Vegan Chocolate Cake – Instant Pot

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    Today is a special day at the Quick and Carry Kitchen, as it is our colleague Bill’s birthday. As he is in Arizona, he cannot be here to taste his birthday cake. Others have risen to the occasion to be the taste testers of this vegan chocolate cake, made in the Instant Pot.

    Are you skeptical about “baking” in the Instant Pot? As a certified vegan and gluten-free pastry chef, and I have worked at some stellar restaurants as a baker over my years in food. I like to bake, and to me, baking is in an oven. But, since going LIVE on the Quick and Carry Kitchen, I have been very willing to see how cakes and cobblers turn out in an electric pressure cooker.

    The moist environment has been perfect for some previously baked goods, which come out very moist, almost pudding-like at times. Others? Not so much. Not everything is great in the IP. Most things are WONDERFUL in the IP, and that keeps me trying all the recipes I can find to try!

    When Veganism Became Popular

    This is one of my favorite cake recipes. It is based on an old post-World War 2 recipe that was popular when housewives could not get butter or many other luxuries. When veganism became very popular, this recipe got sent around the internet again. Now it has popped up in Instant Pot cooking.

    I am very pleased with how this came out…a tender crumb, moist almost like a brownie, and very deeply chocolate. I stacked it three layers tall, with ganache and vegan whipped cream in between the layers, and ganache drizzled over it as frosting. Everyone who tasted it just loved it, and we Facetimed with Bill so he could watch us eating his birthday cake!
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    Vegan Chocolate Cake in the Instant Pot

    Sweet tooth? This Vegan Chocolate Cake will help for sure!

    Posted by Quick and Carry on Friday, October 5, 2018

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    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 35 minutes
    Passive Time 10 minutes
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    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 35 minutes
    Passive Time 10 minutes
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    Instructions
    1. Prepare your pans: use two 7 inch springform pans. Spray/wipe with oil, then dust on a layer of flour. Have two pieces of tin foil ready to go over the pans. Prepare a foil sling. Put 1 1/2 cups water in the bottom of the liner of the IP. Place a small trivet in the liner.
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    2. Put the 1 cup of milk into a large glass measuring cup or a small bowl. Add the vinegar and set aside
    3. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk well to combine.
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    4. Add the sugar to the milk and whisk well to combine. Make sure the sugar all dissolves. Then, add the oil, and mix very well again.
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    5. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones and use the whisk to combine well. You want it to just come together, do not over mix.
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    6. Pour the batter into the prepared pans, dividing evenly. Cover with foil. Place the sling into the liner of the Instant Pot, just over the trivet and then place both tin foil covered pans stacked into the liner. Lock on lid and make sure toggle is set to sealing.
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    7. Manual/high pressure cook the cakes for 35 minutes. Let them have a 10 natural pressure release. Carefully remove the cakes from the IP by lifting them up with the sling. Uncover and allow them to cool completely. Use frosting, whipped cream, or ganache to decorate.
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    2 COMMENTS

    1. Question, you instructed to add vinegar to one cup of milk and set aside. What/when is the additional 1/2 cup milk used?

      • Hello, Clara – thanks for your question. If you look at the fourth instruction, you put the sugar into the milk and then add all the wet ingredients together. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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