Test #2 experiment in my new air fryer, How to make a cake!
Today I am going to share how to make a cake in the air fryer. I learned a few things along the way and I won’t say I mastered it the first time. The cake, in the end, did turn out amazingly delicious, but I had to tweak the process as I went along. You can learn from my mistakes.
All you need for this recipe is a cake mix, some pie filling of choice, I used peach, and optional walnuts, and a little brown sugar topping.
And of course the Insta-Pan HERE
The Insta-Pan Fits in the Air Fryer
This is what my cake looked like after cooling and flipping over on a plate. It definitely looks more oven-baked as opposed to the Instant Pot cake making method.
So how about the details now?!
What I Initially Did Wrong
First, I should have preheated the air fryer before I just put my cake in. Second, I set the temperature too high. I quickly realized when there was smoke coming out the back vent. I turned it down to 330 degrees and added a tad of water to the basket of the fryer. You can actually see a little darker edges on the bottom of the cake above. It was about 1 minute shy of burning. All due to the higher temperature.NOTE: When baking in the air fryer it is best to use a bundt pan due to the cone in the center. A lot of users have issues when using a regular pan with the center not being cooked all the way through. The bundt pan solves that issue.
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