You can use an Instant Pot to make dinner in a hurry, but did you know that you can also use it to make dessert?? In fact, you can use an Instant Pot to make this beautiful Valentine’s Day Bundt Cake! It’ll be moist, delicious and, of course, a perfect treat for the holiday!
Scenario: It’s Valentine’s Day. Dinner is in the oven, but you have a problem: you need to make a special Valentine’s Day dessert at the same time (in order to enjoy it after your meal!) In such a dilemma, the Instant Pot is the way to go. Or if you just enjoy using your Instant Pot because it always makes your food turn out to be perfectly delicious, that’s another great reason to try this recipe out this Valentine’s Day.
Follow these simple directions to make your own Instant Pot Valentine’s Day Bundt Cake.
First, mix together your triple chocolate cake mix, water, vanilla, and oil. Next, you’ll grease and flour a 7″ heart-shaped bundt pan. (If you don’t have a heart-shaped bundt pan, don’t worry! Your finished cake will still look beautiful and festive even if you use a regular 7″ bundt cake pan or a fancy bundt cake pan like this one!)
Pour your cake batter into your greased and floured pan until it’s about 3/4 full. Next, add a cup of water to the inner bowl of the Instant Pot and place a trivet inside it. This will make your cake extra moist.
Use a foil sling to carefully lower the bundt pan on top of the trivet inside the Instant Pot. Loosely fold the foil sling over the top of the bundt pan.
Cook on high pressure according to the directions in the printable recipe below.
After cooking the cake, release the pressure and remove the cake from the Instant Pot. Then allow your cake to cool for 30 to 60 minutes on a cooling rack.
While the cake is cooling, make your chocolate ganache according to the directions in the recipe below. (The ganache is quick to make, so allow your cake to nearly finish cooling before you make the ganache.)
Once the cake is cool, use a knife to gently separate it from the sides of the pan. Turn cake out onto a wire rack positioned over a cookie sheet (to catch drips). Then pour the ganache over the cake and let it sit for a few minutes.
Did you know that you can make dessert in an Instant Pot…and have it turn out PERFECTLY? Try it out this no-hassle approach to dessert this Valentine’s Day with this beautiful and delicious chocolate bundt cake!
For the Cake
1 box triple chocolate cake mix
1 ¼ cup water
1/2 cup oil
For the Chocolate Ganache
1 C Semi sweet chocolate chips
½ C heavy whipping cream
Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
In a large bowl, mix together the vanilla cake mix, eggs, water, and oil.
Grease and flour a 7 inch heart shaped bundt pan.
Pour the cake batter into the bundt pan, about ¾ way full
Add 1 cup water to the inner bowl of instant pot. Place trivet inside.
Make a foil sling and carefully lower the filled bundt pan on top of trivet in the instant pot. Loosely fold foil sling over the top of the bundt pan.
Close lid and set the Instant Pot to “sealing.”
Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
Once the time is up, use a quick pressure release.
Let cool on a cooling rack for 30-60 minutes.
Use a knife to gently separate the cake from the sides of the bundt pan and empty the cake onto a wire rack above a cookie sheet
To make the Chocolate Ganache
(You can do this while your cake cooks in the Instant Pot)
Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until slightly boiling.
Pour chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl.
Pour heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth.
Pour the ganache over the cake and let sit for a few minutes.
Sprinkle some Valentine’s Day sprinkles over the cake
Allow ganache to set before cutting and enjoying!