Instant Pot Chocolate Bundt Cake

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Today’s Best Recipe is Instant Pot Chocolate Bundt Cake!

It’s a chocolate cake baked in an electric pressure cooker.

Moist and chocolaty the original recipe comes from my grandmother.

One of my favorite things about baking in the Instant Pot is the pint-sized desserts.

This creates a small cake, the perfect size for a family of 4-6.

It’s an easy dessert your family will love.

This recipe uses the Instant Pot DUO and a 6-cup bundt pan.

If this is the first time you’ve tried baking in the Instant Pot, you’re going to be amazed at how easy it is to whip up this chocolate lovers cake to satisfy your sweet tooth.

You may also want to check out my Pinterest Instant Pot board for more great recipes like this pressure cooker cake!

Decadent Instant Pot chocolate bundt cake on plate on white counter.

Ingredients Checklist:

1/4 cup shortening

2/3 cups sugar

1 large egg, beaten

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 Tablespoon vinegar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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How to Make Instant Pot Chocolate Bundt Cake:

In a small bowl combine the milk and the vinegar and set aside.

It will get lumpy–like buttermilk.

Prepare the bundt cake pan–spray generously with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour.

Prepare Instant Pot: Add 1-1/2 cups of water to Instant Pot Liner and place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot.

Make a foil sling by taking a 20-inch long strip of aluminum foil and folding it lengthwise into thirds, like you would fold a letter.

In a medium bowl, work the shortening with a spoon or an electric mixer on medium speed, until fluffy and creamy.

Gradually, add sugar and continue to work until light.

Add the beaten egg and continue to mix until well-blended and light.

Add the melted chocolate and stir until well-blended.

Sift together the dry ingredients and add alternately with the sour milk, beating well after each addition.

Add vanilla extract.

Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.

Tap pan to release air bubbles.

Cover the top of the bundt pan tightly with aluminum foil.

Place foil sling on the trivet, centered so you will have “handles”.

Place bundt pan on the sling.

Place Instant Pot lid on and lock into position.

Turn valve to “Sealing” position.

Set timer to 23 minutes on high pressure.

When cook time ends, allow a natural pressure release for 7 minutes.

Remove Instant Pot lid and use sling to lift bundt pan out of Instant Pot.

Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick or clean knife into cake. It should be clean when pulled out.

If it is not done, place it back in Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 2-3 minutes.

Remove cake from pan by inverting on to cake plate or wire rack to cool to room temperature.

best Instant Pot chocolate bundt cake cut in half

To Frost:

To frost, heat your favorite tub of chocolate frosting (without the lid) in the microwave for 20-seconds, stir and pour over the top of the bundt cake.

You can also use this homemade caramel sauce to drizzle over top or serve with our 3-ingredient strawberry frosting.

We hope you enjoy this delicious chocolate bundt cake as much as we do!

It’s one of our favorite Instant Pot cake recipes.

When you’re finished, why not give your Instant Pot a deep clean.

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