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Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Chocolate Cake Bites

Delicious and easy Instant Pot Chocolate Cake Bites are the perfect easy and delicious treat. Mini chocolate cake stuffed with cookie dough and  covered in an incredible chocolate ganache.

instant pot chocolate cake bites covered with chocolate ganache

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Chocolate and I should be best friends because I love a good slice of chocolate cake, a good fudgy brownie, and delicious s’mores. I also love my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, so it was about time I made a chocolate dessert in it.

After deciding to make this dessert, I figured it would be a wonderful idea to use my egg bite mold that I use to make my Instant Pot Egg Bites. I’m excited to find another delicious and yummy use for my egg bite mold.
green egg bite mold with lid
Egg Bite Mold

I also added cookie dough to the mix so I could have the best of both worlds.

How to make Instant Pot Chocolate Cake Bites

First, grab your cookie dough and make 7 equal sized balls. Place balls on a baking sheet and place in freezer for about 30 minutes, until they freeze. You can skip this step if you’re not a fuge fan of cookie dough.

cookie dough rolled up into balls.

Generously grease egg bite molds with butter and set aside.

Then whisk your flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, use a mixer to mix to mix softened butter and white sugar until combined. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated. Add buttermilk and chocolate flour mixture to bowl and stir until fully incorporated and smooth.

Remove frozen cookie dough from freezer and place cookie dough balls in the egg molds, one per hole.

Add chocolate mixture into the holes, filling until the top.

Place mold on bakeware sling or you can make a foil sling. Add 1 cup of water in the pressure cooker and then add cake bites in pressure cooker.

Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Once timer goes off, quick release and open lid. 

instant pot chocolate cake bites inside of the instant pot after cooking

Remove sling from Pressure Cooker and allow cake bites to completely cool in the egg bites mold.

Once cooled, remove chocolate bites from mold by flipping it over.

Then it’s time to make your ganache. In a bowl, combine heavy cream and chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove and whisk until smooth. Pour over tops of cookie dough bites and enjoy 🙂

cake bite broken in half with chocolate drizzle falling down cake

Important Notes on Instant Pot Chocolate Cake Bites

  • To ensure your bites don’t stick to the bowl, use a generous amount of butter when greasing the bolds AND allow the mold to completely cool in the molds before removing. If not, they will stick and break apart. It’ll still taste good though.
  • This cake creates a rich and moist chocolate cake.

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Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Chocolate Cake Bites

These Instant Pot Chocolate and Cookie Dough Cake Bites are easy, delicious, and moist and topped with a smooth chocolate ganache.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot chocolate cake
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 52 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 699kcal
Author Tanya


  • 4 oz Premade Cookie Dough
  • 6 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup Butter Softened
  • ½ cup White Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 6 oz Buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream


  • Roll the balls of dough. Place in freezer for 30 minutes, or until frozen.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer. Add egg, vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add flour mix and butter milk in batches until incorporated.
  • Grease egg bite mold. Place cookie dough pieces in egg bite mold. Pour batter on top. Pour 1 cup of water in IPlace in IP on trivet. Cook in high pressure 12 minutes. Quick release. Remove. Allow to completely cool in the bites pan. Removing them too early will have them fall apart. Use a knife to loosen
  • Make ganache. Add heavy cream and chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl. Cook for 1 minute. Open and stir until chocolaty and smooth. Pour over bites. Enjoy 🙂

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Bites need to completely cool in egg bites mold
This recipe was created in a 6QT Instant Pot Pressure Cooker


Calories: 699kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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Tuesday 31st of January 2023

Do you cover the cake bites mold with foil or the silicone lid? I've never seen anything like this cooked without some kind of mold cover.


Tuesday 31st of January 2023

Hi Melissa, I don't cover these. I'm guessing people cover with the lid to protect against condensation but I haven't found the need to.


Sunday 21st of August 2022

Can I use a box cake mix instead of making it from scratch


Monday 22nd of August 2022

Hi Carolyn, box cake should work.


Thursday 11th of June 2020

Nice, thank you. you should try this mold with built-in handles and trivet, much easier and safer! I got it on Amazon:


Thursday 11th of June 2020


Christine L Wilkes

Thursday 9th of January 2020

MMMMMMM .So good. Two things I want to mention. 1. This recipe made 9 cake bites, so I did two batches. 2. Be careful when you take the lid off your IP. Don't let water drop down on your cakes. Hubby and grandson had two apiece!


Thursday 9th of January 2020

Awesome! So glad you liked it and great tips. Thank you for sharing ?


Friday 7th of June 2019

This cake look amazing! I did not know that you can make cake in a instant pot! Thank you for the recipe. I am definitely going to try this.