Food Under Pressure
Banana Bread Cake | Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 over-ripened bananas lightly mashed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour properly measured
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups water for bottom of pressure cooker
  1. Grease and flour bundt pan - I use cooking spray and a couple T flour to evenly coat the inside of bundt pan to ensure cake does not stick

  2. In medium sized mixing bowl, whisk all dry ingredients (properly measured flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder). Set aside.

  3. In large mixing bowl, using electric mixer, blend oil, butter, sugars and vanilla until very well combined, about 45 seconds on medium speed. Scrape all sides and bottom of mixing bowl.

  4. Add both eggs, blend until just combined, about 10-15 seconds on medium speed.

  5. Add milk and banana; mix until combined, about 20-30 seconds on medium speed. Scrape all sides of mixing bowl

  6. Add dry ingredients, and mix on low speed until just combined, perhaps 20 seconds.


  7. Add optional mix-in, if desired.

    Optional Mix-ins (1/2 cup of mix in of your choice): cinnamon chips, chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans, shredded coconut

    Mix very lightly to avoid over-mixing batter.

  8. Pour batter into greased and floured bundt pan

  9. Cover bundt pan with foil

  10. Add water to pressure cooker insert. Place bundt pan over water in Instant Pot on trivet using trivet handles, or create a foil sling.

  11. Close lid and close vent knob, then set cook time to 47 minutes on High Pressure.

  12. When cook time has completed, allow pressure cooker to naturally release pressure for 5 minutes, then release remaining pressure and remove lid.

  13. Remove foil and allow Banana Bread Cake to cool for about an hour.

  14. Serve as desired, with icing or powdered sugar or plain - it is incredibly delicious as is!