The Big List of Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

Here you'll find every type of Instant Pot dessert recipe imaginable. Everything including pies, cheesecakes, cakes, pudding, custards, flans, sweetbreads, and more. You're sure to find something sweet and delicious to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Desserts have always been my weakness!

Growing up, there was always dessert after lunch and dinner. Always.

From cheesecake to flan, to arroz con leche, to pound cake – my dad always had to have his dessert after a meal. I remember every time we ate, he’d finish eating and immediately ask my mom, “Que hay de postre?”

Translation: “What’s for dessert?”

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So clearly, I’ve always had a love for desserts and baking. Now that I have an Instant Pot, I’ve ventured into making so many desserts that I had never tried before for fear of them being too complicated. Like my mom’s Arroz con Leche, which is now a breeze with the Instant Pot.

Because of my love for desserts, it’s only fitting to share with you an awesome compilation of some amazingly delicious Instant Pot desserts. There are all kinds of choices for you, including several options for people with special diets. Also, if you’re a cheesecake lover, you will find plenty of varieties and flavors to choose from!

Instant Pot Desserts

I have divided the dessert recipes into categories, so you can quickly find what you’re looking for. Enjoy!

Custard, Pudding and Mousse

In the mood for a silky smooth custard, a creamy pudding, or a light and fluffy mousse? No matter what you’re craving, you’re sure to find a sweet, creamy, delicious dessert to satisfy you in the list below.

And, do you want to know a little secret about making custards, puddings, and mousses? There’s no need to be intimidated because these desserts use only a few simple ingredients and are quite simple to make!

So, enjoy this list of delicious dessert recipes.

  • close up of coconut flan on a plate
    Coconut Flan
    from One Happy Housewife

    A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.

  • a creme brulee topped with a fresh raspberry
    Creme Brulee
    from Let’s Dish

    Silky smooth creme brulee that cooks up perfectly in your electric pressure cooker.

  • a bowl of creamy quick egg custard topped with strawberry slices
    Quick Egg Custard
    from This Old Gal

    This classic British dessert is light, airy, and smooth. Plus it’s super easy to make this sweet treat in your pressure cooker.

Cheesecake

Cheesecake is something of a rite of passage for avid Instant Pot users – lovingly known as ‘Potheads’. There are tons of delicious Instant Pot cheesecake recipes out there – New York, chocolate, pumpkin, orange and so much more.

And the best thing about cheesecake? Well, other than the fact that they’re so delicious? They are super easy to make!

So, choose your favorite below and earn that cheesecake badge if you haven’t already.

  • a dripping new york cheesecake on a plate
    New York Cheesecake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A New York cheesecake is a true American classic. So dense, rich, and creamy, this cheesecake recipe is a must try.

  • a small slice of chocolate espresso cheesecake topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle

    If you’re a fan of chocolate and coffee, this Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake is the way to go! A smooth and rich cheesecake packed with flavor!

  • overhead shot of eggnog cheesecake
    Eggnog Cheesecake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Eggnog and cheesecake combined? That sounds like a dream come true! Enjoy the holidays even more with this wonderful cheesecake made with cinnamon, nutmeg, and eggnog.

  • skinny cheesecake topped with blueberries on a plate with strawberry slices
    Skinny Cheesecake
    from Spice Cravings

    A slightly healthier alternative to traditional cheesecake, this skinny cheesecake provides all the flavor with less of the calories!

  • cheesecake decorated with slices of strawberries
    Healthier Cheesecake
    from My Crazy Good Life

    This delicious looking cheesecake is a healthier option that won’t ruin your diet. It uses healthier choices for both the filling and the crust.

  • a creamy slice of a new work cheesecake topped with cherries
    New York Cheesecake
    from Let’s Dish

    Sometimes, all you need is a slice of ultra rich and creamy New York-style Cheesecake to satisfy your craving.

  • a white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake on a cake stand next to a plate with a slice of cheesecake

    White chocolate and raspberry make an amazing combination in any dessert. This rich and creamy cheesecake is no exception!

  • creamy and soft orange cheesecake on the center of a plate
    Orange Cheesecake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    The flavor of the chocolate crust paired with the fresh orange of this creamy cheesecake is incredible.

  • close up of a whole pumpkin cheese cake on a large plate
    Pumpkin Cheesecake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Welcome the cooler fall months by celebrating with this wonderful pumpkin cheesecake. This creamy dessert has the perfect combination of spices mixed with the delicious sweetness of cheesecake.

  • a chocolate orange cheesecake topped with orange slices
    Chocolate Orange Cheesecake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Rich chocolate and orange combined in a decadent cheesecake sounds like a fantastic idea! This chocolate orange cheesecake is incredible!

  • a small slice of italian meyer lemon ricotta cheesecake on a plate

    This light and fluffy Italian-style Cheesecake is a lighter option to traditional cheesecake. The fluffiness is perfection!

  • a slice of chocolate cheesecake topped with bits of chocolate
    Chocolate Cheesecake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    This Chocolate Cheesecake is remarkably rich, chocolatey, and creamy and is sure to hit that sweet spot!

  • a slice of white chocolate peppermint cheesecake topped with peppermint pieces and chocolate drizzle

    A peppermint twist on a traditional favorite! This White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake is a treat not just for the holidays!

  • a small plate with a slice of a creamy cherry cheesecake
    Cherry Cheesecake
    from Conserva Mom

    This traditional cheesecake topped with sweet cherries is a delicious and easy dessert recipe to make in your pressure cooker.

  • a slice of chocolate cheesecake on a plate topped with raspberries
    Chocolate Cheesecake
    from Let’s Dish

    This rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake is made with a chocolate crumb crust. This is dessert decadence at its best!

  • a partially cut into new york cheesecake on a cake stand
    Best New York Cheesecake
    from This Old Gal

    One of the most popular recipes for New York Cheesecake. If this is your first time making cheesecake in the Instant Pot, this dense and creamy cheesecake is a great one to start with.

  • a plate with dulce de leche cheesecake
    Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
    from Living Sweet Moments

    This moist, creamy, and decadent cheesecake is a pure slice of heaven.

  • a plate with a slice of chocolate swirl oreo cheesecake topped with oreo bits
    Chocolate Swirl Oreo Cheesecake
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    This cheesecake is perfect for the chocolate lover. It delivers a triple dose of chocolate with an Oreo crust, Oreo cookies in the batter and melted chocolate swirled in. Chocolate everywhere in this beauty!

  • best mango cheesecake
    Mango Cheesecake
    from Ministry of Curry

    This cheesecake is so smooth and creamy with a wonderfully tangy sweet flavor.

Cake

Cake in the Instant Pot?!? That’s right!!

Cakes are the perfect treat for any occasion. Whether it’s a special event, a gathering of friends and family, or just an evening with your loved ones cakes are a great way to celebrate coming together.

The perfect cake should be moist and flavorful with a delicate crumb and crispy edges. And baking the perfect cake doesn’t have to be complicated or take a lot of time. In fact, cakes can be some of the quickest and easiest desserts to make!

Here, you’ll find some amazing, quick and easy recipes for making cakes in the Instant Pot. From decadent lava cakes to bundt cakes, you’ll definitely want to browse this section!

  • instant pot chocoflan
    Chocoflan
    from One Happy Housewife

    A moist chocolate cake layered with a smooth, creamy flan, and topped with caramel.

  • Turtle lava cake fresh out of the Instant Pot
    Turtle Lava Cakes
    from One Happy Housewife

    These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans. They are an indulgence like no other!

  • overhead shot of cakes in a jar
    Cakes in a Jar
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    These wonderful cakes come in so many delicious flavors and are so easy to make.

  • a strawberry and cream cake on a plate near a bowl of fresh strawberries
    Strawberries & Cream Cake
    from One Happy Housewife

    This strawberries and cream Instant Pot cake is topped with a creamy glaze and is so moist and delicious.

  • chocolate cake
    Chocolate Cake
    from The Typical Mom

    This easy to make chocolate cake with raspberry sauce is so incredibly moist and amazing that you won’t want to share.

  • close up of a pecan chocolate chip cake drizzling with chocolate glaze
    Pecan Chocolate Chip Cake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Pecans and chocolate make a great pair! Put them together in a cake, and now you’ve really got my attention!

  • overhead shot of a coffee cake
    Coffee Cake
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This delicious coffee cake is perfect for brunch, dessert, or even breakfast. Because who doesn’t love cake for breakfast?!

  • close up of a glazed red velvet bundt cake
    Red Velvet Bundt Cake
    from Margin Making Mom

    If you’re looking to “bake” something in the electric pressure cooker, this moist and delicious cute little bundt cake is a great choice!

  • a dulce de leche lava cake cut open to reveal the inside
    Dulce de Leche Lava Cake
    from Living Sweet Moments

    Lava cakes are amazing to begin with. Add Dulce de Leche to them and wow, just wow! This quick and easy recipe only requires 3 ingredients and delivers an irresistibly ooey-gooey dessert.

  • a delicious coconut bundt cake served on a large plate
    Coconut Cake
    from One Happy Housewife

    Topped with a heavenly creamy coconut glaze, this moist and delicious cake is loaded with coconut goodness and is the perfect sweet treat to share with friends and family.

  • close up of a pound cake topped with powdered sugar
    Pound Cake
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    A perfect and delicious pound cake just like grandma used to make.

  • a salted caramel molten lava cake on a large plate

    Dark chocolate cakes filled with an ooey-gooey salted caramel center. These decadent cakes are the ultimate indulgence.

  • a close up of a fork cutting into a moist slice of instant pot lemon bundt cake
    Lemon Bundt Cake
    from One Happy Housewife

    Drizzled with a sweet lemony glaze, this wonderful lemon cake is the perfect refreshing dessert.

Sweet Bread

There’s nothing more perfect than a sweet bread dessert to end a meal. And there are so many tasty options to choose from including banana bread, monkey bread, and bread pudding. All of these recipes are easy and quick to make and your sweet tooth will definitely be satisfied with these sweet, bready desserts!

  • a whole and fresh banana nut bread
    Banana Nut Bread
    from This Old Gal

    This is the most popular Instant Pot Banana Bread recipe around. If you want to try your hand at making banana bread in the Instant Pot, this is a great choice.

  • overhead shot of banana french toast
    Banana French Toast
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This delicious recipe is a great choice for breakfast, sweet enough to enjoy as a dessert, or could also be made into a snack.

  • apple bread topped with salted caramel icing
    Apple Bread with Salted Caramel Icing
    from Adventures of a Nurse

    This sinfully sweet bread is loaded full of fresh apples, apple pie spice, and topped with a salted caramel icing. It’s a perfect fall-inspired dessert.

  • close up of bread pudding glazed and topped with raisins
    Bread Pudding
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    This creamy, rich, and delicious bread pudding is the perfect holiday dessert. The rich and creamy custard and amazing rum sauce make it irresistible!

  • overhead shot of monkey bread
    Monkey Bread
    from Food n Service

    This super popular Monkey Bread recipe is a must try! Sweet perfection!

  • closeup of caramel pumpkin spice bread pudding on a plate
    Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding
    from Margin Making Mom

    The flavors of caramel and pumpkin spice come together to make a bread pudding that is so delicious that you’ll want to have it for both breakfast and dessert.

  • three slices of banana bread stacked up on eachother
    Banana Bread
    from Adventures of a Nurse

    This popular banana bread recipe is moist and very filling!

  • a partially cut into bread pudding
    Bread Pudding
    from Eat Beautiful

    This flexible bread pudding recipe can be made with any loaf of bread, rich and decadent or healthy and high in protein! It’s a great option for those looking for a Paleo, grain-free treat to enjoy as dessert, meal, or snack.

Jam and Applesauce

Perfect for spreading on toast, paired with cheese and crackers, topping your favorite ice cream, or eating alone. Not only do jams and applesauces add sweetness and flavor to your favorite foods but they are super easy to make too!

  • instant pot applesauce
    Applesauce
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A sweet and healthy snack that’s so much better than the store bought kind.

  • overhead shot of blueberry jam in a large glass bowl
    Blueberry Jam
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Blueberry jam perfection right here. Easy to make and has so many uses! So much faster than the traditional way of making jam.

  • a bowl of applesauce
    Applesauce
    from Real Food Real Deals

    This is the perfect recipe for apple picking season! It’s a quick, easy, healthy recipe that everyone loves. It makes a great snack for feeding your children. Only good stuff in here!

  • a bowl of strawberry applesauce topped with fresh apple slices and a strawberry next to mason jars filled with strawberry applesauce
    Strawberry Applesauce
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Add a special strawberry kick to your applesauce with this wonderful recipe. You’ll have a tasty, fruity, healthy, homemade treat in no time.

  • a bowl of  apple sauce next to some apples
    Homemade Applesauce
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Once you make applesauce in the Instant Pot, you won’t make it any other way! A few simple and wholesome ingredients and you’re set!

  • a glass jar filled with berry jam
    Berry Jam
    from Real Food Real Deals

    Berry Jam, perfect for topping your favorite desserts or eating on toast. This one is sweetened with maple syrup, so you avoid any added sugar.

Cobblers and Crisps

Who doesn’t love a good cobbler or crisp? I know I do. There’s something about the sweet, crispy topping and the warm fruit filling that is just comforting to me. I’ve put together some easy recipes for cobblers and crisps so you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen!

  • a bowl of peach crisp with a scoop of ice cream on top
    Peach Crisp
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Fresh, juicy peaches, are topped with crisp, crunchy oatmeal streusel for a perfect summer dessert. Just top it with vanilla ice cream for an irresistibly comforting dessert!

  • a bite size of apple cobbler picked up with a fork
    Peach Cobbler
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    There’s nothing better than warm peach cobbler and now you can make it in your Instant Pot with this wonderful recipe.

Pies

I can’t think of a better dessert than pies. They’re easy to make and offer so many different flavors. From sweet to tart to fruity to chocolate-y, there’s a flavor that’s perfect for every sweet tooth. Whether you’re looking for something light or decadent, sweet or tart, fruit-based or chocolate-y – you’ll find it here.

  • key lime pie on a cake stand with limes nearby
    Key Lime Pie
    from Living Sweet Moments

    Key lime pie is a sweet, tart dessert that’s easy to make and only requires the simplest of ingredients. The graham cracker crust, key lime filling, and whipped cream come together to make a fantastically fresh dessert.

  • a large slice of passion fruit pie decorated with whipped cream on a plate
    Passion Fruit Pie
    from Living Sweet Moments

    This passion fruit pie is rich and creamy with just the right balance of sweet and tart. This dessert tastes amazing and making it in the Instant Pot, is easy as pie!

  • side view of mini pumpkin pie
    Mini Pumpkin Pie
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Pint-sized versions of this wonderfully comforting traditional pie.

International Desserts

International desserts are a fun way to introduce your family to new flavors and cultures from around the world.  So, if you are feeling adventurous and want to discover something new, these international desserts will send your taste buds on a global tour.

  • a spoonful of arroz con leche
    Arroz con Leche
    from One Happy Housewife

    This traditional Hispanic dessert is so creamy, rich and delicious. Simple ingredients and so quick and easy to make.

  • overhead shot of a small bowl of pakistani zarda sweet rice

    If you’re looking for an International dessert, then zarda is a great choice! Zarda is a traditional Pakistani dessert made from rice, milk, sugar, nuts, and spices. Serve it with ice cream or evaporated milk for an extra special treat.

  • overhead shot of carrot halwa in a bowl
    Carrot Halwa
    from Piping Pot Curry

    This delicious carrot pudding is a healthy and light option when it comes to desserts. Traditionally from North India, it is a milk and carrot based dessert.

  • close up of apple slices on a plate with a small bowl of dulce de leche
    Dulce de Leche
    from One Happy Housewife

    Enjoy this deliciously rich and sweet caramel spread that is a common treat in many Hispanic countries. And, thanks to the pressure cooker, there’s no need to wait for hours to turn condensed milk into this amazing treat! This stuff is so good, it’s addictive!

  • carrot kheer in a glass dish
    Carrot Pudding (Carrot Kheer)
    from Piping Pot Curry

    This Indian carrot pudding is easy and delicious and has no added sugar. A healthy option indeed!

  • a small bowl of rice pudding kheer
    Indian Rice Pudding (Kheer)
    from Piping Pot Curry

    This delicious Indian version of rice pudding is made with rice and milk infused with saffron, cardamom and assorted dried fruits.

  • taking a slice of flan
    Flan
    from One Happy Housewife

    One of my favorite desserts growing up! A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan. You’ll want to make this one all the time!

Brownies

Brownies are a staple dessert in many households. There’s something about that delicious chocolate brownie with the gooey center and the crispy top that just makes you feel good. Whether you’re making them for your kids, your spouse or yourself, it’s always a treat to have a batch of brownies on hand!

  • fudgy brownie sundaes in a jar topped with blueberries
    Fudgy Brownie Sundaes
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    These individual Fudgy Brownie Sundaes have a surprising and delicious mint twist!

Special Diet Desserts

If you love desserts but have certain dietary restrictions, then this section is for you! Hopefully, you can find something delicious that works for you! Make sure to look through the recipes carefully, to be certain that the desserts below fit your dietary needs.

  • overhead shot of a bowl with apple crisp
    Apple Crisp (21 Day Fix)
    from Confessions of a Fit Foodie

    An easy and quick gluten and dairy free Apple Crisp created for the 21 Day Fix diet. Looks delicious and healthy!

  • a small bowl of low carb chocolate mousse
    Chocolate Mousse (Low Carb)
    from My Life Cookbook

    A chocolatey, creamy treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth. And it’s low carb! Yes, please!

  • a paleo chocolate cake topped with whipped cream
    Chocolate Cake (AIP)
    from Delicious Obsessions

    This Instant Pot Chocolate Cake is perfect for those following the Paleo diet. This recipe is part of a Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook.

  • a cut into banana bread on a plate
    Banana Bread (Gluten & Dairy Free)
    from Johnna’s Kitchen

    If you love banana bread but need a gluten-free recipe, this one is definitely worth a try!

  • close up of a slice of keto chocolate cheesecake

    This decadent chocolate cheesecake is a perfect choice for those following the Keto diet and needing a little chocolate in their life!

  • taking a piece of chocolate cheesecake with a fork
    Chocolate Cheesecake (Low Carb)
    from Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved

    This low carb Chocolate Cheesecake is supposed to deliver lots of yumminess without the extra carbs. It follows the Trim Healthy Mama plan.

  • side view of a cheesecake on a plate
    Cheesecake (Low Carb)
    from Savory Tooth

    This low carb cheesecake promises to deliver great taste without the extra carbs. It’s a rich, creamy, and smooth New York style cheesecake made with an almond flour crust. This one is perfect for those on the Keto diet!

  • gluten free instant pot hummingbird muffins
    Hummingbird Muffins (Gluten Free)
    from Gluten Free Easily

    A delicious combination of pecans, bananas, and pineapple, these muffins are reminiscent of the traditional Southern favorite, Hummingbird cake. These little cuties are a perfect gluten-free treat.

  • vanilla mousse
    Vanilla Mousse (Low Carb)
    from My Life Cookbook

    Who knew you could make mousse in the Instant Pot? This fluffy and tasty dessert is a great treat that you can top with your favorite berries.

  • side view of a decorated strawberry lime cheesecake
    Strawberry Lime Cheesecake (Low Carb)
    from Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved

    Strawberry and lime make for an incredibly fresh and delicious cheesecake!

  • a partially sliced keto ricotta lemon cheesecake

    A delicious low carb option for those on the Keto diet, this cheesecake is made with ricotta and lemon zest for some added zing and a fresh take on the traditional cheesecake.

  • a large plate of pumpkin pie decorated with whipped cream

    A delicious gluten-free pumpkin pie. You don’t have to give up flavor when eating gluten-free!

  • a peanut butter cheesecake dripping with soft peanut butter
    Peanut Butter Cheesecake (Low Carb)
    from Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved

    Rich sweetness with just a touch of salty, this peanut butter cheesecake will be a favorite indulgence! Plus, it’s low carb, so you’ll have less guilt!

Phew! That was a long list! Now, I gotta go get me some dessert! Hope you find some desserts you love.

If there is a dessert that you’d like to see added to the list, then please comment below to let me know.

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