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Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

To say that I have been having a mini obsession with my instant pot would be an understatement.  I am absolutely loving my instant pot and love seeing what new things I can create in it. Since the instant pot is a newer sensation there are still limited recipes available.  Some things have just not been tested yet in the instant pot.  This Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake is the first recipe of its type in the instant pot and I could not be more excited.  

One of my most popular recipes is my Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake.  I have been actively updating and working on my recipes a lot lately.  So my Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake is very much in my mind.  It was pretty automatic that I decided to try my Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake recipe in my instant pot and to be completely honest, I was not sure what to expect the results to be. It was either going to be a huge fail or a success.  This recipe was a HUGE success.  

It was as if dump cakes were made to be cooked in an instant pot.  It was pure perfection.  Absolute dump cake magic made in heaven (because don’t we all feel that our instant pots were created in heaven?!). 

The key to a perfect dump cake is making sure you have completely covered your cake batter with butter in your final layer.  

Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

This is how beautiful your dump cake will look once you take it out of your pot.  

Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake

3.76 from 61 votes
Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins

The most amazingly popular and delicious Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake cooked in your instant pot.  It is pure lemon perfection!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 8
Calories: 388 kcal
  1. Spray a glass bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread lemon pie filling in the bottom.
  3. Top with half of the cake mix.
  4. Dot with cream cheese and cover with the remaining cake mix. (I only used about 3/4 of my cake mix for the size of my bowl.)
  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.

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

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Lemon Cream Cheese Dump Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 617mg 26%
Potassium 49mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Sugars 28g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 10.9%
Calcium 15.4%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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      Angela Rautenberg
      May 24, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      Do you just sprinkle the dry cake mix in without mixing in the eggs, water and oil?

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        May 24, 2018 at 8:49 pm

        Yes just sprinkle it.. smooth it down a bit and layer a nice layer of butter over the top. That will work as all the moisture you need to bake that cake deliciously.

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          Angela Rautenberg
          May 25, 2018 at 12:13 am

          And no foil cover? Steam won’t be a problem?

          Thank you in advance for your help.

          I bought the ingredients and plan to make this shortly.

          • Melissa
            May 28, 2018 at 5:39 pm

            no foil cover at all. I actually intended on covering it when I first created this recipe and forgot. 🙂 It was perfect anyway. Every time I have made it I continue to use no cover and it comes out perfect every time. Steam was not a problem at all. Enjoy!! <3

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    April 29, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Do you think this would work with sugar free lemon pudding? I’m trying to reduce the carbs. If so, would you make the pudding first and then use same as pie filling? Thanks!

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      April 29, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      yes! It will definitely work well. Just make the pudding and let it set. Then use the pudding in place of the pie filling. 🙂

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    May 1, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    How big of a glass bowl? My pot won’t hold a very big bowl.

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      May 1, 2018 at 10:49 pm

      I used a 1.5L bowl in my 8QT

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    May 3, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Will this work ina 6 QT instant pot?

    Looks good – thanks

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      May 3, 2018 at 11:26 pm

      Absolutely! You will just want to adjust use a bit less of the ingredients. And you may need to use a 1L pyrex bowl. 🙂

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    May 12, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Would this work with apple pie filling?

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      May 12, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      yes! and it will be delicious. 🙂

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    May 23, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Think this would work in individual ramekins?

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      May 24, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Yes it sure would. I would maybe add at least 3 min to the time to allow for the thicker pottery.

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    May 28, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Could you just use the stainless insert to make the dessert in instead of a glass bowl?

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      May 28, 2018 at 5:33 pm

      no i would not make it directly in your pot. But you could do it in a metal bowl, a corning ware dish.. something of that sort.

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