Upside Down Caramelized Apple Cake
Baking a cake in an Instant Pot? Who would’ve thought? This recipe is simple-to-make. It’s great for entertaining guests or just yourself. The intoxicating smells of cinnamon, baked apples, and melted butter coalesce in your kitchen will make you feel like you’re home for the holidays, even if you’re not.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20minutes
Cook Time
  • 4tbsp butterunsalted, softened at room temperature
  • 1 applepeeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
Cake Batter
  • 3/4cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1 1/2cup Waterfor the pot
  • 1 eggat room temperature
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 7tbsp melted buttercooled
  1. Grease a 7-inch fluted aluminum cake pan.
  2. Mix Base ingredients for the base, except apple slices, in a bowl and spread evenly to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Overlay the apple slices at the bottom of the pan, making sure there are no gaps.
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. Add water to the inner pot. Place steam rack in the inner pot.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg and sugar together.
  7. Add vanilla extract, butter, and milk to egg mixture, whisk together.
  8. Sift dry ingredients into your egg mixture, mix well.
  9. Pour Cake Batter on top of apple slices evenly. Cover cake pan with aluminum foil.
  10. Place pan on steam rack. Close and secure lid for pressure cooking.
  11. Select BAKE, CUSTOM level, HIGH pressure and set time. for 35 minutes (00:35). Select START. Turn off KEEP WARM.
  12. When program ends, Natural Release pressure.
  13. Remove the Multi-Cooker Lid. Take the cake out. Remove the aluminum foil and let cake cool.
  14. Place a plate over cake tin and flip to serve.
Recipe Notes

TIP: The whisking adds air to your batter which helps your cake rise. So, whisk well.