Instant Pot Vanilla Cake

Taste a slice of your favorite cake without even using your oven! Your Instant Pot can help you enjoy fluffy baking products even in summer, when you don’t feel like staying in a hot and stuffy kitchen.

This cake is really soft and sweet and can be topped with fresh fruits, cream cheese or even chocolate glaze, according to your preferences.

3.69 from 22 votes

Pressure Cooker Vanilla Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword all-purpose flour, butter, egg, Vanilla Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 488 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup milk or buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  1. In a bowl, mix flour and baking powder.
  2. In another bowl, mix butter and sugar, then add the whisked egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Slowly add the powdered mix while stirring constantly.
  4. Add also milk and keep stirring.
  5. Grease a pan with some more butter, then pour your mixture into the pan.
  6. Cover the pan with foil.
  7. Pour water into your Instant Pot and correctly place the trivet.
  8. Place your pan onto the trivet.
  9. Lock your Instant Pot and cook at high pressure for 30 minutes.
  10. Let the steam release naturally.
  11. Let your cake cool before removing it from the pan.
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