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Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake

This is how to make a gooey and decadent Chocolate Lava Cake in the Instant Pot
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Time for Instant Pot to Come to Pressure2 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate lava cake, instant pot, lava cake
Servings: 4
Calories: 540kcal
Author: Quynh


  • Instant Pot


  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (approx. 1 cup)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt (optional)


  • Place semi-sweet chocolate and butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat it up in the microwave for 1 minute and stir. If needed, heat it up at 30-second intervals until it is completely melted.
  • Whisk 2 eggs, 2 egg yolks, and vanilla extract into the mixture. Combine the all-purpose flour, confectioner's sugar, and a pinch of salt. Do not overmix.
  • Grease the ramekins with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Pour the chocolate batter into the ramekins until it is 2/3 filled. Pop any air bubbles with a toothpick.
  • Place a trivet at the bottom of the inner pot. Pour 1 cup of water inside. Then, place the ramekins on top of the trivet. (You can stack 3 at the bottom and 1 on top if it doesn't fit)
  • Manually set the instant pot on High Pressure for 8 minutes. Once it is done, do a Quick Release.
  • Serve it with ice cream, chocolate fudge, and fresh berries.


  • Remember to grease the ramekins with butter or cooking spray before adding the chocolate lava mixture. This will ensure that the lava cake can easily come out when you invert it.
  • If you live in an area of high altitude, you may need to add a minute of cook time or allow it to slow-release for 1-2 minutes.


Calories: 540kcal