This almost seems too simple to even share how to make a box cake in the pressure cooker.
But from a newbie stand point (including myself) it is totally worth the share. I have never considered myself a good baker, none the less a good cook. My feelings and attitude toward that have changed a lot in the past 4 to 5 months since owning my Instant Pot.
It would seem like “baking” in the Instant Pot or any Pressure cooker for that matter, just doesn’t seem right. You don’t get that golden brown look to a cake as you do with baking in the oven. That really doesn’t matter to me considering we always frost or have a topping of some sort on a cake anyhow. I am here to tell you I feel baking cakes in the pressure cooker is the only way to go.
They are moist, dense, and taste way better in my opinion. Although, I haven’t met too many cakes in my day that I didn’t like HA!~
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HOW to make a box cake in the Pressure Cooker
How to make a box cake in the pressure cooker
- 1 15.oz Box cake mix, preferably Duncan Hines
- 1 Can of cherry pie filling
- 1/2 cup Walnuts
- Per your boxed cake directions such as your eggs, oil, water-add accordingly just the same in a mixing bowl and mix all together minus your pie filling and nuts. Although, you may throw some nuts in the mix if you so desire.
- Spray the pan lightly with non-stick butter or baking spray. For this cake I only used the Bundt portion and of course sprayed the bottom and sides.
- Whatever time the box cake calls for in the oven, I typically just half that time. This cake in particular took me 25 minutes in the Instant Pot.
- Always be sure to add a cup of water in the pot.
- Set on High Pressure Manual 25 minutes and when time is up do a Quick release.
- Let your cake cool on a flat surface.
- Run a silicone spatula around the inner pan gently and use the spring-form latch to release. You can take a plate over the cake and flip upside down to see your pretty design.Note: If you are making a chocolate cake you can do some simple powered sugar so you will see the pretty design on your work of art cake.
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