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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cherry dump cake
Servings: 6
Calories: 289kcal


  • Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)


  • 1 cup water
  • 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
  • ¼ teaspoon cherry extract
  • 1 ¼ cups Devil's Food cake mix
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • chocolate syrup, optional


  • 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 ¼ 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.


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!


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