Peach Pineapple Dump Cake with Walnuts is the best of both worlds – a sinfully rich, delicious dessert and one that couldn’t be simpler to make!
One of the easiest cake recipes of all time, making a dump cake doesn’t even require the use a bowl! And, you make this simple cake recipe (really, it’s more like a cobbler) in a baking dish. Plus, the only other tools you need are a spoon and a butter knife. So, clean-up is super easy.
And, there are only 4 ingredients; sometimes just 3, depending on the flavor you decide to make. For example, maybe you just want to make a peach one and leave out the pineapple. Easy! Just substitute the can of pineapple for another can of peach pie filling, add the cake mix and butter, etc.
Do people really search for how to make a dump cake on the internet? I guess they do, if they’ve never made one before. Because, there’s always the first time for everything and you want to make sure you’ve done everything right to guarantee your success.
I actually learned to make my first one, a similar recipe – an apple and cherry version, at a Tupperware party a zillion years ago. The Tupperware dealer made it in one of their microwave dishes. I was blown away and, of course, I bought the Tupperware microwave dish (good salesperson!).
While you can make this recipe in the microwave, I prefer making it in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and baking it in the oven. Because my microwave is teeny, tiny and I can’t fit a baking dish in it – not even the one made by Tupperware!
How to Make a Dump Cake
Anyway, as a newbie making this fabulous dessert for the very first time, these are some of the questions I envision they would ask:
Do I need a mixing bowl?
Do I have enough pie filling?
Did I choose the right cake mix?
Did I set the oven at the right temperature?
Well, to answer the first question, you don’t need a mixing bowl. But, other than that, there’s really not a right answer to any of the questions above. And, that’s the beauty of making a dump cake, aka dumpcake. There isn’t a right way or a wrong way.
But, after years of making this recipe over-and-over again, I’ve honed this recipe with a minor tweak: I add a bit of water. See the photo above? The typical dump cake will have patches of dry cake mix scattered about. And, that’s okay, but it’s not the best “look” for a cake and it makes guests think its not done!
By sprinkling a bit of water over the cake mix before adding the walnuts and butter, you are virtually guaranteed NOT to have the dry cake mix scatter issue. Instead, your cake will come out of the oven golden brown and oozing with fruity goodness!
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Supplies Needed to Make this Recipe
I love this baking dish with the handles. I got this one at World Market. It isn’t actually a 9″ x 13″ baking dish but more of a deep dish-type measuring 12″ x 8″ x 2 1/2″ high. And, having handles makes it easier to take out of the oven (you still need 2 hot pads, of course!).
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So, what’s better than making a peach dump cake or a pineapple dump cake? Combining the two for the best dump cake recipe ever, Peach Pineapple Dump Cake with Walnuts! One of the most delicious dessert recipes out there, serve it warm from the oven with vanilla ice cream! This swoon-worthy dessert will have your family and friends clamoring for the recipe!
Here’s the recipe:
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
- 21 ounce can peach pie filling
- 15.25 ounce to 18 ounce package classic yellow cake mix
- ½ cup water
- 1½ cups chopped walnuts
- 1 stick of butter (8 ounces), cut into 16 cubes
- ½ gallon vanilla ice cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray 9" x 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; sprinkle with flour to coat.
- Open cans and pour pineapple (juice and all) and peach pie filling into prepared baking dish.
- Swirl the fruit with a spoon to combine, but don't over mix.
- Pour dry cake mix evenly over top of fruit.
- Sprinkle water over top of cake mix.
- Scatter walnuts on top of cake mix followed by cubes of butter, dotting them all over the dump cake.
- Set baking dish on a baking sheet (to prevent spills) and place in preheated oven.
- Bake for one hour and then check your cake; it should be golden brown and bubbly.
- Remove from oven and serve warm topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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