Instant Pot Cakes – there are so many options and so many questions! First, YES – you can pressure cook a cake. Weird, nah. I know, cakes just aren’t the first thing I think about when using my Instant Pot. But guess what? Instant Pot cakes are all the rage. These cakes are delicious and using the IP is such a great alternative to baking a cake in an oven. 

Ultimate Guide to Instant Pot Cakes

There are so many questions when it comes to making a make in the Instant Pot and we are here to help. We have created the ULTIMATE GUIDE to making cakes in the Instant Pot! In this guide, we are including everything you would want to know about this new way to bake your cake. We will be talking about the Instant Pot cake function, and what setting to use if your IP doesn’t have this function. We will talk about what pans to use in electric pressure cookers. Also, we have a HUGE collection of Instant Pot Cake Recipes, everything from Instant Pot birthday cakes, to lava cakes, cheesecakes to box cake mix. I told you we are covering all the things!

How to Make Instant Pot Cakes

Enough chit-chat, let’s put our game face on and get ready to IP a cake. 

How to Use the Instant Pot Cake Function

Yes, there are several IP models offer a cake function! Let’s talk about how the Instant Pot cake function works and what cake setting to use. 

The type of Instant Pot cake you are making will determine usage. Here is a general guide when making cake in the IP: 

Less (low) – Lighter moist cakes
Normal (medium) – Denser moist cakes
More (high) – New York style cheesecakes

What if your Instant Pot doesn’t have a “cake” function? No worries, you can still make a cake in the IP – but you most likely only want to make either cheesecakes or other dense cakes rather than a moist cake. 

Instant Pot Cake Pans – What Pans Can I Use in an Electric Pressure Cooker? 

Did you know there are special Instant Pot cake pans to use in your IP? Yes! These make pressure cooking a cake easy peasy in the IP.  Here are several Instant Pot cake pans that you might like: 

7 Inch Springform Cake Pan for the Instant Pot

This is a 7-inch springform cake pan. It’s non-stick, leakproof and great for cheesecakes! This will fit in the following Instant Pots: 5, 6 and 8 quarts. 

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Fat Daddio’s Anodized Aluminum Round Cake Pan

 

The Fat Daddio round cake pan is a favorite among the Instant Pot crowd.  It is 6 inches by 3 inches and fits in the Instant Pot 6 quart 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker. 

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Springform Bundt Pan for Use With Electric Pressure Cookers

Love a bundt cake? Now you cake make a bundt cake in the Instant Pot with this springform bundt pan. This bundt pan can be used with electric pressure cookers. It is 7 inches, non-stick and comes in a vivid orange and blue!

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Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Springform Cake Pan


This cake pan is made by Instant Pot! This cake pan is designed for use with the Instant Pot Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker 5, 6 and 8 Quart: IP-DUO60, IP-LUX60, IP-LUX60V3, Smart-60, Ultra-6, IPLUX80, IP-DUO80, IP-CSG60 and IP-CSG50. It is made of the highest standards of food grade safe silicone, allowing you to make instant desserts like cheesecake and more!  It is heat resistant to 450F (230C), dishwasher & freezer safe.

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Instant Pot Cake Recipes

Now that we’ve looked at the Instant Pot cake function and which Instant Pot cake pans to use – let’s make a cake! Now which cake to choose!?! Here are several Instant Pot Cake Recipes to choose from. Pick your favorite, IP and ENJOY!

Instant Pot Birthday Cake Recipes

Need to make a birthday cake but want to make it in the IP? No problem! Check out these Instant Pot Birthday Cake recipes: 

Instant Pot Birthday Cake Recipes

Instant Pot Brownie Cake – The perfect birthday cake for the brownie lover! View recipe from Popsugar

Instant Pot Birthday Cake

Looking to make an Instant Pot birthday cake to make? Check out this angel food cake from Foodie and Wine.

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake with Powdered Sugar Glaze – Powdered sugar glaze? YES. PLEASE. View recipe from Foodie and Wine

Tie Dye Birthday Cake Instant Pot Recipes

How adorable is this tie dye cake from Recipe This?

Tie Dye Birthday Cake Instant Pot Recipe – This tie-dye birthday cake would be perfect for a kid or a hippy! View recipe at Recipe This

Instant Pot Carrot Cake Recipe – Do you know someone who loves carrot cake? This is a cake that has grown on me (and made me grow!) View recipe from Instant Pot Eats

Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Instant Pot Recipe – Need to make a gluten-free birthday cake? Here is a fabulous option! View recipe from Goodness Gracious Gluten Free

Instant Pot Bundt Cake Recipes

I mean, who doesn’t love a bundt cake? And as IP lovers, you know you will love an Instant Pot Bundt Cake!

Instant Pot Bundt Cake Recipes

We have rounded up a ton of Instant Pot Bundt Cake recipes for you to try. Make sure to leave us a comment and let us know your favorite flavor. 

Chocolate Bundt Cake – You cannot go wrong with chocolate. View recipe from Happy Foods Tube

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bundt Cake – peanut butter and chocolate in a cake? DELISH! View recipe from Instant Pot

Instant Pot Monkey Bread – the problem with this Instant Pot dessert is that you just can’t stop eating it! View recipe from Princess Pinky Girl

Red Velvet Bundt Instant Pot Cake –  did you know red velvet is really chocolate, shh…. View recipe from Margin Making Mom

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake – the perfect cake for fall, or anytime you are in the mood for pumpkin and sugar! View recipe from A Pinch of Healthy

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake – Elvis would have loved this cake. View recipe from Rebooted Mom

Banana Pecan Bundt Cake – this sounds like a cake that would work well for breakfast. View recipe from Fork to Spoon

Instant Pot Bundt Cake Pans

Wondering what type of pan you can use for an Instant Pot bundt pan? Here is a great option!

Instant Pot Lava Cake Recipes

Have you ever had the lava cake at the Grand Lux? That is where I was first introduced to this yummy chocolate treat. Now everywhere from Domino’s to Chili’s sells lava cake – but guess what?

Instant Pot Lava Cake Recipes

You can make it at home with your electric pressure cooker! That’s right and we’ve got Instant Pot lava cake recipes for you to try right here:

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe – all you have to say is CHOCOLATE. View recipe from Fav Family Recipes

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe – who else loves chocolate and peanut butter? View recipe from Food N Service

Turtle Lava Cake Recipe – it’s amazing what you can do with vanilla, chocolate and a few more ingredients. View recipe from One Happy Housewife

Chocolate, Orange, and Olive Oil Mini Lava Cake – Looking for an usual lava cake recipe? Here you go! View this recipe from Instant Pot

Cadbury egg lava cake instant pot recipe

Instant Pot Creme Egg Lava Cake – a perfect dessert addition for Easter or for the Cadbury egg lover. View recipe from Every Nook and Cranny

Instant Pot Lava Cake Pans

These ramekins are the perfect lava cake pan for the Instant Pot. View here. 

Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipes

Did you know Instant Pot cheesecakes are absolutely delicious? Before using the IP, cheesecakes were so daunting to make.

Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipes

The IP makes it a much simpler process, plus cooks it just right. Here are a few of our favorite Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipes!

Instant Pot Salted Caramel Cheesecake – Oh salted caramel, my son’s fave! View recipe from Cookies and Cups

Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake Recipe – You had me at Oreo. View recipe from My Baking Addiction

New York Instant Pot Cheesecake – The New York cheesecake is a classic. View recipe from Instant Pot

Lemon Cheesecake Recipe – Lemon is a fruit, so this make this Instant Pot cheesecake recipe healthy, right? View recipe from Pressure Cooking Today

Double Chocolate Cheesecake Instant Pot Recipe – Because single chocolate just isn’t as good as double chocolate. View recipe from Southern Living

Peanut Butter Cup Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipe

Delicious peanut butter cup cheesecake made in the Instant Pot. Recipe by 365 Days of Crock Pot

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake – Get in my belly. View recipe from 365 Days of Crock Pot

Instant Pot Cheesecake Pan

Looking to make an Instant Pot cheesecake, you will need a springform pan.

Here is the springform pan recommend using. 

Instant Pot Box Cake Mix Recipe

Did you know you can take box cake mix and make a cake in the Instant Pot? It’s easy! Here is a yummy recipe using a box cake mix from Copy Me That.

box cake mix instant pot recipe

This particular cake she is making is a chocolate devil’s food cake with cinnamon cheese cream icing. Sounds delicious, right? 

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All Things Instant Pot and Cake

We warned you that we would be including a TON of information in this ultimate guide to instant pot cakes! We hope you have found all the information you need on making a cake in an electric pressure cooker. 

If you have a Instant Pot recipe for a cake, leave it in the comments! Also leave your questions and comments! We want to hear what type of cake you end up pressure cooking! 

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