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Instant Pot Pound Cake Recipe

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Sometimes the simplest things are still the best. For example, this delicious, moist Instant Pot Pound Cake Recipe. Pound cake always makes me think of traditional summer desserts.

Pound cake is simple and somewhat basic, but it is oh-so-yummy. Eat it plain, or top it with your favorite fruit or sauce.

And, this recipe modernizes the classic by cooking it in the Instant Pot so you don't have to heat up your oven, or your kitchen. Genius!

3 colorful plates with a slice of pound cake and half a strawberry topped with whipped cream with instant pot in the backgroun

Why You Will Love This Instant Pot Pound Cake Recipe

Because it tastes just like the pound cake your mom and grandma used to make. Moist, delicious and buttery rich. It truly is impossible to eat just one slice.

This Instant Pot Pound Cake Recipe is the perfect canvas for so many different toppings. Try season fresh fruit. Or, if you prefer canned fruit with a bit of syrup, you can use that, too.

Love chocolate? Top it with some warm chocolate sauce. Whipped topping is also a great choice, either by itself for along with the aforementioned suggestions. So many possibilities!

Instant Pot Pound Cake (quite obviously) cooks in an Instant Pot!

That means no heating up an oven in the middle of summer, which also tends to heat up the kitchen!

The Instant Pot keeps things cool, simple, and fast.

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instant pot pound cake recipe on rectangular white plate in forefront with silver instant pot in background and white pedestal cake holder with cake on it to the right background

How to Make This Instant Pot Pound Cake Recipe Step By Step

Step #1: Cream butter and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.

Step #2: Add in flour, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in the sour cream.

Step #3: Spray a 7” tube pan with non-stick cooking spray. You have to use a tube pan for the cooking time in this recipe or the cake will not come out cooked.

Step #4: Cover the tube pan with aluminum foil and poke out the center hole so the steam can escape through it.

white ceramic bowl in foreground with ingredients for instant pot pound cake recipe being mixed by a turquoise hand mixer . There is a silver instant pot in back.

Step #5: Add water to the Instant Pot. Set the tube pan on top of a trivet in the inner pot.

looking down into an instant pot with tube pan in it filled with batter for the instant pot pound cake recipe

Step #6: Close the lid on the Instant Pot and set to sealing. Set on manual high for 60 minutes. Allow for a natural release and then remove from the Instant Pot and cool on a cooling rack.

completed instant pot pound cake recipe sitting on white pedestal cake plate with green and white towel in background

Step #7: Serve with berries, ice cream, whipped topping or any other number of topping possibilities.

3 colorful plates with a slice of pound cake and half a strawberry topped with whipped cream with instant pot in the backgroun

Enjoy!

3 colorful plates with a slice of pound cake and half a strawberry topped with whipped cream with instant pot in the backgroun

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Recipe

Yield: 12 Slices

Instant Pot Pound Cake Recipe

three slices of pound cake on white plate

Instant Pot Pound Cake is moist, delicious, and comes out perfect every time! This Instant Pot dessert is a perfect summer dessert recipe that you can bring for a potluck dessert or a backyard barbecue.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups water

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  2. Add in flour, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in the sour cream.
  3. Spray a 7” tube pan with non-stick cooking spray. You have to use a tube pan for the cooking time in this recipe or the cake will not come out cooked.
  4. Cover the tube pan with aluminum foil and poke out the center hole so the steam can escape through it.
  5. Add water to the Instant Pot. Set the tube pan on top of a trivet in the inner pot.
  6. Close the lid on the Instant Pot and set to sealing. Set on manual high for 60 minutes. Allow for a natural release and then remove from the Instant Pot and cool on a cooling rack.
  7. Serve with berries, ice cream, whipped topping or any other number of topping possibilities.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 352Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 108mgSodium 248mgCarbohydrates 41gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 23gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 5g

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