30+ Easy Instant Pot Desserts

Indulge your sweet tooth with the incredible versatility of your Instant Pot! This kitchen powerhouse is no longer just for savory dishes, as it can effortlessly whip up a wide range of decadent desserts. From rich and fudgy cakes to fruity sorbets and creamy brownies, the possibilities are endless.

The Instant Pot’s ability to cook food quickly and efficiently makes it an indispensable tool for family meals, meal prep, and – you guessed it – making mouthwatering desserts. Whether you’re a seasoned user or new to the world of Instant Pot cooking, these 31 delicious and easy dessert recipes will inspire you to get creative in the kitchen.

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake

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Indulge in the rich flavors of a decadent chocolate lava cake, requiring only basic pantry staples such as semi-sweet chocolate chips, powdered sugar, flour, and vanilla extract. The resulting treat is said to be so divine it’ll leave you breathless, earning its reputation as ‘better than sex’ among enthusiasts. This moist, tender sponge boasts a velvety smooth center that’s simply irresistible. And the best part? You can have this show-stopping dessert on your table in a mere 10 minutes. Serve it solo or pair it with a generous helping of creamy vanilla ice cream for an over-the-top indulgence sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

Cinnamon Poached Pears Covered with Chocolate Sauce

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Pears are a fruit royalty, and we revel in discovering recipes that highlight their natural sweetness. One autumnal treat that never fails to impress is the humble poached pear, elevated by the Instant Pot’s effortless cooking capabilities. This delectable dessert is a masterclass in simplicity and elegance, allowing the seasonal pears to take center stage. The judicious use of lemon juice preserves their vibrant color, while the addition of wine lends depth and sophistication. Organic cane sugar and cinnamon bring forth the quintessential fall flavors, perfectly balanced against the rich, velvety texture of the poached pears. Meanwhile, the chocolate sauce is crafted with care, combining chunky bittersweet chocolate with coconut oil, maple syrup, and coconut milk for a decadent accompaniment that’s sure to delight.

Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Who would have thought that your Instant Pot could be used to craft a sweet treat like chocolate-covered strawberries? It’s a game-changer! Traditionally, melting chocolate requires a double boiler setup with water, which can lead to scorching if not monitored closely. By leveraging the sauté function on your Instant Pot, you can achieve perfect results without worrying about overheating. The best part is that this recipe offers endless possibilities for creativity, allowing you to experiment with various types of chocolate – including dairy-free and gluten-free options. With the Instant Pot’s ability to melt chocolate effortlessly, it’s no wonder that making chocolate-covered strawberries has become a popular activity among enthusiasts.

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

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As autumn unfolds, we’re always on the lookout for new recipes that showcase the season’s star ingredient: apples. The fall season is prime time for harvesting these juicy fruits, and what’s not to love about a warm, comforting apple pie or crisp? This recipe relies on wholesome, easy-to-find ingredients – many of which you may already have stocked in your pantry. Feel free to use your go-to apples and add a pinch of warmth with cinnamon and nutmeg. Just keep in mind that cooking apple crisp in an Instant Pot won’t yield the signature crunchy top; instead, pop it under the broiler for a delightful textural contrast.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie

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The idea of cooking Thanksgiving pies without ever turning on your oven may seem impossible, but with an Instant Pot, it’s a reality. You can make a variety of pies, including pumpkin and pecan, using this versatile kitchen appliance. The resulting pie is smooth and creamy, with a perfect balance of flavors from the buttery gingersnap crust and autumn spices. What’s great about this recipe is that it’s incredibly forgiving – even those new to baking can achieve success with ease. The crust, made from crushed gingersnap cookies and pecans, adds a delightful texture, although you’re free to experiment with different types of crust. This recipe is inspired by thebusybaker.ca.

Instant Pot Cake

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Looking for a simple yet indulgent Instant Pot cake recipe? You’re in luck! This rich and moist chocolate cake is a game-changer, requiring only basic pantry staples to whip up. The beauty of cooking a cake in an Instant Pot lies in its unique texture – the result is a fudgy, super-moist, and slightly denser treat that’s perfect for those who crave a deeper chocolate experience. Another bonus? Instant Pot cakes bake evenly and retain their shape beautifully, making them ideal for topping with buttercream frosting. For an added layer of intensity, substitute water with coffee to bring out the deep, velvety flavors of the cocoa.

Instant Pot Rice Krispie Treats

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For a stress-free and mess-minimal experience, making Rice Krispie treats in the Instant Pot is the way to go. Unlike traditional microwaving methods, which can lead to marshmallows puffing up and bubbling over if they get too hot, the Instant Pot allows for gentle melting of these sweet treats. Plus, cleaning up after is a breeze – simply use the sauté setting to heat water. To create this classic treat, you’ll need marshmallows, unsalted butter, Rice Krispie cereal, and your choice of add-ins. The result is a fun and easy process that yields deliciously gooey treats with minimal fuss.

Nutella Bites

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It’s hard to imagine a more heavenly spread than Nutella, with its silky texture and sublime flavor profile. The idea of these bite-sized morsels is simply too good to be true – they’re an angelic creation, if you will. And the best part? You likely have all the necessary ingredients already in your pantry: Nutella, eggs, and flour. Berries like raspberries add a delightful pop of color and flavor, but feel free to omit them if you prefer. To bring these little indulgences to life, you’ll need silicone egg bite molds specifically designed for use with Instant Pots – readily available on Amazon or at your local kitchen store.

Peanut Butter Explosion Instant Pot Cake

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Indulge in the ultimate match made in heaven – peanut butter and chocolate! The Instant Pot takes the traditional molten lava cake to new heights, delivering a rich and decadent treat that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Imagine sinking your teeth into a warm, gooey cake filled with creamy peanut butter, offset by the deep flavors of unsweetened cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips. Serve this masterpiece warm, topped with a generous helping of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and get ready for an explosion of flavor that will leave you craving more.

Instant Pot Peach Dump Cake

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We’re obsessed with the ease and simplicity of dump cakes – they’re the perfect solution for a stress-free dessert option. With only a few ingredients needed, these cakes are incredibly versatile and can be whipped up in no time. Our peaches and cream dump cake is a game-changer, boasting an irresistible flavor profile that’s sure to impress even the most discerning palates. The combination of yellow or white cake mix, peach pie filling, sliced peaches in syrup, butter, and white chocolate chips creates a truly heavenly taste experience. To elevate this Instant Pot masterpiece, serve it warm with a generous helping of creamy vanilla ice cream – your guests will be blown away by the similarity to a classic peach cobbler.

Instant Pot Brownies

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While traditional fudge brownie recipes have their charm, sometimes we crave a cake-like texture and flavor in our brownies. This is where the Instant Pot comes in, allowing us to create a unique and delightful dessert that’s anything but ordinary. The recipe for these Instant Pot brownies yields a result that’s impressively fluffy and light, making it hard to resist going back for more. To achieve this, we’ll be using unsweetened cocoa powder, butter, milk, water, baking powder, and baking soda as our primary ingredients. In contrast to traditional brownie recipes, which often rely on chocolate chips or chunks, this recipe eschews those add-ins in favor of a rich, velvety texture that’s all its own. When it comes to serving these Instant Pot brownies, you can opt for simplicity and serve them plain or give them a touch of elegance with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Easy Instant Pot Apple Cider

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As the crisp autumn air sets in, many of us find ourselves yearning for a warm cup of apple cider. The good news is that with an Instant Pot, whipping up a batch of this beloved fall drink has never been easier. To craft the perfect blend, look for a mix of sweet and tart apples – think Granny Smith, Gala, and Honey Crisp varieties coming together in harmony. Once you have your apples, it’s time to add some festive flair with citrusy notes from lemons and oranges, as well as hints of spice courtesy of star anise. And if you’re feeling extra merry, consider setting aside a portion for the grown-ups and adding a splash of whiskey or bourbon for an adult twist.

Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cake

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When it comes to indulging in a sweet treat, sometimes we crave a rich and decadent cake smothered in sugary buttercream frosting. But there are occasions when we prefer a more understated dessert option that won’t overpower our taste buds. This stunning chocolate chip cake is an excellent choice for those moments, offering a delightful balance of flavors and textures without being overly sweet. A single bowl is all you need to prepare this delectable treat, which boasts a lovely texture reminiscent of a coffee cake. And the best part? No frosting is required, although a light dusting with powdered sugar can add an extra layer of depth to the experience.

Instant Pot Strawberry Cake

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Looking for a simple yet elegant dessert that’s not overly sweet? This strawberry Instant Pot cake is the perfect solution. One trick to keep in mind when adding berries to the batter is to toss them with some flour first – this ensures they distribute evenly and prevents the color from becoming too intense. The accompanying glaze, made from almond milk, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar, adds a delicate touch. Once you’ve mastered this straightforward recipe, feel free to experiment with different berry combinations, such as blueberry-raspberry or cherry-blueberry, for a unique twist.

2-Ingredient Cheesecake

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The revelation that an Instant Pot can be used to craft a delectable cheesecake may not come as a surprise to seasoned pressure cooker enthusiasts. However, the fact that this creamy dessert can be made with just two primary ingredients will likely leave you astonished. The absence of cream cheese in this particular recipe is particularly noteworthy, given its traditional association with cheesecakes. As it turns out, this Instant Pot cheesecake has gained widespread internet popularity, making it a tried-and-true treat worth exploring. To prepare this sweet delight, you’ll need only three ingredients: sweetened condensed milk, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. The crust, meanwhile, can be fashioned from gingersnap cookie crumbs or graham crackers, offering a satisfying textural contrast to the smooth cheesecake filling.

Instant Pot Cherry Dump Cake

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For family gatherings, potlucks, or BBQs, an Instant Pot cherry dump cake is the ultimate dessert solution. What makes it even more appealing? It’s incredibly simple to prepare! By using a yellow or white cake mix as the base, you’ll save time and effort. The only additional ingredients required are two cans of cherry pie filling, butter, granulated sugar, and water. To assemble this sweet treat, start by pouring the cherry pie filling into your cake pan. Next, sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the filling. Don’t forget to have a trivet ready to place inside your Instant Pot for easy serving.

Instant Pot Dulce De Leche

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The allure of dulce de leche lies in its rich, creamy texture, achieved by slowly heating sweetened condensed milk. This deliberate cooking process caramelizes the sugar, imbuing the mixture with a luscious golden hue. With years of experience making this indulgent sauce in our slow cooker, we’ve discovered that simplicity is key: simply place a can of sweetened condensed milk in the Crock Pot, cover it with water, and let it cook overnight. But what if you crave your caramel sauce in under 30 minutes? That’s where the Instant Pot comes in handy! To further enhance the color and flavor of your dulce de leche, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 3 tablespoons of warm water, then combining this mixture with your sweetened condensed milk. This clever trick yields a darker, more robust result.

Instant Pot Baked Apples

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As the seasons transition from summer’s warmth to autumn’s crispness, many of us associate fall with an abundance of apples. Their ripening coincides with our enthusiasm for crafting delectable apple recipes. One such treat is this vegan and gluten-free Instant Pot baked apples recipe, boasting a rich, buttery flavor that’s difficult to resist. The beauty of this recipe lies in its flexibility, allowing you to fill your apples with a medley of ingredients. Raisins, pecans, walnuts, brown sugar, and butter are popular choices, while serving them with a scoop of creamy ice cream adds an indulgent touch.

Easy Instant Pot Lemon Cake

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If you’re craving a moist and citrusy cake that’s ready in an instant, look no further than this stunning lemon dessert. The combination of lemons and orange is a match made in heaven, and when added to a box of lemon cake mix, the result is nothing short of divine. To take it to the next level, we substitute half of the water called for with freshly squeezed orange juice and incorporate the brightness of lemon zest into the mix. The frosting is just as impressive, blending powdered sugar, butter, and a hint of fresh lemon juice with the added depth of lemon zest. It’s a citrus lover’s dream come true.

Instant Pot Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding has been a beloved treat for centuries, with its humble origins dating back hundreds – if not thousands – of years. While it may seem like a simple process to create this sweet delight from leftover bread, achieving the perfect balance of moisture and flavor is an art that requires finesse. To craft this Instant Pot bread pudding, start by using stale bread as the foundation. This unique recipe combines eggs, orange marmalade, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pure vanilla extract to create a rich and indulgent treat. For added texture and flavor, top it with bananas, nuts, butter, cinnamon, or maple syrup – or take it up a notch by incorporating chocolate chips or raisins for an extra layer of indulgence.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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As the fall season unfolds, pumpkin spice becomes an ubiquitous presence in our daily lives. It’s hard to go anywhere without being bombarded with pumpkin-infused treats. So why not bring a taste of this seasonal magic into your own home? One delicious way to do just that is by whipping up a scrumptious Instant Pot cake, infused with the warm, comforting flavors of cinnamon and pumpkin. And the best part? This delightful dessert just so happens to be both dairy-free and gluten-free, making it an inclusive treat for all. The recipe relies on gluten-free flour – or, if you’re not adhering to a gluten-free diet, all-purpose flour will do just fine. Coconut sugar lends its rich flavor profile, while almond milk ensures the dish remains dairy-free. With this Instant Pot dessert, you’ll be treating your loved ones to a truly special culinary experience.

Instant Pot Strawberry Sauce

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Indulge in the sweet and tangy delight of this three-ingredient strawberry sauce, perfect for elevating your summer desserts, breakfast treats, and beyond. Imagine drizzling it over fluffy pancakes, crispy waffles, or golden French toast – its versatility knows no bounds! Not to mention, it’s a game-changer when served alongside cookies, crepes, or even as a dip for French toast sticks. And the best part? This luscious sauce requires only fresh strawberries, lemon juice, and granulated sugar. For an extra-rich consistency, simply whisk in a cornstarch slurry towards the end of cooking time. Whether you’re a fan of sweet and tangy or just looking to add some excitement to your dessert repertoire, this strawberry sauce is sure to hit the spot.

Easy Instant Pot Cà Phê Sữa Đá (or Vietnamese Iced Coffee)

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Vietnamese iced coffee has gained popularity worldwide for its rich flavor and refreshing quality. One of the best things about this delicious drink is that it’s incredibly easy to make in bulk using an Instant Pot, allowing you to enjoy it on demand whenever cravings strike. Additionally, Vietnamese iced coffee makes a fantastic addition to any gathering or party, as it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to seven days. The simplicity of its ingredients is another major draw: strong coffee, water, and sweetened condensed milk are all you need to create this mouthwatering treat.

Easy Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

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Get ready to revolutionize your hot cocoa game! Traditionally, you might be accustomed to whipping up a batch from those convenient instant packages. But trust us, we’re about to elevate your experience for the better.

When the holiday season rolls around and you’ve got a crowd gathered in your home on a chilly day, having a pot of rich, creamy hot cocoa at the ready will be a game-changer. And that’s exactly what we’re offering – a decadent homemade hot cocoa recipe that leaves those little packets in the dust.

Our secret ingredients? Unsweetened cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips, which add depth and complexity to this velvety drink. And then there’s the heavy cream and whole milk combination that takes it over the top in terms of creaminess. So go ahead, give it a try, and experience the bliss for yourself.

Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake

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While we adore cheesecakes, the process of making one from scratch can be frustratingly unpredictable. Common issues like dryness and cracking are all too common. However, when you utilize an Instant Pot to create a springform-pan-based cheesecake, these problems magically disappear. The addition of Oreo cookies takes this treat to a whole new level, guaranteed to spark excitement in kids and adults alike. What’s more, the entire process is remarkably quick, requiring only 30-35 minutes of baking time. To make this Instant Pot cheesecake, you’ll need just five ingredients: regular cream cheese, pure vanilla extract, sugar, eggs, and sour cream. Oreo cookies are the finishing touch that elevates this dessert to new heights.

Instant Pot Applesauce

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Making applesauce from scratch is a breeze when using an Instant Pot! Not only can you customize the ingredients to suit your taste, but you’ll also save time compared to traditional cooking methods. With just a few minutes of preparation and cooking time, you can enjoy fresh, sugar-free applesauce with no added sweetness needed. All you require are your favorite apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, sea salt, and water – making it an easy addition to your daily routine.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread

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As the autumn season unfolds, a trip to the market yields a bounty of pumpkins, making it an ideal time to create a mouthwatering Instant Pot pumpkin bread. This delectable treat not only utilizes the seasonal gourd but also finds a purpose for the pulp left over from carving jack-o-lanterns – reducing waste and maximizing flavor. The Instant Pot’s precise cooking technology ensures that the bread emerges perfectly tender and moist, eliminating the risk of it drying out. Aromatic spices like ginger powder and cinnamon infuse the loaf with warmth, while maple syrup provides a touch of sweetness. For an added layer of versatility, this recipe can be easily adapted to use gluten-free flour. And for those looking to diversify their baked goods repertoire, this very same Instant Pot pumpkin bread recipe also lends itself well to making banana bread – a true testament to the versatility and simplicity of this beloved kitchen appliance.


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The Instant Pot donut recipe is a delightful treat that requires only three ingredients and is surprisingly easy to prepare. To get started, you’ll need silicone egg bites molds, which are readily available on Amazon or in kitchen stores. The Instant Pot company also offers its own egg mold as part of its accessories. What makes these bite-sized donuts so charming is the use of a cake mix, eliminating the need for an extensive ingredient list. Once cooked, feel free to get creative with your favorite frosting and decorate to your heart’s content.

Instant Pot Oatmeal Raisin Deep Dish Cookie

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For fans of oatmeal raisin cookies, we’re thrilled to share a creative twist that brings the classic treat into your Instant Pot kitchen. Essentially, what you’ll be preparing is a delectable baked oatmeal. This recipe’s key innovation lies in its use of chocolate chips – but feel free to substitute these with raisins if you prefer! The addition of peanut butter contributes to the cookie’s incredibly moist texture, while quick-cooking oats ensure a perfect consistency.

Gingerbread Pudding Instant Pot Cake

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As the holiday season approaches, the tradition of crafting gingerbread dishes is a nostalgic and joyful experience. This beloved treat can be reimagined in various forms, from cookies to cakes, coffee to pies. Our excitement grew when we stumbled upon a recipe for gingerbread pudding dessert that utilizes the Instant Pot’s versatility. The resulting cake bears a striking resemblance to sticky toffee pudding, effectively transporting you to a state of culinary nirvana. To elevate this delectable treat further, be sure to prepare the accompanying sauce and finish it with a sprinkle of brown sugar – the perfect flourish to an already exceptional dessert.

Instant Pot Arroz Con Leche

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It’s a culinary certainty: when craving Arroz con Leche, there’s no substitute. This beloved Mexican rice pudding is a masterclass in sweet and creamy textures. With its roots dating back thousands of years to ancient recipes, every culture has put its own spin on this comfort classic.

Our Instant Pot recipe for Arroz con Leche brings together the essentials: milk, rice, vanilla extract, sugar, and cinnamon. The result is nothing short of sublime – a testament to the electric pressure cooker’s prowess in delivering tender, velvety puddings without the need for eggs. The game-changer? Sweetened condensed milk adds an unparalleled richness.

Of course, creativity knows no bounds when it comes to customizing this Instant Pot dessert. Feel free to get adventurous with additions like lemon zest or raisins to create a truly unique flavor profile.

For more inspiration and expert tips on crafting unforgettable desserts in your Instant Pot electric pressure cooker, be sure to check out the accompanying video.

Final Words

Indulge in these scrumptious recipes with your loved ones. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or a casual get-together, these sweet treats are sure to impress. Share your thoughts and let us know what you think!

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