Instant Pot Red Velvet Cake with Kahlua and Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting | The Foodie Eats

Instant Pot Red Velvet Cake with Kahlua and Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting

Rich, moist cake... with booze!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 355 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 oz. red food coloring
  • 50 ml Kahlua 1 mini bottle
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 50 ml Bailey's Irish Cream 1 mini bottle


  1. Add all dry ingredients to large mixing bowl – flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt. Note: sugar is not a dry ingredient.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, begin adding wet ingredients – staring with sugar and oil. Using a hand mixer, blend them together. Add the egg, and mix again. Add buttermilk and vanilla extract – mix again. Finally, add red food coloring, Kahlua, and vinegar - and mix again. 

  3. Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients, then mix just until fully combined. Do not over-mix!

  4. Spray 7-inch push pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan, and cover with aluminum foil.

  5. Place 3-inch trivet into pot, along with 1 1/2 cups of water. Then place pan on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook at high pressure for 75 minutes. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally.

  6. Remove push pan, uncover, and let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing cake. Then, once pan is warm to touch, push out cake to a cooling rack and let cool completely before icing.

  7. Meanwhile - Place the butter, cream cheese, and 1 mini bottle of Baileys in a mixing bowl and mix together for a few minutes, until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar a little bit at a time. Lastly, increase to the highest speed until whipped texture is achieved.

  8. Frost the cakes in the style of your choice. And enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Red Velvet Cake with Kahlua and Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Potassium 101mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.