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Pour a can of peaches into a slow cooker for a tasty dessert your guests will love

April 14th, 2019

Having desert with dinner is often a luxury many families can afford, mainly due to the busy schedules of the modern family. Between work, the kids, and taking care of items around the home, who has time for desert? Fortunately, slow cookers make cooking a snap. Using a slow cooker means you can place your ingredients in it, turn it on, and then forget about it until the dish inside is ready.

Here is a slow cooker peach dump cake that only takes 5 minutes to prepare and can be ready in as little as 2 hours.

Ingredients

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Before preparing this recipe, you need to gather all of the ingredients you will need. For this recipe, you need two cans of cut peaches, 1 box of yellow cake mix, and 8 ounces of butter cut into slices. In addition, if desired, you can also add 1/3-cup of crushed walnuts, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/2-teaspoon of nutmeg.

You should use a 6-quart slow cooker when making this peach cobbler dump cake to account for the amount of ingredients. You can top it off with some vanilla ice cream if desired after it is ready.

Pour in the Canned Peaches

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Start by pouring two cans of cut peaches, including juice, into the slow cooker. You can also use fresh peaches if desired; you just need to slice them to the desired size before placing them in the Crockpot. You might also look for canned peaches with light syrup if sugar content is a concern.

Pour in the Cake Mix

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Next, pour a package of cake mix over the top of the peaches in the slow cooker. Depending on your preference, you can use the cake mix of your choice, including yellow cake and vanilla cake mix. Make sure the peaches are completely covered with the mix and that it is evenly distributed on top.

Add Walnuts, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg

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If desired, add walnuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg on top. Simply sprinkled these ingredients on top of the cake mix. Make sure to not mix all of these ingredients together. This allows the peach cobbler to develop a nice upper crust.

Put Butter Slices on Top

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Finally, slice up two sticks of butter into medium slices and place on top of the other ingredients. The butter should add a nice buttery taste to the crust. If sodium intake is a concern, use unsalted or sweet butter instead. The salt in the butter can likewise toughen the gluten in the cake mix.

Cook on High

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Turn the slow cooker on high and allow the peach cobbler dump cake to cook for at least 2 hours. When finished, you should have a nice brown crust on top. Best of all, you don’t even have to check it. Simply turn it on, and 2 hours later it should be ready to eat.

Add Ice Cream

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As a final touch, put a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream on top. A good variant of plain vanilla to go with your peach cobbler is vanilla bean. You can even make your own, homemade vanilla ice cream if desired. The cold sweetness of the ice cream mixed with the warm gooey cobbler is a taste you won’t soon forget.

Peach Cobbler Dump Cake Video

You can even adjust the size of the portions you want to make to accommodate a smaller slow cooker, say cutting the ingredients list in half for a 3-quart slow cooker or smaller. Here is a video explaining how to prepare this delicious recipe in more detail.

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