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Apple Dump Cake {Instant Pot Recipe}

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This Apple Dump Cake is made in the Instant Pot using three simple ingredients. It is sweet, moist, and loaded with flavor. The perfect apple dessert to make and share with your family and friends.

apple dump cake in white bowl with spoons and ice cream

It is finally Fall! 

This is my absolute favorite time of the year. The temperatures begin to cool off a bit. The leaves begin to change colors and the mums become in season. It is also the time for festivals, football, and anything pumpkin. Everywhere you look tells you that pumpkin, and pumpkin spice, is the flavor of the season, but there are others. One of my favorites is apple. 

Apples can be used in recipes that are sweet, tart, or even savory. It can be used in so many different ways. I’ve shared a few recipes here on the blog in a batch of Apple Crumble Bars. As well as Homemade Fried Apples and a delicious Apple Dutch Baby just to name a few. 

My favorite way to use them is in a dessert recipe and since I’m all about the Instant Pot nowadays, today I’m going to share with you a recipe for apple dump cake that is made in minutes with the help of the instant pot. 

What ingredients are needed for Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake?

ingredients for apple dump cake with napkin

For this instant pot apple dump cake you only need three simple ingredients. 

  1. Apple pie filling 
  2. Yellow cake mix
  3. Butter

How to Make a Dump Cake: 

Begin this recipe by grabbing your instant pot/pressure cooker and place the trivet into the bottom. Add in one cup of water. 

Next use a dish or pan that will fit inside the instant pot. This pan can be metal or glass. I’m using a 7-cup pyrex dish but there is a cake pan for the instant pot available on Amazon as well. 

Pour the can of apple pie filling into the bottom of the dish and spread evenly.

apple pie filling in glass bowl with napkin

Top with the yellow cake mix and gently press it down evenly into the dish.

cake mix on top of apple pie filling in glass bowl with metal spoon and napkin

Top with melted butter and spread evenly on top of the cake mix. 

melted butter on top of other ingredients in glass bowl for apple dump cake

Place into the instant pot and cover with the lid. Make sure it is set to sealing and not venting. Set on manual for 25 minutes. Use quick release and serve while it is still warm. 

finished apple dump cake in instant pot

Tips to make the best apple dump cake recipe:

  • Do not mix the butter into the cake mix, just lightly spread it on top as evenly as you can. It does not have to be perfect. 
  • You may substitute the yellow cake mix for another mix. Try butter golden or spice cake!
  • Use the trivet in the bottom of the instant pot to lift the dish out of the water. 
  • Once the cooking time is up, use quick release and remove from the instant pot so water does not drip from the instant pot top into the apple dump cake. 

Want more easy instant pot recipes? Try these: 

apple dump cake next to instant pot

Apple Dump Cake {Instant Pot}

This Apple Dump Cake is made in the Instant Pot using three simple ingredients. It is sweet, moist, and loaded with flavor. The perfect apple dessert to make and share with your family and friends.
5 from 10 votes
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dump cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 485kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 21 ounce can apple pie filling
  • 2 cups yellow cake mix
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  • Begin this recipe by grabbing your instant pot/pressure cooker and place the trivet into the bottom. Add in one cup of water.
  • Next use a dish or pan that will fit inside the instant pot. Pour the whole 20 ounce can of apple pie filling into the bottom of the dish and spread evenly.
  • Top with two cups of the yellow cake mix and gently press it down evenly into the dish on top of the apple pie filling.
  • Top with four tablespoons of melted butter and spread evenly on top of the cake mix.
  • Place the dish into the instant pot and cover with the lid. Make sure it is set to sealing and not venting. Set the cooking time on manual for 25 minutes.
  • Use quick release by switching the knob to venting. Once the pressure has released immediately remove the lid and carefully remove the apple dump cake. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Notes

Tips to make the best apple dump cake recipe:
  • Do not mix the butter into the cake mix, just lightly spread it on top as evenly as you can. It does not have to be perfect. 
  • You may substitute the yellow cake mix for another mix. Try butter golden or spice cake!
  • Use the trivet in the bottom of the instant pot to lift the dish out of the water. 
  • Once the cooking time is up, use quick release and remove from the instant pot so water does not drip from the instant pot top into the apple dump cake. 

Nutrition

Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 2mg
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close up side view apple dump cake in white bowl

Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ideas for this apple dump cake? Please share them in the comments below!


16 Comments

  • Reply
    Renia Butler
    October 9, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    5 stars
    the simplest recipes often times are the most delicious.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 10, 2019 at 10:37 AM

      I completely agree!

  • Reply
    Marta
    October 9, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    5 stars
    I’m loving this dessert and how it combines my love of apples with my love of not wanting to spend too much time baking!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 10, 2019 at 10:37 AM

      Yes! It is the best of both of those options!

  • Reply
    Tamara J.
    October 11, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    5 stars
    This is the perfect recipe to fulfill an evening craving for a sweet treat!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 13, 2019 at 9:32 AM

      Yes!! So quick and easy…the best way to satisfy a sweet craving!

  • Reply
    Mila
    October 12, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    5 stars
    This looks so yummy! I’m definitely adding it to my holiday recipes!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 13, 2019 at 9:32 AM

      Thank you Mila!!

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    October 12, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    5 stars
    Omg! LaKita this looks delicious and so easy!!! I am on my way for Sunday dessert tomorrow!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 13, 2019 at 9:33 AM

      Thank you Katrina! I hope you love it just as much as I do!

  • Reply
    Jazz
    October 12, 2019 at 11:41 PM

    5 stars
    I love easy recipes like this one! Saving this for fall.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 13, 2019 at 9:33 AM

      Thank you Jazz!!

  • Reply
    Kenya Rae
    October 13, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    5 stars
    My grandma introduces me to sumo cake. They are so easy and so good!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 15, 2019 at 7:49 PM

      Never heard of a sumo cake before, will have to look into what its all about.

  • Reply
    Aline
    October 14, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    5 stars
    Oh wow! This is so easy to make!! It’s a must recipe for the holidays!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      October 15, 2019 at 7:48 PM

      Yes, definitely Aline!

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