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Slice of Instant Pot orange cake on white plate with rest of cake in background

Easy Instant Pot Orange Cake

If you could use a super easy dessert recipe, this easy Instant Pot orange cake recipe is a must-try! It is made from a box mix made in the Instant Pot.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 Box Orange Cake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Oil I like Avocado Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Water


  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • Zest From 1 Orange
  • 3-4 Tbsp Milk

Water For Pot:

  • 1 Cup Water for the Instant Pot


  • Start by greasing a 7-inch cake pan.
  • Then add 1 cup of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs until fully mixed.
  • Dump batter into the greased cake pan.
  • Cover the top of the pan with foil.
  • Place the cake pan on the trivet inside the Instant Pot. Or you can also use a sling.
  • Press the “Cake” button on the Instant Pot then set the mode to “Less”. Adjust the cooking time to 50 minutes.
  • When it beeps that it is done, allow it to release the pressure naturally.


  • Using a whisk, mix the powdered sugar and milk until it is to the consistency you would like.
  • Then add the zest and mix well.
  • Slowly pour the glaze over top of the cooled cake. Then let it set until the glaze hardens.
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