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The Best Instant Pot Orange Cake: The Secret To Cooking Moist, Delicious Cake

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Who is ready for a fun cake? This Instant Pot Orange Cake is not only delicious, but it’s a fun one to make. The cake may look a bit orange, but that is what makes it so much fun. It’s very moist and delicious. When you’re ready to make a cake that’s not ordinary, make this extraordinary one. This recipe is going to make you love your Instant Pot even more.

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Orange Cake Ingredients

  • orange cake mix box
  • 1 C water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 1 C water, for instant pot
  • Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 3-4 TBSP of milk
  • Zest of an orange

How to Make Instant Pot Orange Cake

Grease all sides of the cake pan. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot insert. Beat cake mix, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil, and 3 whole eggs in a bowl. Pour the batter in the greased cake pan.

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Gently cover the cake pan with a paper towel. Using a piece of aluminum foil, cover the paper towel, and gently secure the paper towel around the rim of the pan. Place the cake pan on the trivet and carefully place the trivet inside the Instant Pot.

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Press the  “Cake” button and set the mode to “Less”. Adjust the cook
time to 50 minutes. Allow Natural Pressure Release. Start the glaze whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until you reach your desired consistency.

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Zest an orange and mix again. Pour glaze over top the cake, set aside until glaze hardens. Cut and enjoy!

Instant Pot Orange Cake

Now I’m telling you, you’ve never made an Instant Pot cake quite like this one. It’s so moist and delicious, you won’t be able to get enough of it! Now, let’s get to making it because I want to hear all about how yummy it is.

Instant Pot Orange Cake

I Don’t Have a Cake Button…Now What?

If you do not have a cake button, you can still make this recipe! Here is what the cake button means:

  • Normal Setting – High Pressure 40 mins
  • More Setting – High Pressure 50 mins
  • Less Setting – High Pressure 25 mins

For this recipe, you would push the manual or pressure cook button and set the time for 50-minutes.

To learn more about the Instant Pot buttons, read my post: What Instant Pot Buttons Do I Use?

You may also love the following Instant Pot Desserts:

Instant Pot Orange Cake
Instant Pot Orange Cake Recipe
Yield: 5-6

Instant Pot Orange Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This Instant Pot Orange Cake Recipe is not your normal cake recipe. You can make the most moist and delicious orange cake by following this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 orange cake mix box
  • 1 C water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 1 C water, for instant pot
  • Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 3-4 TBSP of milk
  • Zest of an orange

Instructions

    Grease all sides of the cake pan. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot insert. Beat cake mix, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil, and 3 whole eggs in a bowl. Pour the batter in the greased cake pan.

    Gently cover the cake pan with a paper towel. Using a piece of aluminum foil, cover the paper towel, and gently secure the paper towel around the rim of the pan. Place the cake pan on the trivet and carefully place the trivet inside the Instant Pot.

    Press the  “Cake” button and set the mode to “Less”. Adjust the cook time to 50 minutes. Allow Natural Pressure Release. Start the glaze whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until you reach your desired consistency.

    Zest an orange and mix again. Pour glaze over top the cake, set aside until glaze hardens. Cut and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 6g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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12 Comments

  1. Wow. Seems super simple! And again, I really love that there aren’t a lot of ingredients used. I’ve got such a big sweet tooth. It gets me in trouble sometimes though lol.

  2. Now this I am trying out today!! Sounds easy enough and looks delicious. Can you please expand on what a size 6 cake pan is? Thank you

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