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A fork cutting into an Instant Pot Lava Cake topped with raspberries and mint

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake is rich, gooey and done in 30 minutes!  Perfect quick fix for when those chocolate cravings hit. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot, Lava Cake
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 622kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker



  • Place chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, remove from microwave and stir.
    Chocolate chips and butter in a bowl to make chocolate lava cake in the Instant Pot
  • Place back in the microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until smooth.
    Bowl of melted chocolate and butter to make lava cake
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla together until smooth.
    Eggs, flour, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl to make Instant Pot chocolate lava cake
  • Pour chocolate mixture into egg mixture and stir well to combine.
    Melted chocolate being poured into a mixture of sugar and eggs to make chocolate lava cake
  • Spray four 6-7-ounce ramekins with cooking spray. Fill each ramekin 2/3 of the way full with batter. Put steam rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water. 
    Place ramekins on the steam rack, placing 3 of the ramekins directly on the rack and one over the top and in the center of the 3 ramekins (as seen in photo above). 
    Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake batter in seperate bowls.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot and place tab to "sealing". Manually set the time to 8 minutes on "high" pressure (see notes above for consistency times). Quick release the pressure and carefully remove ramekins from Instant Pot.
    Serve with ice cream and add mint leaves and raspberries for garnish. 
    Small chocolate lava cake made in the instant pot on a plate with a fork


Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 892IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 2mg