I'm not a great baker, so this easy cake recipe appeals to me. This is called a Dump Cake Recipe.
Watch here as we make this peach dump cake that tastes good and is quick to make.
This all came about as I had a can of peaches and wanted to make a dessert with them. So I asked on Twitter for a peach dessert recipe, and @writersinthesky answered with this peach cake recipe.
What I like about this cake recipe and dump cakes in general is that they're a great emergency dessert. If you forgot to plan a dessert or you just decide that you want to add a simple dessert to your dinner, you can make it happen. Because you, like me, always plan ahead, you can keep a can of peaches or a can of pears or other fruit (ideally in a light syrup not the heavy syrup) in the kitchen. Pull it out, add flour, and boom you've got a cake.
This easy cake recipe comes together in minutes. All you really have do is remember to preheat the oven. I like to use a glass cake pan, I think the crust is more crunchy, but you can use a metal pan as well. Use what you got is what I say. You can do this, it's easy, it's quite good and it's wicked simple. So go ahead make this and tell me your thoughts.
Peach Cake Recipe
1 cup self rising flour
OR 1 cup all purpose flour + 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar - you can use less sugar, this cake is pretty sweet
1 can of peaches, drained, light syrup preferred, 20-24 oz
Preheat the oven to 375F
Put the stick of butter in a 9x9 baking dish, preferably a glass dish, and place in the oven to melt the butter.
Mix together the dry ingredients, then add the milk and mix.
Pour the batter into the heated baking dish with the melted butter, then add the can of peaches.
Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes. The cake is done when a knife comes out clean.
recipe ©2014 Eric Rochow all rights reserved
Thanks Eric, and thanks to @writersinthesky. This looks delicious, kind of reminds me of Dump Cake. I will definitely be trying this one.
Thanks for featuring my grandmother's peace cobbler recipe. I like the way you add such flair to your cooking. It reminds me of how she and I have always made this recipe. The clumped up sugar add a nice texture. If you want the cake to be more of a cobbler, don't drain the peaches. The extra liquid will make it spoonable.
Love the labs as they patiently wait for the butter to melt.
it looks like you don't mix the batter into the butter, or the peaches into the batter. are you supposed to just pour them in so that the butter stays at the bottom and the peaches at the top?
Yes, this reminds me of the cherry dump cake my wife makes. I can't wait to give this one a try.
Eric if you store your sugar (brown or white) in an airtight container you will avoid those rock lumps that develop from the humidity. That's a nice container you have, but if you use a plastic resealable bag inside that sugar canister, it will help.
Looks like a nice easy cake you made, will have to give it a try!
I wasn't planning to make dessert tonight because I was pretty much out of everything, but your cake demo looked too easy, fun, and delicious to pass up! I used pineapple chunks, no sugar, and the family loved it! Thanks for all the great videos and info!
I made this today with blueberries instead of peaches and it was delicious!!!!!! Super easy and really yummy!
Eric Gunnar Rochow
wow thanks everyone. glad you all liked it. i'm going to make it again next week. i like the strawberries idea. thx, eric .
I tried doubling the recipe and it didn't turn out at all. I was disappointed because Eric made it look so good and so easy. I'll definitely have to try again but a single batch only. Thanks for the recipe.
Nice, mine turned out perfect, even without the 'homemade' baking powder, which seems like a make work thing....Oh, and it is so much better without the off camera comments.
Loved the recipie I tried it very tasty!! Love the clumpy sugar, its just like mine. I know in Louisiana its just so humid here just about everything clumps but I dont know about up north where you are. Hug the dogs for me!!!
I made this and it was a big hit and so easy! Top marks.
Here's the finished product - http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/GIJoeBob/84ad139e.jpg
For Brown sugar there is a brown sugar bear (http://www.sugarbearsinc.com/) These are awesome!!! I live in Nebraska and it can get quite humid here as well. I would also agree with Pat Murphy that storing it in an air tight container helps as well.
Sorry, here is the picture of my finished peach cake-
The other picture is an olive oil cake I baked which was great also. Recipe from Stacy's Snacks - http://www.staceysnacksonline.com/2010/03/olive-oil-cake-experiment.html
Help!! I've tried this 3 times and it will not come out for me. It's always way too liquidy. I follow the recipe. I used a big can of peaches drained. 27 or 29 oz.
I only have an 8 inch pan but the last time I baked it extra long. and it was soooo wet. Am I using the wrong size of peaches. Eric used a 24 oz jar. I checked them out in the store. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
I have made it twice now, both times with fresh peaches. The first time was good and the second time worked, but I pulled an Eric. I grabbed the wrong bag and put in powdered sugar instead of backing powder. It turned out ok, just not a cake.
I heard this recipe referred to in a GFR podcast. I actually had some fresh peaches I needed to use up. I'm usually suspicious of these "It's just that simple!" recipes. But, I decided to try it anyway, after watching the video with Eric. I did several things wrong; I used a smaller baking dish, I just used all of the peaches I had and did not measure for weight, I used cream instead of milk... I ended up having to bake it an extra 15 minutes so the middle was mushy instead of soupy. Not my most beautiful creation ever. [pause] It tasted awesome. I will make it again. Thanks Eric an @writersinthesky!
I tried your dump cake and it was WONDERFUL! I only had 15 oz can of peaches but, it was still great. Will make it again, with more peaches next time though.
I loved the peach cake! It was delicious , it a soft centre and a crusty outter bit which made it 10 times better. Thank you so much, me and my family loved it for christmas , now were going to make fruit cake.
Thank you, Eric!!!
Mildred L. Smith
Love how the Peach Cake sounds. I must make a Cake out of the Peaches I canned. Bet it will be as great. Thanks for sharing. next time, ladysmith
Every few years I'm back googling "peach cake diy home repoir guy" to find this super recipe video. It's just so good. (The cake ain't bad either.)