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red velvet lava cake on a white plate
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Instant Pot Red Velvet Lava Cake

This instant pot red velvet lava cake is pressure cooked for 9 minutes and then served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The most delicious and prettiest cake you can serve for Valentine's day or date night! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 648kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water does not go into the cake batter


  • Butter each ramekin or use cooking/baking spray.
  • Cut the butter into slices and place it in a large microwave-safe bowl along with the white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Microwave 20 seconds at a time, stirring after each 20-second interval. Mix well. It should take about 2 minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar to the melted butter-chocolate mixture. Mix well.
  • Add one egg at a time. Then add the vanilla extract, flour, salt, and red food coloring. Mix well.
  • Fill the ramekins evenly, almost to the top. These do not rise.
  • Add one cup of water to the instant pot and place the trivet inside.
  • Place the filled ramekins on the instant pot trivet and secure the lid. Make sure the vent is sealed.
  • Press the "pressure cook" function and cook for 9 minutes.
  • Once the 9 minutes are up, do a quick release. Once all of the steam releases, remove the ramekins from the instant pot using gloves or a towel. They will be very hot.
  • Run a knife through the ramekins and serve immediately. Enjoy with powdered sugar or vanilla ice cream.



  • The cooking time does not include the time it takes the instant pot to come to pressure. 
  • I used an 8 qt instant pot. 
  • Serve with powdered sugar or vanilla ice cream. 


Calories: 648kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 878IU | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg