Star Anise Chocolate Cake – A Decadent Dessert

Star Anise Chocolate Cake

Star Anise Chocolate Cake is a delightful dessert that combines the rich flavor of chocolate with the unique taste of star anise. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, making it a perfect choice for a last-minute dessert or a special treat for your family and friends.


The ingredients for this recipe are simple and easily accessible:

  • 1 ½ cups of black chocolate chips
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of anise seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Icing sugar, for garnish


The preparation process is straightforward and can be done in a few easy steps:

  1. Start by microwaving the chocolate chips and butter until they are completely melted. Add sugar, anise seeds, ginger, nutmeg, flour, and eggs to the melted mixture. Beat until everything is well mixed and there are no lumps.
  2. Pour the batter into a buttered cake pan. Insert the trivet into your Instant Pot and pour in 2 cups of water. Place the cake pan on the trivet.
  3. Cook for 6 minutes on the “Manual” mode. Afterwards, perform a quick release. Let the cake cool completely.


Once the cake is cooled, invert it onto a serving platter and dust it with icing sugar. The combination of the rich chocolate and the unique flavor of star anise makes for a delightful contrast. The ginger and nutmeg add a hint of spice that complements the sweetness of the cake.

This Star Anise Chocolate Cake is a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Whether you’re looking for a sweet breakfast, a light lunch, or a comforting dessert after dinner, this cake is a great choice. Plus, it’s ready in about 20 minutes and serves 10, making it perfect for a small gathering or a family meal. Enjoy your homemade Star Anise Chocolate Cake!

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