Instant Pot Yellow Cake

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Yellow cake is a moist and versatile cake with simple ingredients and easy steps.

You can make it easily using your Instant Pot and enjoy a quick dessert for breakfast.

What to put between the layers?

If I'm making a 3-layer cake, I'm using a thick and stuff buttercream between the layers.

How about the frosting?

It can be used with any frosting and icing you like. Some ideas:

Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Frosting

Vanilla Frosting

Strawberry Jam

Lemon curd

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Instant Pot Yellow Cake

A moist, luscious and fluffy cake perfect for parties or gatherings. This cake is made from scratch and tastes much better than any store bought cake mix.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: all-purpose flour, egg, Yellow Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • salt a pinch
  • buttercream or vanilla for frosting, optional
  • 2 cups water for the Instant Pot

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix together flour, salt and baking powder.
  • In another bowl mix sugar with eggs, and then add vanilla extract and butter.
  • Beat the eggs well and slowly add into sugar while mixing constantly, then add vanilla extract and butter.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, stir well and make a batter.
  • Add milk to have a perfect consistency.
  • Place parchment paper or butter paper into a springform pan or a cake tin.
  • Pour the cake mix into a springform pan or cake tin and cover with the tin lid or foil.
  • Pour 2 cups of water into the Instant Pot.
  • Place a trivet on the bottom of the Instant Pot and place a cake on the trivet.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Take out the cake and serve with buttercream or vanilla frosting.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal Carbohydrates: 45g Protein: 5g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 8g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 74mg Sodium: 184mg Potassium: 85mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 27g Vitamin A: 463IU Calcium: 77mg Iron: 1mg
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1 thought on “Instant Pot Yellow Cake

  1. This recipe seems to be missing a lot. Picture shows a 3 layer cake, but there is no information about that in the recipe. What size cake pan (tin) should be used? "Add milk to perfect consistency" does that mean I might need more or less milk? Where does it say to "strain" (sift?) the dry ingredients. I've never heard of anything 'on' room temperature.

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