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Instant Pot® Apple Cake

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It is quite an amazing thing to be able to make a cake in the Instant Pot® and it is even more exciting when the cake comes out so perfect, so dense and so full of flavor that you eat the whole thing in one sitting. This apple cake only takes about 10 minutes to put together but it may not even last that long after it comes out of the Instant Pot®. Soft, delicious apples are baked into a moist, spicy cake that is like something straight off a bakery shelf. Enjoy it while it lasts! (And then just make it again!)

Instant Pot® Apple Cake

Amanda
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Servings 4
Calories 525 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • 2 Small Bowls
  • 1-7 inch cake pan
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Instant Pot® Trivet Rack
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Rubber Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large apples, about 3 cups diced Apples, Diced
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1.5 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 0.5 tsp Cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp Nutmeg
  • 0.75 tsp Salt
  • 0.5 cup Coconut Oil
  • 0.75 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Dice the apples into pieces about ¼ to ½ inch big
  • Place the diced apples in a small bowl and toss with the 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar. The apples pieces should be nicely coated in the mix
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients (the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and remaining brown sugar).
  • Add the coconut oil, eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix everything together with a rubber spatula making sure there are no lumps. The batter will be thick but that is okay!
  • Spread half of the batter in the bottom of a greased 7 inch cake pan. Sprinkle half of the spices apples on top of the cake batter. Then, layer the remaining batter on top of the apples (sealing them in the middle) and then top with the rest of the diced apples.
  • Cover the cake pan with foil and place on a wire trivet rack inside the Instant Pot®. Add one cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot® and then place the lid on and turn the steam valve to “seal”. Press the “manual” button and set the timer for 50 minutes. Once the timer goes off, let the pressure naturally release (meaning just don’t touch the pot until it unlocks the lid and you can open it up- will take about 15 minutes).
  • Remove the cake from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool. Then slice and serve! Top with caramel drizzle for an extra delicious treat!

It is quite an amazing thing to be able to make a cake in the Instant Pot® and it is even more exciting when the cake comes out so perfect, so dense and so full of flavor that you eat the whole thing in one sitting. This apple cake only takes about 10 minutes to put together but it may not even last that long after it comes out of the Instant Pot®. Soft, delicious apples are baked into a moist, spicy cake that is like something straight off a bakery shelf. Enjoy it while it lasts! (And then just make it again!)

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About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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