Key Lime cupcake

Instant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes (GF, SF, DF)

A while back, we discovered that ALDI had a Key Lime Cake Mix and a Lemon Cake Mix from their Live G Free line. We bought them with the intention for making an Easter cake with one, but for some reason that didn’t happen. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Nikki’s birthday and she decided it was time to use the mix. My mom recently got a a mini bundt cake set for her Instant Pot. Nikki decided on Instant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes.

Not only is this recipe gluten-, soy-, & dairy-free, but it’s also wheat-free and nut-free.

Live G Free Key Lime Cake Mix
Aldi’s has good gluten-free cake mix


Live G Free Key Lime Cake Mix
Some of Live G Free’s items are free of other allergens.


Key Lime Cake Mix Nutrition
Just in case you wanted to know

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-1 box Live G Free Key Lime Cake Mix

-2/3 c Water

-1/2 c Oil

-2 eggs (egg substitutes can be used)


Combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs in mixer.

Pour batter into cupcake silicone molds/bundt cake mold.

Add 1 cup of water to Instant Pot.

Place molds into Instant Pot.

Put Instant Pot on Cake setting.

Optional: This cake mix comes with its own icing (which we didn’t know until we opened the box). To use this icing, just add water to the icing mix and blend. My mom used too much water and it was the wrong consistency. Since we didn’t know the mix included its own icing, we had previously bought icing.

Once key lime cupcakes/bundt cake have cooled, spread icing.

Key Lime Cake Batter



Bundt cake and cupcake molds
These molds are perfect for Instant Pot

Pouring batter into bundt cake mold


Cake batter in molds


Miss Jones icing
Miss Jones vanilla icing is gluten-free, dairy-free, & soy-free


Miss Jones icing ingredients
Just a few ingredients and it’s vegan, non-GMO, USDA Organic, and Palm Oil Rainforest Alliance Certified


Miss Jones icing nutrition info
Be aware that this icing contains coconut

Nikki loved these Instant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes! The icing she used has sea salt in it, so paired really well with the key lime flavor. I don’t care for key lime pie, but I tried a bite and really liked it.


Key Lime cupcake
The icing is perfect with this cake mix


Key Lime cupcakes & bundt cake
These were the perfect choice.

If you liked this recipe for Instant Pot Key Lime cupcakes, you might like these recipes: Instant Pot Lasagna and Instant Pot Chicken Tortillas. For more desserts, try birthday cakeNo Bake Protein Fudge Barspumpkin cupcakes, & Blueberry Lemon Pie.

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21 thoughts on “Instant Pot Key Lime Cupcakes (GF, SF, DF)”

  1. This is fantastic news. I have just found out that I have to go dairy and gluten-free. I have been missing all the baked goods but this will make me happy.

    • I’m glad to hear that, Rhonda! My sister is gluten-,dairy-, and soy-free, so all of the recipes I post are as well. Please let me know if you make it and what you think. 🙂


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