Instant Pot Chocolate Cake

This cake is a very good option when you are craving for some chocolate but you have not enough time to bake a dessert in the oven.

Steam will help you to speed up the whole process and you’ll be able to taste the softest and sweetest chocolate cake you’ve ever made! It’s also a perfect solution for a birthday party or for welcoming your kids’ friends at your house.

Instant Pot Chocolate Cake
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: all-purpose flour, Chocolate Cake, cocoa powder
Prep Time: 24 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 54 minutes
Servings: 8
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 whisked eggs
  • Powdered sugar to decorate
  • Carefully line 6 inch cake form with parchment paper (also on its sides).
  • In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt.
  • Add melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract and mix.
  • Pour the batter into your cake tin.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Pour water (1cup) into your Instant Pot and place the trivet correctly.
  • Place your cake tin onto the trivet.
  • Cook at high pressure for 30 minutes, then release the steam naturally.
  • Remove the foil and let your cake cool for about 20 minutes before slicing it.
  • Sprinkle each slice with powdered sugar and enjoy!


And here is the final cake:


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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chocolate Cake

  1. I mean – with pressurization time, cook time, and natural release time, this actually takes longer than in the oven, for a relatively small cake – no? Am i missing something? Is the quality of the cake itself better, making it worth it? I might try it just as an experiment, so I’m confident in it, in case the oven is in use (nice to have the option). But is it really faster?

    1. Hi Dave

      You are right it’s not that faster, but it’s a great alternative for someone who doesn’t have an oven or don’t want to use it.

      Thank you

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