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.
Ultimate Guide to Instant Pot Cakes
These cakes are delicious and using the IP is such a great alternative to baking a cake in an oven.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Springform Cake Pan
This genuine instant pot silicone springform cake pan is made by Instant Pot! This Instant Pot springform 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.
The springform Instant Pot pan 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.
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
Let’s kick off this Instant Pot cake recipe guide with none other than birthday cake.
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 Brownie Cake – The perfect birthday cake for the brownie lover! View recipe from Popsugar
Instant Pot Angel Food Cake with Powdered Sugar Glaze – Powdered sugar glaze? YES. PLEASE. View recipe from Foodie and Wine
Tie Dye Rainbow 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!
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 Pan for Cakes and More
Wondering what type of pan you can use for an Instant Pot bundt pan? Here is a great option!
This bundt pan for 6 quart Instant Pot (but also works 5 quart and 8 quarts Instant Pot and 8 quart Ninja Foodi.) Perfect for making cheesecakes, bundt cakes, lasagna, meal loaf and more!
Do take note, this Instant Pot bundt cake pan is not recommended for eggs or flan.
Instant Pot Lava Cake Recipes
Next on our list of Instant Pot cakes – we are talking 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?
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
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 Ramekins
These ramekins are the perfect lava cake pan for the Instant Pot. View here.
Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipes
Drum roll please – next our list of Instant Pot Cake recipes – we give you Instant Pot cheesecake!
Did you know Instant Pot cheesecakes are absolutely delicious? Before using the IP, cheesecakes were so daunting to make.
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 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.
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.
This particular cake she is making is a chocolate devil’s food cake with cinnamon cheese cream icing. Sounds delicious, right?
View the Recipe
All Things Instant Pot Cake and More!
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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Instant Pot Cakes is part of the Digital Mom Blog series of Instant Pot Recipes