Instant Pot Fudgy Chocolate Cake

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recipe by Donna Kelly

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Fudgy Chocolate Cake

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recipe updated Mar 30, 2020


  • Sugar icon
    1 cup (204g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Butter icon
    about ½ cup (115g)
  • Egg icon
    2 (100g)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    about ½ cup (44g)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Salt icon
    about ½ tsp (3g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    about ¾ cup (97g)
  • Chocolate chips icon
    Chocolate chips
    1 cup (170g)
  • Baking spray icon
    Baking spray
    as needed
  • Water icon
    1 cup (240ml)


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

Step preview

  1. Add sugar, vanilla extract and butter to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Cream until light and fluffy
  3. Add egg to the large mixing bowl one by one
  4. Beat until well combined
  5. Add cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and all purpose flour to a clean large mixing bowl
  6. Transfer egg mixture to large mixing bowl slowly while mixing
  7. Mix until well combined
  8. Stir chocolate chips into the large mixing bowl
  9. Spray baking spray onto a clean springform pan
  10. Add water to the inner pot
  11. Cover springform pan loosely with foil
  12. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  13. Place springform pan on the rack
  14. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  15. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 30 min
  16. Natural release - 10 min
  17. Quick release
  18. Serve warm
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