Instant Pot Lava Cake is one dessert you will love to make in your Instant Pot. A chocolate cake with a gooey and rich center that will win melt in your mouth.
If you are a fan of takeout lava cakes you will enjoy making them in your pressure cooker. A molten lava cake that is loaded with flavor.
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Instant Pot Lava Cake
Here you have a tried and true recipe that is full of flavor. You could even do nutella style or peanut butter center if you would prefer.
Make single serve cakes that you can drizzle with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce or even dust with powdered sugar.
What Is Lava Cake
A lava cake is unique as when you cut into the cake, it oozes a chocolate sauce, hence the lava name. Many restaurants serve up a cake like this for a dessert.
The Best Lava Cake Recipe
You will find the best lava cake recipe below. It is one I have used for so long. Great for making for anniversaries, holidays, dessert for 2, and of course a date night at home.
You can make restaurant quality desserts right in your Instant Pot. you will find this recipe is so easy as well. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Can I Double The Recipe
If you want to double the recipe you can. You will just need to cook in batches is. Your Instant Pot will only hold so much so you can make as many as you would like on these lava cakes. Just batch cook and then you will be all set.
What Chocolate To Use
The thing is with this recipe you are welcome to use a milk chocolate or reach for a semi-sweet chocolate. I find that a darker chocolate will offer a richer flavor and really elevate your cake.
With milk chocolate, it will be a lot milder in flavor. Which is totally fine if you prefer that. I have done it with a mix of chocolates in the past and we tend to do semi-sweet or dark chocolate when we make our cakes.
Can I Make Molten Lava Cakes In Advance
While I love these lava cakes fresh out of the Pressure Cooker you can indeed make them in advance. They will store for up to two days in the fridge.
Then when you go to serve them up just reheat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds or until the cakes are warm. Then add on your fresh fruit, ice cream, or other toppings of choice.
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Can I Make This Cake Gluten Free
Sure, if you want you can reach for a gluten-free flour substitute. Now, depending on the type of flour substitute will alter the flavor.
I have not done this, so I can't 100% tell you it will work perfectly. You might have to trial and error to find what works.
But if you use a flour substitute most is a ratio of 1:1 replacement, so make sure to read the label. Then whip up accordingly.
It should cook in the same amount of time. If you find a gluten-free substitute that works let me know in the comments below so others can try it as well.
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