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How to make a dump cake in the Instant Pot

How to make a dump cake in the Instant Pot


Apple dump cake in the Instant Pot


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I’ve had my mind on this one for a while now. I just wasn’t exactly sure how to do it.

I shared a peach cobbler recipe I found in my 10 Amazing desserts compilation. It was questionable as to if it works because there is no water added to the recipe. The gal made in the pot, layered. I can’t say if it works or not. I did it my way! I had a whole new brain surge of an idea today. I have been a mad woman cleaning cabinets out lately. I have tackled about two a day. That is about all the energy I have. Two is enough. I have saved things since 1997!~ Seriously- ridiculous and I am embarrassed for myself.

Any-hoot. let’s get cookin’. Today I am sharing how to make a dump cake in the Instant Pot for the WIN!~Dump Cakes are called Dump Cakes because the ingredients are literally “dumped” into the baking pan. No mixing or mixing bowl is required. People are so blown away by the taste and texture even though they don’t even know that they are made with a cake mix.

Now keep in mind, there is about a second of mixing involved in this knock off dump cake.

I truly love experimenting in the Instant Pot. I have not had one total fail YET!~ Sure, there are things that are far more superb than others, but so far everything has been at least edible. I can’t always say that for the oven method. But then again that’s all in the past HAHAHA!

I didn’t have a yellow cake mix on hand today. So I improvised with a snickerdoodle cupcake mix. It totally worked.

I have to keep a bunch of cake mixes on hand now for the season. This is going to be a big hit with the family.

The only thing missing was a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Considering this was lunch, I could do without the extra calories:)

Next day, I added ice cream and a little caramel drizzle. Yummy.

ENJOY. I made this killer dump cake using my Insta-Pan. You can find the INSTA-PAN here on Amazon.

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You can make many variations of dump cakes. This one here courtesy from one of my readers Beth. She made one with Cherry pie filling. She said she had to add more time to it. The nice thing about a dump cake in the Pressure Cooker is, you really can’t burn them. Adding 5 more minutes will only ensure they are done.

Enjoy! Hope to see you back again. See recipe down below.

PRINT apple dump cake recipe HERE


***Note*** You can use any variation of pie filling and cake mix. I think you can actually use the entire cake mix if you want to give it a try. Same amount of butter, just really mix well. Because this was an experiment I only used one half of cake mix.

Experiment with whole cake mix was good. I would add another half stick of butter next time to the cake mix. I used Blueberry pie filling in this one.

Slowly but surely I am converting all my recipes that you will be able to print out on a cute recipe card format. See that cute recipe box down below? That’s in the works too soon. Nothing like a keepsake box for all our favorite recipes.

If you are looking for something a little lighter on calories, check out my Pumpkin banana bread recipe

No eggs, no butter, no oil. Pumpkin Banana bread HERE


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Step 1
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Lightly spray spring form pan with cooking spray. Add can of pie filling to the bottom of the pan and spread evenly.

Step 2
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In a large mixing bowl add 1/2 cake mix and cinnamon. Melt butter and pour in mix. Mix well. Spoon mixture on top of pie filling. Gently spread evenly on top of apple pie filling.
Add 1 cup of water to your pressure cooker. Set on High pressure manual for 20 minutes. Quick release and let cool. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top and a drizzle of frosting if desired. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. You're welcome!

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  • 25
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

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Adjust Servings:
1- 21 oz. can Apple pie filling I love lucky leaf brand
1 stick Butter
Only half the mix is required Yellow cake mix Make two:)
sprinkle to your own liking cinnamon
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