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Instant Pot Carrot Cake Bites on a serving plate.

Instant Pot Carrot Cake Bites

These Instant Pot Carrot Cake Bites are so easy using store bought box cake mix and cream cheese frosting. They are ready in just minutes and come out moist and delicious! Bite sized Carrot Cakes with chopped walnuts are perfect for sharing, entertaining a crowd or just not feeling quite so guilty about having a small portion!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
Servings 21 Carrot Cake Bites
Calories 181kcal


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Silicone Egg Mold
  • Trivet
  • Cooking Spray


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 box 15.25 oz, carrot cake and ingredients to make cake (oil, water and eggs)
  • 1 tub 16 oz, cream cheese frosting
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Prepare cake according to package directions.
    Prepare Carrot cake Mix
  • .Before baking, add 1 cup water to the instant pot. 
    Add Water To Instant Pot
  • Grease egg cups with nonstick cooking spray and use a 3 tablespoon portion scoop to scoop batter into each up.
    Carrot Cake Mix in Silicone Mold
  • Place the pan onto the trivet and carefully lower it into the pot. Place the lid onto the instant pot and seal shut. Close the pressure release valve. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 12 minutes. When cooking is complete, quick release pressure and carefully open pot.
    Carrot Cake Bites In Pressure Cooker
  • Remove trivet and pan from the pot and set aside to cool for 2-3 minutes. Flip pan to remove cake bites from the pan. Set aside to cool completely.
  • Add water to the instant pot, about 1/2 cup. Re-spray the pan with cooking spray and add batter to the pan and repeat the process twice.
  • Once all cake bites are cooled, place frosting into a bag fitted with a 1M tip. Pipe frosting onto each cake bite and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Serve immediately or store loosely covered until ready to serve.
    Carrot Cake Bites Getting Frosting