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!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 355kcal
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


  • Add all dry ingredients to large mixing bowl – flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt. Note: sugar is not a dry ingredient.
  • 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. 
  • Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients, then mix just until fully combined. Do not over-mix!
  • Spray 7-inch push pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan, and cover with aluminum foil.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frost the cakes in the style of your choice. And enjoy!


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.9mg