Instant Pot Peach Dump Cake is an easy summer dessert recipe that you make in the pressure cooker with just 4 ingredients in only 30 minutes!
You could say I'm slightly obsessed with easy Instant Pot recipes right now. I have loads of Instant Pot dinner recipes here on Meatloaf and Melodrama and a few side dishes. So, I guess it's about time to add a few Instant Pot desserts to the mix!
This peach dump cake is an easy Instant Pot dessert recipe that is basically a peach cobbler or peach crisp, only it's way easier! I guess you could call this a no bake dessert because you only use the oven to broil it for about 5 minutes in the end. And, that part is optional!
At first, I was wary of making desserts in the Instant Pot. So I experimented with one of our favorite easy dessert recipes -- Easy Peach Cake. You guys, this Instant Pot dump cake is the bomb! And one of the best things about this easy Instant Pot cake is that you don't need to heat up your house in the summer to enjoy it!
How to make peach dump cake in the Instant Pot pressure cooker
One reason why it took my so long to attempt making Instant Pot desserts was that I didn't have any cake pans that fit in the Instant Pot. Yes, I really need to order some on Amazon, but in the meantime, I just decided to use one of my oven-safe Corningware casserole dishes.
You can use any oven-safe cake pan that will fit in your Instant Pot to make this peach cake. I used my 6 quart pressure cooker for this recipe, so my 1.5 quart dish ( 6.5 inches ) fit perfectly.
To make the cake, all you do is grease the pan, and add 2 cans of sliced peaches. We cut the peach slices in half, but this is optional. Next, sprinkle in some cinnamon for extra flavor!
Then, you add about half a bag of yellow cake mix directly on top of the peaches and swirl the cake mix lightly so that some of the dry mix gets mixed with the peach juice.
Add some pats of butter evenly over the cake mix. When it melts, it's form a rich, buttery crust.
Now, it's time to bake the cake in the Instant Pot!
Add water and the trivet to the pot, and place the cake pan on the trivet. You'll need to place a small square of foil over the pan to prevent water from dripping all over the cake. I forgot to do this once, and the crust was good, but not as crisp and firm as I wanted.
I found that cooking the dump cake for 25 minutes with a 5 minute natural release was perfect!
To make the crust extra golden and delicious, I popped the cake under the broiler for about 5 minutes. It's not required, but I definitely recommend it!
Let the cake cool slightly, then dig in! A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top makes this delicious pressure cooker peach dump cake even better!
Can you make this cake in the slow cooker?
Definitely! You can make this slow cooker peach cobbler recipe, but the amounts are slightly different.
Can you use a different fruit filling?
You can use cherry pie filling and make Instant Pot cherry dump cake or apple pie filling or apple slices for Instant Pot apple dump cake. These are next on my list!
Recipe for Instant Pot Peach Dump Cake
Instant Pot Peach Dump Cake
- 2 15-ounce cans of peaches in juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ box vanilla cake mix
- ¼ cup butter, cut into pieces
- 1 cup water
- lightly grease a round baking pan or casserole dish, and pour peaches into pan
- Use a knife to cut peaches in half, then stir in cinnamon
- Pour cake mix over peaches, and lightly swirl with knife
- Add slices of butter evenly over cake mix
- Pour water into Instant Pot, and place trivet in pot
- Place baking dish on top of trivet, and place a sheet of aluminum foil lightly over baking dish
- Place lid on Instant Pot, turn vent to sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 25 minutes
- Allow a 5 minute natural release, then do a quick release
- When pin drops, remove lid and carefully lift handles of trivet (using oven mitts) to remove from pot, and remove foil.
- Place peach cake in oven, and broil for about 5 minutes or until top is golden. Remove from oven, and allow to cool slightly before serving
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
My family is in love with this easy Instant Pot Peach Dump Cake! I hope you love it as much as we do!
Robyn England says
Can I make this In a springform pan For the instant pot. It sounds delicious.
It's more of a cobbler, so I think the peach juice might run out of a springform pan. If you have a round cake pan that fits, I'd use that instead.
wish I had rad this before making!! LOL - yeah I learned not to use springform pan as it leaks out the bottom. I just dumped it into a bowl after cook.. Eating right now and it's delicious!!!
"read" not rad! LOL sorry. I sound like an illiterate - LOL - but you get the idea!!
I'm glad you liked it, though. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
I'm going to make this peach cake in my Instant Pot, but I don't want to put it under the broiler. For me that's a big reason I purchased my.IP so I could do most of my cooking in it rather than my oven or broiler. We'll see how it turns out.
I've had my Instant Pot for about a month and that's the only appliance I've used for cooking other than breakfast since purchasing it. So far everything I've made has been a great success. I've been cooking since I got married 58 years ago, cooking had become a chore, but now I'm actually looking so forward to trying new and old recipes. I may eat these words, but right now it seems like a fool proof method of cooking. I'm in love with my Instant Pot.
Hope you liked the peach cake, Linda. The Instant Pot does make cooking easier -- I'm glad you're enjoying it!
Beverly Dieker says
You can make it with a springfoam pan if you line it with aluminum foil. Just make sure there are no holes in the aluminum foil. I browned it with my instant pot air fry lid. Didn’t have to heat up the oven. I had a small cake mix so I used a little over half. Was very liquify after cooking the first time. I added the rest of the cake mix and cooked it 25 minutes again. Delicious!
Curious is Wi says
Can u just use the pot that came with the instant pot?
The inner pot? It probably wouldn't work since you would need water to pressurize, which would make it soggy. You can do it this way in the crock-pot, though.
I used a snickerdoodle cookie mix and did arir crisp for 10 minutes. it was delicious.
That sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!
Well I sure goofed on my first dessert, but it is the 9th time using my 6 Qt Duo. I got side tracked and forgot to put aluminum foil on top 😫. It's ok it is an inexpensive dessert to make so I will try again another day. I used a Dunkin Hines white cake mix because I didn't have a yellow cake mix. I did try to broil it in the oven after it was done to see if it would crisp up the crust, but it didn't. The crust was really soggy however the flavor was outstanding. If you make this don't make the mistake of forgetting the aluminum foil like I did. I still ate some can't wait until next time 😁
I'm so glad you liked the flavor, Debbi. Hope it's better next time. 🙂
I put the peaches and the cake mix in the IP, not in a separate pan. Will it still work? I also mixed the cake mix in completely. Is that not good?
It will most likely have trouble reaching pressure since it's so thick.
How about blueberry?!
If making any other flavor dump cakes, would I still use cinnamon?
Maybe just with apple or pear. I have a cherry dump cake recipe, and I don't make that with cinnamon. 🙂
Where do you store the remains? In a refrigerator or on a counter. Making today to take to a party tomorrow.
You can do either one. I keep it in the fridge in the summer, though. 🙂
Anita Shapiro says
I am using fresh peaches in this recipe and adding juice instead of the canned peaches liquid. My question is, How much liquid should i use in the cake?
The cake mix goes on top of the peaches with butter on top to form a cobbler-like topping. So, you don't really need to add any more liquid. 🙂
Pat Stracquatanio says
Ive tried a dessert in a crockpot and now this one in instapot. They just don't live up to my or my family's standards. Guess it's the oven for me
Did you broil it afterwards? That helps, but I know not everyone likes pressure cooking dessert. We mainly do this in the summer when it's too hot to use the oven. 🙂
Miz Helen says
Great idea for a nice cake in the hot summer without heating up the oven! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling says
Love that you can make this in an IP!
Jacque Hastert says
I love a good dessert that can be simply made in the IP.
I have yet to use my Instant pot to make a dessert. Now with your recipe, I'll give it a try. Looks delish.
This is my kind of dessert! So fresh and so tasty!
This is a perfect dessert idea for the hot summer days! No oven needed, just my Instant Pot!
So true! I'm making this peach cake in the Instant Pot from now on. 🙂
This is my all time favorite dessert! You knocked this out of the park!
Thanks, Amanda! My family can't get enough of this! 🙂
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
This is absolutely everything!!! I love this!
I've made it 3 times already, and it's one of our favorites! 🙂
J Gilmour says
you show a CorningWare souffle pan but mine says do not broil in it
Hmmm. I just checked, and mine doesn't say that. I'm not sure what the difference is, but I also checked the product page, which says it's safe for use under the broiler. Maybe there are different styles? It's only under the broiler for about 5 minutes, but I would definitely follow the manufacturer's instructions for that particular dish.