Instant Pot Fudge Brownie Cake with Toasted Walnuts

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recipe by Coco Morante

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 15mins
  • Serves icon
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Fudge Brownie Cake with Toasted Walnuts

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recipe updated Mar 30, 2020


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    about ¾ cup (173g)
  • Walnuts icon
    about ¾ cup (86g)
  • Baking spray icon
    Baking spray
    as needed
  • Egg icon
    3 (150g)
  • Instant coffee icon
    Instant coffee
    1.5 tsp (1g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1.5 tsp (7ml)
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    1 cup (194g)
  • Semisweet chocolate chips icon
    Semisweet chocolate chips
    about ¾ cup (180g)
  • Water icon
    1.5 cups (360ml)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    about ¾ cup (97g)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    about ¾ cup (67g)


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Water
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Springform pan - 7"
  • kCook icon Rack
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Line a clean springform pan with parchment paper
  2. Spray baking spray onto the springform pan
  3. Add unsalted butter, egg, instant coffee, vanilla extract, kosher salt and brown sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Whisk until combined
  5. Add all purpose flour and cocoa powder to the large mixing bowl
  6. Fold walnuts and semisweet chocolate chips into the large mixing bowl
  7. Transfer batter to springform pan
  8. Tap the pan firmly against the countertop a few times to remove any air bubbles in the batter.
  9. Cover tightly with foil
  10. Place the pan on a clean rack
  11. Add water to the inner pot
  12. Place the rack and springform pan in the inner pot
  13. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  14. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 35 min
  15. Natural release - 10 min
  16. Quick release
  17. Remove springform pan from inner pot
  18. Let cool on round wire rack - 20 min
  19. Serve
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