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34 Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

Here are the best Instant Pot dessert recipes ever! Chocolate, fruit, cake, and brownies in a pressure cooker you’ll love! Whether you want something sweet for brunch or after dinner we have a lot of sweet treats you can make without turning your oven on!

instant pot dessert recipes

If you just got a pressure cooker and you’re ready to make some quick and delicious desserts. Here’s a big list of easy Instant Pot dessert recipes you can try! This roundup is now included in our long list of favorite Instant Pot recipes. (affiliate links present, originally published 7/17)

Ninja Foodi Desserts

You can use your Mealthy, Crockpot Express or make easy Ninja Foodi recipes using these recipes too. They all basically work the same way using the high pressure function for almost all of the creations below.

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I will continue to add more when I make them but for now here are 31 quick easy dessert recipes that should keep you busy and licking your lips for a while! 😉

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot
instant pot chocolate pudding cake

If you are wondering what all the Instant Pot hype is about, let me tell you how much I love mine! I have this one here which was the most inexpensive and basic model out there. I haven’t needed any more and it works perfectly for breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes.

Instant Pot Desserts

Since then I’ve made those several more times because they’re so easy and just to die for! Here are a few of our favorites. Let us know which ones you love!

Pressure cooker donuts are so good and fun to make…we will start with a peek at those! You can enjoy as is or with melted chocolate dipped on the outside with all the sprinkles and decorations you want. We have even made Dulce de Leche Pressure Cooker and used that as a sweet dip for these.

pressure cooker donuts 2

Pressure Cooker Dessert Recipes

If there is a need for a pan I will mention it in the post itself with a link to where you can order it online too. Cakes often times use a small springform pan which make it easy to lift out without breakage.

So good Instant Pot pineapple upside down cake is my middle daughters’ favorite sweet. Small version or larger bundt cake version available.

Instant Pot Pineapple Upside Down Cake 2

Instant Pot banana french toast is always a winner for a sweet breakfast or served after dinner.

Have you tried our Instant Pot brownies yet? (plain or fill with peanut butter…it’s amazing)

instant pot brownie
instant pot caramel apple monkey bread 2

Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

Our monkey bread is loaded with caramel bits and is an amazing dessert. Could even be breakfast really! 

Where we lived in Ca. it would get to 110 degrees regularly in the summertime. I would NOT turn on my oven at all but still wanted to bake so this is a great way to do that! Fantastic Pressure cooker chocolate lava cake is incredibly ooey gooey.

You can see our Instant Pot tapioca pudding below. We love it and make several batches a month.

instant pot tapioca pudding

Here are a few electric pressure cooker desserts that are sure to make you want more. My Instant Pot rice pudding is one of the most popular desserts on my blog.

I have people say over and over again how amazing it is! It is warm and really creamy.

Our Instant Pot banana bread can be served as a sweet treat too. It melts in your mouth and certainly could be considered more than breakfast. Pressure cooking makes baking easy and super moist.

banana bread in air fryer

I have made a dairy free Instant Pot rice pudding (included in the rice pudding link below) too.

Here is our amazing Instant Pot rice pudding. It gets five stars from everyone who makes it.

instant pot rice pudding

Pressure cooker dessert recipes

Here are some more sweet treats.

If you’re new to cooking in your Instant Pot don’t be intimidated. I was when I got mine and it stayed  in the box for a few months.

One day I just got it out and experimented with something. I thought would be simple and made this Instant Pot spaghetti, it turned out great. It’s now one of my most popular Instant Pot recipes and ever! 

instant pot dump cake

Ninja Foodi Dessert Recipes

You can use all of these same instructions for easy Ninja Foodi recipes.

Our Instant Pot carrot cake is pretty awesome. I love baking when it is way to hot outside for the oven.

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Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

Easy Instant Pot Dessert Recipes you can make in any pressure cooker pip or directly in the pot itself. From lava cake to rice pudding to cakes and more.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 475kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Mix together cake mix, egg, oil, and pineapple juice until smooth. Lay maraschino cherries and pineapple tidbits down in a pattern on the bottom of your mini bundt pan.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar on top of that. Pour cake batter on top. Cover with foil. Put trivet at bottom of Instant Pot. Pour 1.5 c. water around it. 
  • Put pan with cake mix ingredients on top of trivet. Close IP and steam valve. Set to pressure, high, for 25 minutes.
  • When done do a natural release for 10 min. Then release rest of steam. Open foil and allow to cool. Flip pan over carefully and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Dessert Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 597mg26%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 91IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 184mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Friday 25th of August 2017

I made the apple crisp in the cake pan recommended by instapot It was great; however maybe you should only make it if you have company. There are only two of us. I left the apple crisp in the cake pan and refrigerated it The next day the cake was as hard as cement.

Is there any resolution for this?


Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Serve the leftovers warm. Slightly heat in the microwave and the apple crisp is good to go again. Like you, we only have 2 people, so most of our recipes I cut in half. Funny though, my mom always likes her crisps warm/hot, my husband likes his chilled. Good luck.

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