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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.
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