a mini bundt cake with lemon glaze drizzled on top
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5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Lemon Mini Cake

This lemon cake is absolutely delightful and refreshing. It's like serving up a sweet slice of sunshine.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
NPR15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bundt Cake, Cake, Lemon Cake, Pressure Cooker
Category: Cakes
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Difficulty: Super Easy
Development Status: Finished
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Valerie Cooper


for the Cake

  • 1 cup lemon fruit filling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup lemon cake mix I prefer Duncan Hines Signature Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
  • ½ tsp baking powder

for the Glaze

  • ½ cup confectioners powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


make the Lemon Cake

  • Add the lemon fruit filling and an egg to a mixing bowl and mix together thoroughly with a whisk.
  • Fold the cake mix and baking powder into the wet ingredients with a spatula. Make sure to use ONLY 1 CUP of cake mix and do not use a whisk or an electric mixer for this part. Be careful not to over mix. You want the batter to remain somewhat lumpy.
  • Spray a small 6" x 2" cake pan with the cooking spray and pour the cake batter into the pan.
  • Tightly cover the cake pan with aluminum foil.
  • Add 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot and place the cake pan in the Instant Pot using the trivet.
  • Set the Instant Pot on 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook', High Pressure for 40 minutes.
  • Once the cook time has completed, allow for a 15 minute NPR (natural pressure release).
  • After the pressure has been released and the pin has dropped, open the pot and carefully remove the cake from the pot.
  • Remove the foil from the cake pan, then place the cake on a cooling rack and allow the cake to cool.
  • After the cake has cooled, pour the glaze over the top of the cake to fully cover.

make the Glaze

  • Sift the 1/2 cup of confectioners powdered sugar into a mixing bowl, add the lemon juice and mix until the sugar is fully dissolved.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1.2mg