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Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Cake
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Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Cake

Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Cake is moist and tender, loaded with fresh apples and rich cinnamon flavor! Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or let it cool and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. The apple cake is made using 7 inch round pan or springform pan right inside your Instant Pot.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How to make a cake in the Instant Pot, Instant Pot Apple Cake, Instant Pot Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 275kcal
Author Olya



  • 2 1/2 cups apples (cored, peeled and diced)
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  • 1 1/2 cups flour (one and a half cup)
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature

You will also need:

  • 1 cup water (to be used in the inner pot)
  • Powdered sugar (to decorate the top of the cake)



  • Toss chopped apple slices with cinnamon and 2 tablespoon sugar and set aside.


  • In a large bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk wet ingredients: oil, orange juice, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Mix wet ingredients into dry ones very well. The resulting batter is very thick and will seem like there is not very much of it - that's OK.
  • Grease a 7” cake pan (that's where the cake will go into).
  • Pour half of batter in the cake pan.
    Spread half of apples on top of the batter.
  • Add the remaining batter covering most of the apple pieces.
    Finally, spread the remaining half of apples and any juices on top.
  • Cover the cake pan tightly with aluminum foil. Double wrap it! Cover with saran wrap

Instant Pot

  • Have your Instant Pot plugged in and make sure you have the inner pot in
  • Add 1 cup water to Instant Pot. Place the cake pan wrapped in foil on the trivet and now place both in the Instant Pot.
  • Press Manual, then High pressure and set cook time to 60 minutes. Once done use Natural Pressure release before opening the Instant Pot.
  • Carefully take the trivet out of the instant pot and remove the foil wrapped caked from the trivet. Next remove the aluminum foil from the cake pan. Now allow the cake to cool for 10-15 minutes and then remove the cake from the pan.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar or serve warm with a bowl of vanilla ice cream!



Recipe adapted from: Ministry of Curry


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.7mg