If you haven’t tried any recipes in that new Instant Pot you got for Christmas, now’s the time! Lisa Childs joined us with a recipe that is perfect for a weeknight treat after the kids go to sleep, or a simple but fancy treat for your valentine. The best part about this recipe is it uses ingredients 99% of people probably have in their pantry right now!

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cakes For Two

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. The ingredients come together very quickly in one bowl (chocolate chips, butter, powdered sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, vanilla) 
  2. You can customize each one by adding a little candy, jam, whole raspberry, using white chocolate chips, mint chocolate chips, peanut butter chocolate chips, etc)
  3. Pour into greased ramekins and pour the batter into each. Share alternatives to ramekins
  4. Cook on manual high pressure for 7-10 minutes either on a silicone sling or on the trivet with 1 cup water. No need to cover
  5. remove carefully with tongs or oven mitt
  6. Serve upside down with powdered sugar, ice cream, berries, etc. 

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