Are you obsessed with chocolate? Do you have a sweet tooth? Well, if you said yes to both then this is the cake for you!

It’s more of a fudge. There’s no fluffiness going on here – just a dense and very flavorful chocolate to indulge in.

I originally thought this cake was a dud, but my family wanted to try it. They loved it so much and kept on asking for it night after night for dessert.

I serve this cake with some vegan vanilla ice cream or some vegan whipped cream, and a little cup of coffee goes well with it too!

chocolate fudge cake

Instant Pot Chocolate Fudge Cake (Vegan)

A rich & decadent chocolate "cake" that's pure chocolately goodness.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Additional Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 35 mins
Servings 12 -16 slices


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup vanilla sugar or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup aquafaba
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

For The Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp strong coffee
  • 1 Tbsp plant-based milk
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil


  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the coconut oil, sugar, and aquafaba in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until the oil is melted and blends smoothly.
  • Stir all ingredients together until smooth.
  • Pour cake batter into a 7" springform pan lined with parchment. Fold a piece of foil into a long strip and place the cake pan over it. Fold the ends of the foil up to make handles.
  • Place a wire rack in the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.
  • Place the cake pan in the Instant Pot and tuck the foil handles in the side between the cake pan and pot.
  • Press "pressure cook" or "manual" and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Allow pressure to release naturally, then allow the cake to cool completely with the lid off.
  • Remove the cake from the Instant Pot, cover, and chill for 8 hours.
  • Add frosting if desired, serve chilled with a dollop of vegan whipped cream or vegan ice cream.

  • To make the frosting, mix all frosting ingredients together with a hand mixer until smooth.
Course: Vegan Desserts
Cuisine: American
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