For those of us who love baking from scratch, the idea of using a cake mix – even to save time! – can feel like sacrilege. There’s one corner of the baking world, though, where cake mix is not only a good option, it’s an important ingredient. That corner is called “Dump Cake,” and in it you simply “dump” a box of cake mix over other ingredients to get a sweet fruity cake with a buttery top crust. Tablespoon gives us a peachy introduction.

You’ll Need:

– 6 to 8 ripe peaches, pitted, peeled and sliced
– One 12 ounce can evaporated milk
– 3 whole eggs
– 1 cup white sugar
– 3 teaspoons cinnamon
– One 18.25 ounce box white cake mix. Do not prepare! (Tablespoon recommends Betty Crocker SuperMoist™)
– 1 cup sliced almonds or pecans (optional)
– 3/4 cup butter, melted
– 8 cups vanilla ice cream, for serving
– 1 cup salted caramel sauce, for serving

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the peaches, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon until well blended. This mixture will be very wet.
  3. Spread the peach mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly on top of the batter.
  5. If adding nuts, sprinkle them over the top of the dry cake mix.
  6. Pour the melted butter evenly over the top of the cake mix.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes.
  8. Let cool. Top with ice cream and caramel sauce to serve.

If you decide you’re too hungry to let this cake cool, it’ll be more like a cobbler. Yummy either way! Have you ever heard of “dump cake” before? What are some of your other favorite peach recipes?