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Instant Pot Caramel Apple Dump Cake

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This Instant Pot Caramel Apple Dump Cake may be the closest thing to heaven that I have made in my kitchen.  Warm, gooey, caramelly, and delicious! There is something so special about serving a warm dessert. Scooping delicious vanilla ice cream over the top and eating it quickly before your ice cream melts too much! I have a lot of practice. 🙂

Instant Pot Caramel Apple Dump Cake

I drizzled extra caramel sauce over my vanilla ice cream which was the perfect added caramel touch.  This recipe calls for 1/4 cup of caramel but if you are a true caramel lover, feel free to be a little heavy-handed while pouring.

I have been making dump cakes for years now.  Starting with the traditional baked ones and now creating my dump cakes in my instant pot.  Dump cakes are the perfect potluck dessert.

I have so many favorite dump cake flavors, it is hard to pick a favorite.  My Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake is one of my all time favorites.  My Instant Pot Peaches & Cream Dump Cake is pretty darn delicious too!

Instant Pot Caramel Apple Dump Cake
Yield: 8 8

Instant Pot Caramel Apple Dump Cake

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

This Instant Pot Caramel Apple Dump Cake is a huge slice of caramel apple warm gooey heaven.  



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

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Saturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 596mgCarbohydrates: 57gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g

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Stephen Huston

Friday 23rd of August 2019

How many serving does it make

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Thursday 11th of July 2019

Is the caramel syrup in a bottle like Hersheys or is it ice cream topping like Smuckers? Do you know the measurement for 3/4 box cake mix?

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Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

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Gina whitley

Sunday 7th of October 2018

Can you cook it in the pot itself without a bow? If not is there specific bowls to use in insta pot?


Monday 8th of October 2018

You have to cook it inside of something other than your inner pot. So pot in pot method cooking. You can use either a pyrex or steel bowl that fits inside your inner pot.

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