I am super excited and passing some of the excitement to you with this colourful Instant Pot Cake. The kiddoes and I have been having fun in the kitchen with this one and the end result is almost too pretty to eat. Almost, because I am waaaaaaaaaaaay too greedy to not eat cake when it is there.
So yeah, let’s take a moment to appreciate this Instant Pot Rainbow Bundt Cake aka one of the best Instant Pot Desserts in the foodievers. Even better when it is made from everyday store cupboard stables and actually takes just 5 mins to whip up. A simple, no fuss recipe for the win right? Especially one that is easily adaptable too in terms of colour and flavourings.
Guys, this cake is mega colourful, fluffy on the inside with an easy homemade drizzle and some added colour and crunch from the rainbow sprinkles. Most of the time I prefer cakes drizzle free, so you can try it with and without the icing and see which version you prefer.
Have I convinced you that this cake is my / your / our new favourite treat yet?
If not how about this – this cake covers rainbow desserts, unicorn parties, Instant Pot dessert madness, rainbow bundt cravings, inner kid comes out to play, food fun with the kids, kids play dates, Christmas dessert centrepiece, summer treats, anything else you can think of and generally me time moments all covered.
Instant Pot Cake Recipe Materials
KITCHEN TOOLS, UTENSILS & APPLIANCES NEEDED
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Here are some of the items you will need to make this recipe.
How To Make Instant Pot Cake
And the second stage.
Instant Pot Bundt Cake Tips
So, I know you all running off to make this cake now, but before you do so can I please share some tips.
- The quality of the colouring you use for this is important. My first attempt (see images below) I used really cheap supermarket colour, which just faded during the cooking process. Use good quality colour gel.
- The amount of colour gel you put in will determine the colour of the cooked cake. Start with a teaspoon of colour gel per portion and add more to your preference.
- Feel free to make even more layer using different colours, you are limited only by what you have available. Change up the colours to suit too.
- You can easily add a little bit of the icing gel to the drizzle to give it some colour.
Instant Pot Desserts
A word about Instant Pot Desserts.
- Instant pot desserts are really good fun to make, what dessert isn’t? Here are a few tips
- Use good quality pans and glassware that will withstand the pressure. Please do check manufacturer guidelines if you are not sure.
- Always make sure to fully wrap the dessert in wrap the dessert container in foil so as to keep the liquid out of the dessert.
- As with cooking with any pot in pot method, you will need to make sure you add water to the instant pot insert.
- For easy adding and removing the dessert from the Instant Pot use a trivet with long handles or if your handles are short then make a foil sling to help.
Cake Pan for Instant Pot
If you are wondering what cake pan you need for instant pot well it depends on the size of your instant pot. You are looking to get something with a diameter of about half an inch smaller than your Instant Pot. You also want to use pans that are able to withstand the pressure Fat Dadio and OXO good grips pans are a good place to start.
What To Serve With Instant Pot Cake
More Instant Pot Desserts
This cake appeals to kids big and small and the fact that it is made from simple everyday ingredients and full of bright splashes colour means is already a good start right?
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Instant Pot Rainbow Bundt Cake
- Cooking spray
- 1 vanilla sponge cake mix
- Red gel food colouring
- Orange gel food colouring
- Blue gel food colouring
- Purple gel food colouring
- Rainbow sprinkles
- 2/3 cup (75g) icing sugar
- 2-3 tbsp water
Make the Cake:
- Spray the bundt tin with cooking spray and set aside.
- Make cake mix according to packet instructions and separate batter into four bowls.
- Add a different food colouring into each bowl of batter and mix until well combined.
- Then layer the cake batter in the cake tin starting with the red batter, followed by the orange batter, then blue then purple. Do not mix the layers.
- Cover the bundt hole with folded kitchen paper and the wrap the cake pan in aluminum foil.
- Place cake pan on trivet.
- Add 350 ml (1.5 cups) of water into the Instant Pot insert and add in the trivet.
- Lock the lid, set to sealing, select manual (high pressure) and set time for 40 mins.
- Let cook until done and allow NPR (Natural Pressure Release) for 10 mins, then QR (Quick Release).
- Remove pan from Instant Pot, remove the foil and let cool in the pan for 10 mins. Then carefully invert, transfer to a wire cooling rack and let cool.
Make the icing
- Add the sugar in a bowl and add 2 tbsp of water and mix until the mix is smooth. Add more water if you want it thinner.
Assemble the Cake
- Drizzle the icing over the cake and add sprinkles liberally.