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Instant Pot Easy Lemon Pound Cake Recipe | Butter Cake | Soft & Moist

Refreshing lemon pound cake made in the Instant Pot…

This is a buttery, soft, moist & delicious cake with a hint of lemon in it. If you only have an Instant pot & don’t have an oven, you can actually bake a cake in the Instant Pot. In my Instant Pot Ultra model, it has a cake feature & I use that to bake cakes in it.

All we have to do is make the batter & then cook the cake in the Instant Pot.

This is an easy recipe & the cake will turn out delicious.

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Instant Pot Easy Lemon Pound Cake Recipe | Butter Cake | Soft & Moist
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 5 people
  • All-purpose flour- 1½ cups
  • Baking powder- ½ tsp
  • Baking soda- ⅛ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • White Sugar- 1⅓ cups
  • Lemon zest- zest from one lemon
  • Butter, unsalted- ¾ cup, at room temperature
  • Cream Cheese- ½ cup or 115 grams or 4 ounces
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • Eggs- 3 large, at room temperature
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  2. In another bowl, combine white sugar & lemon zest.
  3. I've grated the zest from one lemon, ensure to grate only the yellow part. The white part of the lemon will be bitter.
  4. Into a large bowl, add softened butter & cream cheese.
  5. Using an electric hand mixer, cream the butter & cream cheese well at high speed.
  6. You can also use a stand mixer, with paddle attachment.
  7. Add eggs, one to a time & beat well after each addition.
  8. Let the mixture turn fluffy & pale.
  9. Add vanilla extract, beat for a minute.
  10. Add the white sugar-lemon zest, beat well.
  11. Add the flour mix in 3 additions & beat well after each addition.
  12. After the flour has been well incorporated, don't overbeat the batter.
  13. The batter is ready.
  14. I baked this cake in a 6 quart Instant Pot.
  15. inches round cake pan will fit perfectly into the stainless steel pot.
  16. Grease the cake pan generously with melted butter- grease the bottom & sides.
  17. Spread the cake batter into the cake pan. This is a thick batter.
  18. Using a silicone spatula, even out the surface & make it smooth.
  19. Cover the cake pan with a paper towel & on top of the paper towel cover with an aluminum foil.
  20. This is to prevent moisture from getting into the cake. Do not skip covering the cake pan with paper towel & aluminum foil.
  21. Into the stainless steel pot, add 1 cup water.
  22. Place the trivet on the water.
  23. Place the cake pan on the trivet.
  24. Close the Instant Pot with the lid.
  25. Select Cake setting set the time to 50 minutes at high pressure.
  26. After 50 minutes of pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes.
  27. After that do a quick pressure release.
  28. Open the lid.
  29. Wear a mitten, the pot is very hot.
  30. Take the trivet along with the cake pan out of the stainless steel pot.
  31. Remove the aluminum foil & paper towel.
  32. Let the cake cool down for a few minutes.
  33. Insert a fork into the center of the cake to check if the center has cooked well.
  34. Since the cake pan is greased well, the cake will not be sticking to the pan. Run a sharp knife through the sides of the pan to loosen up the cake.
  35. Transfer the cake to a plate.
  36. Cut into wedges.
  37. Enjoy this refreshing & buttery cake along with tea or coffee. YUM.



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