Instant Pot Funfetti Cake

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Make a deliciously moist instant pot cake with just a handful of ingredients in under an hour! Our recipe for instant pot funfetti cake is the perfect birthday cake or just because cake that you can make in your pressure cooker! This is one of those instant pot dessert recipes you will make again and again.

This is a super simple method for making a cake in an instant pot using a boxed cake mix. If you have a favorite from-scratch white cake recipe, you can still use this method to make a cake in your instant pot.

slice of instant pot cake with full bundt cake in background.

This instant pot dessert calls for a box of Funfetti cake mix (you should not pay that price for a box of cake mix, I’m just linking so you have a visual).  It’s a super simple way to change up your cake-baking routine.

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With the help of a bunt pan and the moisture from your instant pot, you will have a perfectly dense and moist cake. If you haven’t tried it, you may want to check out these recipes for Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake, instant pot cinnamon rolls, instant pot oreo cheesecake, and instant pot brownies with frosting! 

Also, make sure you check out our newest instant pot cake recipe, instant pot pineapple upside down cake!

New to the instant pot? Check out our instant pot guide here. 

instant pot cake decorated with frosting and funfetti sprinkles.

Why make a boxed cake in the instant pot?

You may be wondering why you wouldn’t just bake your cake in the oven. the reason? Instant pot cake mix cakes come out so much different. It is like a completely different cake. You need to try this at least once in your life!

instant pot cake made with a bundt pan.

How to make cake in the instant pot?

Making a cake mix in your instant pot is not much different than baking it in your oven. You will mix up the ingredients according to the package directions. Grease and flour a bundt pan and pour in the cake batter.

Add a cup of water and place your bundt pan on top of a trivet inside the instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes and quick pressure release. Let it cool and then frost it as you would a normal cake. But this is not a normal cake. This is an instant pot cake. It is such a treat!

Funfetti cake mix made in the instant pot.

What pan to use when making instant pot cake?

I use this 6-inch bundt pan by Nordic Ware. It has held up so far in my Instant Pot and is relatively easy to clean.

Red bundt pan for instant pot cake.

You may also like: Banana Chocolate Chip Cake, Instant Pot Banana BreadInstant Pot Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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  1. Followed directions exactly and this was one of the best cakes we’ve had in a long time! I’ve been trying different cakes in my Instantpot and this one came out the best by far. I think the instant pot makes the cake just a little more dense and that makes it more moist. Can’t believe a cake from a box came out this well and I didn’t have to heat up my kitchen. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Tried to make this cake using the Strawberry Pillsbury Confetti cake in a Bundt cake pan (it called for 3 eggs and 1/4 cup oil).

    The top of the cake was split a bit when I opened the Instant Pot but it looked good. Checked a few spots with knife and it came out clean. Turned the pan upside down and found a good 25% or more of the cake was still in liquid form. Put pieces back into the Bundt ban and pressure cooked for an additional 15 minutes. I intentionally left the liquid pieces facing outward, so it no longer had the same shape – looked silly.

    After flipping again, no more liquid pieces. The cake even had somewhat re-taken the bundt form. Took a few bites and it tastes – edible, at least. With some frosting I’m sure it will end up being better than no cake!

  3. My cake didn’t come out as expected based on doing exactly the steps provided. The center was still raw. Definitely “Nailed It” on this one. May need to mess with the timing next time to see if that’s the issue.

  4. I normally would use the entire cake mix recipe in a full size bundt pan, should I use the entire amount of batter in the 7″ pan for the IP?

    1. Hi Roselle. Cake in the instant pot is more dense. Cutting back on the cook time by a couple of minutes may help next time.

    1. Hi Laura! My instant pot doesn’t have a cake version, so I don’t have personal experience. From my understanding, it should work. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Theresa. You should be able to use a push pan or spring form pan (although I have not personally tested that method). Unfortunately, it will not work to pour the batter into the main pot.

      1. Thank you for the idea of using a springform pan. I’m going to attempt tomorrow for my son’s birthday cake.