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Buttery Instant Pot Almond Pound Cake

Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot, pound cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Cindy Hopper


  • 1 Instant Pot


  • 1 c. Unsalted Butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/3 c. Sugar
  • 1 t. Baking Powder
  • 1 t Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 T Almond Emulsion
  • 2 ¼ c Flour
  • 1/2 c. Sour Cream


  • Grease and flour a 7” tube pan and set aside.
  • With a large stand mixer, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add baking powder and salt, and combine well.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Mix in Almond Emulsion (you can substitute Almond Extract if the emulsion is unavailable)
  • Slowly add flour to the batter, scraping the bottom of the bowl on occasion.
  • Mix in sour cream.
  • Spread batter evenly into the tube pan, smoothing out the top and tapping the pan on the counter to settle.
  • Put 2 cups of water into the pressure cooker insert and place the trivet in the bottom of the insert.
  • Cover the tube pan with aluminum foil, poking a hole with your finger in the area of the “tube” in the center. Seal the pan tightly.
  • Lower the tube pan into the pressure cooker insert using a foil sling, and sitting pan on the trivet. Lock the lid and cook at high pressure for 60 minutes.
  • Upon completion of cooking time, allow for a natural pressure release.
  • Open the pressure cooker and remove the pan using a foil sling. Remove the foil from the top of the pan and set it on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes run a thin knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake.
  • Cool for an additional 10 minutes, then remove the cake from the pan and transfer it to a serving platter. Cool


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg