Wondering how to make peach cobbler with cake mix? I’ve got you! This peach dump cake only uses a few simple ingredients, including canned peaches and cake mix.

Early in my blogging career, I published a dump cake recipe. It was this Blackberry Dump Cake, and it totally took off!

A dump cake is one of the easiest desserts you can make. It’s the perfect dessert if you aren’t much of a baker, but you have a sweet tooth, which is totally the case for me.

Easy Peach Dump Cake | Peach Cake Mix Cobbler

Some folks will call this a cake mix cobbler, and that description fits! This delicious recipe tastes almost as good as a homemade peach cobbler without all of the work. For this cake mix peach cobbler recipe, I chose to use cans of peaches instead of pie filling.

a photo of a serving of peach dump cake on a plate

But, can you use fresh peaches? If you have them, ABSOLUTELY! There is nothing better than summer fresh, ripe peaches.

Easy Peach Dump Cake | Peach Cake Mix Cobbler

So, what do you need to complete this recipe? You will need the following ingredients:

  • Canned sliced peaches: If you want to use ripe peaches, you will need 2 cups of thin slices of fresh peaches, then add a light syrup made with boiled sugar and water. You will need about 1 cup of the syrup. Instead of the light syrup, you could also use a light carbonated soda, like Sprite or 7-Up. If you use soda, it will make the cake fluffier. You can also use canned peach pie filling!
  • Chopped walnuts: Pecans are another great option. Use your favorite nut!
  • Vanilla extract
  • Spice cake mix: Several other cake mixes work well! You can try white cake mix, yellow cake mix, or vanilla cake mix.
  • Half and half: You can substitute whole milk or heavy cream instead.
  • Salted butter: Unsalted butter can also be used, but add a small pinch of coarse sea salt.
Easy Peach Dump Cake | Peach Cake Mix Cobbler

To store leftovers of this Peach Cobbler Dump Cake, wrap or cover tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze it, but it will likely soften the top once thawed.

Easy Peach Dump Cake | Peach Cake Mix Cobbler

Like all recipes, you can make it your own! Here are a few ideas to modify this recipe:

Inside the dump cake, you can add:

  • additional nuts like a cup of sliced almonds or walnuts
  • chocolate chips
  • butterscotch chips
  • sliced apricots
  • a little nutmeg or allspice
  • drizzles of honey.
Easy Peach Dump Cake | Peach Cake Mix Cobbler

Make a Caramel Peach Cobbler Dump Cake by adding 10-15 caramel candies (the little squares) to the peaches. You could also add a sprinkle of caramel chips.

The caramel will melt alongside the peaches while the dish bakes. Then, top with a drizzle of hot drizzle of hot caramel sauce.

Easy Peach Dump Cake | Peach Cake Mix Cobbler


Finally, there are some excellent toppings you can add to this dump cake, one of which are walnuts. I also recommend whipped topping, ice cream, brown sugar, caramel sauce, or powdered sugar.

Easy Peach Dump Cake | Peach Cake Mix Cobbler

Easy Peach Dump Cake

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

I promise this is the easiest peach cobbler recipe you will ever make! This peach dump cake only uses a few simple ingredients, including canned peaches and cake mix.


  • 1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches in heavy syrup, undrained
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box of spice cake mix
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ½ cup stick of butter, melted

Optional toppings:

  • whipped cream
  • vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Dump peaches, walnuts, and vanilla extract into a 9x13 inch baking dish and stir until completely mixed together.
  3. Sprinkle the dry cake mix on top of the peaches.
  4. Pour the half and half and melted butter over the top of the cake mix. Gently tilt the pan back and forth to help the liquids cover the top. If needed, grab a fork and gently stir some of the dry spots.
  5. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until the top turns golden brown and starts to bubble.
  6. Plate and serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Top with whipped cream if desired.


You can substitute a box of white cake mix or yellow cake mix.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 523Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 33mgSodium 742mgCarbohydrates 86gFiber 2gSugar 48gProtein 6g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app, and may be incorrect.

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