Making applesauce cake in your Instant pot will have you serving dessert every day! This delicious mixture of applesauce with seasonings blended into your Instant Pot will give you a burst of apple taste with every bite.
When you're planning the meals for your upcoming week, you may be wondering what to serve for dessert.
While dessert tends to be one of those occasional treats, I believe you'll love this delicious way to serve applesauce so much that you'll want to include it as a dessert a few times a week.
Table of contents
- granulated sugar
- baking soda
- ground cloves
The cake setting on your smart Instant Pot settings will help get your Instant Pot to the right temperature and pressure to cook a cake.
The cake setting on your Instant Pot will run for about 40 minutes on the normal setting which is generally good for everyday cakes.
For my Instant Pot applesauce cake, I use a bundt pan placed in the inner pot on a trivet.
I set the Instant Pot on manual high pressure and cook for 40 minutes. This will guarantee you a moist, flavorful applesauce cake using your Instant Pot.
What pans can you use in instant pot?
You can use most pans in your Instant Pot. The best pans to use in your Instant Pot include any oven-safe container that's made of stainless steel, oven-safe glass, or silicone.
You may use ceramic or porcelain oven-safe containers in your Instant Pot too, for this recipe I use a bundt cake pan.
Applesauce is a fabulous fat replacement for many baked goods. In this Instant Pot recipe, I'm using applesauce as the main ingredient to make a moist applesauce cake.
In other recipes, you can use applesauce as a one to one replacement for oil or melted butter.
Moist Cake Secrets
Yes! Applesauce does work to add a valuable amount of moisture to a cake so that you can have a fluffy bite every time. This applesauce recipe is smooth and fluffy enough to make you feel like you're biting into a cloud with every bite.
The flavor of applesauce combined with sugar and cinnamon gives you a sweet treat to enjoy for dessert, snack or special treat any time of the day.
What is the secret to moist cake?
The secret to a moist cake is to fully cream the butter and sugar together before adding into the applesauce and dry ingredients to mix well.
The key to any moist cake is to take your time when blending the wet and dry ingredients together so that they're fully mixed and provide the right texture for your moist cake.
I'll be honest, the Instant Pot also adds a layer of protection to ensure a moist Instant Pot apple cake with every cook because of its reliable temperature and pressure combination to fully cook your applesauce cake to perfection every time.
How To Make
You'll find a list of ingredients below and an easy to print recipe card that will show you how to make applesauce cake in your Instant Pot.
Gather the sugar, applesauce, cinnamon, baking soda, ground cloves, butter, and flour. Cream together the butter and sugar then add your applesauce until well mixed.
Place your dry ingredients and spices into the mixture and blend until fully mixed. Then you’ll add one cup of water to the inner pot of your Instant Pot, lower the bundt pan into your inner pot on the trivet, and set your Instant Pot to cook your applesauce cake.
More Apple Recipes
There are so many Instant Pot apples recipes. We love making apple chutney and serve it with air fryer pork chops. Cooking with apples in Instant Pot does double duty. It's both delicious and emits an incredible aroma.
Our apple cobbler is AMAZING. And so are many other applesauce baking recipes. Pressure cooker desserts are gold for many reasons, including that you can bake year-round without having to use your oven and heat up the house.
- Instant Pot bundt pan - You'll be ready to make all the Instant Pot applesauce desserts recipes (like our 7 up cake recipe) once you have this pan. You could also use this pan to make pressure cooker meatloaf.
- or Instant Pot cake pan - From Instant Pot baked apples to a spice cake recipe from scratch, this cake pan is good for it all. It's also great for pot-in-pot baked ziti.
- Silicone sling - We use a silicone sling to lift pans in and out of the Instant Pot, but you can also place eggs on the sling for Instant Pot hard boiled eggs. Next stop, the best Deviled eggs!
- Instant Pot - You'll want to pick the pressure cooker that has all the cooking functions you will need. If you want to make Instant Pot Greek Yogurt or Almond Milk Yogurt, you'll want an Instant Pot with a yogurt setting. Want to make Sous Vide Chicken Breast or Steak, make sure your pressure cooker has a sous vide function.
Applesauce is simply good for you. It also includes many antioxidants that may help to reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. If you make up your own applesauce with the skin on, make sure to use organic apples and reap the rewards.
You can! Puree the apple filling before adding it to the Instant Pot cake recipe. This Instant Pot apple pie filling recipe is a great one to use, if you'd like to make it from scratch. This is one of the best Instant Pot apple recipes and can be the base for other recipes like our easy apple cobbler.
There are so many recipes with applesauce, and Instant Pot baking with applesauce is something commonly done. Some more recipes using applesauce include applesauce pancakes,
No, it is an easy applesauce cake from scratch. Basically, you'll make a spice cake recipe from scratch and add in applesauce. Now, you could also make applesauce in Instant Pot and use that in your recipe.
No, it is not. Amish applesauce cake typically includes walnuts. You could add nuts to this old fashioned applesauce cinnamon coffee cake if you'd like to. Either way, our homemade spice cake is full of flavor and amazing!