33+ Instant Pot Desserts That Are Totally Drool-Worthy

From lavish puddings and silky cheesecakes to comforting cobblers, we have put together our favorite easy-to-make, drool-worthy recipes for Instant Pot desserts and sweets that come together quickly in the pressure cooker.


The Instant Pot makes weeknight dinners easy breezy. It turns once stressful meal prepping into a short and sweet affair. It can even make you breakfast overnight, or yield a week’s worth of yogurt in a single sitting. Perhaps, though, one of its most desirable and flat out charming qualities is its ability to make dessert. We mean, you can even make healthy desserts in the pressure cooker.

Baking isn’t everyone’s forte and we get that. Much like the Instant Pot makes cooking delicious meals an easier feat even for the amateur chefs, they can turn your baking mistakes into brilliant treats every time – minimal effort required.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite Instant Pot desserts. Browse through the whole list or go directly to your preferred category. Find more pressure cooker dessert recipes here.


 

WHAT DESSERTS CAN YOU MAKE IN AN INSTANT POT

When it comes to Instant Pot desserts you can usually make round cakes, cheesecakes, cobblers and crumbles, stewed fruit, jam, summer and winter puddings, and even mini lava cakes. You are somewhat restricted by the shape of the pot but it shouldn’t stop your creativity.

You can use the Instant Pot trivet to stack layers of mini ramekins with pannacotta or chocolate muffins, and you can use various cake tins (again rounded or those that can fit inside your pressure cooker) to make all sorts of desserts. 

Here are some essentials for your Instant Pot dessert-making kit: trivet (comes with your IP), silicone cake tin, loaf tin, flower cake or bundt cake tin, some ramekins, and yogurt making cups (which you can use for other things as well).


 

chocolate INSTANT POT desserts

There’s no denying the popularity of chocolate desserts. It’s a super versatile ingredient and there are so many flavor combinations that work with chocolate. Here are some delicious chocolate desserts to try in the Instant pot pressure cooker.

Brownie Fudge Cake

Instant Pot Chocolate Brownies

Are you ready for some chocolate?! Instant Pot Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake with toasted walnuts will be a dessert that impresses everyone at the table and makes your chocolate lovers very happy. Get the recipe here.

Chocolate Espresso Pudding Cake

Chocolate Espresso Pudding Cake

When you love expresso and chocolate there’s no reason to have to choose. Just top it off with ice cream and enjoy. Recipe from Instant Pot Official.

 Chocolate Cake With Salted Caramel & Pretzels 

Instant Pot Chocolate Cake With Salted Caramel & Pretzels

This particular Instant Pot chocolate cake recipe is great to have in your repertoire as you can use it as a template for other desserts. In this case, we were inspired by the classic pretzel cake and used salted caramel and whipped cream and cream cheese to pimp up our chocolate cake. Get the recipe here.

Guilt-free Chocolate Pudding Cake 

Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding cake

When two worlds collide, you get pudding in cake form. Better yet? Its guilt-free label holds true. A modest list of ingredients – most kitchen pantry staples – make this pressure cooker dessert not only easy to make but easy to feel good about indulging in. It’s grain-free and refined sugar-free, so have a slice… or two! Recipe from This Pilgrim Life.

Instant Pot chocolate zucchini cake

INSTANT POT CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE

Make the moistest and fudgy Instant Pot chocolate zucchini cake with silky, smooth chocolate glaze on top. This is a great cake using up summer zucchini (courgette). You can also top it with vanilla or chocolate cream frosting. Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Chocolate Terrine

Instant Pot Chocolate Terrine

A thin slice of smooth, dark chocolate, soft yet firm, fudgier yet light, a delicious end to your meal. Perfect make-ahead dessert since it needs overnight cooling time. Recipe from Spices N Flavors.


 

INSTANT POT cheesecakes

If you’re a fan of cheesecake, Instant Pot is your best friend! It makes fabulous cheesecakes, smooth and soft, with no oven or heat required. It’s by far one of the most popular desserts to make in the pressure cooker. Try one of these! 

vanilla cheesecake with a strawberry cream

Pressure cooker cheesecake vanilla filling and strawberry cream top

This is a simple cheesecake with vanilla cream cheese filling and strawberry jam whipped cream topping and is beginner-friendly for those of you new to pressure cooking or the kitchen in general.  Get the recipe here.

This fruity cheesecake is low in refined sugar and carbohydrates, making it a perfect treat. It’s light and healthy, made with light cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and juicy peaches. Get the recipe here.

Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Eggnog cheesecake in Instant Pot recipe

For a dessert with the holiday spirit, make this fabulous Instant Pot eggnog cheesecake with gingersnap crust and caramel drizzle. Spiked with a little rum, cinnamon and nutmeg, this pressure-cooked cheesecake is creamy and decadent, perfect with a little whipped cream or ice cream. Get the recipe here.

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Instant Pot Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Try this amazing Instant Pot cheesecake recipe and indulge in a creamy filling sweetened with brown sugar on a shortbread pecan crust with a decadent caramel topping studded with toasted pecans. Get the recipe here.

KETO LEMON CHEESECAKE (GLUTEN-FREE)

INSTANT POT LEMON CHEESECAKE

Zesty and summery, this lemon cheesecake is not only delicious but is also keto-friendly. Made with low-carb crust and creamy filling with a hint of lemon and vanilla, this is a dessert you can enjoy with the whole family and they won’t even know that it’s sugar-free. Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake 

Instant Pot Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

When it comes to seasonal fall and winter recipes, you can’t go past a good pumpkin or pecan dessert, and with this Instant Pot pumpkin cheesecake with pecan crust and topping, we’re combining both! With creamy, decadent pumpkin filling with caramelised butter pecan topping, this cheesecake is absolutely to die for. Get the recipe here.

 

Low-carb Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Instant Pot Vanilla Cheesecake Low Carb

Cheesecake is a fun one to make in the Instant Pot. We have a whole roundup dedicated to just that if cheesecake is just your thing. We especially like this low-carb version with no refined sugar! Keep it sweet, but not too sweet. This is perfect for keto’ers and low-carb’ers to indulge wisely (and with ease, of course). Recipe from Health Starts in the Kitchen.

Triple Chocolate Layered Cheesecake 

Tripe layer chocolate cheesecake in Instant Pot

Chocolate is better when it’s doubled, and it’s best when it’s tripled. These are facts. Triple chocolate is better when it’s cheesecake. This is also a fact. Here, we have all the things in one. This slice doesn’t really need an introduction because just look at the layers. It’s a cake crush, and you can make it in the Instant Pot. Recipe from Pressure Cooking Today.

INSTANT POT RAFFAELLO CHEESECAKE

Instant Pot Raffaello Cheesecake

This is not an ordinary Instant Pot cheesecake! Inspired by the coconut and almond flavors of the Raffaello sweets, this pressure-cooked cheesecake is as decadent and delicious as it looks. Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Ube Cheesecake

Instant Pot Ube Cheesecake

Ube is a starchy, sweet yam with the most beautiful purple coloring, which makes it the perfect ingredient for cheesecake. A popular ingredient for sweets and desserts in the Philippines and Hawaii. It’s sweet & nutty-tasting, with hints of an almost coconut-like flavor; some liken it to a cross between vanilla & pistachio. Recipe from Food Is A Four Letter Word.

Raspberry lemonade cheesecake

INSTANT POT RASPBERRY LEMONADE CHEESECAKE

Sweet and tangy, inspired by the old-fashioned summer drink, and is perfect for a special occasion or to enjoy with the family on the weekend. Made with fresh raspberries and citrus, this cheesecake is a fabulous summer dessert. Get the recipe here.


 

INSTANT POT Cake RECIPES

Carrot cake, bundt cake, coffee cake, upside-down cake, vanilla cake…yes, you can make all of these in the Instant Pot and some. The round shape lands itself perfectly to the pot! 

instant Pot Carrot Cake

Instant Pot Carrot Cake

You will fall in love with this gorgeous and moist Instant Pot carrot cake the minute you taste it. It’s nut-free and perfect with a cup of tea or as a treat for birthday parties, Easter, or Thanksgiving. It comes with step-by-step instructions and pictures. Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake 

Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Pumpkin and chocolate are the dynamic duo of autumn, bringing in that fresh flavor and texture from REAL pumpkin and sweet, rich chocolate in every bite. Okay, enough drooling! This bundt cake uses real puree giving it a lovely hue with some healthy additions from the Greek yogurt and banana. You could easily sub out the flour for gluten-free if you prefer, too. Recipe from A Pinch of Healthy. Find more Instant Pot bundt cakes here. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Instant Pot Pineapple Cake

This beautiful dessert is a stunning centrepiece to any table and you could use a variety of fruit like peaches or apples instead of pineapple. This Instant Pot cake has a delightful flavor and is made from scratch with ingredients easily found in your pantry. Recipe from Monday is Meatloaf.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Pudding 

Pumpkin Pudding

And we have another pumpkin winner! This allergy-friendly pudding recipe isn’t just made for the holidays. It’s like a traditional Christmas pudding, but it’s so worth making in the off-season too. The coconut-ginger glaze makes it so satisfying to cut into! Recipe from Traditional Cooking School.

Banoffee Pie with Paleo Caramel Sauce 

Instant Pot Banofee Pie (Paleo)

Banana + toffee = banoffee. And it’s really, really good stuff. Can you tell? This pie is loaded with a creamy center, tucked away in between cheesecake crust and drizzled with a paleo toffee and caramel sauce. This is the type of dessert you want to get to know. Recipe from Recipe This.

Instant Pot Coffee Cake

Instant Pot Coffee Cake

If you love those few moments in the morning when it’s quiet and you can sit down to relax with a warm cup of coffee. Add a moist piece of coffee cake and it’s a piece of heaven. This caramel apple pecan Instant Pot coffee cake is such a perfect pair. Recipe from The Typical Mom.

Instant Pot Chocoflan

Instant Pot Chocoflan

If you love chocolate cake and you love flan, this Chocoflan is the answer to your dessert prayers! Also known as Impossible Flan is an incredibly beautiful and delicious cake with two layers. One layer is a decadent dark chocolate cake and the other layer is a creamy and delicious flan. Sounds amazing, right? Recipe from One Happy House Wife.


 

INSTANT POT cobblers & FRUIT DESSERTS

Take advantage of seasonal fruit and berries with these cobblers, crisps and stewed desserts. Add a dollop of cream or ice cream for a perfect movie-time treat! 

TASTY Blueberry Cobbler

Instant Pot Blueberry Cobbler

Made easy with frozen blueberries and lemon cake mix. It’s warm and saucy with a golden brown topping and tart lemon flavor. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream for the ultimate fruit cobbler dessert! Recipe from Went Here 8 This.

STEWED APPLES IN MULLED WINE

INSTANT POT STEWED APPLES IN MULLED WINE

It’s exactly as it sounds – apples stewed with brown sugar in red wine and spices – resulting in soft, sweet, spiced, and slightly boozy-flavored fruit (but not alcoholic!). You can serve these pressure-cooked apples as a dessert with ice cream. Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Apple Crisp 

Instant Pot Apple Crisp Dessert

Simple, slightly sweet, rustic and relatively healthy? We dig it. Apple crisp is a lovely way to use up any fruits. Autumn calls for apples and pears while summer will beg for berries. Fortunately, you could swap them any which way you choose with this easy cobbler adaptation for the Instant Pot. Recipe from Center Cut Cook.

LUSCIOUS Peach Cobbler

Instant Pot Peach Cobbler

With only four ingredients, this is the perfect easy dessert for any occasion. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream on top! Recipe from Shugary Sweets.


 

PerfectLY PortionED INSTANT POT DESSERTS

Sometimes, the best things come in small packages! Individually portioned desserts are practical and uber-cute and gorgeous to serve to your guests. You can make mini cakes, cheesecakes, mousse and puddings.

INDIVIDUAL PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE (IN JARS)

INDIVIDUAL PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

Made from scratch, scrumptious, creamy, and irresistibly delicious treat. They are packed with Fall flavors making it the perfect dessert to start the season! Recipe from Aromatic Essence.

Instant Pot Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

Instant Pot Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

Make these sweet and tender Instant Pot Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls for the perfect sweet breakfast treat or awesome easy instant pot dessert. Recipe from Aileen Cooks.

INSTANT POT CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE {IN JARS}

INSTANT POT CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE {IN JARS}

This Instant Pot chocolate cheesecake is decadent, dense, and creamy, made with an easy homemade oreo crust, a delicious chocolate cheesecake filling, and a luxurious chocolate ganache to top it off! Served along with a dollop of cream, this chocolate cheesecake is one drool-worthy Instant Pot dessert! Recipe from Aromatic Essence.

MINI Lemon Berry PuddingS

Instant Pot Lemon Berry Pudding

Enjoy the sweet-tart flavors of lemon and summer berries in a delicious and light pudding, steamed in the Instant Pot or in a steamer. A refreshing treat! Recipe from Caramel Tinted Life.

CHOCOLATE-ORANGE LAVA CAKES

Molten chocolate lava cakes in the Instant Pot

These are decadent and light in texture filled with gooey “molten” chocolate centre and will melt on your plate and in your mouth. Super delicious and easy to make. This lava cakes recipe is from Laurel Randolph’s latest Instant Pot Desserts Cookbook. Make sure to rank this recipe and comment below with any feedback or your own tips for making the perfect Instant Pot lava cakes. Get the recipe here.

Which dessert are you most looking forward to trying? From pudding to pumpkin, we have something for everyone! Share these recipes with your Instant Pot-loving friends who want to indulge…sometimes, healthily.

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