.

  7. My fave is with cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple together. I also add walnuts on top. You can also mix some rolled oats with the cake mix and it makes it a little bit of a different topping.

  8. Hello girls!

    I just found your blog through Pinterest. Wow, six girls, how wonderful!! I was blessed with 3, and I was thrilled. No boys, but I have 2 grandsons. All I can say is, you are ALL beautiful, and your parents must be so proud!!! I know I would be!!

    Debbie

  9. Kate says:

    We called this Cherry Quick Cake, growing up. You mixed one can of cherry pie filling with 1 small can of pineapple tidbits. Spread that in a buttered pan, and then top that with the yellow cake mix and melted butter. It was so, so rich and sweet. As kids, we loved it. Now, it’s a bit too sweet for me. You can really get by using only 1/2 a cake mix, or, just use one of those small jiffy boxes of yellow cake that make a single layer — perfect amount.

  10. Lexie says:

    A friend from New Orleans gave me this receipe with apples. it had a brown sugar, butter and oatmeal topping. My Texas born Grandma used to make it with cherries with a crumble topping to. Delicious! I am just in the mood for this tonight after a rough day.Fabulous post, thank you.

  11. ctrwisely says:

    This was the best Peach Cobbler recipe ever! My daughter’s boyfriend told me he had a “foodgasim” from eating it…my daughter was in heaven and when I came out the next morning, more than half the pan was gone!

  12. Themise Cruz says:

    I tried this recipe over the weekend and it was amazing. I strained the peace juice and added corn starch, brown sugar and cinnamon. This made the peaches really flavorful and thick. Highly recommended. And so…so easy!

  13. Another quick one is frozen fruit, cake mix, and sprite. Layer each without mixing and bake. It’s amazing. We’ve done both peaches and blackberries so far. Cool thing is that it’s just three ingredients and you don’t even thaw the fruit first!

  14. Amy says:

    Frozen fruit, a 1/2 c. of sugar, a cake mix, 1 T cinnamon, and a stick of butter works great, too. Bake at 350 for an hour. We call it dump cake. It’s AWESOME with blueberries!

  15. The6ofusinca says:

    I love dump cakes!! My 5 year old helped me make this tonight and she is sitting in her little chair looking into the oven waiting for it to be done! Priceless.

  16. Kellell says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! My 5 year old was able to do this all on her own (besides cutting the butter) and was so excited! Doesn’t hurt that it’s delicious to boot!

  17. Another great ‘tweek’ to this recipe is using 1 pouch of instant cinnamon oatmeal (b/c I was out of plain oats) sprinkled on top of the cake mix and then press down firmly on both. I still sprinkled the top with a little cinnamon after adding the butter. My family loves the added texture that the oatmeal adds, but your basic recipe is amazing all by itself! Thanks a bunch!!!

    • The Ellis' says:

      Hi Michelle,

      I have never tried it with fresh peaches so I am not positive how it would turn out. My only concern is that it would be too dry because you pour in the whole can of peaches AND the juice. If you used fresh peaches, I would add some sort of liquid so it wouldn’t come out dry and crumbly. Sorry I am not much help!

    • Hi Michelle,

      Just wondering if you used the fresh peaches and how it turn out. I’m thinking of adding sugar to my sliced peaches to get the liquid needed. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
      Thank you

  18. Nette says:

    Hi y’all — My mother’s mother made this from as long back as I could remember, then my mother made it when she moved from Texas to Bama. Now, I make it for my hubby’s family and they are amazed every time – — We do have a few differences though. Cake mix dumped in pan, sprinkled with coconut, stick of butter cut up on top and bake for about 20 minutes. Add cans of peaches (fresh work if you make enough juice with sugar), 1/2 cup sugar (or not, depending on sweetness level desired), sprinkle with cinnamon, and mixed one egg into 8 ounces sour cream and drizzled over the top. Bake at 350°/375° until bubbly and brown, 30 to 45 minutes or so.

    I will say that the Six sister’s recipe is as close as any I’ve ever come across to what she made! ;o)

  19. Erica says:

    Oh man, I couldn’t believe how good this was….especially considering how easy it was to make! Thanks for the recipe!
    One question…do the leftovers need to be refrigerated?

  20. kkdither says:

    I used one can of apple pie filling, cake mix and one stick of margarine. Yum! Top with whipped cream or ice cream while warm and it is out of this world!

  21. Hi there! I’m planning to make this for a weekend getaway with friends, wondering how many servings does this make? There will be 11 people there, and I wasn’t sure if one batch would be enough? Thank you!

    • Cyd says:

      We have never tried it with fresh peaches so we are not positive how it would turn out. Our only concern is that it would be too dry because you pour in the whole can of peaches AND the juice. If you used fresh peaches, I would add some sort of liquid so it wouldn’t come out dry and crumbly.

    • robin says:

      NO! Do not drain the peaches! You need the fluid in them for it to bake correctly.. otherwise, it will be too dry. :)

  22. Monica W says:

    Loved it. I used thawed frozen peaches and added 2 tablespoons of sugar. Worked great. The best and easiest recipe ever.

  23. Dolores Griglione says:

    I WoulD Like To Try With 7Up. Can Someone TelL Me The PRoportions FoR The Fruit Dump Cake.

    Thank You In ADvance.

  24. clare says:

    I just made this and a lot of the cake mix stayed dry. The cake mix I used called for eggs, oil and water to make. Should I have bought a different cake mix? If there such a thing as a complete mix (like the complete pancake batter that only needs water)?

  25. Merry says:

    I made this last night for my husband and a couple of friends…..they all said it was the BEST peach cobbler they’d ever had!!! I did add a few more fresh peach slices to fill the bottom of the dish as I couldn’t find the size can called for in the recipe. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly. The bake time was perfect, this was super simple with outstanding results. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Christina says:

    I love seeing the pic of you all. Very sweet and interesting. I love the theme of your blog.

    You can share you posts on iYoodle.com and get free back links to your site :)

  27. Wendy says:

    So I did exactly what the instructions said, which are pretty fool proof, and it didn’t turn out at all. It was beyond liquidy still after 45 mins of baking. I eventually just mixed it all together and put it in for an additional 30 mins to get it to be decent and edible. The cake mix was still totally dry and I even did the butter slices over the top. :/

  28. Hannah says:

    Has anyone ever tried this with light butter or tub margarine? I am on Weight Watchers and I trying to make a lighter version. I love the original version.

  29. Laney says:

    This lady in our church made a dump cake with cherry ..
    OH MY GOD
    It should be a sin to have food to taste that good…

  30. Diane says:

    I have read every single comment and can’t wait to try this. I have sugar free/carb free cake mix. Just need a trip to the store for the fruit. I sure hope this works! Thanks!

  31. Elaine says:

    Want to try this but why use a DRY cake mix? Can I mix the cake mix as I would normally and place the preaches on top of the batter? I want my cobbler to have cake-like parts with the fruit. I was puzzled why sprinkle DRY cake mix instead of a normal cake batter.

    Someone else had asked this but received no reply. Hope someone can help.

  32. Marion says:

    We’ve made this with our Girl Scout troops when camping — using Dutch ovens. Our “timing” is when you smell it, it’s done!
    We’ve used chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling to make “black forest cake” . We all love Dump Cake recipes for fast, easy desserts!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


− four = 0

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This site is protected by Comment SPAM Wiper.