So, you have been following my blog for a while, you know, I’m all about real food for real people. Because, I don’t throw away food, I serve it to my family and friends. So, today, I wanted to show you a very simple recipe, which needs no introduction by me. It’s one of the most popular recipes, how to make a homemade chocolate bundt cake with ganache frosting. A true classic.
It’s a very simple recipe, all you need to do is spend a few minutes mixing up the cake ingredients and then pour it into a lovely bundt cake, this presentation of the cake is a show stopper and only you and me, will know it took you hardly any time.
If you want more homemade from scratch recipes, I have one for chocolate and one for vanilla. Both are equally awesome, although since I’m a chocolate person (really a chocolate lover, of all things chocolate), I would prefer the chocolate one on my birthday.
So, pick out your favorite cake mix. Then grab this fabulous Fat Daddio’s Pan, that is my absolute favorite and I use it both in the Instant Pot and Air Fryer (talk about double duty)
And remember to use a non-stick cooking spray to coat the pan, just as if you were making a regular cake. then follow the directions, and you will have a huge dessert hit at your next birthday party, function, or just as a great dessert in the middle of a hectic week.
I hope you and your family enjoy it!
A Word about Bundt Cakes—
Making a Bundt cake in the air fryer or Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) is easy. You only need a few items and you should be all set to go. They look gorgeous when they are done, assuming you got yourself a good pan, and the cake did not stick to the pan. (Two of the hardest parts about baking, pressure cooking or air frying a bundt cake)
The real key to any great bundt cake is to purchase the correct pan. Searching the aisles at Target or Williams Sonoma, showed me a few options, the options at Amazon.com are limitless, below, I will share with you a few of my favorites.
The making company that makes Bundt Cakes is Nordic Ware.
Here are some of my favorite mini-Bundt Pans
There are a wide variety of shapes and styles, so do a good search and keep your eyes open. I am sure that you will find one that you fall in love with.
One of the reasons that bundt cakes work well in both the air fryer and Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) is due to the hole in the middle, which allows the cake to cook evenly. You will not end up with a soggy middle, at the end of your cooking time.
The bundt cake pan is traditional cast in aluminum, due to technology advances you will now find them in both silicone and metal.
Bundt cake pans come in a variety of sizes, the size that you need will be based on the size (capacity) of your Air Fryer or Instant Pot. The larger the appliance you are using the larger bundt cake you can use.
You can also find mini bundt pans, above (are my favorite) and they will allow you to bake 2 or 3 in your air fryer, you will probably only be able to place on bundt cake in your Instant Pot, though.
Next week, we will continue on our Bundt Cooking Tips with how to prevent sticking, a very important topic, which will allow you to get the best from your air fryer or Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker).
Don’t forget to check out the recipes in the cake section of both the Instant Pot or Air Fryer.
Thanks again for reading!
I hope you enjoyed it and find some helpful information.
Kitchen Items Used: (Note: Affiliate links are included in this post)
Air Fryer, Instant Pot, Omni Air Fryer
Don’t Forget To Pin–
Bundt pans are perfect for the air fryer. All you need is the right pan, and it will become one of the easiest things you make in your air fryer. Today I present to you a simple homemade chocolate bundt cake, in mini form. My kids love getting their own cakes, as dessert.
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup hot water
- In a large bowl mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Then mix in the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and water.
- Mix well.
- Generously spray your bundt pan, with olive oil (be sure to get into the corners, where it usually sticks)
- Fill your bundt pan with the prepared batter, and set in the air fryer at 320 degrees F, for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, check and see if it’s cooked, if not add another 5 minutes. If you find (this will depend on what air fryer you own) that the cake is not getting cooked, just flip the cake onto the air fryer tray and air fry at 250 degrees F, for 5 minutes.–this means remove the cake from the pan and set it directly into the air fyrer without any pan.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!