Camp Oven Peach Dump Cake

A popular camping favorite. Make a Camp Oven Peach Dump Cake with minimal ingredients that combine into a delicious treat.

Camp Oven Peach Dump Cake

Why is it called a “dump” cake?

It’s called a dump cake because all ingredients are dumped into a Cast iron Dutch oven, cake pan or slow cooker. This makes a fantastic camp dessert because of the minimal meal prep that may be required for other recipes.

Is a “dump” cake the same as a cobbler?

Dump cakes are different in that they usually are made with a cake mix and a can of soda. Cobblers usually are covered with a crusty topping and a fruit filling.

Ingredients for a Camp Oven Dump Cake

What is in a Camp Oven Peach Dump Cake?

  • Canned Peaches in juice
  • 1 Box yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 lb stick of salted butter
  • 12 oz can lemon lime soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

It’s as simple as that! 5 simple ingredients and you are on your way to a delicious camp oven treat that will bring everyone to the camp fire.

Dump peaches into camp oven.

Should I drain the peach juice?

No draining required, the juice will allow the box cake mix cook all the way through. You can use peaches that are in juice or heavy syrup depending on your preference.

Whats the best way to use leftover peaches?

Make a meal out of it! Habenero Peach Pork Burgers are a delicious way to kick it up while packing in the delicious peach flavor in one delightful pork burger!

Habenero Peach Pork Burgers

Habanero Peach Pork Burgers from The Complete Savorist

Making a Peach Dump Cake

Let’s get started! Here’s step by step directions on how to make a Peach Dump Cake.

Peaches in camp oven.

Evenly pour the peaches in the cast iron camp oven.

Cake mix over canned peaches

Spread cake mix evenly over the peaches, breaking up any clumps.

Adding lemon lime soda to peach dump cake

Pour the lemon lime soda over the mixture.

Add butter to the mixture

Place the cubed butter evenly on top of the mixture. Then sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Cinnamon to top off the peach dump cake.

Once cooked, it will be ready to serve!

A camping favorite with minimal ingredients that combine into a delicious treat. With 5 ingredients this simple camp dessert is a favorite camp treat!

Camp Oven Peach Dump Cake

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Coal heating ~ weather variant15 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: camp oven peach dump cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 672
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • 12" camp oven OR 6 qt. Dutch Oven

Ingredients

  • 58 oz canned peaches in juice
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 lb butter; salted 1 stick
  • 12 oz can lemon lime soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

Camp Oven

  • Heat coals in a charcoal chimney.
  • Once hot, place 12 coals on bottom (camp table, fire pit, etc).
  • Nestle camp oven on top of the coals.
  • Evenly pour the peaches in the camp oven.
  • Spread cake mix evenly over the peaches, breaking up any clumps.
  • Pour the lemon lime soda over the mixture.
  • Place the cubed butter evenly on top of the mixture.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  • Cover with the camp oven lid.
  • Place heated coals over the entire lid.
  • Allow to cook for 45 minutes.
  • Check for doneness by using a lid lifter, if not done, cook up to an additional 15 minutes.
  • When done, remove from coals and serve immediately. 

Dutch Oven

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Evenly pour the peaches in the Dutch oven.
  • Spread cake mix evenly over the peaches, breaking up any clumps.
  • Pour the lemon lime soda over the mixture.
  • Place the cubed butter evenly on top of the mixture.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  • Cover with the Dutch oven lid.
  • Allow to cook for 45 minutes.
  • Check for doneness if not done, cook up to an additional 15 minutes.
  • When done, remove from oven and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 672kcal | Carbohydrates: 136g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 104g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg

Original Peach Dump Cake picture

This post has been updated from it’s original publication date of May 15, 2017. Added additional pictures and updated the amount of cinnamon and the amount of peaches used. Recipe card was added with the updated ingredients mentioned above.

2 Comments

  1. I have made this all the time without the soda pop. It bashes there too crusty. Why would I need to add it in?

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