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Instant Pot Holiday Coffee Cake Recipe - Easy & Delicious

This Holiday Coffee Cake made in Instant Pot is so amazing. It is really easy to make and is enriched with nuts, dry fruits, tutti frutti, and gingerbread spice. Oven instructions are also included.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Pressure Build Up Time & Natural Pressure Release Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee Cake, Easy Holiday Cake, Holiday Cake, Instant Pot Holiday Coffee Cake
Servings: 8
Author: simplyvegetarian777

Equipment

  • Instant Pot 6 quart or Mealthy Multipot
  • Measuring Spoons, Measuring Cups, Stirring Spoon,
  • Chopping board and knife
  • Electric Egg Beater
  • Kitchen Aid with whisk attachment
  • Trivet
  • 6x3 inch Fat Daddio's Cake pan for IP
  • 6 inches bundt cake pan for IP
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Gingerbread Spice
  • 2 medium Apples, (Gala or Red Delicious) washed, peeled and cut into very small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Almonds sliced
  • 1/4 cup Cranberries dried
  • 1/4 cup Tutti Frutti or Fruit Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts chopped

Instructions

Cake Prep

  • Gather all the ingredients. 
  • If you plan to make 1 bundt cake and 1 regular cake like I did, then take both your pans and grease them with butter. Line your regular cake pan with a parchment paper. Just cut it into a 7 inches circle and place it evenly inside the pan. You do not have to line the Bundt pan. Grease the Bundt Pan generously for an easy flip. Set aside.
  • Wash, dry and peel the apples. Core them. And cut the apples into very tiny pieces. Cover and Set aside.
  • Take your Kitchen aid and attach the cake mixing whisk to it or use a large mixing bowl and electric egg beater. Add Eggs + Cooking Oil + Water + Vanilla Extract + Ginger Bread Spice to the bowl. Blend on medium speed for 2 minutes till all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Now start adding the WHITE CAKE MIX slowly to the wet ingredients and mix until it is all incorporated in an even lump-free batter. It will take about 3  minutes. Now add Chopped Apples, chopped walnuts, cranberries, fruit cake mix/tutti frutti to the cake batter. Mix gently.

Prepare Instant Pot for Cake

  • Place the inner pot inside the IP. Pour 1&1/2 cups of warm water to the IP. Or pour room temperature water in it and warm it up on SAUTE mode till you are ready for the cake. Switch off the saute mode once the water is warm.

Making Cake in Bundt Pan in IP

  • When making it in BUNDT PAN, first spread the sliced almonds at the bottom of the pan. Then pour half of the batter in it. Spread it evenly. Tap it on the counter a few times gently. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Place the bundt pan on the Trivet and gently slide it inside the IP. Close the lid and set the valve to SEALING. Press CAKE MODE. The normal setting on it is HIGH PRESSURE + NORMAL CAKE MODE for 40 minutes. Don't touch it. Use that setting.
  • Once the timer goes off, follow NPR (natural pressure release). Open the lid when the safety pin drops down. Take out the trivet. Remove foil. Let the cake rest in it for 10 minutes before flipping it out gently. Now let the cake rest on a cooling rack till it comes to room temperature.
  • I did put my cake under the broiler for 2 minutes for that desired golden color. This step is optional. If you want to do that too, then keep the oven ready when you take out the cake from IP. Remove the foil and place it under the broiler for 1-2 minutes till slightly golden.

Making Cake in Regular 6x3 inch Pan

  • Pour the rest of the batter into the prepared 6 inches pan, lined with parchment paper. Spread the almond slices evenly on top. Tap it on the counter a few times gently. Cover with aluminum foil. Keep it in the back of the refrigerator till IP is making your Bundt Cake. If you have 2 IPs, then you can make them together at the same time.
  • When ready to make, place the cake pan on the trivet and gently slide it inside the IP. Close the lid and set the valve to SEALING. Press CAKE MODE. The normal setting on it is HIGH PRESSURE + NORMAL CAKE MODE for 40 minutes. Don't touch it. Use that setting.
  • Once the timer goes off, follow NPR (natural pressure release). Open the lid when the safety pin drops down. Take out the trivet. Remove foil. Let the cake rest in it for 10 minutes before flipping it out gently. Now let the cake rest on a cooling rack till it comes to room temperature.
  • I did put my cake under the broiler for 2 minutes for that desired golden color. This step is optional. If you want to do that too, then keep the oven ready when you take out the cake from IP. Remove the foil and place it under the broiler for 1-2 minutes till slightly golden.

Making Holiday Cake in Oven

  • You will need 8 to 9 inches cake pan (either circular or square pan). Just follow all the above instructions of Cake Prep as is. And bake it in the oven till done. It will take about 40-45 minutes in the oven. Do a Doneness Check with a wooden party pick. If the center comes out clean, it is done.

How to make it if IP doesn't have CAKE BUTTON?

  • If you do not have a CAKE BUTTON on your IP, do not worry. You can make it on MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK MODE easily. Make it at HIGH PRESSURE + NORMAL PRESSURE COOK Mode for 40 minutes. Follow NPR.

How to store this Cake?

  • This Cake should stay good in an airtight container at the room temperature for 2-3 days in winters. If you are making it in summer, I would refrigerate it after cooling it down to room temperature.

Cake Dressing

  • You do not have to dress it up. It is a complete cake. But I did dress it up with Cheesecake Frosting. I took 3 tbsp ready-made cheesecake frosting and diluted with 1 tsp milk. warmed it up for few seconds in the microwave. Mixed it well. Cooled down a bit. Then just spooned this frosting into threads over the cake. Easy, right?