I made an amazing cake in my instant pot. The best part of it was that it was a box mix that I altered and made it taste homemade. I don’t know who originated this recipe because there are several people that have posted it on Pinterest.
I used my new 2 tier stackable steam pans and the cake came out perfect. If you want to watch me make the cake you can click on the video. I made the chocolate peppermint icing from scratch. The icing tastes a bit like a York Peppermint Patty. The recipes are below the video. Make sure your cake is totally cooled before icing. (Obviously, I didn’t do that.)
What have you been cooking in your instant pot? Please leave comments down below.
Boxed Cake Mix that Tastes Like It’s Made from Scratch
http://www.facebook.com/lisasmi1960 (this is where I got the recipe for the cake)
1 Cake mix
2 sticks of melted butter
1 cup of milk
Mix the above ingredients in your mixer and place the batter in your pre-greased and floured 2 tier steam pans. Now place your steam pans inside your instant pot for 30 minutes and allow a natural release (approximately 30 to 33 minutes). Make sure you have 1 to 2 cups of water inside the liner pan of your instant pot. (I put 2 cups of water in and turn my instant pot on manual at 30 minutes and allow the pot to start getting hot while I am preparing the cake batter. It doesn’t take as long to come to pressure this way.)
Chocolate Peppermint Icing:
4 cups powdered sugar
½ cup of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate/Hersheys Cocoa (I use ½ of each to make up ½ cup)
2 sticks of butter at room temperature
½ tsp vanilla
a few drops (6 or 7) of Peppermint Oil (Make sure is pure enough to ingest)
6 tbsp of boiling water
Mix altogether. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes. Make sure the cake is nice and cool before placing icing on the cake.
For a large cake you can double the recipe.
My Chocolate Icing Idea is from Cookies and Cups.com (I tweaked it a little)
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2 thoughts on “How to Make a Cake in the Instant Pot”
Another new recipe to try! Thank you!
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Hope you like it Diane. 🙂
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