This Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe is dense and rich with a chocolate ganache topping.
Have you jumped on the Instant Pot band wagon? I seem to be using mine all the time and I absolutely love it! At first I was scared to seal my kitchen appliance shut and wonder what I would find when I opened it up - I like having a clear lid like the slow cooker! But to my surprise, every dish I've made has been amazing!
Since I've been diving into lots of instant pot main dishes, I decided to try my first dessert and it was a huge success! The trick to making a cake in the instant pot is finding the right pan! You need a pan small enough to fit into the pot. I have had this instant pot since it came out, but there's now a new version that features a "cake" button! I'm anxious to try it, but using my instant pot without the cake button worked fine!
A 6 cup Bundt pan fit into my Instant Pot like a glove! And this recipe is just the right amount of batter to fit into the pan!
How to Make an Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cake
You make this recipe just like you'd make any normal cake recipe. The only difference is how you bake it.
Mix your dry ingredients together before adding them to your wet. Beat just until combined.
Fold in the best part, the chocolate chips!
Always generously grease your pan with nonstick cooking spray before adding the batter.
Now here is when we adapt the recipe for the instant pot. You need to add a piece of paper towel to the top of your pan.
Cover that paper towel with a piece of aluminum foil. Make sure to tuck the ends of the foil, the ones that extend over the side, up so it's not hanging below the bottom of the pan.
Place water and the trivet into your pan. Your cake will sit onto the trivet. But before you put the pan in the instant pot, make sure you create a sling for the pan. You'll need a long piece of aluminum foil. Fold it in half and set the pan in the center of the foil. Bring the two foil ends up to the center to loosely wrap around the pan.
Gently place the pan wrapped in the sling into the pan and tuck the foil in so it's not extending beyond the top of the pot.
Seal your cake, set the instant pot, cook and when you're done you'll be amazed what you find when you open and unwrap your cake!
I topped my instant pot chocolate chip cake with a nice chocolate ganache, which adds a layer of sweet and richness to the nice dense cake.
You'll need a main dish to pair with this instant pot chocolate chip cake! Try one of these!
- Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Recipe - will help you have dinner on the table in 45 minutes.
- Easy Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe - the quickest, and easiest way to cook a chicken so it's juicy and tender.
- Instant Pot Pork Chops - this 30 minute recipe will have your family asking for more!
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