Chocolate Fudge Cake
By :Williams Sonoma Book 2
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A little goes a long way with this super simple chocolate cake, which comes together quickly without any fancy baking tools. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect partner for the deep, luxurious mocha flavor.
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.45
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Dessert
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted, plus more for greasing
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 espresso (or 2 tablespoons boiling water mixed with 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder)
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving
Course Dessert
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Dessert
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted, plus more for greasing
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 espresso (or 2 tablespoons boiling water mixed with 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder)
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.45
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Grease a 7-inch springform pan with butter.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and espresso. Gently whisk the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Pour 1 1/4 cup of water into the Instant Pot® and place the springform pan on the steam rack. Using the handles, lower the pan into the pot. Lock the lid in place and turn the valve to Sealing. Press the Pressure Cook button and set the cook time for 35 minutes at high pressure.
  5. Let the steam release naturally for 15 minutes, then turn the valve to Venting to quick-release any residual steam. Carefully remove the lid and, using the steam rack handles, lift out the pan. Transfer to a cooling rack, remove the foil, and let cool completely.
  6. To serve, remove the pan sides, dust the cake with cocoa powder, and cut the cake into wedges. Serve with scoops of vanilla ice cream alongside.
11 replies
  1. Sep26
    Sep26 says:

    This is great recipe.Made it for the first time and it appearsd great. I will be making for my family and I’m sure they’ll absolutely love it. Thank you for great one. Looking forward try other recipes!

  2. Luvlyjubbly
    Luvlyjubbly says:

    Hi. I have Q to ask. I have a pressure king Pro machine and was wondering what setting it goes on? I have stew, meat, steam, canning, rice, fish, porrridge, soup, but no cake so I’m a bit stuck as what to use, thanks in advance

  3. DebbieO
    DebbieO says:

    Moist, fudgy and delicious!! The cocoa powder on top is too bitter though, so next time maybe powdered sugar instead. I didnt have a 7” spring form pan, so I used a round casserole dish instead, which worked well.

  4. Charleygirl55
    Charleygirl55 says:

    Dense, yet dry, (definitely not moist for a “fudge” cake) and flavor was off-putting, as more on the bitter side, with no complexity of taste. Bitter cocoa flavor on top, didn’t help. I was very surprised at how bad this tasted, given the high ratings.

  5. PattyWyatt
    PattyWyatt says:

    Very very dense and dry. I was a little surprised at how dense it turned out. The flavor is good I’m glad that I didn’t put cocoa powder over it as it would have been bitter.

  6. UmmFatoom
    UmmFatoom says:

    This was super moist! I’m not sure what other people were doing that made it turn out dry. I did leave out the espresso because I didn’t have it. Make sure you’re covering the cake tightly with foil. Loved it! Thanks!

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