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Instant Pot Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

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The ultimate dump cake recipe! An Instant Pot Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake is loaded with a sweet and slightly tart cherries, cream cheese and tender cake. This cheesecake inspired dump cake will steal the show.

This Instant Pot Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake is another amazing dessert that is easily made in your instant pot.  My regular version of Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake recipe is an amazing one.  You will definitely want to check that one out as well. 

Instant Pot Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

 I will say I am favoring the Instant Pot version.  The cake comes out so moist and delicious.

instant pot cherry cheesecake dump cake

What Is Dump Cake

Dump cake is usually a combination of canned fruit, with cherries and pineapples being some of the most preferred.  This cherry cheesecake will prove why it is one of the most preferred dump cakes.

It’s difficult to find dessert recipes that are easier to make than dump cake. With the exception of stirring the fruit, you really need to do very little to assemble this cake. 

instant pot cherry cheesecake dump cake

Great Beginners Instant Pot Recipe

It’s a great recipe for beginning cooks, especially young ones. Even little kids can make dump cakes because they usually don’t have to measure ingredients.

Make sure you check out our Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake and Instant Pot S’Mores Dump Cake.

What Flavor Of Cake Mix To Use

You are welcome to use any flavor of cake you prefer. White or yellow is what I tend to reach for but even a devil’s food would be a tasty combination. 

instant pot cherry cheesecake dump cake

That’s one thing I love about dump cakes is you can raid the pantry and use what you have on hand to make a fantastic dessert. 

Instant Pot Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

Can I Swap Cherry Pie Filling Out

If you want to use another type of pie filling go right ahead. Just like the cake mix you can adjust. Reach for whatever fruit you used in the frozen section, 


You could do a mixed berry with frozen berries, or blueberry with more frozen blueberries on top. The sky is the limit. 

instant pot cherry cheesecake dump cake

Why Cook In Pot In Pot Method for Instant Pot Dump Cake

You need to do a pot-in-pot method because the Instant Pot has to have at least a cup of water for it to come to pressure. 


If you made your cake in the regular pot with the added water it would be soupy and a mess. 


What Type Of Pan To Make Instant Pot Dump Cake

You can use any round cake pan that is safe to use in your pressure cooker. Make sure that there is space around your Instant Pot pan and the pan you are cooking in.


You don’t want the sides to touch, there needs to be room. You can use glass or aluminum, just whatever you have on hand. 


How To Store Leftover Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

Store any leftover cherry cheesecake dump cake in the refrigerator. Because of the fruit and cream cheese, you want it refrigerated or it spoils. 


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Eat leftovers cold or warm them up in the microwave or oven. 


Can You Freeze Leftover Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

We normally don’t have much leftovers when I make this. The family gobbles it right up. 


I would think you could freeze this cake and it would be ok, sometimes dairy doesn’t freeze well. But since there isn’t a ton of cream cheese in the cake it should be safe. 


Place cake in airtight container and store in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge the night before you want to eat. 


I hope you enjoy this sweet and easy Instant Pot dessert recipe! 

Instant Pot Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake
Yield: 8 8

Intant Pot Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Instant Pot Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake could not be any more delicious.  Making a dump cake in your instant pot adds a whole delicious layer of gooeyness.


  • 1 Can 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 1 Bag frozen cherries
  • 4 Ounces cream cheese cut into small pieces
  • 1 Package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, cut into thin slices


  1. Spray a glass bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread cherry pie filling in the bottom.
  3. Add frozen cherries on top. (I only used about 3/4 of my bag)
  4. Top with half of the dry cake mix.
  5. Dot with cream cheese and cover with the remaining dry cake mix. (I only used about 3/4 of my cake mix for the size of my bowl.)
  6. Top with butter in a single layer, trying to cover all areas of cake mix leaving none exposed.
  7. Place your trivet in your instant pot with one cup of water.
  8. Place your bowl on the trivet.
  9. Place your pot on MANUAL HIGH PRESSURE for 35 minutes.
  10. Do a quick release.
  11. Your toothpick inserted should come out clean.


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

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Saturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 617mgCarbohydrates: 54gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g

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Thursday 21st of October 2021

I assume you cover the bowl?


Tuesday 7th of December 2021

It’s not necessary but you can if you prefer


Friday 28th of August 2020

What size bag of frozen cherries did you use?


Tuesday 19th of May 2020

What size is the frozen bag of frozen cherries? Ex Costco’s bags are much bigger than your local grocery store which also sells different sizes. :). This looks fabulous!



Monday 19th of August 2019

When I make this it does taste good, but I don't get a nice even layer of cake like the photo shows. Is there something I may be doing wrong?


Tuesday 20th of August 2019

WHen you pour the cake mix in..use the back of a spoon or a spatula to make a nice even layer on top. The nice flat layer will also make it easier when putting the butter on top.


Friday 26th of July 2019

Should the first cake layer still be a powder?

And if I finish and its not done do i have to repressurize and put it for longer? How long? I was really hoping this would be fool proof. It tastes okay, but maybe a little dry and like it could be sweeter.

Also, why add the frozen cherries?

And I felt like I should have had a layer of cake mix, cream cheese and then the second layer of cherries followed by cake mix, butter and cream cheese.

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