Peach Cherry Dump Cake is the perfect pantry dessert. A cross between a crumble and a cobbler, this simple dessert equals utter perfection.
Before we were in the middle of this health crisis, I went to a lunch for an organization that feeds homeless individuals. We were invited to learn about their services and they presented lunch to us as they do on their weekly meals. The dining hall is set up as if you were at home with a tablecloth and a centerpiece on the table. Each table is then served family style with food set on the table and you pass the dishes around. Let me tell you, the home cooking served to us was delicious. We were served a Ritz Chicken casserole but the Peach Cherry Dump Cake that was for dessert was my favorite.
That Peach Cherry Dump Cake was tempting me during the entire presentation. It was also the first week I was back on Weight Watchers and I’m not proud that I chose to eat that for lunch and not much of everything else. It was all wonderful but I had to make a choice and I think I made the right one.
This dish was almost like a cherry cobbler with bits of peaches thrown in. Heading back to the office I went on and on about this cobbler to my coworkers and finally one of them corrected me and said it was a dump cake. Apparently this is something that her family had often growing up. It seems this is another dish I was not privy to growing up. How did I miss this? Probably because I didn’t grow up with Peach Cobbler either. Crazy, I know. We were more of a Banana Cream Pie and Lemon Meringue family, and I’m not mad about that.
I made this for a family dinner and my Uncle Tommy ate it up. He is the best person to cook for because he loves everything you make and is so grateful for it all. I love it when family members love my cooking. It makes me want to keep sharing things.
This is a great dessert because you more than likely have most of these ingredients on hand in your pantry already. Perfect for a get-together or a Tuesday. Or to eat your feelings during a pandemic. The oats and pecans give it that special taste.
This dish will also always hold a special place in my heart because the Executive Director who invited us to the luncheon unfortunately passed away from complications from this horrid virus. Rest In Peace Rory.
Peach Cherry Dump Cake
5 minPrep Time
55 minCook Time
1 hrTotal Time
- 2 20 oz cans Cherry Pie Filling
- 1 15.25 oz can Sliced Peaches
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 1 package white or yellow cake mix
- 1/2 c butter, melted
- 1/3 c chopped pecans
- 1/3 c old fashioned oats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a 9x13 baking dish, add in cherry pie filling cans and almond extract. Mix together. Cut peach slices in half and drop on top of cherry mixture.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add cake mix, melted butter, pecans and oats. Mix together until thoroughly combined. Sprinkle mixture on top of the pie filling mix.
- Place baking dish in the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until top is brown and bubbly.
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.