Fudge Brownie Cake with Toasted Walnuts
By :The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante
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Votes: 3
Rating: 5
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Dessert, Kid-Friendly
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee crystals
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup walnuts coarsely chopped and toasted
Course Dessert
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Dessert, Kid-Friendly
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee crystals
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup walnuts coarsely chopped and toasted
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Line the base of a 7-inch round springform pan with an 8-inch round of parchment paper. Secure the collar on the springform pan, closing it onto the base so the parchment round is clamped in. Lightly grease the sides of the pan with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Put the melted butter in a large bowl. One at a time, whisk in the eggs, then the brown sugar, coffee, vanilla, and salt until combined. Add the flour and cocoa powder and whisk just until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Tap the pan firmly against the countertop a few times to remove any air bubbles in the batter. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Place the pan on a long-handled silicone steam rack.
  4. Pour 1 1/2 cups water into the Instant Pot. Holding the handles of the steam rack, lift the pan and lower it into the pot.
  5. Secure the lid and set the Pressure Release to Sealing. Select the Cake, Pressure Cook, or Manual setting and set the cooking time for 35 minutes at high pressure. (The pot will take about 10 minutes to come up to pressure before the cooking program begins.)
  6. When the cooking program ends, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then move the Pressure Release to Venting to release any remaining steam. Open the pot and, wearing heat-resistant mitts, grab the handles of the steam rack, lift the pan out of the pot, and set the pan on a cooling rack.
  7. Remove the foil from the pan, being careful not to get burned by the steam. Let the cake cool for about 20 minutes, until warm, or cool to room temperature.
  8. Unclasp the collar on the pan and lift it off, then use the parchment border to tug the cake off the base of the pan and onto a plate. Slice the cake into wedges and serve.
9 replies
  1. Marinella
    Marinella says:

    Loved it, I used coconut sugar and raw cacao instead. Riduced cacao to half cup because raw is more intense.

  2. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Bormaal,

    We are sorry to hear there was an issue with the script. Thanks to your feedback it has been correct.

    We appreciate the time you took to let us know.

  3. compupix
    compupix says:

    I see two ways of locking the parchment paper in the pan:
    1. line the outside bottom and up the sides inside
    2. line the inside bottom and go outside the pan before locking it in place.
    A picture would help a lot!
    Thanks!

  4. Andrew
    Andrew says:

    After cooking for 35 minutes on high pressure with a 10 minute natural release, mine had a 3 ½ inch diameter circle of raw dough in the middle. If I wanted to try this again, I’d use a water bath in a conventional oven.

  5. Donna
    Donna says:

    I also had a raw center in my cake. It would be helpful if you have tips on how to handle this. I’m an instant pot newbie.

  6. Victoria A. Lehmann
    Victoria A. Lehmann says:

    I think it would be helpful if the recipes you show indicated which SIZE of Instant Pot should be used. But perhaps I didn’t see that… If I tried to make this with my 3 quart, I’d never be able to put a 7″ pan in it, so that should be a good indication right there.

  7. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    We are sorry to hear that.

    If it is still not done, add 5 more minutes until it is finished. Any additional time added will cook while it repressurizes so keep that in mind.

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