I’ve had my mind on this one for a while now. I just wasn’t exactly sure how to do it. How to make a dump cake in the Instant Pot

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.

This recipe is literally a dump and go recipe. Just the same if as you were doing it in the oven.

How to make a dump cake in the Instant Pot

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 snicker-doodle 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.

Apple dump cake in the Instant Pot

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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How to make a dump cake in the Instant Pot

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.

How to make a dump cake in the Instant Pot

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

Dump cake in the Instant Pot

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How to make a dump cake in the Instant Pot


  • 1- 21 oz. can Apple pie filling or any pie filling you like
  • 1 stick Butter
  • Only half the mix is required Yellow cake mix
  • walnuts optional


  • Lightly spray spring form pan with cooking spray. Add can of pie filling to the bottom of the pan and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle cake mix on top of pie filling. Add pats of butter around the entire cake and in the center. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot. Set pan on a trivet and lower down into the pot. Set on High Pressure Manual for approximately 25-28 minutes. Quick release and set to cool. You may release the spring form pan on a plate. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whip cream. Enjoy.

***Note*** You can use any variation of pie filling and cake mix.  Experiment with whole cake mix was good.  I used Blueberry pie filling in this one.

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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