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Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake {Instant Pot Recipe}

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Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake is a rich, decadent, and simple to make recipe in the instant pot. It requires few ingredients and is ready in minutes. Sure to be your new favorite dessert recipe.

side view chocolate cherry dump cake serving in white bowl with napkin

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake?

It is sweet, rich, delicious, and chocolate. One of the best recipes ever made in my opinion. It is one of my most favorite things to eat and sometimes I find myself wanting it in a hurry. That is when the instant pot comes in handy.

The pressure cooker is perfect for quick recipes and chocolate cake is no different. This recipe is for a chocolate dump cake that also includes cherry pie filling. All of the ingredients are combined together in the instant pot and cooked for less than 30 minutes. This recipe is perfect to make while sitting down to eat dinner so that you can enjoy a warm dessert immediately after.

Trust me this is one chocolate cake recipe that you want to save to give it a try later.

What ingredients for Chocolate Cherry Cake?

ingredients for instant pot chocolate cherry dump cake recipe

  1. Cherry pie filling
  2. Cherry extract
  3. Devil’s food cake mix
  4. Butter
  5. Chocolate syrup

How to make this Instant Pot Chocolate 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. Pour the whole 20 ounce can of cherry pie filling into the bottom of the dish. Add the cherry extract and stir to combine. Spread evenly into the bottom of the dish.

cherry pie filling spread in the bottom of a glass dish for chocolate cherry dump cake

Top with 1 1/4 cups of the devil’s food cake mix and gently press it down evenly into the dish on top of the cherry pie filling. Do not use the entire bag of cake mix!

chocolate cake mix spread over cherry pie filling in glass dish for chocolate dump cake

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

melted butter poured over chocolate cake mix in glass dish for dump cake

Place the dish into the instant pot and cover with the lid. Make sure it is set to sealing and not venting.

lid on instant pot with knob set to sealing and not venting

Set the cooking time on manual for 25 minutes. Press the manual button on the instant pot and set the cook time for 25 minutes.

side view instant pot set on manual with 25 minutes cook time

When the time is up, use the quick release by switching the knob to venting. Once the pressure has released immediately remove the lid and carefully remove the chocolate cherry dump cake. Serve warm with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

overhead view instant pot chocolate cherry dump cake in small white bowl with napkin

Tips to make the best chocolate cherry cake:

  • 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.
  • 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 chocolate dump cake.
  • Do not use the entire bag of devil’s food cake mix. Measure out 1 1/4 cups and save the rest of the cake mix for later.

Instant Pot Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake is a rich, decadent, and simple to make recipe in the instant pot. It requires few ingredients and is ready in minutes. Sure to be your new favorite dessert recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cherry dump cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 289kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 teaspoon cherry extract
  • 1 1/4 cups Devil's Food cake mix
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • chocolate syrup, optional

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 cherry pie filling into the bottom of the dish. Add the cherry extract and stir to combine. Spread evenly into the bottom of the dish.
  • Top with 1 1/4 cups of the devil's food cake mix and gently press it down evenly into the dish on top of the cherry pie filling. Do not use the entire bag of cake mix!
  • Top with four tablespoons of melted butter and spread evenly on top of the chocolate 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. Press the manual button on the instant pot and set the cook time for 25 minutes.
  • When the time is up, use the quick release by switching the knob to venting. Once the pressure has released immediately remove the lid and carefully remove the chocolate cherry dump cake. Serve warm with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Notes

Tips to make the best chocolate cherry 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. 
  • 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 chocolate cherry dump cake. 
  • Do not use the entire bag of devil's food cake mix!

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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instant pot chocolate cherry dump cake on spoon being held by hand

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