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Dump Cake Instant Pot Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot dump cake is my go-to for a quick, delicious dessert. Just layer cherry and pineapple fillings, cake mix, and butter, then let the pot work its magic!

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Ever have one of those days where you crave something sweet, but can't muster the energy for elaborate baking? I sure do. That's when I whip up this instant pot dump cake. It's ridiculously easy - just pour, sprinkle, seal, and wait. What comes out is a hot, gooey, delicious cake that satisfies every sweet tooth. Trust me, this is a dessert that you'll want to try.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Dump Cake

  • Yellow cake mix: Adds sweetness and structure to the cake layer, creating a moist and flavorful base for the dump cake.
  • Cherry pie filling: Provides a burst of fruity flavor and a juicy texture that complements the cake mix perfectly.
  • Crushed pineapple: Adds a tropical twist and extra moisture to the dump cake, enhancing the overall fruity profile.
  • Butter: Melts into the cake mix, infusing richness and a buttery flavor throughout the dessert.

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Essential Tools for Making This Delicious Dessert

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the dump cake quickly and efficiently.
  • Can Opener: Needed to open the cans of cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple for the recipe.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup of butter, sliced


  1. Grease the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Pour cherry pie filling into the pot and spread evenly.
  3. Add crushed pineapple on top of the cherry filling.
  4. Sprinkle the cake mix over the fruit layer.
  5. Place butter slices on top of the cake mix.
  6. Close the Instant Pot lid and set to manual high pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. Quick release the pressure and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 320 kcal | Carbohydrates: 55 g | Protein: 2 g | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 370 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 35 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 120 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Tips for Making Instant Pot Dump Cake Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Assemble the dump cake as instructed but do not cook.
  • Cover the instant pot with foil or lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.

Freezing Instructions

  • Assemble the dump cake in a freezer-safe container.
  • Cover tightly and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to cook, thaw in the refrigerator overnight before following the cooking instructions.

One interesting fact about this instant pot dump cake recipe is that you can easily customize it by using different flavors of cake mix and pie filling to create unique variations of this delicious dessert.

Common Questions About Preparing Dump Cake in an Instant Pot

Can I use a different flavor of cake mix for this dump cake recipe?
Yes, you can experiment with different cake mix flavors to customize the taste of your dump cake.
How can I store the leftover dump cake?
Store any leftover dump cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Can I add nuts or other toppings to this dump cake?
Absolutely! Feel free to add chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or even a sprinkle of cinnamon on top before cooking for added flavor and texture.
Is it necessary to grease the instant pot before adding the ingredients?
Greasing the instant pot before adding the ingredients will help prevent sticking and make cleanup easier, so it's recommended.
Can I use fresh fruit instead of canned fruit for this recipe?
While canned fruit is typically used for convenience and consistency, you can try using fresh fruit, but you may need to adjust the cooking time and liquid content.

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