First thing’s first – making a cake with Duncan Hines is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do. It’s low-risk, high-reward baking and that’s the way science, and our world-class baker-extraordinaires, intended it.
And it’s about to get even easier.
May we introduce you to the power of pressure-cooking cakes. Yep, you didn’t read that wrong. Pressure cookers are cake’s new best friend (if you haven’t heard already).
When you combine the culinary prowess of a pressure cooker with the perfect proportions of Duncan Hines cake mix, you’ll be well on your way to making some of the best cakes your kitchen has ever seen, all while barely lifting a finger.
Now, we know what you’re thinking – making a cake in a pressure cooker is sheer and utter craziness but know what? It is. So what? It’s amazing.
Plus, this trend of pressure cooker cakes is the new sensation that’s sweeping the nation so we’re (obviously) very excited to share it with you.
Here’s everything you need to know, from ingredients to instructions, for how to bake your PERFECT pressure-cooked cake.
- Duncan Hines Cake Mix (of your choice!)
- Water, Eggs and Oil as called for on package
Chef’s note: You will need a cake or fluted tube pan, preferably a 7-inch one, to bake your cake in the pressure cooker.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the cake mix package directions.
- Grease and flour a 7-inch cake pan or fluted tube pan.
- Pour cake batter into pan.
- Place a trivet inside the pressure cooker. If using a fluted tube pan, add 1 cup of water to the inner bowl of the pressure cooker.
- Place pan on trivet.
- Close and seal the lid.
- Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
- Release, let cool on rack and frost as desired.
For extra fun, add a little bit of flair to your presentation and take some inspiration from the photos below.