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Instant Pot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

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Perfect for all chocolate lovers, here’s a super easy Instant Pot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe that is ready in minutes. 

chocolate bundt cake recipe

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Craving for some chocolate? Well, guess what?

You could actually put your very own Instant Pot to use and whip up a super delicious and incredibly easy to make chocolate dessert! Ready to give it a shot?

Keep reading to discover everything you need to know, and the detailed recipe and process on how to nail it! 

Favorite Instant Pot Supplies

  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

Can I Really Bake Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe in My Instant Pot?

Many are actually unaware, but yes, you can whip up some of the best desserts in your Instant Pot- everything from basic cakes to complicated cheesecakes.

This can be great especially if you’re having guests over and are preparing a spread.

This way, your Instant Pot can handle the dessert, leaving your oven free for your other culinary creations. 

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My Chocolate Ganache Always Curdles. What am I Doing Wrong?

If you’re someone who always nails the chocolate cake, but messes up the ganache, we feel you.

A lot of us tend to struggle with it, and while it does seem simple, there is quite a bit that could go wrong, and you could end up with curdled or grainy ganache, which is not what you would want. 

Usually, the ganache splits because of the improper ratio of fat to fluid. So basically, making a simple switch like swapping the butter for some milk, or switching to a chocolate that has lower fat content could help.

Another important point to remember is to avoid overheating or overcooking the chocolate, because that can again, cause the fat in it to separate.

Whether you’re adding cream or butter, always make sure you’re melting the ingredients at a lower temperature and not on high heat. 

Topping Ideas & Suggestions

Okay, so you’ve got both your chocolate cake and the gorgeous ganache ready.

What’s next? Just taking a teeny bit of extra effort with the presentation and toppings can really help you take your easy dessert up a notch.

Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

  • You could dust a little powdered sugar over the top, to give it a more elegant look and feel. 
  • Crunchy crushed nuts are again, an excellent and versatile topping option. You can opt for crushed almonds or walnuts- they taste great and compliment the flavor of the cake too. 
  • If you’re trying a bundt cake that has neutral, summer-y flavors like vanilla and lemon, you could replace the chocolate ganache for a basic vanilla frosting or cream cheese frosting, and then top it with some berries and lemon zest. 
  • And of course, if nothing else seems like the right fit, you can always top the cake with some cherries or sprinkles- or both!
chocolate bundt cake recipe

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Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Instant Pot Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Perfect for all chocolate lovers, here’s a super easy instant pot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe that is ready in just a few minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, water, and oil.
    2. Grease and flour a 7-inch bundt pan.
    3. Pour the cake batter into the bundt pan, about ¾ way full
    4. Add 1 cup of water to the inner bowl of the instant pot. Place the trivet inside.
    5. Make a foil sling and carefully lower the filled bundt pan on top of the trivet in the instant pot.
    6. Loosely fold foil sling over the top of the bundt pan.
    7. Close lid and set to sealing.
    8. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
    9. Quick pressure release.
    10. Let cool on a cooling rack for 30-60 minutes.
    11. Use a knife to gently separate the cake from the sides of the bundt pan and empty the cake onto a wire rack above a cookie sheet.
    12. Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until slightly boiling.
    13. Add chocolate chips into a heat-safe bowl.
    14. Pour heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.
    15. Pour the ganache over the cake and let sit for a few minutes.
    16. Sprinkle some mini chocolate chips over the cake.
    17. Allow ganache to set before cutting and enjoying!

Notes

FAQs

  • Can a dog have Chocolate Bundt Cake? Definitely not. Please, prevent your dog from eating cake, much less chocolate. If your dog eats a small amount of chocolate, he may have an upset stomach, vomiting, or diarrhea. However, if you consume larger amounts, muscle tremors, seizures, irregular heartbeats, internal bleeding may occur, which can lead to death.
  • Can a cat have Chocolate Bundt Cake? Do not give your cat sweets or desserts, the high sugar content does not add any nutritional value to its diet. Above all, never give him chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine and the cat has a metabolism that lacks the ability to eliminate this substance. Therefore, if it accumulates in large quantities in the feline's blood, it is toxic and deadly for him.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 424Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 87mgSodium 64mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 26gProtein 5g

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