Instant Pot Apple Cake

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  • 2 1/2 cup diced apples
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

You will also need:

  • 1 cup water (to be used in the inner pot)
  • Powdered sugar (to decorate the top of the cake) or vanilla ice cream to serve


  1. Toss chopped apple slices with cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk wet ingredients together: oil, orange juice, sugar, vanilla and eggs.
  3. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt together.
  4. Mix wet ingredients into dry ones very well. The resulting batter will be very thick.
  5. Grease a 7” cake pan (that’s where the cake will go into).
  6. Pour half of the apples in the pan followed by half of the batter. Spread evenly.
  7. Spread the other half of the apples, topped by the other half of the batter covering most of the apple pieces.
  8. Cover the cake pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  9. Cook in the Instant Pot: Add 1 cup water to Instant Pot. Place the steam rack and the cake pan wrapped in foil.
  10. Cover the Instant Pot and press Manual, then High pressure and set cook time to 60 minutes. Once done use Natural Pressure release before opening the Instant Pot.
  11. Carefully take the cake pan out and remove the the aluminum foil from the cake pan.
  12. Allow the cake to cool for 10-15 minutes and then remove the cake from the pan.
  13. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or serve warm with a bowl of vanilla ice cream!