Molten Chocolate Cakes

How many times have you gone to a restaurant and ordered a chocolate lava cake for dessert, just to think “wow, I wish I could have this at home.” Now you can!

Well…. almost.

As much as I love lava cakes, I really don’t like if they’re too molten on the inside. Something about potentially raw eggs or flour that freaks me out. So for this recipe, they are more almost molten cakes. More like gooey center cakes. BUT if full on liquid middle is what you’re looking for, simply reduce the cooking time of these babies by 1 minute.

The best part about these little personal-sized cakes is how fast they cook. 15 minutes and you’ve got yourself a homemade cake!

1 stick butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup powdered sugar
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons flour
3-4 roughly 8-ounce glass bowls
nonstick cooking spray

20-cup Digital Pressure Cooker
3-4 personal cakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

1. Place the butter and chocolate chips in a large bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Remove and stir with a fork or spatula until well combined.
2. Mix in the powdered sugar until smooth, making sure to break up any big clumps.
3. Add in the eggs and egg yolk and mix until well combined.
4. Mix in the vanilla and flour and again stir until well combined.
5. Spray each of the glass bowls with the nonstick cooking spray.
6. Fill as many as you can with the batter about ⅔ of the way to the top.
7. Pour 1 cup of water into the inner pot of the pressure cooker, then place in the steam rack.
8. Place one of the bowls onto the steam rack; close the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set for Sealing.
9. Set the cooker to the Cake function.
10. Let cook for 10 minutes, then turn the cooker off. Do a quick release by turning the pressure valve to Venting. Be careful of the steam.
11. When the lid unlocks, open it and remove the cake carefully using oven mitts. Set aside to cool slightly.
12. Repeat cooking the remaining cakes.
13. After they’ve cooled about 5-10 minutes each, place the cooked cakes upside down on a plate. Jiggle them a little to release them from the bowls.
14. Eat as is or top with ice cream!

Recipe inspiration from Adventures of a Nurse


2 thoughts

  1. I’m going to try this one more time and then , as I said before the first time, now the second time ,this is the third time….. I don’t have the steam Aroma rice cooker……. I just have a rice cooker !you put the water and you put the rice in you press the button it pops up on warm that’s simple that’s the one I have now can I leave it on and cook a whole chicken in it how easy is that question? Okay….. I’m waiting for an answer:-)

    1. Hi Jude. I am so sorry it has taken so long to get back to you! We have not tested cooking a whole chicken in a one-button cooker. I do not believe that a chicken would be sufficiently cooked, as you would also need to add some sort of liquid; the cooker will turn off once it senses that all liquid has evaporated. If you do happen to try it, please let us know!

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