Insta pot lava cake
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup/4 ounces butter
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (or good quality semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting the ramekins)
  • Dash salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. 1.Bring 1/2 cup of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan or bottom of a double boiler. Combine the chocolate and butter in a bowl or top of a double boiler. Place the bowl or pan over the simmering water and cook, stirring, until the mixture is melted and smooth.
  2. 2.Remove the melted butter and chocolate from the heat; add the powdered sugar and whisk until blended. While the mixture cools, grease four 6-ounce ramekins with a small amount of softened butter or spray them with nonstick cooking spray. Dust the greased ramekins lightly with flour, shaking off any excess.
  3. 3.In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg yolk. Add the beaten eggs to the cooled chocolate mixture along with the flour, salt, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and well blended.
  4. 4.Divide the chocolate cake batter among the four ramekins.
  5. 5.Place the Instant Pot trivet/steam rack in the pot and add 1 cup of water. Cover the ramekins tightly with foil and place them on the trivet. Place three ramekins on the trivet and stack the fourth in the center atop the bottom three.
  6. 6.Lock the lid in place and make sure the vent knob is set on "sealing." Select the manual setting, high pressure, and then set the timer to 9 minutes.
  7. 7.When the time is up, quickly release the pressure. Carefully remove the ramekins from the cooker and set them on a rack. Let them cool on the racks for 4 minutes.
  8. 8.Uncover the ramekins and serve them immediately—in their ramekins or unmolded—with the raspberry sauce. To invert them onto dessert plates, first run a thin, sharp knife around the inside of the ramekin. Place a dessert plate over the top of a ramekin, flip it over, and remove the ramekin.
  9. 9.Add a garnish of fresh raspberries and mint, if desired, and enjoy!
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