Clean Eating Pressure Cooker Chocolate Cake Recipe

Clean Eating Instant Pot Chocolate Cake Recipe

This delicious cake offers a small yield perfect for one or two people and you never have to turn on your oven!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Calories 168 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unprocessed sugar (see notes above)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup if using maple syrup for sweetener)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (+ 2 tbsp. if necessary for consistency - Use 1/3 cup if using liquid sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
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  1. Combine all dry ingredients, whisking well to work out any clumps in the cocoa powder.

  2. Add in the wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. The batter will be on the thicker side.

  3. Pour the batter into a greased, 6 inch cake pan.

  4. Place a trivet in your Instant Pot insert and add 2 cups water.

  5. Place the cake pan on the trivet.

  6. Close the lid and the vent.

  7. Press the Manual button and adjust time to 12 minutes.

  8. Allow a 10 minute natural release after baking time is done.

  9. Release any remaining steam by opening the vent.

  10. Carefully remove lid. 

  11. TIP: Hold the lid straight (horizontal) instead of tipping to avoid water on the lid dripping on your cake.

  12. Life the cake pan out and allow to cool.

  13. Run a spatula or plastic knife around the edge of the cake to release it from the pan and turn the cake out onto a platter or cooling rack.

  14. Slice and decorate as desired.

  15. Cut and serve!

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Instant Pot Chocolate Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.