Welcome to my recipe for instant pot chocolate pudding. A decadent mix of rich chocolate sponge with a gorgeous, creamy chocolate sauce.
I made this recipe after watching Mary Berry make it on her recent TV program. Mary is one of my all-time favourite cooks and for those who don't know she is an iconic British figure. Mary made the pudding in the oven using a bain-marie and I thought to myself this will be perfect in the instant pot. I have changed the sauce proportions slightly and after adapting the method my pudding turned out absolutely perfect.
I made it in the 8l (8qt) pot and I am sure it would work fine for the 6l (6qt). For the 3l (3qt). I would recommend halving the recipe and reducing the cooking time to 60 minutes.
Instant pot chocolate pudding
- Instant pot
- 125 g Butter (softened) I used salted. If using unsalted, add a pinch of salt.
- 125 g Caster sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 100 g Self raising flour
- 25 g Cocoa powder (sieved)
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 100 ml Double cream (heavy cream)
- 100 ml Milk I used semi-skimmed (2%), but whole would be fine.
- 200 g Dark chocolate (min 60% cocoa) Break into pieces.
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Grease a bowl with butter and add a square of greased baking paper to the bottom to stop it sticking. The bowl should be around 1.1 litre (2pints) and must fit in the instant pot.
- Add all the pudding ingredients to a separate bowl and beat together with an electric mixer.
- Spoon the mixture into the greased bowl and cover with tin foil.
- Add the trivet to the instant pot and then make a sling using tin foil to lower the pudding onto the trivet.
- Fill with cold water to approximately halfway up the height of the bowl.
- Put the lid on the instant pot but do not seal (use a glass lid if you have one).
- Set the instant pot on steam for 90 minutes.
- When the time is up, remove the lid and then the pudding using the tin foil sling.
- Drain the water from the instant pot and dry. Add the cream and milk to the pot and set to saute.
- When it is boiling, add the chocolate and vanilla. Turn the pot off and stir until the chocolate has melted.
- Remove the foil from the pudding and then turn out onto a plate.
- Serve with the chocolate sauce on top and enjoy!
What size basin/bowl?
The bowl needs to fit in your inner pot and should be around 1.1 litres (2 pints). Hope this helps.