Dessert, Kid-Friendly

Everyday Birthday Cake

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 47 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 9

Tip: Don’t forget to add liquid to create steam and cook food.


  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat

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  • 2 cups water, for steaming
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, for dusting pan
  • 1 box (16 1/4 ounces) white cake mix, prepared per box instructions
  • 1 countainer (14 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Rainbow sprinkles, for topping as desired


  • Measuring Cups
  • Medium Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Toothpicks
  • Step 1

    Pour 2 cups water into the pot. Push in the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the tray in the bottom position in the pot. Spray the Multi-Purpose Pan (or 8-inch round baking pan) with cooking spray, then dust the bottom and sides of the pan with a thin layer of flour.

  • Step 2

    To make the cake batter, prepare according to the directions on the cake mix box. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and place the pan on the tray.

  • Step 3

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to Rapid Cooker. Select STEAM & BAKE, set temperature to 315°F, and set time to 17 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approx. 20 minutes before baking).

  • Step 4

    When cooking is complete, check doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, carefully remove the tray with pan and let cool for at least 1 hour. If the toothpick comes out with moist crumbs stuck to it, continue to bake until cooked all the way through.

  • Step 5

    When the cake is cooled, frost with vanilla frosting and top with rainbow sprinkles.