Good day everyone! Today we are sharing how to make a cake in the 3 Qt Mini Instant Pot. Any size pot you have this may be done just the same.
This was our very first experiment with a Jiffy yellow cake mix in the Instant Pot. We have made a bazillion cakes using Duncan Hines, Martha White mixes, and even Betty Crocker on occasion. I enjoy Jiffy cornbread mixes a lot, so I figured for less than a buck why not try the yellow cake mix.
This mini cake was so simple and delicious, Jiffy yellow cake mixes will be my go-to when using my mini flower pan. Be sure to grab one on your way out 🙂
9 oz. is simply perfect for the pan. Typically, I would use half a Duncan Hines cake mix at once and make two.
The Martha White mixes, along with Betty Crocker, fit perfectly in the mini flower pan for use in the 3 qt Mini Instant Pot, as well. The pan is a 3 cup pan, so portion control is quite simple and you can easily have a slice for 4-6 people. Who needs more cake than that? Well… we won’t go there. Just make two is my recommendation. They are so pretty displayed on a table for the holidays.
You can check out my DIY Dollartree Cake Stand HERE
When using this pan in the 3 Qt. Mini, I have a homemade foil sling I use to set the pan on the trivet.
That pot did not come with a trivet with a handle. I have so many accessories I figured why buy a trivet with a handle just for that pot when I have other trivets that fit the bigger pots. It’s really not that big a deal for the mini. The 3 Qt. Mini is my favorite pot of all. You can check out why I love my 3 Qt. Mini Instant Pot post HERE.
This is what the cake looks like when you remove it from the pot. I do NOT cover my cakes and never have found it necessary. I think it makes cook time off, and they don’t bake evenly. Just my personal opinion.
I topped my mini cake with fried apples, drizzled some of the juice from the can on top, added crushed walnuts, and just a dash of cinnamon. How cute and lovely on my Fall DIY Dollar Tree Cake Stand.
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Mini Yellow Jiffy Cake in The Instant Pot
- 1 9 oz. Yellow jiffy cake mix
- 1/2 cup water
- Prepare your cake mix according to the box directions. I always hand mix my cakes.
- Lightly spray the pan with non-stick butter spray. Pour the mix into the pan.
- Set pan on a foil sling, or trivet with handles. Pour batter into pan. Add one cup of water to the Instant Pot.
- Lower pan down into the pot. Set on High-Pressure Manual for 23 minutes. Quick-release and carefully remove the pan from the pot. Set to cool for a few minutes before flipping over onto a plate. Using the flower pan, your cake should pop right out.
- Top with fruit of choice, frosting, or whip cream. Enjoy.
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