August 11, 2022

Instant Pot Chocolate Cake

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Save oven space with this Instant Pot Chocolate Cake! So tender, fudge-y, and perfectly sweet, this cake is the perfect treat!

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If you’re wondering what in the heck a cake is doing in the Instant Pot, blame the Instant Pot Banana Bread.

After I realized that you could BAKE in the Instant Pot and the outcome would be SUPREMELY tender and moist (I know, horrible word) I did not want to look back!

This chocolate cake, YOU GUYS.

It might be the fudgiest, most tender cake that ever walked (what?) the face of this Earth.

Fudgier than when we made avocado chocolate cake.

More tender than paleo German chocolate cake.


one slice of Instant Pot Chocolate Cake on a plate with a fork

Why you will LOVE this recipe

Who doesn’t love a big, perfectly sweet slice of CAKE? That’s right, no one, at least no one I’ve ever known! Whether you’re baking up a healthy gluten free sugar free carrot cake or a paleo apple gluten free coffee cake, it’s sure to be a hit! One of the most indulgent kinds of cake, in my opinion, is chocolate cake- on the blog, we have quite a few to choose from and today’s easy instant pot chocolate cake is joining the fam today! I know that it might seem strange to bake a cake in the instant pot, but friends, it’s SO worth it! Because it’s pressure cooked in the instant pot, the cake turns out way more moist than regular cake! Also, it has the perfectly sweet, oh-so-fudgy taste that you need in a slice of chocolate cake!

Ingredients Needed

This incredibly tender and chocolatey cake uses healthy fats instead of dairy to make, and it still turns out fabulously- perfect for those in your life with a dairy allergy! You are going to love how easy it is to throw this cake together and you probably have a lot of the ingredients needed in your kitchen already! Here’s what you’ll need to make chocolate cake instant pot:

All purpose flourGranulated sugarCocoa powderBaking powderSaltBaking sodaUnsweetened Almond MilkAvocado OilLarge EggsVanillaBoiling WaterChocolate Frosting of choice 
Instant Pot Chocolate Cake with strawberries and flowers

How to make Instant Pot Chocolate Cake


Add all the ingredients up to the almond milk (not including the milk) to a large bowl. Using a wire whisk, stir to combine. Next, add in the eggs, almond milk, oil and vanilla and continue whisking until everything is well incorporated. Finally, add in the boiling water and mix once again until smooth.


Pour the cake batter into a greased circular 8 inch pan and cover it very tightly with tinfoil. Pour some water into the bottom of the instant pot, then place the trivet inside as well. Place the covered cake plan on top of the trivet.


Cover the instant pot and set it to sealing. Cook for 37 minutes, then allow the pressure to release on its own before 10 minutes before pressing the quick release to let the rest of the steam out.


Uncover the cake and let it sit to cool completely. Frost, serve, and DEVOUR!

one slice of Instant Pot Chocolate Cake

Top tips for making Instant Pot Chocolate Cake

Seal it tightly: When covering your cake pan, ensure to use tinfoil and to cover it VERY tightly to ensure the cake is protected from the water. The water is used to make the cake moist, however you don’t want it to splash into the pan as it’ll then be mushy.

2. Use the right pan: I recommend using an 8 inch circular pan, as it fits well in the instant pot on the trivet and it will allow the batter to bake evenly.

3. Don’t forget the water: This is a very important part of baking in the instant pot as it allows moisture to circulate and moisten the cake. Don’t skip this step!

4. Let it cool completely: It’s important to let the cake cool all the way before frosting and cutting, so that the frosting doesn’t melt and the cake doesn’t fall apart when slicing and serving.

How to make it Gluten Free

If you or someone in your family or group of friends LOVES cake but has a gluten intolerance or simply chooses to not include gluten in their diet, you can totally still make this cake! Simply swap out the all purpose flour for your favorite 1:1 gluten free blend of flour and it should still turn out great.

How to store Chocolate Cake

For this particular chocolate cake, it needs to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It cannot be stored on the counter in a container because it is so moist and needs refrigeration to ensure it lasts.

Instant Pot Chocolate Cake with strawberries on top

more instant pot recipes you might like

instant pot apple butterinstant pot steel cut oatscarrot cake instant pot french toast casserole
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Instant Pot Chocolate Cake

Save oven space with this Instant Pot Chocolate Cake! So tender, fudgey, and perfectly sweet, this cake is the perfect treat!Course DessertCuisine AmericanPrep Time 10minutesCook Time 35minutesTotal Time 40minutesServings 12PeopleCalories 118kcalAuthor Taylor Kiser


1CupAll purpose flour,sifted (128g) 1CupGranulated sugar1/3CupCocoa powder,sifted (30g)1tspBaking powder1/2tspSalt1/4tspBaking soda1/4CupUnsweetened almond milk,at room temperature 1/4CupAvocado oil(canola or grapeseed would work too)2Large eggs,at room temperature1tspVanilla1/4CupBoiling waterChocolate frosting, of choice (I linked one I like in the notes)


In a large bowl, whisk all the ingredients up to the almond milk (not including the milk)
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Add in the almond milk, eggs, oil and vanilla and whisk until combined.
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Pour in the boiling water and whisk until well mixed.
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Pour the batter into an 8 inch pan and cover tightly with tinfoil. Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot and place the trivet inside
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Place the cake into the pan, cover and set the lid to sealing. Cook for 37 minutes and then let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing all the way.
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Uncover and let the cake cool COMPLETELY.
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Then, frost and DEVOUR!
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*Please weigh your flour to ensure accuracy.I like THIS chocolate buttercream.


Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2.5gFat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 16.7gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 4mg

For This Recipe, I recommend:

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Instant Pot Trivet Accessory
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Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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Published Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 09:52:00 +0000