Instant Pot Dark Chocolate Brownie

Forget the oven and cake mixers! These indulging brownies are easy to make and have a moist fudgy texture. Made in Instant Pot Duo Mini(3 qt). If you don’t have an IP, you can use the same recipe to bake in an oven.20180228_184047
Use good quality dark chocolate for the rich color and goodness of antioxidants.20180228_183904

Instant Pot Dark Chocolate Brownie

Course: Dessert

Yield: 5 servings

Cooking time: 30 mins


  1. All purpose flour(/Gluten free flour)-3/4cup
  2. Unsalted butter-6 tbsp
  3. Fine sugar-1cup
  4. Greek yogurt – 2 tbsps
  5. Baking powder- 1 1/4 tsp
  6. Soda Bicarb- 1 tsp
  7. Salt- 1/4 tsp
  8. Lindt Dark Chocolate(78%)- 5 oz
  9. Eggs(at room temp)-3
  10. Vanilla extract- 1 tbsp
  11. Unsweetened Cocoa powder-1 tbsp.


  • Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces for quick melting.20180228_160740
  • Heat some water in a saucepan and keep a glass bowl on top of it and melt chocolate and butter till it combines together with a glossy texture.
  • Once the melted chocolate is cooled to room temp, combine with sugar using a whisk.20180228_160704
  • Now mix in the yogurt and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture.20180228_154837
  • Once combined,beat in the eggs one at a time using the whisk.20180228_154954
  • Now sift in the flour, cocoa, soda bicarb and salt into the bowl and gently fold into the batter.20180228_160608.jpg
  • You will get a thick smooth batter. If you like to add chopped walnuts/chocolate chunks, now is the time to add. Note: Do not overmix which will result in hard brownies !20180228_160457
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and cover using a foil sheet making sure top edges of the tin are sealed.
  • Now add 1 cup water to the inner pot of the IP and keep the trivet inside.Make sure the steam release handle is in ‘Sealing’ position.
  • Make foil strips to use as sling to lift the cake tin out of IP.
  • Using the foil sling lower the cake tin onto the trivet inside the IP.Keep the foil strips folded down to prevent contact with the lid.screenshot_20180301-234559.jpg
  • Close the IP lid and set ‘pressure cook’ mode for 25 minutes on high pressure.
  • Once done, open the lid after the 10 min Natural Pressure Release(NPR).Check the doneness of the brownie using toothpick test. If not done keep for another 3 mins on pressure cooker setting and check again using Quick Pressure release.
  • Keep the brownie to cool and then cut and serve just like that or top the brownie with a chocolate ganache and serve once cooled completely.
  • Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!😍

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks yummy

    Liked by 1 person

    1. cookwithjiya says:

      😊Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

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