|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||39%|
|Total Carbohydrate 23g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Dump cakes have long been a favorite dessert because of their easy preparation and delicious, cobbler-like results. This version is cooked in the slow cooker, freeing up the oven for other dishes. All you need is a small box of cake mix, a bag of frozen peaches—or fresh sliced—and some basic pantry ingredients. Just throw it all together in the crock pot and get ready to enjoy a tasty, effortless dessert.
This dump cake recipe calls for a white cake mix, but feel free to use a yellow cake, butter, or butter pecan. If you can't find a small cake mix (which is 9 ounces), you can use half of a 2-layer cake mix, or about 2 cups. You can also double the recipe.
Gather the ingredients.
Lightly grease a 4- or 6-quart crock pot. Place the peaches in the bottom and sprinkle with cornstarch; toss to coat well.
Drizzle over the vanilla and sprinkle with the brown sugar.
Sprinkle with the cinnamon then the cake mix.
Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the cake mix. Give the crock pot a little shake to distribute any liquid with the dry ingredients but do not mix with a spoon.
Cover and cook on high for 4 to 4 1/2 hours.
Serve and enjoy.
The name of this dessert is reflective of the fact that the ingredients are not to be stirred together, as you would when making any typical cake. But if the cake mix isn't moistened with the liquid in the recipe, then the end result will have some clumps of uncooked cake here and there. Shaking the pan back and forth is a good way to combine the wet ingredients with the dry without mixing them together with a spoon.
- If you have fresh peaches handy, you can use those in place of the frozen. Canned peaches are acceptable, but the cake won't taste as fresh.
- Feel free to add a little crunch to this recipe by tossing in some toasted pecans.
- The general formula for a dump cake is fruit combined with cake mix, so there are several variations of this easy-to-make dessert. Instead of peaches, you can add pears or apples; or use cherries and swap the vanilla for almond extract. Blueberries or pineapple also are good choices when assembling this recipe.