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Apple Spice Cake in the Instant Pot

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Calling all apple lovers! This Apple Spice Cake in the Instant Pot is about to become your new best friend. Packed full of flavors and so simple to whip up!

If you're ready for a tasty spice cake recipe, this is the one for you. This easy apple recipe is a simple way to fuel your taste buds with a simple homemade recipe.

IP Apple spice layer cake

In just a short amount of time, this Apple Cake recipe is a simple solution for a fast and easy dessert.

This recipe has that wonderful apple flavoring with a sweet, sweet taste. Perfect for fall, and perfect for sharing with your family and friends.

Apple Spice Cake in the Instant Pot

Other apple Instant Pot recipes to consider: Instant Pot Applesauce, Instant Pot Apple Crumble Cheesecake, and Easy Apple Cobbler.

IP Apple spice layer cake

Variations to this Apple Spice Cake recipe

As you'll see below, this apple cake recipe is pretty straight-forward but there are things that you can do to change it up a bit.

Since the top of the cake is what has the apple pie filling, you can easily overstep that and use fresh apples instead. I would think that sweet apples like Gala apples or Honeycrisp would provide a sweet and crisp flavor easily.

If you want a tart flavor, you could then try and use Granny Smith apples instead. There are so many options for apples to try!

What spices are used in apple cake?

This recipe is so simple and focuses on using sugars and cinnamon as the main spices added. This doesn't mean that you can't add more but this is a great place to start.

Instant Pot Supplies

  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

How to store Instant Pot Apple Spice Cake

Storing your cake is important because you don't want it to dry out! The easiest way to store this cake is to put it in a container with a lid and keep it in the fridge.

This will keep out the airflow and keep the cake as moist and tender as possible.

If you do notice that your cake has started to dry out a bit, you can always pop it in the microwave for a short period of time to help it out.

Supplies for Apple Spice Cake in the Instant Pot

  • 1 large piping bag | The piping bag is used to decorate the cake. It's a reusable piping bag, so you can keep it on hand for all your cake decorating needs.
  • Large star frosting tip | A large star frosting tip is what we used to get the decorative look around the outside top of the cake.
  • Cake leveler | We used a cake leveler to make layers for the cake. This is an essential tool to have if you want to mimic bakery-style layered cakes at home.
IP Apple spice layer cake

Fun Ways to Share this Apple Spice Cake

There is nothing better than sharing a warm slice of cake with family and friends. This easy cake recipe is perfect for brunch or an after-dinner treat.

Slice off a piece and share it with the ones you love. They'll be so thankful you did! Pile those toppings high and get ready to dig in. This is one simple cake recipe that will make everyone's day!


Yield: 8 servings

Apple Spice Cake in the Instant Pot

IP Apple spice layer cake

This Apple Spice Cake recipe is delicious and tastes amazing!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


How to Make Apple Spice Cake

    1. Using a large bowl, mix the cake mix, oil, water, and eggs until smooth.
    2. Spray the springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Fill the pan to 3/4 full.
    3. Cover the top of the springform pan with foil (sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or a paper towel.
    4. Put the cake pan on the trivet/sling and lower it into the inner pot. Close the lid and turn the vent to a sealed position.
    5. Cook on high pressure/manual for 30 minutes and then allow for a natural release for 15 minutes, before releasing any remaining pressure.
    6. Take out the cake and let it cool for about 10 minutes before taking it out of the pan.
    7. Put the cake on a board or cake plate.
    8. Use a cake leveler, cut off the dome, and then cut the cake in half.

Frosting Directions

    1. Mix together all frosting ingredients until smooth. Should have stiff peaks.
    2. Scoop out a cup of the frosting and put it into the piping bag. Set aside.

Build the Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

    1. Take the apples from the apple pie filling and cut them into small pieces. Put them in a bowl with 3 tablespoons of the filling.
    2. Take the bottom cake layer and put 1 cup of the frosting onto it and smooth.
    3. Put the next layer on top.
    4. Using the rest of the frosting, frost the cake.
    5. Pipe dollops along the edge of the cake.
    6. Drizzle caramel sauce.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 608Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 113mgSodium 510mgCarbohydrates 72gFiber 1gSugar 53gProtein 4g

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