pressure cooker brownies
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Pressure Cooker Brownies

Easy pressure cooker brownies that are fudgy ooey gooey and just amazing! The best chocolate pressure cooker dessert I've made so far in my Instant Pot and Ninja Foodi!! You have got to try these for a little slice of heaven. Add peanut butter for added yum.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, chocolate, dessert, instant pot, peanut butter, pressure cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 317kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 5 tbsp butter, softened or melted
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 c sugar
  • 3/4 c flour
  • 1/4 tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp diced walnuts optional
  • 1 1/2 c water for inside of IP
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter optional


  • Add dry ingredients in 1 bowl and wet in another, stir each. 
  • Add all ingredients together into 1 bowl (minus the optional ingredients). If you are adding nuts fold into brownie mixture. 
  • Spray non stick spray on inside walls on springform pan. 
  • Lay precut parchment paper liner into pan and put tbsp of peanut butter in the middle, or caramel pcs in the middle. 
  • Pour brownie batter on top and spread so it is the same thickness across the pan. 
  • Put aluminum foil over the top. 
  • Put a small glass bowl at bottom of your Instant Pot , or trivet, and pour 1 1/2 c. of water around it. 
  • Put filled springform pan on top of cup or trivet and put IP lid on. 
  • Set to manual, pressure, 50 minutes on high for a 6" pan
  • Do a slow release (meaning move steam valve just a bit open so the steam comes out really slowly).
  • Allow to cool completely, then release the clasp on the side of the springform pan and take outer rim off. Put a plate on top and flip over carefully, then remove parchment paper and serve. It will be a very dense flourless cake - fudgy style consistency.



Serving: 8oz | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.6mg