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How to Bake Ninja Foodi Cake

Ninja Foodi cake is easier to make than you think! Now you can bake in your pressure cooker to free up your oven & not heat up your house. Game changer!

Ninja Foodi Cake

Have you made a Ninja Foodi cake yet?? Pressure cooker cakes are easier to make than you might think. They also come out so moist you may never bake in your oven again. Find this and more Ninja Foodi recipes here. (originally published 3/19, participant in the amazon program so affiliate links are present below)

Seriously, you’ve gotta try this carrot cake bundt cake, chocolate cake and make brownies too! Just a few of our favorite air fryer desserts you can make in the “magic machine”.

Cake in Ninja Foodi

If you too are obsessed with your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker air fryer machine, here are a few resource to start with:

  1. You can bookmark our Ninja air fryer recipes page, we add to that weekly.
    1. Here’s a printable air fryer cook times chart here for your fridge.
    2. Be sure to save this link to the easy Instant Pot recipes too. You can use any of those in your pot too.
  2. Grab our favorite Foodi cookbook here, and this set of wooden utensils work great so your pot doesn’t get scratched!
  3. Then join our Ninja Facebook group where you can share and find more ideas you’ll love. We have an air fryer page that shares daily ideas too.

If you need to know how to cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker, we have information on that. NO, you aren’t the only forgetful one. 😉

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We used boxed cake mix which surprisingly tastes quite similar to homemade. Yes you’re free to make a homemade pressure cooker cake but we’re all about easy. I like all sorts of different cake mix recipes out there. You really can amp a box of Duncan Hines up.

Follow along and we’ll teach you the tricks of baking in your Ninja Foodi too.

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Can you use any boxed cake mix using these directions?

  • Yes! There are SO many different flavors out there. Some are only available during certain times of the year like Spice which is probably our favorite.
  • We used this one this time since it is my favorite flavor ever. I mean, so much I had a carrot cake wedding cake!
  • Red velvet cake mix is fabulous too

Will homemade cake batter work too?

  • Yes! If you are all about making things yourself from scratch then by all means go for it. Just remember to not add more than 3/4 of the way full in this size bundt. Also it is important to make a small dome in your foil so it can rise well.
  • Almost the whole cake mix prepared will fit in your 9″ Ninja Foodi bundt pan
  • If your cake is very light and fluffy it may rise more than ours
    • Carrot cake is quite dense so it didn’t rise a lot

Best results will come if you lightly spray the aluminum piece on the underside so it doesn’t stick to the food at all.

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Ninja Foodi cake

  1. Cake mix – we used this boxed one or you can choose another flavor. Note: I have only used this carrot cake mix in the box. If using a homemade cake batter do not fill bundt pan more than 3/4 of the way full.
    1. Ingredients to make your cake batter
  2. 9″ bundt pan – this is the best one (I’ve tried others and this one is by far the best)
    1. Non stick spray – essential!
  3. Frosting – I do it the cheater way and warm up ready made frosting in a container. You can omit this entirely, or even just mix a bit of water with powdered sugar to create a cheap glaze on the top. A few mini chocolate chips on top or sprinkles are fun too.
  4. Baking in a pressure cooker has never been easier!

You can also opt to just use the air crisp method, chocolate version will share that below. Using only pressure cook mode is possible too, that is in the instructions under pressure cooker cake text too.

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Pressure cooker cake

Follow the Instant Pot carrot cake directions here if using the pressure cooker setting. It will come out fluffy and a little more dense than in an oven but moist as ever.

Time needed: 28 minutes.

Ninja Foodi Cake

  1. Add 1.5 cup of water into your pot, mix ingredients necessary to make a boxed cake mix. Spray bundt pan and fill 3/4 of the way full. Cover with foil on the top domed so it can rise. Place on trivet inside pot.

  2. Cook

    Pressure cook high for 28 minutes. Allow the pressure to naturally release when done. That means do not touch the pressure release valve, steam will gradually release on it’s own. This takes approx. 15 minutes

  3. Cool

    Let it cool completely on a cooling rack. Gently flip on to a plate so it will slide out of the pan

For the Ninja Foodi cake using just the bake setting you won’t need water or foil at all!! It only takes 20 minutes for that one. Once you remove the cake you can sprinkle with powdered sugar or spread on some frosting once cooled. Printable directions below.

If you want to make chocolate air fryer cake like this follow these instructions. We have directions for air fryer brownies here for you as well.

air fryer cake

Other pressure cooker dessert recipes we love are below too. Try them all and then you will understand how to bake without ever having to open your oven again!

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Ninja Foodi Cake

Ninja Foodi cake is easier to make than you think! Now you can bake in your pressure cooker to free up your oven & not heat up your house. Game changer! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, carrot cake, dessert, ninja foodi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 317kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix we used carrot cake boxed cake + ingredients to make batter as directed

Instructions

  • Lower down a trivet, I like one with handles. Prepare cake mix as directed. Spray non stick spray into your 9" bundt pan and pour your batter in, It will fit an entire prepared box of cake. (other size pans will alter timing)
  • Put bundt pan on trivet and close lid. Press bake, 325 temperature for 20 minutes. Lift lid when dnoe and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Lift out and put on cooling rack outside of pot.
  • Once cooled put a plate on top and gently flip over, cake should fall out easily (that's when the non stick spray will come in handy).
  • Warm frosting and pour on top. Slice and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi Cake
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 627mg27%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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