Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

I have always thought that cakes in a jar were just the sweetest and cutest thing! They make perfect gifts or just add a lot of fun to a meal or dinner party. They also make cute gifts! I also love anything homemade! If you have that “hard to buy for” person in your life, a cake in a jar might just be the perfect gift.

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

I love how these deliciously adorable gifts are baked right in the jar that doubles as a serving dish. Talk about the perfect dessert for a romantic picnic, right?! Well as I was thinking about what I wanted to try next in my Instant Pot, these cake in a jar treats just wouldn’t leave my mind!

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast and I thought to myself how wonderful these would be for my special man who has a sweet tooth.

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

 

What makes these even better? They are made RIGHT in your Instant Pot! I am always amazed at what can be made in the “magic pot” as my husband likes to call it. From elderberry syrup, elderberry gummies, chapstick, crayons to tons of other wonderful food recipes! 

Before we get started with the actual recipes, you will need an Instant Pot and also the jars. The jars need to be clean and dry. You can follow the directions on the canning jar box for prepping the jars. If you are reusing jars, you will want new seals and lids.

There are so many uses for these adorable cakes in a jar! Think holiday gifts, teacher gifts, portion control for yourself and your guests…Seriously, the ways that you can gift these to others is amazing! And all the flavor options make it pretty great, too.

I mean…you’ll have to try them all at least once to be able to verify that the flavors taste good, right? That’s what a good cook would do! Always taste their finished product before giving it to someone else!

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Base Recipe Per Mason Jar

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

 Recipe Per Mason Jar:

1/3 cup almond flour
1 large egg
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt (pinch)
1/2 tsp baking powder

banana bread:

1/2 ripe banana
1/4 cup pecans

Blueberry:

1/2 cup blueberries

Hawaiian:

1/3 cup pineapple
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Double Chocolate:

1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1/4 cup chocolate chips (We use soy free now which you can get clicking the link)

 

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Directions

1) Mix together the base recipe for the mug cakes in each mason jar. No need to use a bowl, just pour all the ingredients in the jar.

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

2) Next add your desires blend of fillings. You can use any fillings you want, but we suggested some of our favorite. Cover each jar with foil.

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

3) Add 2 cups water to the bottom of the Instant Pot insert and place the trivet on the bottom. Carefully arrange the mason jars on the trivet. Lock the lid into place and turn the pressure valve to sealing.

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

4) Cook the mug cakes for 15 minutes on high pressure using the manual setting. Let pressure release naturally for at least 5 minutes.

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

Remove the mug cakes using tongs. Let the cakes cool about 10 minutes before serving still warm. I personally use my canning tongs so that I can reach down into the pot easily and not burn myself.

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Note: The texture of these mug cakes will be a little different from a normal cake due to the almond flour. If you would like a more traditional texture of cake you can substitute regular flour. Here’s a conversion guide to help. 

 

I thought that there may be a few questions about this Instant Pot Cakes in a Jar recipe, so here are a few common questions that hopefully will help you out!

What size mason jar should you use for these cakes in a jar?

Jelly sized jars are small but might be too small. For this recipe, I think that a pint-sized jar would be a good choice. It’s not too large, not too small, and provides a big enough space for all the ingredients to be added and cooked.

Helpful tip? You can get some great prices on glass jars if you hit up the stores right at the end of the gardening season. Stock up when they are discounted down, especially if you know that you are going to be making this amazing recipe! You can also do what I often do though too…shop amazon! 😉

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If the cake cools down before you eat it, can you reheat in the microwave? 

You can reheat this in the microwave, just make certain that you don’t have the metal lid on! Reheat slowly as you don’t want to burn the cake, either! That would be a true shame!!!

When it comes to having a perfect sized cake for dessert, you just can’t beat these Instant Pot Cakes in a jar! Give your taste buds a true treat today!

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Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar

They make perfect gifts or just add a lot of fun to a meal or dinner party.

Ingredients

  • Base Recipe Per Mason Jar:
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt pinch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Banana Bread:
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • Blueberry:
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • Hawaiian:
  • 1/3 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Double Chocolate:
  • 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix together the base recipe for the mug cakes in each mason jar. No need to use a bowl, just pour all the ingredients in the jar.
  2. Next add your desires blend of fillings. You can use any fillings you want, but we suggested some of our favorite. Cover each jar with foil.
  3. Add 2 cups water to the bottom of the Instant Pot insert and place the trivet on the bottom. Carefully arrange the mason jars on the trivet. Lock the lid into place and turn the pressure valve to sealing.
  4. Remove the mug cakes using tongs. Let the cakes cool about 10 minutes before serving still warm. I personally use my canning tongs so that I can reach down into the pot easily and not burn myself.

Notes

The texture of these mug cakes will be a little different from a normal cake due to the almond flour. If you would like a more traditional texture of cake you can substitute regular flour.

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