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Instant Pot Cake Recipe: Simple Steps

Written by: Emily Smith

This instant pot cake delight is my go-to for a quick, rich, and moist chocolate cake. Just mix, pour, and let the pot work its magic. A real treat, every time!

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Here's Instant Pot Cake Delight. My very own slice of joy, guaranteed to evoke memories of grandma's kitchen. This rich, chocolatey goodness is a simple delight that's sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Taking only minutes in the instant pot, it's convenience and taste in a breeze. No baking expertise required, just a dash of love and a pinch of patience. Get ready to dive into this homemade delight.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Cake Delight

  • All-purpose flour: Essential for structure and texture, provides the base for the cake batter to rise and hold together.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the cake and helps with browning, creating a moist and flavorful final product.
  • Cocoa powder: Adds rich chocolate flavor and dark color to the cake, making it a decadent treat.
  • Baking powder: Acts as a leavening agent to help the cake rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Baking soda: Helps the cake rise by reacting with acidic ingredients, ensuring a soft and tender texture.
  • Milk: Adds moisture and richness to the cake batter, contributing to a tender crumb and creamy flavor.
  • Vegetable oil: Provides moisture to the cake, resulting in a moist texture and helping to keep the cake tender.
  • Eggs: Bind the ingredients together, add structure, and help the cake rise for a light and airy texture.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the flavor of the cake with a warm, aromatic sweetness, adding depth to the overall taste.

Essential Tools for Making This Delightful Cake

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the cake quickly and efficiently.
  • Cake Pan: Needed to hold the cake batter and fit inside the Instant Pot for cooking.

Instant Pot Cake Recipe: Simple Steps

This is a simple and delicious cake recipe made using an Instant Pot. Perfect for a quick dessert!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 280 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Cake Pan


Cake Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a greased cake pan that fits in the Instant Pot.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot, then place the trivet inside.
  • Carefully lower the cake pan onto the trivet.
  • Close the Instant Pot, set to high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure and carefully remove the cake.
  • Let it cool before serving.


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 100IUCalcium: 80mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy Cake Recipe, Instant Pot Cake
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Tips for Making Instant Pot Cake Delight Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the cake batter as instructed.
  • Cover the cake pan with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, follow the cooking instructions from step 4 onwards.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the cake to cool completely.
  • Wrap the cake (whole or sliced) tightly in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Adding a tablespoon of brewed coffee to the cake batter can enhance the chocolate flavor in this instant pot cake delight recipe.

Common Questions About Preparing This Instant Pot Cake Recipe

Can I use a different type of flour for this recipe?
Yes, you can try using whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend as a substitute.
Can I reduce the amount of sugar in this cake?
Yes, you can adjust the sugar to your preference without affecting the overall texture of the cake.
How can I add some extra flavor to this cake?
You can mix in chocolate chips, nuts, or even a hint of espresso powder for added flavor.
Can I use a different oil instead of vegetable oil?
Yes, you can use melted butter or coconut oil as a substitute for vegetable oil in this recipe.
Can I double this recipe to make a larger cake?
It's best to make one cake at a time in the instant pot to ensure even cooking, but you can make multiple batches if needed.

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