Instant Pot Lava Cake for Valentine’s Day

So, I LOVE molten lava cake (I mean, who doesn’t?!) Its the only dessert I want whenever we go out to eat and I craved it a ton when I was pregnant with Iya. Waseem would always bring some home for me but obviously it’d be cold by the time it reached me. I’ve tried store bought ones from the freezer aisle and it just isn’t the sameee!

Last week I was so unsatisfied with dinner one night that I was dying for a treat, I wanted lava cake and I wanted it immediately! I googled and sifted through a few Instant Pot recipes and decided to wing it with whatever we had in the pantry. It ended up being so easy & seriously, restaurant levels of yum! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this would be a wonderful and impressive treat to make for your babe!

And hey just a pro-tip.. I may love my Instant Pot but unless your girl is the practical gifts type, a kitchen appliance is not a Valentine’s Day gift! My flowers are all from Venus et Fleur btw!

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Instant Pot Lava Cake
A very quick & easy Instant Pot Lava Cake recipe; using common items you probably already have in your pantry! Such a great spontaneous dessert, especially to make for someone special! xo
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 8 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 8 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Insert steamer rack in Instant Pot with 1-2 cups water (make sure bottom of inner pot is covered if you have a big IP!)
  2. Turn on manual/pressure to 8 minutes and set the lid on top (don't seal). You'll save time with heating up your water/pot while you get your batter ready!
  3. Melt chocolate & butter together in microwave. 30 seconds, stir, another 30 seconds.
  4. In another bowl whisk together sugar, flour, & eggs.
  5. Combine and mix both bowls.
  6. Pour batter evenly in both ramekins. If you're not planning on serving your cakes IN the ramekins, lightly butter them first so they slip out easily!
  7. Set ramekins on steamer rack & seal Instant Pot! Your 8 minute timer will start as soon as pressure is reached. (depending on your altitude, your cook time might vary a couple minutes. Do a test run before a big date lol!)
  8. After timer beeps, manually release pressure and carefully remove ramekins
  9. All done! Garnish with what you have handy! On my first attempt I topped them with ice cream and blueberries. In these photos I used raspberries & mint. The possibilities are endless!

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