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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. 

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. 

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. 

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Base Recipe Per Mason Jar

Base Recipe Per Mason Jar:

1/3 cup almond flour
1 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

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.

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

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. 

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Instant Pot Cakes In a Jar


Ingredients

    Base Recipe Per Mason Jar: 1/3 cup almond flour 1 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) Cook the mug cakes for 15 minutes on high pressure using the manual setting.
              Let pressure release naturally for at least 5 minutes.
              Remove the mug cakes using tongs.
              Let the cakes cool about 10 minutes before serving still warm.

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              Recipe Notes

              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.

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