Instant Pot Apple Butter Raisin Walnut Cake

Since getting my Instant Pot, I rarely turn my oven or stove on anymore!  Think about how much gas I’m saving! lol   Today, I made this Apple Butter Raisin Walnut Cake.  Since my hubby is diabetic, I’m using a Sugar-Free Cake mix.  I know what you are thinking, the apple butter has sugar in it.  Yes, it does, but using the SF cake does help cut back on the sugar he consumes!  I used my homemade apple butter, but if you don’t want to use apple butter, you can substitute one cup of applesauce and add 1 tsp of cinnamon.  Lets get started!!

You will need a box of yellow cake mix (your choice to use regular or sugar-free)
1 egg
1 cup of apple butter or 1 cup of applesauce with 1 tsp of cinnamon added
1 cup of raisins
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (more if you like nuts)
You do not add any water or oil so DO NOT follow the box directions.

Into your mixing bowl, add the cake mix, apple butter and egg. Stir until everything is incorporated.

After you have the egg and apple butter mixed in well, add your raisins and walnuts.

You will need a bundt pan that fits into your Instant Pot.  I purchased this one because it can be a bundt pan or a cheesecake pan.  Spray your pan with cooking spray and add your batter.  It looks like it won’t all fit, but it does!!

Place your trivet into your Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.  Place your bundt pan on the trivet.  This is the first time I didn’t cover my cake with foil. I was a little nervous that it would be soggy on top, but it came out ok.  Just be sure to lift your lid off straight up and don’t let the water drip off the lid onto your cake.

To make it easier to remove, you can make a foil sling to place under your bundt pan.  It just helps to make lowering and lifting it out of your Instant Pot because it will be HOT!

Set the timer for 30 minutes on high pressure.

Do a quick release (manually releasing the steam) and remove the lid being careful not to let any water drip onto your cake.

 

Remove cake to cooling rack. 

This pan has a catch so you can release the sides easily.


Flip cake over then and remove the bottom from your cake, revealing the pretty fluted top.
You could make a thin icing using powdered sugar and milk and drizzle over the cake,
or, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
I like the look of powdered sugar, especially around Christmas, it looks like snow!
Serve with a cup of coffee or tea!

Another variation for this cake.
You could use dried cranberries or golden raisins instead of regular raisins! 

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