Instant Pot Blueberry Cake

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A delicious Instant Pot dessert recipe for those days when you don’t want to bother with the oven, but still want a delicious cake! This Instant Pot Blueberry Cake features a tender crumb and juicy blueberries. It’s simple yet perfectly satisfying.

A light and tender vanilla cake with juicy blueberries mixed throughout, offering a burst of freshness. This Instant Pot Blueberry Cake is a simple Instant Pot dessert recipe with just 7-ingredients and requiring only a few minutes to whip up. It's the perfect summer dessert when you don't want to heat up the whole house.

Instant Pot Blueberry Cake Recipe

A few years ago, I shared our Instant Pot Strawberry Cake and it went crazy!

So many people had not tried using their Instant Pot to make a dessert before (other than cheesecake) and were surprised that you could make a perfect cake with pressure cooking.

We’ve made several Instant Pot desserts since then – from Dulce de Leche Brownies to Pumpkin Bread Pudding (and of course, plenty of cheesecakes) but that Strawberry Cake has remained a favorite, so I thought we’d try something new with a blueberry version!

This blueberry cake looks like a cobbler at first peek, but it is a spongy, light cake with a light vanilla taste that works as the perfect base for those juicy, sweet and tangy blueberries to really burst on your tastebuds.

It needs no decoration, although you could add a sprinkle of powdered icing sugar, if desired. I just love the simplicity of this cake and it serves as the perfect reminder that sometimes less is more when it comes to the perfect dessert.

While I made our simple 7-ingredient cake from scratch, you can alternatively use a boxed cake mix for this recipe and just add in the blueberries.

What is the cake setting on the Instant Pot? Some of the newer models of Instant Pot (like the Lux 6qt or Ultra 6qt) actually have a cake setting! But, I’m working with two models that don’t have a dedicated cake setting – as I’m imagining most readers are, too. For a standard Instant Pot, just use the Manual Pressure Cooking setting for cakes.

Can you use Pyrex in Instant Pot? Anything you put in the oven, you can put in your Instant Pot! If you are cooking with Pyrex, you may need to adjust your cooking time slightly. You can also purchase an Instant Pot cake pan with handle, which would make removing this cake so much easier.

If you typically cook savoury dishes in your Instant Pot, you may want to look at purchasing some extra sealing rings to ensure that your cake doesn’t take on a savoury flavor from your other recipes.

 

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Check out our quick recipe video to see just how easy it is to make this Instant Pot Blueberry Cake – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:

Instant Pot Blueberry Cake Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: you can also swap out the homemade cake batter for a boxed cake, if desired. Note that a boxed cake mix will make enough batter for two cakes.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Instant Pot
  • Baking dish that fits inside IP (I used a Corelle ramekin) – you can also do small individual ones, but that seemed like too much work. There is also a Instant Pot cake pan with handle
  • Trivet that came with your IP
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Extra sealing rings <– highly recommended if you cook with a lot of garlic or seasonings in your Instant Pot normally

How to Make Cake in your Instant Pot

Grease a ramekin or baking dish and set aside.

Place the blueberries in a medium-sized bowl and sprinkle on 1 Tablespoon of the flour.

Gently stir to coat the blueberries in the flour. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and baking powder.

Add the milk, butter and vanilla extract. Mix well, then fold in the blueberries.

Place the trivet in the IP and add 1 cup of water.

Place the ramekin/baking dish on the trivet and secure the lid.

Select High Pressure for 23 minutes. Natural release.

 

Pin this Easy Blueberry Dessert for your next sweet craving:

Grab your free printable recipe card for our Instant Pot Blueberry cake recipe:

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Blueberry Cake

Instant Pot Blueberry Cake

A light and tender vanilla cake with juicy blueberries mixed throughout, offering a burst of freshness. This Instant Pot Blueberry Cake is a simple Instant Pot dessert recipe with just 7-ingredients and requiring only a few minutes to whip up. It's the perfect summer dessert when you don't want to heat up the whole house.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Blueberries

Instructions

  1. Grease a ramekin or baking dish and set aside.
  2. Place the blueberries in a medium-sized bowl and sprinkle on 1 Tablespoon of the flour.
  3. Gently stir to coat the blueberries in the flour. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and baking powder.
  5. Add the milk, butter and vanilla extract. Mix well, then fold in the blueberries.
  6. Place the trivet in the IP and add 1 cup of water.
  7. Place the ramekin/baking dish on the trivet and secure the lid.
  8. Select High Pressure for 23 minutes. Natural release.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 258mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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I hope your family loves this easy Instant Pot Blueberry Cake as much as mine did! My daughter ate about half of this cake by herself – and she is not a big dessert eater, so that’s a pretty glowing endorsement.

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