Air fryer cake will become your new favorite dessert! Ooey gooey chocolate lava cake made in ramekins inside your Ninja Foodi or other brand.
Have you tried an air fryer cake yet? Not a normal cake, but individual lava cakes that are pure bites of heaven I tell you. If you love chocolate and want to try a new air fryer recipe this week, this is it! (originally published 11/19, affiliate links present)
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- THIS is my Favorite Air Fryer!
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- Here’s a printable air fryer cook times chart here for your fridge.
- It has temp. and times for making the best frozen foods for air fryer too.
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I wasn’t so sure how well it would work to be honest. If you follow this cooking method though, it works great! I like how they’re already portioned out and come out super moist too.
It is a convection oven after all so yes! Don’t forget you probably have some in your cabinet already you can use. Tea cups work great too if they are oven safe.
The size of your air fryer will determine what size ramekins you get.
Hope in this post, it has been answered for you. YES you can! It is just one of the many ways we’ve made desserts at home.
I suppose you could use boxed cake mix for this but the homemade chocolate cake recipe below is better and super easy. When making a Ninja Foodi cake the other way I used the bake function. If your machine doesn’t have that, this method won’t work.
Is air fryer better than oven?
- While a convection oven and an air fryer both use a fan to move hot air around, an air fryer circulates the it more rapidly, speeding up the cooking process.
- Air fryers are healthier than deep frying and there’s no risk of an oily mess.
You can add more chocolate chips on top if you want them to be really ooey gooey and wet when they’re done.
Of course adjust things as you go but for your first batch I’d follow the instructions as written. Experiment from there and make a few other air fryer dessert recipes too!
This is the air fryer we used for this batch. Some air fryer baskets are rather small so you may only be able to fit 2 or 3 of them at a time. Just cook in batches until you have as many as you’d like.
Steps to take:
Time needed: 12 minutes.
Cake in air fryer
- Mix ingredients
Melt butter and chocolate chips until smooth. Can be done in a microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between sessions.
Whisk together sugar and eggs, then combine the two.
Fold in flour until well combined, then add into greased ramekins. divide between 4 equally.
Preheat air fryer at 370 for 5 minutes.
Put baby cake pans into air fryer basket and cook at 370 degrees for 10 minutes, take out once toothpick comes out somewhat clean when pushed into the middle (you want a bit of gooey)
Allow to sit on cooling rack for 2-4 minutes to solidify if you want to flip on to a plate and stay in tact.
This whole process will take about 15 minutes before your dream dessert is done! So. Fast. I know!
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- Crockpot lava cake with cherry pie filling is heavenly
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Boxed cake in an air fryer
Make the cake mix, per the instructions on the package. Then set the air fryer safe pan with the cake mix inside of it into the air fryer. Set the time for 20 minutes at 320 degrees F.
Air Fryer Cake
- Melt chocolate chips and butter together in the microwave. Put in for 30 sec., stir, 30 sec. until it is melted and smooth.
- Whisk together eggs and sugar in separate bowl. Then whisk egg mixture and chocolate together until combined and smooth.
- Then mix in flour until smooth.
- Pour batter equally into 4 oven safe ramekins. Fill 3/4 full.
- Put in air fryer basket for 10 minutes at 370 degrees, then allow to cool for 2 minutes before flipping over on to plates (or eat right out of them but they will be hot).