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Instant Pot Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
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Instant Pot Applesauce Cake

Old fashioned applesauce cake is really easy to convert into a super simple Instant Pot Cake recipe, saving you time without sacrificing the flavor and goodness of an old fashioned cake recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Candy/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, cake, fall, pecans, recipe, spice
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 522kcal


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup halved pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Caramel sauce for topping optional
  • 1 cup water


  • Cream together butter and sugar. Add in remaining wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and then add in to the wet ingredients and blend together until well incorporated.
  • Spray a 7-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray and then pour batter into the pan.
  • Mix together 2 tablespoons brown sugar and pecans and spread this over the top of the batter in the springform pan.
  • Top applesauce cake with aluminum foil and place the springform pan on Instant Pot trivet.
  • Add water to the pressure cooker and then place the springform pan into the pressure cooker on top of the trivet.
  • Close the Instant Pot and turn the valve to sealing and then set to a manual pressure cooking time of 60 minutes and then allow for a natural pressure release before removing the lid.



Makes 4-6 servings.


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3mg