Black Forest Cake is one of the most delicious and beautiful holiday desserts. Rich, deep chocolate cake with little bits of maraschino cherry throughout – it is simply amazing. But if you’re looking for pure decadence, this Black Forrest Cherry Pie Dump Cake is off the charts!
And you can call it whatever you want – a chocolate cherry dump cake, a black forest cake, chocolate cherry cake… They’re all good!
Making a Black Forest Cherry Pie Dump Cake is so easy!
It’s fast and easy to make, too, since you make this Black Forest Cherry Pie Cake in your Instant Pot. Simply mix together some chocolate cake mix, cherry pie filling, butter, and chocolate chips and let it bake. This cooks up so moist and delicious, it’s simply irresistible.
Bake up this Black Forest Cherry Pie Cake to share with family and friends throughout the holidays. And if you enjoy giving homemade gifts, this incredible cake will be the favorite of every chocolate-lover on your list. In fact, I predict that once your family tastes this Black Forrest Cherry Pie Cake for the first time, they will beg you to make it again – for years to come. It’s just that good!
Homemade Instant Pot Black Forest Cherry Pie Cake
While this is a variation on the traditional black forest cake from Germany, it’s still delicious to serve with some of your favorite German dishes. We particularly enjoy serving it after making some yummy pork schnitzel, sauerkraut, and kartoffelpuffer pancakes (potato pancakes).
And why not try some other traditional German desserts too? We like these a lot:
And since you make it in the instant pot or other pressure cooker, it’s great to make in the summer without making your kitchen hot. So it’s a really great summertime treat too!
Ingredients and tools you need to make the Black Forest Cherry Pie Dump Cake
- 1 21 oz- cherry pie filling
- 1/2 box Chocolate cake mix
- 4 tbsp. butter, melted
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Non-stick baking spray
- 1 cup water
Since this recipe uses pie filling and cake mix, you have so many options if you want to make a different version.
Equipment needed to make Black Forest Cherry Pie Dump Cake:
6 Qt. Instant Pot Duo
Round Baking Dish or Springform Pan
Note: You may use a round baking dish that fits inside of your Instant Pot or other pressure cooker. Many home cooks like to purchase a springform pan and other accessories so that they can really make the most of their pot. We really like an instant pot accessories kit like this one if you are using your pressure cooker often or for a variety of dishes.
How to make the Black Forest Dump Cake
Spray a round oven-safe baking dish with non-stick baking spray.
Add your can of pie filling to the dish. Then add your cake mix and pour it evenly over the top of the pie filling.
Pour the butter on top.
Now sprinkle your chocolate chips over the cake mixture.
Pour your water into the inner part of your Instant Pot.
Place a trivet inside your Instant Pot.
Cover your baking dish with aluminum foil and place the baking dish on top of the trivet.
Put the lid on the instant pot, close and lock it, and turn the vent to Sealing position.
Select PRESSURE COOK high for 25 minutes.
Allow a 5 minute natural release. A natural release is where you simply let the pot sit for the indicated time before manually releasing the pressure (quick release).
Turn the valve to do a quick release.
Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!
Recipe was made in 6 quart Instant Pot.
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Homemade Instant Pot Black Forest Cherry Pie Dump Cake
- 6 Qt. Instant Pot Duo
- Can Opener
- Mixing Bowls
- Measuring Cup
- Round Baking Dish or Springform Pan
- 1 21 oz Cherry Pie Filling
- 1/2 box Chocolate Cake Mix
- 4 tbsp Butter melted
- 1/2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- Non-Stick Baking Spray
- 1 cup Water
- Spray a round oven-safe baking dish with non-stick baking spray.
- Add your can of pie filling to the bowl.
- Add your cake mix and pour it evenly over the top of the pie filling.
- Pour the butter on top.
- Sprinkle your chocolate chips over the cake mixture.
- Pour your water into the inner part of your Instant Pot.
- Place a trivet inside your Instant Pot.
- Top your baking dish with aluminum foil.
- Place the baking dish on the trivet.
- Cover your Instant Pot with its lid.
- Turn the vent to Sealing position.
- Select PRESSURE COOK high for 25 minutes.
- Allow a 5-minute natural release.
- Turn the valve to do a quick release.
- Remove lid.
- Allow to cool slightly.
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