Caramel Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Dump and Bake!  This buttery moist Peach Dump cake gets topped with rich decadent caramel sauce and ripe peaches creating the best and easiest summer dessert.

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Overhead shot of caramel peach dump cake with slices missing topped with rich decadent caramel sauce and ripe tender peaches next to two slices served on white plates with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a fork


Folks, we are nearing the end of July.  Summer is speeding by faster than anyone of us can even believe. This season is full of all the small joys that we hold onto so we can make it through another winter (that’s particularly true if you live in Chicago ha!). We store up memories of family barbecues, toes in the sand and late night soft serve runs.  We are hoping these memories will keep us content come November. For me, it’s the fresh summer fruit that I dream of.   Berries, plums and peaches are my baker’s paradise.

For some folks, the idea of preheating an oven and baking a treat during these hot months is crazy. As for me? There’s nothing better than picking up my favorite in-season fruit and baking them into a dessert.  I know my entire family will die for them.  Peach crumb bars, peach cobbler, and peach shortcake are staple peach desserts in my home. Each one is comforting, sweet, and wonderfully perfect. So as I make my way down to my local farmer’s market, I weave and wind my way through until I find those perfect summer peaches.

What Makes This Caramel Peach Dump Cake Recipe so great?

Overhead shot of a dump cake featuring caramel and peaches on a white plate with several slices missing.

When I first came home with my goodie bag filled to the brim, I knew immediately what I wanted to make: a Caramel Peach Dump Cake recipe. I mean do I really need to say more? The peaches are sweet but spiced perfectly.  The caramel is decadent and rich.  The cake itself adds a soft, moist base for everything else to shine. We can’t forget the vanilla ice cream, because warm cake and freshly baked fruit require it. One scoop, maybe two? Go all out!


Now, the best part of this recipe is how easy and quickly it can be made. Dump Cakes are so awesome because you really can make them in a pinch using a cake mix.  No one will ever know you made this with a cake mix because it seriously tastes so homemade.  If you love easy doctored up recipes, this one is for you. 

What’s in this dump cake?

  1. Fresh peaches
  2. Caramel Sauce
  3. Cake Mix
  4. Spices

How to Make a Dump Cake

That’s it!  Dump and bake and something spectacular happens.

You don’t need to stand in your kitchen for an hour, kneading, peeling or proofing. Instead, take about ten minutes to throw your ingredients together and in the oven it goes! Go for a walk and when you come back, you’ve got a cake ready to be devoured. It’s your choice if you want to share or not. So grab a few peaches and make a summer memory to hold onto.

How to Peel Peaches

To easily peel peaches, drop them in a large pot of boiling water for about 20 seconds then quickly remove them placing them in ice water to cool them down so they don’t cook.  At that point, the skin should easily come off.

If you want more tips on how to peel peaches for this recipe, check out my post on Southern Peach Cobbler.  And then if you have more time in the kitchen, make one as well.  And if you want even more caramel deliciousness, check out my Real Deal Caramel Cake.

How to Serve

I personally love this cake fresh out of the oven nice and warm.  It crisps together so perfectly and become gooey as well creating two different textures.

I also love to add a scoop of my Vanilla Ice Cream to the top and watch it melt down and create the best summer dessert ever.

Tip: If you would like to make this dessert and you don’t have a machine, check out my No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream for some incredible no churn tips!

Other Caramel Peach Recipes to Try

And for more amazing caramel peach recipes, how about these:

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Caramel Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Caramel Peach Dump Cake Recipe – Dump and Bake!  This buttery moist cake gets topped with rich decadent caramel sauce and ripe tender peaches creating the best and easiest summer dessert.
4.55 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 people


  • 2-3 cups ripe peach slices with skin removed about 5-7 medium peaches
  • 1 cup gourmet caramel sauce
  • 1/4 cup peach nectar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 box yellow cake mix 15.25 oz
  • 2/3 cup melted butter


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch cast iron skillet with nonstick spray.  
  • Spread peaches evenly across the bottom of the prepared pan. Drizzle caramel over peaches then pour peach nectar over peaches.
  • Next sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over peaches then drizzle vanilla over peaches.  
  • Cover peaches completely with yellow cake mix then drizzle melted butter on top.  
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.



I personally love this cake fresh out of the oven nice and warm.  It crisps together so perfectly and become gooey as well creating two different textures.


Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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Filed Under:  Cake, Dessert and Baking, Oven, Summer Recipes


  1. Hi, I have a toss up between baking peach cobbler (which is my preference) & peach dump cake; I baked cookies yesterday*, which ended up being labor intensive so dump cake wins*We also ate Jamaican Brown Chicken yesterday; I cooked it through just to the point of adding marinade, carrots & tomatoes & froze chicken(a few months ago). Picking up Jamaican Brown Chicken recipe from that point yesterday was happily accepted. Shamefully, I admit Chicken was eaten so fast hiccups were gotten Thanks for marvelous recipes.

  2. Hi Jocelyn! What do you think about using thawed, frozen peaches in this recipe? I live in the “Peach State”, but detest peeling peaches! Thanks luv!!

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