Impress your guests with this Luxurious Showstopping Instant Pot Lava Cake! Each exciting bite of joy oozing with unbelievably silky rich molten chocolate. This mysterious melt-in-your-mouth indulging satisfaction is the ultimate dinner party dessert that’s surprisingly easy to make!

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Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is part of my lifelong devotion to Chocolate Therapy. 😛

Oh~ You’ll need to add this Showstopping Instant Pot Cake to your go-to dessert recipe collection! How can something be so simple yet soo irresistibly delicious?!

Rich . Moist . Dreamy . Decadent

– Molten Choco Lava Cake –

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This Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant is like a pleasantly moist brownie chocolate cake with erupting buttery smooth, luxuriously rich chocolate lava.

Seducively delicious taste of heaven you can’t miss!!

This makes a perfect indulging treat to surprise your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, Birthday or Anniversary dinner.

It also works great when you need a homemade dessert quick for weeknight dinners or unexpected guests.

Plus, it’s so quick & easy that you can simply make this Instant Pot Lava Cake the night of your dinner party.

Time to make your chocoholic dream come true with this Luxurious Chocolate Lava Cake in Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake

Impress your guests with this Luxurious Showstopping Instant Pot Lava Cake! Each exciting bite oozing with unbelievably silky rich molten chocolate. This melt-in-your-mouth indulging satisfaction is the ultimate dinner party dessert that's surprisingly easy to make!
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup (125g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon (9g) all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (52g) granulated sugar
  • 3.5 - 4 oz (100g - 113g) bittersweet dark chocolate
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5ml) vanilla extract
  • A pinch salt
  • Powdered sugar for topping

Instructions

  • Melt Chocolate & Unsalted Butter: Melt 3.5oz - 4oz (100g - 113g) 70% cacao dark chocolate with ½ cup (125g) unsalted butter.*Pro Tip: use the double boiler method or the microwave (30-secs interval & mix).
  • Make Egg Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, add 2 large eggs, 2 large egg yolks, ¼ cup (52g) granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix ingredients for 1 minute with a hand mixer using medium speed.
  • Make Chocolate Lava Cake Mixture: Slowly pour in and mix the chocolate-butter mixture with the egg mixture (*Pro Tip: the chocolate-butter mixture can be hot, so you don't want to pour them all in at once). Add ½ tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract. Then sift in 1 tbsp (9g) all-purpose flour. Mix everything together with a spatula until everything is well mixed.
  • Pressure Cook Lava Cake: If you are planning to remove the lava cakes from the ramekins to serve, spray the ramekins with cooking spray. Carefully pour the lava cake mixture into 4 x 6oz-ramekins. Then tap the ramekins against the counter a few times to remove air bubbles. Add 1 cup (250ml) cold water in Instant Pot. Place trivet in Instant Pot, then stack the ramekins on top. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 7 - 9 minutes + Quick Release.
    *Pressure Cooking Times:
    -Thicker Pyrex Glass Ramekins: High Pressure 8 - 9 minutes + Quick Release


    -Standard Ramekins: High Pressure 7 minutes + Quick Release
    Carefully open the lid (avoid dripping the condensation on the lava cakes!)
  • Serve: Quickly place the ramekins on a cooling tray, then serve immediately once the ramekins are cooled to touch. Sift powdered sugar on the chocolate lava cake, then decorate the cake with a strawberry. You can also serve with a scoop of ice-cream on your lava cake. Serve & dive into your luxurious showstopping choco lava cake! 😀

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European, French
Keyword: chocolate fondant, easy lava cake, instant pot cake, instant pot chocolate cake, instant pot chocolate lava cake, instant pot desserts, instant pot lava cake, instapot lava cake, lava cake recipes, molten chocolate cake, pressure cooker lava cake
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake Guide

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Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Lava Cake:

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Make Lava Cake with Cocoa Powder?

For our first experiment, we used a combination of Bittersweet Chocolate + Cocoa Powder. The result was too rich and dense, so we decided to omit the cocoa powder in our final Instant Pot Lava Cake Recipe.

Which Chocolate to Use for Lava Cake in Instant Pot?

We experimented our lava cake recipe with 3.5oz (100g) Lindt 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate bar & 4 oz (113g) Hershey’s 70% chocolate chunks. They both worked fine. 🙂

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1

Melt Chocolate and Unsalted Butter


Melt 3.5oz – 4oz (100g – 113g) 70% cacao dark chocolate with ½ cup (125g) unsalted butter.

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: melt dark chocolate with unsalted butter

*Pro Tip: You can use the double boiler method or the microwave (30 seconds interval & mix).

2

Make Egg Mixture


In a large mixing bowl, add 2 large eggs, 2 large egg yolks, ¼ cup (52g) granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt.

Mix ingredients for 1 minute with a hand mixer using medium speed.

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: mix eggs with sugar and salt

3

Make Chocolate Lava Cake Mixture


Slowly pour in and mix the chocolate-butter mixture with the egg mixture.

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: mix chocolate butter with eggs mixture

*Pro Tips: The chocolate-butter mixture can be hot, so you don’t want to pour them all in at once and cook the eggs. A spatula will work great for this.

Add ½ tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract.

Then sift in 1 tbsp (9g) all-purpose flour.

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: sift all-purpose flour into chocolate cake mixture

Mix everything together with a spatula until everything is well mixed.

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: mix all together to make chocolate lava cake mixture

4

Pressure Cook Chocolate Lava Cake


If you are planning to remove the Instant Pot Cakes from the ramekins to serve, spray the ramekins with cooking spray.

*Pro Tip: If you’re serving the Instant Pot Cakes with the ramekins (more convenient & less messy to eat), skip spraying the ramekins with cooking spray.

Carefully pour the chocolate lava cake mixture into 4 x 6oz-ramekins.

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: pour chocolate lava cake mixture into ramekins

Then tap the ramekins against the counter a few times to remove air bubbles.

Add 1 cup (250ml) cold water in Instant Pot.

Place trivet in Instant Pot, then stack the ramekins on top.

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: put chocolate lava cake in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 7 – 9 minutes + Quick Release

*Pressure Cooking Times:

  • For Thicker Pyrex Glass Ramekins: High Pressure 8 – 9 minutes + Quick Release
  • For Standard Ramekins: High Pressure 7 minutes + Quick Release

Turn Venting Knob to Venting position to quickly release the pressure.

Carefully open the lid (avoid dripping the condensation on the lava cakes!)

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: remove chocolate lava cakes from Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

5

Serve Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake


Quickly place the ramekins on a cooling rack, then serve immediately once the ramekins are cooled to touch.

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: cool lava cakes on cooling rack

*Pro Tip: The Instant Pot Lava Cake will continue to cook while resting, so it’s best to serve them as soon as possible! And I mean, who can resist not diving in right away?! hehe~ 😛

Instant Pot Lava Cake | Instant Pot Chocolate Fondant | Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake: sift powdered sugar on chocolate lava cakes, then decorate

Sift powdered sugar on the Instant Pot Lava Cake, then decorate it with a strawberry.

You can also serve with a scoop (or more) of your favorite ice-cream!

Serve your showstopping choco lava cakes immediately 🙂

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Dive in & enjoy every exciting bite of your Luxurious Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake!~ 🙂

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