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!
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 6oz Ramekins: High Pressure 7 minutes + Quick ReleaseCarefully 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! :D
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