Calling all peach lovers…you simply must try this recipe for making a soul-satisfying peach dump cake from scratch–without cake mix. As an added bonus, this homemade dump cake is also quite a nutritious dessert option for the whole family since it’s made with less sugar compared to your typical cake mix.

How to Make a Peach Dump Cake

Here’s everything that you’ll need to know in order to make this scrumptious peach dump cake from scratch:

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  • Prepare the baking pan. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • Add the peaches. Add the peaches to the baking pan.
  • Sprinkle. Sprinkle with cornstarch, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg and toss to combine.
  • Combine the dry ingredients. Add the all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt to a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Sprinkle. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the peaches and then sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
  • Grate. Use a cheese grater to grate the butter.
  • Sprinkle. Sprinkle the grated butter over top of the cake.
  • Bake. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden.

Peach Dump Cake

Peach Dump Cake

Peach Dump Cake

2 Reasons Why This Peach Dump Cake is Healthy

Here are a couple of reasons why this peach dump cake recipe is a healthier option than cakes made from regular cake mix:

  • Nutrient-dense ingredients. Using a mixture of ripe peaches and healthy spices like ground cinnamon and nutmeg keeps this dump cake far more nutrient-dense than cake mixtures that rely on traditional baking ingredients alone.
  • Minimal refined ingredients. Unlike many commercially available cake mixtures, the majority of ingredients used in this dump cake recipe are real, whole food ingredients.

Peach Dump Cake

Peach Dump Cake

5 Quick Tips for Making Moist, Fluffy Dump Cakes from Scratch

Are your cakes turning out a little too dry for your liking? If so, here are some of our top tips for making moist, fluffy cakes from scratch:

  • Try using cake flour instead of all purpose flour.
  • Make sure that you’re measuring approximate amounts.
  • Add a small amount of sour cream in with the cake mix.
  • Be careful not to overmix and/or overbake your cake.
  • Consider brushing the cake with syrup.

Peach Dump Cake

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Soul-Satisfying Peach Dump Cake From Scratch (Without Cake Mix)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 2 pounds slice ripe peaches, peeled
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, frozen


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Lightly grease 9×13 inch baking pan. 
  • Add the peaches to the pan. 
  • Sprinkle with cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg and toss to combine. 
  • In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
  • Sprinkle the flour mixture over the peaches. 
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar on top. 
  • Use a cheese grater to grate the butter. 
  • Sprinkle the grated butter over the top of the cake. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden.
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Emma Kelly

Lover of smoosh faced dogs, cooking (of all kinds), spending as much time as I can in the garden (especially with homegrown veg and cut flowers), and diy’ing everything! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more easy meals, (mostly) healthy desserts and crave-worthy snacks. Learn more about me here.

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