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Instant Pot Black Forest Cake Recipe

Decadent & Moist black forest cake…

Rich chocolate cake baked in the Instant Pot Duo Crisp & Air Fryer bake feature. Chocolate cake with cherry filling, covered with whipped cream frosting & sprinkled with grated chocolate. It’s delicious.

Instant Pot Black Forest Cake Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 wedges
For making cake batter
  • All purpose flour- ½ cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- ½ cup
  • Powdered sugar- 1 cup
  • Eggs, room temperature- 3 large
  • Baking powder- 1½ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Oil- ½ cup (I used light olive oil)
  • Milk- ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1½ tsp
For making whipped cream frosting
  • Heavy whipping cream- 1½ cups
  • Powdered sugar- ¼ cup
Other ingredients
  • Cherry filling
  • Cherries for topping
  • Grated or shaved chocolate
  1. In a bowl, combine all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & salt. Keep it aside.
  2. I've taken 1: 1 ratio flour & cocoa powder, this will impart a rich intense cocoa flavour. If you prefer mild cocoa taste: add ¾ cup flour & ¼ cup cocoa powder.
  3. In a large bowl, beat powdered sugar and eggs using a whisk or an electric hand mixer, till they turn smooth without any lumps.
  4. Add oil, whisk well.
  5. Add vanilla extract and combine well.
  6. Add half of the flour mix to the wet ingredients, combine well using a silicone spatula.
  7. Add ¼ cup milk, combine well.
  8. Add the rest of the flour mix, mix well and then add the remaining ¼ cup milk; combine well.
  9. Using a whisk combine the cake batter without any lumps.
  10. Take 8-inch diameter springform pan or a regular round cake pan.
  11. Grease with melted butter, line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  12. Pour the cake batter onto the pan.
  13. I found slight dripping through the sides of the springform pan, so wrapped the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil.
  14. I've used Instant Pot Duo Crisp & Air Fryer to bake the cake, it has the bake feature.
  15. Place the stainless steel pot into the main pot. Place the trivet into the stainless steel pot.
  16. Place the cake pan on the trivet.
  17. Close with the air fryer lid.
  18. Select bake, set temperature to 350 F, time 40 minutes.
  19. After 40 minutes of baking, open the lid.
  20. Insert a knife or toothpick into the center of the cake, if it comes out clean the inside of the cake has baked well.
  21. Wear a mitten, gently take the cake pan out of the pot.
  22. Let the cake cool down a bit.
  23. Run a butter knife around the edges of the cake pan, this will release the cake from the pan.
  24. Take the cake out of the pan, place on a cake stand.
  25. The top part of the cake will be crusty, using a serrated knife trim off the top part.
  26. Half the cake horizontally using a serrated knife.
  27. The inside of the cake is very moist & soft.
  28. Spread the cherry filling on one of the cake halves.
  29. Place the other cake half on top of the cherry filling. Keep it aside.
Making whipped cream frosting
  1. I've whipped the frosting in a stand mixer or use an electric hand mixer.
  2. Add cold heavy whipping cream & powdered sugar into the stand mixer bowl.
  3. Using the whisk attachment, whip at high speed till soft peaks have formed.
  4. Frost the cake with the whipped cream frosting.
  5. Use an angled spatula to frost the cake, spread on the top & sides of the cake.
  6. Using a 2 M star shaped tip, pipe rosettes on top of the cake.
  7. Top the rosettes with cherries.
  8. Sprinkle the cake with grated or shaved chocolate.
  9. Keep the frosted cake in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. The frosting & the cake will set well.
  10. After 2 hours take the cake out of the refrigerator, using a knife cut into wedges.
  11. Enjoy this decadent & rich black forest cake.





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