How to Make Boxed Cake Mix in an Instant Pot

I'm travelling for work and I've found myself living out of a hotel for a few months. The things I do for money! I wanted to make a Halloween cake for my co-workers, but don't have an oven in my hotel- the pressure cooker did an excellent job! It came out very moist and slightly denser than a cake made in the oven, but it got excellent reviews!


  • boxed cake mix and ingredients to prepare as directed

  • 6 inch round pan- I used this one and had no issues with my cake sticking

  • aluminum foil


  1. Pour 1.5 cups of water in your instant pot and place trivet in pot. Coat your pan with butter or cooking spray.

  2. Prepare your boxed cake mix according to the package directions.

  3. Put half the batter in a 6 inch pan, cover tightly with aluminum foil.

  4. Cook under high pressure for 35 minutes. Let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure.

  5. Carefully remove your cake and allow it to cool, then frost and decorate!