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Instant Pot Orange Sherbert Cake

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Instant Pot Orange Sherbert Cake is a must-have for parties, events, and whenever you want something that is tasty and sweet. This instant pot cake is a show stopper and will impress all your friends! It’s soft, moist, and has homemade orange frosting.

Instant Pot Orange Sherbert Cake

If you grew up spending your summers eating orange push pops on a hot day, then you had a childhood like mine. I always remember spending summers outside playing with friends and having an orange push pop for an afternoon snack. It was always so delicious and fun to eat. I have pretty much always been a fan of orange sherbert. 

And if you haven’t guessed it already, I am also a fan of CAKE!!  I am so excited to share this Instant Pot orange cake with you. I think you are going to love how sweet it is and how gorgeous it looks as well. If you don’t have a lot of experience decorating cakes, don’t worry! This orange sherbert cake is SO easy to decorate, and the pressure cooker does most of the work.

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Where To Find Orange Cake 

I am lucky enough that we have a large grocery store that carries an orange cake mix. Check your local grocery stores first to see if they carry it. If not, you may need to order it online. You can find them all over the internet, so that shouldn’t be a problem. 

What Is The Best Frosting For This Orange Cake 

I prefer to use homemade orange buttercream because it is absolutely delicious. It’s sweet, easy to make, and has just the perfect amount of orange extract in every bite. If you don’t want to make your own homemade buttercream, you could buy frosting instead. You can pretty much use any vanilla or fruit flavor frosting. You could even add in a little bit of orange extract to the commercially prepared frosting.

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Topping Ideas for Orange Sherbert Cake 

I like to use sprinkles, cherries, and waffle cones. However, you could top the orange sherbert cake with other toppings as well. Strawberry slices, orange slices, brightly colored candies, or anything else you think would be fun is a great idea. So, try out some different toppings to see what you enjoy the most. 

Do You Need To Refrigerate This Sherbert Cake

Yes, it would be best if you always refrigerated this orange cake recipe when you aren’t serving it. The frosting has heavy cream and butter, so they need to stay chilled. You can allow the cake to sit out for up to two hours at a time. The rest of the time, the cake should be tightly covered and refrigerated. The instant pot orange cake will last in the fridge for 4-5 days.

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Can You Freeze Leftover Cake 

Yes, you can freeze this orange sherbert cake. First, wrap it up then put it inside of a large freezer-safe container. It will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge or set on the counter for a little bit until it’s defrosted before eating. 

Ingredients

Making cake in your instant pot is a real game-changer. It’s a unique method that is gaining popularity every day. I’m thrilled you are thinking of making this sherbert cake too.

One orange cake mix box

1 C water

Three large eggs

1/3 C canola oil

1 C water, for instant pot

1 7 in a round springform pan

Orange frosting

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter

3 ½ C powdered sugar

2 tsp orange extract

5 TBSP heavy whipping cream

Orange gel food coloring

Waffle ice cream cones, broken into pieces

Confetti sprinkles

Cherries for topping

Small ice cream scooper

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How to Make Orange Sherbert Cake

First Step: Spray the springform pan and set aside. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot insert. If you are using an 8-quart, add 1 1/2 cup water.

Second Step: Beat cake mix, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil, and three whole eggs in a bowl. Pour the batter in the greased cake pan.

Third Step: Gently cover the cake pan with a paper towel.

Fourth Step: Using a piece of aluminum foil, cover the paper towel, and gently secure the paper towel around the rim of the pan. Make sure to keep it tight so that no moisture can get into the cake.

Fifth Step: Place the cake pan on the trivet and carefully place the trivet inside the Instant Pot.

Sixth Step: Close lid and set to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. When the timer goes off, do a quick pressure release.

Seventh Step: Let cool on a cooling rack for 30-60 minutes.

Orange frosting directions

First Step: Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, orange extract, and heavy whipping cream until combined and stiff peaks

Second Step: Split the frosting into two bowls

Third Step: Mix in a few drops of orange gel food coloring into one bowl and mix until combined

Decorating directions

First Step: Remove the cake from the springform and cut in half

Second Step: Scoop ½ C of orange frosting onto the bottom half and smooth evenly

Third Step: Place the top half back on top of the orange frosting and frost the entire cake with the white frosting

Fourth Step: Smear some orange frosting into the white

Fifth Step: Gently combined the remaining white frosting and orange into a small bowl

Sixth Step: Using the little ice cream scooper, scoop out dollops of frosting and place onto the top of the cake for ice cream scoops

Seventh Step: Sprinkle some of the confetti sprinkles on top

Eighth Step: Top with a piece of a waffle cone and maraschino cherries! Enjoy this orange sherbert cake.

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Instant Pot Orange Sherbert Cake

Instant Pot Orange Sherbert Cake

Orange sherbet InstantPot Cake

Instant Pot Orange Sherbert Cake is one of my favorites. If you are a fan of orange cake you have to give this sherbert cake a try. Loads of rich flavors in every moist bite.

Ingredients

  • 1 orange cake mix box
  • 1 C water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 1 C water, for instant pot
  • 1 7 in round springform pan

Orange frosting

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 ½ C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp orange extract
  • 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Orange gel food coloring
  • Waffle ice cream cones, broken into pieces
  • Confetti sprinkles
  • Cherries for topping
  • Small ice cream scooper

Instructions

  1. Spray the springform pan and set aside Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot insert. If you are using an 8-quart add 1 1/2 cup water.
  2. Beat cake mix, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil, and 3 whole eggs in a bowl. Pour the batter in the greased cake pan.
  3. Gently cover the cake pan with a paper towel.
  4. Using a piece of aluminum foil, cover the paper towel, and gently secure the paper towel around the rim of the pan. Make sure to keep it tight, so no moisture can get into the cake.
  5. Place the cake pan on the trivet and carefully place the trivet inside the Instant Pot.
  6. Close lid and set to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. When the timer goes off do a quick pressure release.
  7. Let cool on a cooling rack for 30-60 minutes.

Orange frosting directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, orange extract, and heavy whipping cream until combined and stiff peaks
  2. Split the frosting into two bowls
  3. Mix in a few drops of orange gel food coloring into one bowl and mix until combined

Decorating directions

  1. Remove the cake from the springform and cut in half
  2. Scoop ½ C of orange frosting onto the bottom half and smooth evenly
  3. Place the top half back on top of the orange frosting and frost the entire cake with the white frosting
  4. Smear some orange frosting into the white
  5. Gently combined the remaining white frosting and orange into a small bowl
  6. Using the small ice cream scooper, scoop out dollops of frosting and place onto the top of the cake for ice cream scoops
  7. Sprinkle some of the confetti sprinkles on top
  8. Top with a piece of a waffle cone and maraschino cherries! Enjoy this orange sherbert cake.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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