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Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Cake

The most delicious Instant Pot pumpkin apple cake that’s moist and perfect for Fall. Great pressure cooker pumpkin bread dessert your whole family will love.

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If you’re all about your Instant Pot and/or pressure cooker throughout the year (especially when it’s over 100 degrees and you aren’t about to turn the oven on), I have a great dessert for you! This moist Instant Pot pumpkin apple cake tastes so amazing! I think it is one of my favorite dessert Instant Pot recipes, and without the frosting you could really enjoy it for breakfast or brunch too! (originally published 9/17)

Instant Pot Apple Cake

It’s similar to my moist pumpkin bread recipe but slightly different because of the amount of batter and of course the addition of the apples.

I made this two ways, in my Instant Pot you see here and in a loaf as well and I will say that this one came out more dense and much more moist than putting it in the oven!

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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Instant Pot pumpkin cake

  1. 6 cup bundt pan – fits in the 6qt. and 8qt pots
  2. Pumpkin
  3. Sugar
  4. Flour
  5. Eggs
  6. Oil
  7. Apple juice or apple cider is what I used and gave it a richer apple flavor
  8. 1 Large apple
  9. Baking soda
  10. Spices
  11. Tub of vanilla frosting – optional, I melted about 1 c. and drizzled over the top
  12. If you’d rather make it in your oven the easy pumpkin apple bread recipe is here
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Ninja Foodi Pumpkin Apple Cake

I added chopped walnuts into my Instant Pot pumpkin apple cake too which gave it added flavor and texture. Either way would be great. I used 1/2 c. of diced apples which added to the moist texture, I think you could almost add 3/4 c. too if you wanted even more inside.

I made sure to not overcook it because I wanted it really moist inside and it turned out absolutely perfect on high pressure for just 25-28 minutes (depending on how moist you want it).

If you’re looking for a great pressure cooker dessert or sweet bread you have got to try this recipe.

This is enough to make about two 6 cup bundt cakes so you’ll have plenty to share (or put the leftovers in mini loaf pans in your convection oven for 25 minutes at 350 and have it all done at the same time)…let me know what you think!

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Pressure Cooker Apple Cake

The bundt pan you see below is just the perfect size. I have a 6 qt. Instant Pot and it fits perfectly. Just create a sling out of a piece of aluminum foil folded up like you would a bandana putting the foil diagonally and folding it into a long piece so it goes under your bundt pan and has about 1-2″ on either side so you can set it inside and pull it out helps.

It won’t get browned like it does in the oven but that is why it comes out so moist! Flip it over and melt a bit of vanilla frosting (out of a tub) on the top for the perfect taste.

If you love apple and pumpkin everything like we do here are a few others we love:

Our applesauce spice cake is fabulous too.

Applesauce Spice Cake recipe

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Cake

The most delicious Instant Pot pumpkin apple cake that’s moist and perfect for Fall. Great breakfast or dessert bread cooked right in your pressure cooker!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, bread, cake, instant pot, pressure cooker, pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 257kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Combine baking soda and flour in one bowl, mix.
  • Add all other ingredients except the apples and walnuts.
  • Use a mixer on low to blend wet ingredients.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix on low to combine well until smooth.
  • Add diced apples and walnuts and mix with a spoon.
  • Spray the inside of your bundt pan with non stick spray and spoon in your mixture so your bundt pan is half – 3/4 full. (this batter will make 2 cakes in your bundt)
  • Put aluminum foil over the top of your bundt pan.
  • Put a trivet or small glass bowl upside down inside your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  • Pour 2 cups of water around trivet.
  • Create a sling with a rolled up piece of aluminum foil and put it under your bundt pan so you can grab the sides and lower it down on to the trivet inside your Instant Pot.
  • Put lid on and set to manual, pressure, high, for 28 minutes.
  • Do a natural release, carefully lift lid making sure excess water doesn’t fall on to aluminum foil.
  • Lift bundt pan out of Instant Pot using aluminum foil sling “handles”.
  • Remove aluminum foil on top.
  • Allow to cool a bit before flipping over to keep bundt in tact.
  • Serve! Can warm vanilla frosting and pour on top if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Cake
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Amy Locurto

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

This looks amazing!

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 was!!


Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Can I use a Fat Daddio's round cheesecake pan? Would the cooking time be the same? Thanks!

The Typical Mom

Saturday 9th of September 2017

I only have a 6" springform pan, I would suggest it would take about the same time but haven't tried it.

The Typical Mom

Monday 4th of September 2017

There's a link to make this in the oven above.

Sharon Canfield

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

I had the same question! I went to her recipe for Easy Pumpkin Apple Bread and it looks like this Instant Pot recipe is half of that recipe so it would be 1 1/2c. flour. I discovered that my bundt pan won't fit in my Instant Pot. She mentions above she used a 6 cup bundt pan and it fits 6 qt and 8 qt pots.

Sharon Canfield

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Her Easy Pumpkin Apple Bread, which is a doubled recipe of the above Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Cake, makes 2 loaf bread pans, so this would be 1 loaf bread pan at 350 degrees for 35 min.

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