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Instant Pot Angel Food Cake


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5 from 1 vote
Cook Time : 35 mins
Total Time : 50 mins
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Last Updated on April 15, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake is an impressive dessert that is both easy and fast to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a decadent cake perfect for any occasion. 

If you love Instant Pot dessert recipes that are quick and foolproof then this is the recipe for you. Angel food cake is always a hit with guests, so be sure to give this recipe a try!

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake on white square plate topped with powder sugar and whipped cream on the side and topped with mint leaves.

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake

Instant Pot cooking is all the rage these days, and for good reason. It is faster than traditional baking and an easy way to make amazing meals without all the fuss. But did you know that you can also use your Instant Pot to make delicious desserts?

This Angel Food Cake recipe is one of our favorites. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a decadent cake perfect for any occasion. The best part is that it cooks in just a few minutes, so you can have dessert without all the hassle.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you love quick and easy Instant Pot recipes, then this is the dessert recipe for you. This cake is light, fluffy and super easy to make.

  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Looks beautiful on a plate

If you love Instant Pot cake recipes, next time give this Instant Pot Caramel Apple Bundt Cake a try.

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake on white square plate topped with powder sugar and whipped cream on the side and topped with mint leaves.

Ingredients

This cake only requires a few simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. It’s also a simple recipe, so it’s perfect for quick and easy desserts.

  • Betty Crocker Angel Food cake mix
  • water for cake
  • water for IP
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh sliced strawberries
  • Mint sprigs for garnish

Substitutions

Cake Mix: Instead of boxed cake mix, you can use your favorite homemade cake mix.

Milk: Milk can be used in place of water in the cake mix, but will result in a drier cake.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few basic kitchen items to make this Instant Pot Angel Food Cake.

How to Make Instant Pot Angel Food Cake

This Instant Pot Angel Food Cake is a breeze to make and always a hit at parties. Follow these simple steps below and you will be enjoying a slice of this cake in no time.

Step 1: Prepare the cake pan

Lightly spray a cake pan with oil.

Step 2: Mix the angel food cake

Mix a Betty Crocker angel food cake mix and water in a bowl, then pour the batter into the round pan.

angel food cake mix batter in round stainless bowl

Step 3: Cover the pan

Cover the pan completely with foil.

Step 4: Add water and trivet to the pressure cooker

Pour a cup of water into the IP inner cooking pot. Then add the trivet and the cake pan to the instant pot.

cake mix batter in a round pan inside the Instant Pot

Step 5: Cook the cake

Close the lid. Set to High pressure for 35 minutes to bake.

Step 6: Allow the pressure to naturally release

Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes.

Step 7: Cool the cake

Remove from IP and place onto a wire rack and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 8: Remove the cake from the pan

Remove carefully from the round cake pan and place it onto a serving plate. Make sure you allow the cake to cool completely before garnishing and serving.

Step 9: Garnish the cake

Dust with powdered sugar & add a dollop of whipped cream and sliced fresh strawberries when serving.

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake on white square plate topped with powder sugar and whipped cream on the side and topped with mint leaves.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to personalize this Instant Pot Cake Mix recipe? Here are a few of my ways to add more flavor to this cake.

Glaze: Chocolate or vanilla would taste great on this cake.

Nuts: Fold in 1/2 cups of nuts to the cake mix once you mix it.

Chocolate Chips: Fold in 1/2 cup of your favorite chocolate chips to add chocolate to this cake.

Toppings Suggestions

While this cake is beautiful and delicious as-is, you can also top it with a variety of different toppings. Try some of these ideas below for your next party.

  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Ice cream
  • Powdered sugar
Instant Pot Angel Food Cake on white square plate topped with powder sugar and whipped cream on the side and topped with mint leaves.

Tips

Want to make sure that your cake comes out perfect every time? Here are some tips to follow.

  • Even if you are using a non-stick pan, I still recommend that you oil the pan.
  • If you want to use cooking spray, I recommend using baking spray.
  • Make sure your cake is completely cooled before garnishing and serving. If it’s not, the whipped cream will melt.
  • You can use a bundt pan to make this angel food cake if you don’t have a round cake pan.

FAQs

Do you have questions about Instant Pot Angel Food Cake? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

If you are not going to eat the cake right away, store it in an airtight container at room temperature. It will last for 2-3 days.

Can I freeze angel food cake?

Yes, you can freeze angel food cake. Make sure that it is fully cooled before you freeze it and that you wrap it well in plastic wrap or place it in a freezer bag. It will keep for 2-3 months.

Can I use a different brand of cake mix?

Yes, you can use a different brand of cake mix. Just make sure that the cake mix is designed for angel food cakes.

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake on white square plate topped with powder sugar and whipped cream on the side and topped with mint leaves.

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If you like Instant Pot desserts, give these recipes a try:

Instant Pot Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Instant Pot Angel Food Cake

Corinne Schmitt
Instant Pot Angel Food Cake is an impressive dessert that is both easy and fast to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 207 kcal

Equipment

  • 8 qt. Instant Pot
  • Instant Pot Round Cake Pan (7″)
  • IP Silicone Sling – This tool is great for safely lifting cakes
  • Large mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Angel Food cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cups water for cake
  • 2 cups water for IP
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh sliced strawberries
  • Mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Lightly spray a cake pan with oil. Mix a Betty Crocker angel food cake mix and water in a bowl, then pour the batter into the round pan.
  • Cover the pan completely with foil. Pour a cup of water into the IP inner cooking pot. Then add the trivet and the cake pan to the instant pot.
  • Close the lid. Set to High pressure for 35 minutes to bake. Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from IP and place onto a wire rack and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Remove carefully from the round cake pan and place it onto a serving plate. Make sure you allow the cake to cool completely before garnishing and serving.
  • Dust with powdered sugar & add a dollop of whipped cream and sliced fresh strawberries when serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 470mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gCalcium: 90mgIron: 1mg
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