Instant Pot Lava Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, dark chocolate, eggs, Lava Cake, vanilla extract
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 671kcal


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 stick unsalted butter cubed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 7 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp cocoa powder
  • Melted butter for moulds


  • Take a bowl, add chocolate, butter and microwave it for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in between until melt and smooth.
  • When done add in eggs, vanilla and whisk.
  • Add flour, icing sugar, espresso powder, ground cinnamon, salt over the chocolate mixture.
  • Mix until the mixture becomes smooth and glossy.
  • Brush the moulds with melted butter.
  • Add a scant of cocoa powder in each and remove any excess powder.
  • Divide mixture in prepared moulds.
  • Place moulds on the trivet and trivet in the instant pot.
  • Close the lid and set valve to sealing.
  • Set the instant pot to “Manual” at high pressure for 10 minutes, release the pressure naturally through steam vent.
  • Open the lid and remove cakes from it.
  • Let cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Invert the lava cake on plates and serve.
  • You can serve it with ice-cream.


Calories: 671kcal