Instant Pot Cherry Dump Cake

Super simple and extremely tasty, this Instant Pot cherry dump cake will be made often this summer. Make this up for your next BBQ or potluck!

Desserts are one of my favorite things to make, but lately I’ve been super busy with the kids that it’s hard to commit to a longer dessert. Well with this Instant Pot dump cake I don’t even have to worry about the commitment. I throw everything together in about 5 minutes and its ready to bake in the Instant Pot. 


If that sounds unreal, well then you are just going to have to try it to believe it! This recipe is extremely simple to put together and the Instant Pot does most of the work. You can have this cherry dump cake recipe done in less than 45 minutes!


You can even make this at work if you are having a pot luck just bring your 5 ingredients with you and you can make it fresh there, or for after church a simple dessert to put together. 

Related recipe: Instant Pot Peach Cobbler (it’s AMAZING!)


Quick and simple is the name of the game these days. More of my favorite quick desserts for this summer are our no bake eclair cake recipe, grandma’s 5 cup creamy fruit salad recipe, and our raspberry cream cheese jello salad.


Take a look at everything you will need for this easy dump cake recipe in the lists below!

Instant Pot dessert recipe ingredients:

  1. Cans of cherry pie filling
  2. Yellow cake mix
  3. Butter
  4. Water 
  5. Sugar
  6. Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)


If you happen to have cherries around your house that you want to use, you might want to try and even make your own cherry pie filling with this homemade cherry pie filling recipe from Christina’s Cucina!


Make sure to have these items on hand as well for this cherry dump cake recipe! 

  • 7” cake pan or springform pan (THIS one will work great!)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Trivet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Instant Pot

When you’re not sure which Instant Pot to get! 

Well, I’d have to say that you will not go wrong with any of them! But, I have the Instant Pot LUX 6 Quart 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. It’s basically 6 appliances in 1 – pressure cooker, rice cooker, saute, steamer, cake maker, and warmer. It is awesome!



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Time to whip up this 5 ingredient dessert!

To begin, start by spraying your 7 in springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. 


Next, open up the cans of cherry pie filling and pour them directly into the bottom of the springform pan. 

Now, sprinkle half of a box of yellow cake mix over top of the cherry pie filling. Try and spread it out enough to where none of the pie filling is showing. 

Then you will need to cut the cold butter up into small pieces and place it on top of the cake mix, again trying to spread it out evenly. 

Once all of that is in the pan, cover it tightly with aluminum foil. Be sure to seal the edges as best as you can to avoid extra moister getting in. 

Now, at the bottom of the Instant Pot pour the water and then place the trivet inside with the handles pulled up along the edges. 


After the trivet is in place, lower the pan onto the trivet and place the lid on the Instant Pot. 


Turn the know to the “SEALING” position and press the “MANUAL” or “PRESSURE COOK” button and set the timer for 25 minutes. 


When the timer is done, let the Instant Pot do a natural release for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes have passed, turn the know to the “VENTING” position to release any remaining steam. 


Now, take the top off of the Instant Pot and carefully remove the pan from the inside (the sides will be hot) and remove the foil.

Now sprinkle it with sugar and place it in the boiler for 3 minutes on high or until the top begins to get crisp. 


All that’s let to do is remove it from the broiler and serve it with ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!

Another fabulous Dump and Go recipe to try!

Loving using your Instant Pot to make your life that much easier? Well, then you’re going to love this recipe from our YouTube channel! Kristen walks you through every step of our Dump and Go Instant Pot Apple Crisp Dessert to show you exactly how it is done. Not only is it thrown together fast, the Instant Pot even speeds up the cooking time while developing all of the delicious cinnamon and sugar flavors!



Even more delicious desserts to make:

Serves: 6

Instant Pot Cherry Dump Cake

5 minPrep Time

28 minCook Time

33 minTotal Time

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  • 2 (20 ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • ½ box yellow cake mix
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar


  1. Spray a 7” cake pan or springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add your two cans of cherry pie filling to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle the cake mix over the cherry pie filling, so there is no pie filling showing.
  4. Cut your cold butter into small bits and place on top of the dry cake mix. Set aside.
  5. Pour one cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot, and place your trivet inside.
  6. Cover your dump cake with aluminum foil, sealing the edges tightly.
  7. Place the pan onto the trivet and put the Instant Pot lid on top.
  8. Put the pressure release valve to sealing and press the manual or pressure cook button and set the timer for 25 minutes.
  9. Allow the Instant Pot to do a natural release for 5 minutes, then release do a quick release if there is anymore steam to let out. 
  10. Take off the Instant Pot lid and carefully remove the pan from the Instant pot. Remove the foil and sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Place in the oven and broil for 3 minutes on high, or until the top becomes crisp.
  12. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.



521 cal


46 g


29 g


1 g
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2 Responses to “Instant Pot Cherry Dump Cake”

  1. Marla Hasbargen
    I made the Cherry dump cake in my instant pot. I used the printed recipe that said to cover it with tin foil. The cake mix was still dry and powdery. She did not cover it in the video. I guess I should have watched it closer to have gotten it right. Love the ideas I get from Six Sisters Stuff. I am still learning to use my Instant pot.

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