Friday 25 August 2017

Instant Pot Dark Chocolate Lava Cake

 This cake is so easy to make, preparation time 5 minutes and cook time 8 minutes in the Instant Pot! 

On a recent "Glamping" trip, I made this in our motorcoach for my son and daughter-in-law for their 6th wedding anniversary! My niece and nephew with their kiddo's were all there. They loved it! 

Instant Pot Dark Chocolate Lava Cake

1 cube unsalted butter (8 Tablespoons/ 1/2 cup) (or see conversion chart to right)
3 large eggs room temperature
1 large egg yolk room temperature
10 ounces bitterweet chocolate chopped
1 T. pure vanilla
6 T. flour
1 cup powdered sugar

  I used 4  - 6 ounce glass or ceramic ramekins, bowls or wide mouth canning jars. If using a smaller ramekin reduce the time by two minutes. Spray with Pam or a like spray.


Melt the butter and bittersweet chocolate together in microwave or in a double boiler. 

Mix powdered sugar into the chocolate mixture.

Beat the eggs and egg yolk together and add to the chocolate mixture until combined.

Mix in vanilla and flour until well combined.

Divide the batter between the four ramekins.

Place the trivet into the instant pot with one cup of water.

Place the ramekins on the trivet with three on on bottom and one balancing on the three. (I have a 6 quart IP)

Put your Instant Pot to "High Pressure" and time to 8 minutes.

When finished do a Quick Release.

Using your Instant pot mitts or like, remove the ramekins from the instant pot and immediately flip onto your plates. Some may crack when you flip and the lava will flow out.

Top with your favorite topping! I sifted powder sugar on top lightly, put a dollop of freshly whipped heavy cream on the side and garnished with a strawberry and mint leaf sprig.

Other toppings-
ice cream
chocolate syrup/hot fudge topping

For more Instant Pot Recipes click on Master Recipe List!
Kelton loved his Lava cake, this is his second one!!

Relaxing on my nieces duck in Moses Lake, Wa. We had a great time on jet ski's,  ATV's  and boating.


  1. I made this last night! It is amazing! Love the bittersweet chocolate! HJ

  2. This is delicious and turned out perfect! thank you, Jill

    1. Thanks Jill! I love the bittersweet chocolate! Cheers! JJ


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