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Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake

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Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake requires 3 basic staple ingredients. This is my go-to dessert for any occasion or unexpected guests knocking at my door. Tender and moist cake with an apple filling. 

Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake

Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake

instant Pot Apple Dump Cake requires 3 basic staple ingredients. This is my go-to dessert for any occasion or unexpected guests knocking at my door. Tender and moist cake with an apple filling. 

This Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake is such a delicious warm treat no one will believe how easy it was to make.  

Dump and Go Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake

This is a perfect dump and go dish.  You literally dump all of the ingredients into a bowl.  There is no expertise needed. No gourmet cooking training.  No experience needed at all.

 If you can use a can opener and operate an instant pot you will be impressing everyone you know very soon.

I became a fan of dump cakes many years ago.  I have always loved to cook but baking was never my forte.  Once I discovered how easy and how delicious dump cakes were, I started to treat my family too delicious warm baked desserts.  Needless to say, dump cakes are a big hit in my house. 

The Best Dump Cakes

Once I purchased my first instant pot and realized how incredibly magical they are, I decided I needed to transform my baked dump cake recipes into instant pot dump cake recipes. The first instant pot dump cake I created was my popular Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake The results were so delicious!

Does Dump Cake Have to Be Refrigerated

This Apple Dump Cake does need to be refrigerated due to the Apple filling. You will find almost any Dump Cake recipe will need refrigerated due to the filling. There might be a rare recipe out there that doesn’t. So I don’t want to say you always have to. But a good rule of thumb is to refrigerate. 

Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake

How Does A Dump Cake Work

In a sense it is magical! The key is to spread fruit on the bottom, sprinkle cake mix and then spread slices of butter evenly over the top. As the butter melts the cake mix begins to form from the butter and liquid from the filling. 

It is such a delight and like I mentioned above super easy to make with minimal prep or cleanup required. 

How Long Will Dump Cake Last In Fridge 

Your dump cake will last in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Use your best judgment as to when you find it is time to throw it out. 

How to Reheat Dump Cake

If I spoon up a bit of cake and have a craving for it warm, I pop it in the microwave. Then top with a spoonful of ice cream, and it tastes like it is fresh from the oven.

Now I want to remind you that you can eat the cake cold as well. It tastes delicious straight from the fridge. It is all about what you prefer. 

Can I Make Apple Dump Cake in Oven

Absolutely. You will use an 8×8 pan or if you want to use whole cake mix use 2 cans of fruit and use a 9×13 pan. Then just place the slices of butter so it covers the entire cake and bakes until it is fully cooked. 

Can I Use Other Pie Fillings 

Yes. You can essentially use any cake mix and any pie filling. Feel free to experiment with ingredients and see what you enjoy. 

When To Serve Dump Cakes

  • Potlucks 
  • Dinner dessert
  • Summer cookouts 
  • Dessert for unexpected guests
  • Birthdays 
  • Play dates 
  • And more

We seriously make dump cakes any and every chance we get. When it is easy to make and delicious, why reach for anything else. 

Can You Freeze Dump Cake 

Yes. You can freeze dump cake up to three months. Just store in a freezer-friendly container. Then thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat. Or sit on the counter and let it thaw that way if you want it faster. 

I have done this where I do individual servings so anytime I crave a snack I can grab one and enjoy. 

If you enjoy cake with fruit you will love dump cake. This apple dump cake is full of rich and tender apples, moist cake and lots of sweetness. 

Can You Freeze Dump Cake 

Yes. You can freeze dump cake up to three months. Just store in a freezer-friendly container. Then thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat. Or sit on the counter and let it thaw that way if you want it faster. 

I have done this where I do individual servings so anytime I crave a snack I can grab one and enjoy. 

If you enjoy cake with fruit you will love dump cake. This apple dump cake is full of rich and tender apples, moist cake and lots of sweetness. 

Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake
Yield: 8 8

Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

The most delicious instant Pot Apple Dump Cake that is 3 ingredients only.  Make this so easily in your instant pot.  

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Spray a glass bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread apple fruit filling in the bottom.
  3. Top with 3/4 of the dry cake mix. (you will not need the entire bag of cake mix)
  4. Top with butter in a single layer, trying to cover all areas of cake mix leaving none exposed.
  5. Place your trivet in your instant pot with one cup of water.
  6. Place your bowl on the trivet.
  7. Place your pot on MANUAL HIGH PRESSURE for 35 minutes.
  8. Do a quick release.
  9. Your toothpick inserted should come out clean.

Notes

Serve as is in your glass bowl. Scoop out with a big spoon. Serve it warm or cold. With ice cream or without.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Saturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 571mgCarbohydrates: 53gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g

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Kris

Sunday 24th of January 2021

When doing this at the end the top was somewhat watery. Did you let it sit for an amount of time or broil it in the oven after? Any suggestions on what could be done to get it more cake like and crisp?

Melissa

Tuesday 26th of January 2021

you can definitely put it in the oven to give it a more crisp finish. You can also cover it with a bit of foil next time to maybe prevent some of the moisture on top.

Christy

Saturday 13th of June 2020

I wanted to love this because, wow, how easy! I followed the directions to a T even using the 1.5 qt Pyrex bowl & the result is edible but definitely not delicious. I think it may be that my cake mix was butter pecan flavor and that really doesn’t condense well but I wonder if the other cake flavors would also read too salty like this?? Maybe I need to make sure it’s unsalted butter I cut on top because of the salt in the cake mix itself and just go plain vanilla if I try this again!

Lori Ritchie

Sunday 15th of March 2020

Thanks for all of the great comments and answers, I always wondered if I could use a corning ware casserole in the IP, I guess I can or should I be using a Pyrex dish?

Holly Kingsley

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

What about using a spring form IP pan?

kathy

Monday 30th of December 2019

can you do this in a bundt pan?

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