5 Pressure Cooker Desserts for Any Occasion

During any celebration or family gathering, it’s helpful to have a few pressure cooker recipes ready when your food prep time and space in the oven are both limited. From homemade cheesecake to chocoflan, try something a little extra special  and everyone will be talking about how your dessert was the highlight of the event.

1. Cheesecake

Fresh, homemade cheesecake will delight family and friends. You can serve it year-round and adapt it with a seasonal flavor like fresh berries in the summer, pumpkin cheesecake in the fall, or top it off with peppermint whip cream and crushed peppermint candies in the winter. Because cheesecake is a custard, moist, even heat will keep it from tasting dry or rubbery as well as prevent cracking. A water bath in the oven is one way to get to smooth, silky cheesecake perfection, but can be a little intimidating. That’s why Pressure Cooker Strawberry Cheesecake is your secret weapon. A pressure cooker gently steams the creamy dessert. Use the sear setting to make a strawberry sauce while your cheesecake cools in the fridge.

2. Pudding

Chocolate pudding isn’t just a mix from a box. When you make Pressure Cooker Chocolate Pudding from scratch, it’s a rich dessert that will impress your guests. Usually, homemade pudding needs low heat and a lot of stovetop supervision to thicken to the right consistency. A pressure cooker does all the work for you.

Test Kitchen Tip: Let your pressure-cooked pudding set up in the fridge for three hours or overnight. It’s a good make-ahead dessert for a party. Make it in the morning and have it ready to serve with dinner that night.

3. Chocoflan

This dessert will make you feel like a magician because the custard starts on the bottom then magically flips to the top as the cake cooks. Chocoflan is traditionally made with a water bath in the oven like a cheesecake. That gentle, moist heat keeps the flan from drying out. But this Pressure Cooker Chocoflan is perfect for big family events because it’s a showstopping cake mix hack, and it doesn’t take up space in the oven.

4. Bundt Cakes

If pumpkin pie is the good-to dessert at your family get-togethers, try this reinvention of the classic pumpkin and spice flavors as a Bundt cake. This cake mold is designed for our pressure cooker helps you create this Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake for any occasion. The cream cheese layer cooks perfectly in the consistent, precise heat that a pressure cooker provides.

5. Cobbler

A cobbler is cozy, comfort-food that fits as easily on a holiday buffet table as it does at a summer potluck. To elevate this dessert, make individual servings with this Pressure Cooker Berry Cobbler Cakes recipe. It only takes about 30 minutes to make.

14 Responses to 5 Pressure Cooker Desserts for Any Occasion

  1. Paige November 18, 2019 at 8:05 pm #

    I am getting hungry for something good to eat after reading all of these entries about these delicious sounding desserts!

  2. gina November 22, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

    do you have instructions for just a simple box cake? You spend so much money on the quick cooker then do not know how to use is 🙁

    • Janet Curtis November 30, 2019 at 6:22 pm #

      Hi Paige,
      When using a box cake mix in our Quick Cooker Bundt pan it takes like half of the batter at a time.
      Hope this will help.

  3. Erin November 24, 2019 at 10:54 am #

    I was really hoping to see five new recipes here.

    • Deb November 26, 2019 at 9:22 pm #

      These are all new to me!! Can’t wait to try a few of them.

    • Tracie Hawk November 29, 2019 at 1:20 am #

      If you click on the photos, you will see the recipes.

    • KIMBERLEY GEORGE November 29, 2019 at 6:52 am #

      Click on the recipe name of the items shown (they are highlighted in Light Green)

    • Janet November 30, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

      Hey Erin, Above in the descriptions you will see a TEAL Color lettering, Quick Cooker Cream Cheese Bundt Cake etc. Tap on that writing and it will bring up the recipe for you. Hope this helps.

  4. Elaine April 15, 2020 at 11:55 am #

    On the chocoflan cake the review states is ready in 25 minutes but the video instructions says let cool for 1 hour. I assume the let cool part is for the cake to set, and it so it isn’t ready in 25 minutes…right?
    So tempted to get back into Pampered chef and this cake just may do it!

  5. Joni Davis August 5, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

    I’m disappointed that Pampered Chef hasn’t come up with more recipes. I find lots of Instant Pot recipes but don’t know how to convert them to the Quick Cooker.

  6. Debi November 11, 2020 at 7:42 am #

    Hey, Elaine, I was just wondering if you got back in???

  7. Susan June 14, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

    They all look so yummy

  8. Cheryl Stallings October 7, 2021 at 8:01 pm #

    Can you bake brownies in a fryer or cooker

    • Sheri Hux November 16, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      I found this for you. Hope you make them!

      Brownie Bites

      With the Silicone Egg Bites Mold, you can make bite-sized brownies that are soft, gooey, and absolutely perfect.

      How to Make Brownie Bites
      Mix 9 oz. (275 g) Brownie Mix, 1 egg, ¼ cup (60 mL) oil, and 1½ tbsp (22 mL) water together. Then, spray the wells and lid of the Silicone Egg Bites Mold with oil. Fill each well ⅔ full of batter (you’ll have enough batter for two batches) and cover the mold with the lid.

      Add 1 cup (250 mL) water to the inner pot of the Deluxe Multi Cooker and place the filled mold on the cradle within the pot. Set to CUSTOM, high pressure for 25 minutes. Once the timer goes off, manually release the steam and let it rest for 10–15 minutes before removing the brownie bites.

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