Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Easy step by step video to show you how to make Carrot Cake in your Instant Pot

I know I have many favourites, but this one tops the list. Making it in the Instant Pot guarantees scrumptiously moist and flavourful every time. THe combination of carrots and spices makes it the perfect dessert, snack or in my case, breakfast. I know it can be such a chore to grate those carrots so I do grate the carrots even up to a day ahead so that when I put this cake together, there’s one less task. Either way, it’s worth the effort to grate those carrots because the result is so delicious!


Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake comes out perfectly moist from the Instant Pot every time !
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Time to Pressurize 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 8


  • 6 tbsp white sugar
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp ground ginger
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • tsp ground cloves
  • 1 ½ cups grated carrots (about 2 carrots)

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese (about 100g, half a block)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup icing sugar sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


  • Peel and grate carrots. Set aside.
    1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • Combine egg, sugars, oil, and sour cream.
    6 tbsp white sugar, 6 tbsp brown sugar, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs, 1/4 cup sour cream
  • In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
    1 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix.
  • Add grated carrots and mix again.
  • Pour into 6" pan.
  • Open Instant Pot. Add water and trivet into Instant Pot liner. Add pan.
  • Close Instant Pot. Select Cake function or High Pressure for 35 minutes.
  • When done, Quick Release or Natural Pressure Release. Both works.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Using mixer, blend together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add in sugar and vanilla extract and mix again until smooth.



  • Fits 1 Round Pan 6" diameter and 2.5" high.
  • If baking in the oven, bake at 350F for about 50 minutes.

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