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Pressure Cooker Molten Mocha Cake

When I first made my decadent chocolate cake, my husband's and daughter's expressions said it all. She says it's one of her "most favorites." Later, I took one of these to our next-door neighbors. Their teenage son, who answered the door, ate the whole thing without telling anyone else about it! —Aimee Fortney, Fairview, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + releasing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh raspberries or sliced fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream, optional


  • Pour water into a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla until blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, coffee granules and salt; gradually beat into egg mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover loosely with foil to prevent moisture from getting into dish. Place on a trivet with handles; lower into pressure cooker. Lock lid; make sure vent is closed. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high and set time for 25 minutes.
  • When finished cooking, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure according to manufacturer's directions. A toothpick should come out with moist crumbs. If desired, serve warm cake with berries and ice cream.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Top with caramel and chopped nuts for a turtle flavor variation.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 723 calories, 29g fat (16g saturated fat), 247mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 107g carbohydrate (76g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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