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Instant Pot Better Than Sex Chocolate Lava Cake

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Instant Pot Lava Cake is an ooey, gooey, chocolatey dessert that will make you weak in the knees! After eating it you have no words it is so good. That is how I felt after eating Instant Pot Better Than Sex Chocolate Lava Cake.

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If you are looking for the most incredible dessert ever, you just found it. This instant pot dessert will blow your mind! Tender cake with a silky smooth lava center. As you dip your spoon into the cake you are welcomed by chocolate lava that is going to make your entire week. 

This is probably one of my most popular recipes to date on my blog. I mean, I can see why, because who can resist the luxurious chocolate lava cake? With a few basic pantry ingredients, you can whip up this dessert in just 10 minutes. You read that right, 10 minutes is all it takes to get that fancy lava cake that will wow you and your guests. 

Why is it called ‘better than sex” Instant Pot Lava Cake?

There really is no way to describe how good this Instant Pot Better Than Sex Chocolate Lava Cake is, which is why I called it better than sex lava cake. Not really but I thought that would grab your attention at how good this cake really is.

There is nothing better than a hot cake with cold ice cream oozing with chocolate from the center.  I have made many perfect desserts in the Instant pot like Cheesecake , 7-up Instant Pot Cake Instant Pot Dump Cake, and Apple bread with salted caramel icing.

Chocolate Lava cake

What Do you need to get started?

  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
  • Pyrex bowls or 6-ounce ramekins
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Eggs and Egg yolks
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
chocolate lava

How To make:

  1. Place chocolate chips and butter in a large bowl and microwave for 2 minutes
  2. Mix until well combined and melted.
  3. Mix in powdered sugar until smooth.
  4. Add 3 eggs and egg yolk until well combined.
  5. Add Vanilla and flour and stir until well combined.
  6. Spray each Pyrex Bowl with pam cooking spray.
  7. Pour batter into each bowl filling to the top.
  8. Place your trivet in your instant pot with one cup of water.
  9. Place your bowls on the trivet.
  10. I had to fit 3 on the bottom and one on the top.
  11. Place your pot on Manual High Pressure for 9 minutes.
  12. Do a quick release.
  13. Remove from the Instant Pot and place upside down on a plate.
  14. Top with ice cream, Or your favorite toppings.

Chef Tips and Tricks

Remove from Instant Pot Immediately.
Do a Quick Release.
Place a plate over the top of the pyrex and flip it over to remove the cake from the cup.

Variations to Lava Cake:

You can make Peanut Butter Lava.

For Peanut butter: Same directions as above but mix together 4 tbs peanut butter, 1 tbs butter, 2 tbs powdered sugar. Pour batter halfway into each cup and Place the Peanut butter mixture in the center. Cover with more chocolate batter. Cook as directed above.

What toppings Can I use?

Powdered sugar on Lava Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Your favorite Fruits
Fruit with Lava Cake

More Instant Pot Desserts 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you Use Pyrex Dishes in a Pressure Cooker? 

Yes, you can use pyrex dishes in the pressure cooker/ Instant Pot. I use the 6 oz bowls and I find that they are a perfect size and four fit perfectly in my 6 quart Instant Pot.

What makes the lava?

You will find a lava center inside a cake or what I call chocolate lava. Because of the cooking process, it allows you to have a cake that offers a souffle-style texture in the center. Moelleux is also what this type of cake is known for meaning soft.  

Does Chocolate Lava Cake Need to be Refrigerated

If you don’t eat all your cakes right away, just allow them to cool completely, then wrap up and toss them in the fridge or even freezer. Then warm them up in the microwave when ready to eat. The chocolate lava cake is best fresh out of the Instant Pot. 

Best Way to Re-Heat

If you want to reheat your cake you can do the microwave which I mentioned above or place it upside down and put it in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. This will give you that silky smooth lava center that you want. 

Best Chocolate to use

I find that semi-sweet is the perfect sweetness of chocolate for your cakes. I have attempted milk chocolate and I found it made the cakes not as rich, and it left you wanting more. The semi-sweet chocolate seems to be the best chocolate for these cakes hands down. 

better than sex lava cake

instant pot lava cake

Instant Pot Better Than Sex Chocolate Lava Cake

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Have you ever had a mouthwatering desert? Chocolaty and delicious one that made you weak in your knees.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs Vanilla
  • 6 tbs flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • for topping:
  • Ice cream
  • Caramel drizzle
  • chocolate Magic shell ice cream topping
  • 4 Pyrex 6oz bowls

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate chips and butter in a large bowl and microwave for 2 minutes
  2. Mix until well combined and melted.
  3. Mix in powdered sugar until smooth.
  4. Add 3 eggs and egg yolk until well combined.
  5. Add Vanilla and flour and stir until well combined.
  6. Spray each Pyrex Bowl with pam cooking spray.
  7. Pour batter into each bowl filling to the top.
  8. Place your trivet in your instant pot with one cup of water.
  9. Place your bowls on the trivet.
  10. I had to fit 3 on the bottom and one on the top.
  11. Place your pot on Manual High Pressure for 9 minutes.
  12. Do a quick release.
  13. Remove from the Instant Pot and place upside down on a plate.
  14. Top with ice cream, Or your favorite toppings.

Notes

For Peanut butter Lava Cake: Same directions as above but mix together 4 tbs peanut butter, 1 tbs butter, 2 tbs powdered sugar. Pour batter half way in each cup and Place Peanut butter mixture in the center. Cover with more chocolate batter. Cook as directed above.

 

You can Add Icecream, Magic Shell toppings, or Caramel also 🙂 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Saturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 3gSugar: 46gProtein: 8g

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Teresa

Saturday 5th of November 2022

These are amazing! I’ve made them 2xs and they were great both times. I am considering making 1 1/2 batch for 6 servings. Has anyone done this in a 6 qt instant pot? I was going to balance the top 3 on a wire rack over the bottom 3. Any advice as to how the recipe works making 1 and 1/2 times the recipe?

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