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Ninja Foodi Apple Spice Cake

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Ninja Foodi apple spice cake is full of so much flavor as it combines spice cake, apple pie spice, eggs, oil, vanilla, and apples to create a delicious, moist cake right in your Ninja Foodi. Apple Spice Cake was one of my Grandmother’s favorites and will always remind me of her.

Ninja Foodi Apple Spice Cake

If you are looking for a quick and easy fall dessert that is ready in less than an hour then you are going to love this Ninja Foodi apple spice cake. With just a few basic ingredients and your Ninja Foodi you will be enjoying this fall favorite in no time. You will love all the flavors that you taste with every single bite. 

For more fall favorites be sure to try our apple cinnamon roll bake and our apple cake

Ninja Foodi Apple Spice Cake

What Does an Apple Spice Cake Taste Like Cooked in Ninja a Foodi?

We get a lot of questions as to how a cake tastes when it is cooked in a Ninja Foodi. It tastes delicious. You may notice a difference in the texture because cakes cooked in a pressure cooker are denser than those cooked in the oven. 

Ninja Foodi Apple Spice Cake

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box (15.25 oz.) spice cake (We used Duncan Hines)
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice (you can substitute with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon allspice, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded apples (I took 2 large Gala, peeled them, and used a box grater until I reached the core. Dispose of the core)
  • 3 cups water (for the Cooking pot)

How to Make Ninka Foodi Apple Spice Cake

  • Butter an 8-inch cake pan (I used the 8-inch from Wilton that is 3 inches tall). Cut a parchment piece to fit the bottom of the cake pan. Place the parchment piece in the bottom and butter the top (Trust me this step will make it a lot easier to take the cake out of the pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the spice cake, apple pie spice, water, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Set aside.
    • For this step you could use a hand mixer, however, I have noticed mixing by hand helps me with not overmixing the batter. I love using my Danish Dough Hook Tobepico from Amazon.

  • Clean and Peel apples. (I used 2 large Gala apples, but Golden Delicious or Granny Smith would be an excellent choice as well)
  • Use a grater on the big setting (big holes) and grate the apples. This should lead to 2 cups. If you have small apples you may need 3 apples
    • You could also dice them, however, I have noticed that when I shred them they disperse more evenly throughout the batter and don’t get stuck in the bottom.
  • Add the grated apples to the batter. Mix until all coated.

  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Place the pan on the lower setting of the reversible rack. 
  • Pour 3 cups of water into the cooking pot and place in the Ninja Foodi.
  • Gently add the rack with the cake pan on it
  • Close the lid and put on the STEAM CRISP setting. 
  • Turn the dial to STEAM BAKE.
  • Set the temperature to 280 degrees F. and the timer to 29 minutes. 
  • It will take about 18-20 minutes to bring to temperature. Don’t open it will steam and it is okay. It does not matter where the valve is.
  • Once the timer goes off, let it sit for 2 minutes before opening the lid.

  • With heat proof gloves, take the rack out of the cooking pot and place on the counter
  • Take the cake off the rack. With a small thin knife, release the edge of the cake on the side. 
  • Let it cool off for 4 to 5 minutes or until you can handle it with your hands.
  • Once cooled off, invert the plate on the cooling rack, take the parchment paper off and flip them right side up.
  • Cool completely before frosting.

  • Serve and Enjoy!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You can use your favorite apples when making this cake. If you want a tart cake use Granny Smith or Honeycrisp, for a sweeter cake try Fuji or Gala apples. 
  • Be sure to peel the apples. Leaving the peel on can lead to a gritty taste. 
  • Feel free to add a little maple syrup to the top of the cake after it is cooked to sweeten it up a bit. 
  • If you love frosting on cakes, you can use cream cheese frosting or buttercream frosting. 
  • If you make this apple spice cake in the pressure cooker in the summer, serve with whipped cream or ice cream for a nice refreshing treat. 
Ninja Foodi Apple Spice Cake

Storage

You will want to store your leftover apple spice cake in the fridge in an airtight container. This will keep for up to 5 days.

Ninja Foodi Apple Spice Cake
Can you make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can bake it 1-2 days prior to serving. Just store it, covered, in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy it. 

How do you cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan?

To cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of my pan, place the pan on top of the paper then with a pencil, trace around, then cut. This will create a perfect fit.

ninja foodi Apple Spice Cake
Ninja Foodi Apple Spice Cake

Ninja Foodi Apple Spice Cake

Ninja Foodi apple spice cake is full of so much flavor as it combines spice cake, apple pie spice, eggs, oil, vanilla, and apples to create a delicious, moist cake right in your Ninja Foodi.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15.25 oz.) spice cake (We used Duncan Hines)
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice (you can substitute with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon allspice, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded apples (I took 2 large Gala, peeled them, and used a box grater until I reached the core. Dispose of the core)
  • 3 cups water (for the Cooking pot)

Instructions

  1. Butter an 8-inch cake pan (I used the 8-inch from Wilton that is 3 inches tall). Cut a parchment piece to fit the bottom of the cake pan. Place the parchment piece in the bottom and butter the top (Trust me this step will make it a lot easier to take the cake out of the pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the spice cake, apple pie spice, water, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Set aside. (For this step you could use a hand mixer, however, I have noticed mixing by hand helps me with not overmixing the batter. I love using my Danish Dough Hook Tobepico from Amazon.)
  3. Clean and Peel apples. (I used 2 large Gala apples, but Golden Delicious or Granny Smith would be an excellent choice as well)
  4. Use a grater on the big setting (big holes) and grate the apples. This should lead to 2 cups. If you have small apples you may need 3 apples (You could also dice them, however, I have noticed that when I shred them they disperse more evenly throughout the batter and don’t get stuck in the bottom.)
  5. Add the grated apples to the batter. Mix until all coated.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Place the pan on the lower setting of the reversible rack. 
  8. Pour 3 cups of water into the cooking pot and place in the Ninja Foodi.
  9. Gently add the rack with the cake pan on it
  10. Close the lid and put on the STEAM CRISP setting. 
  11. Turn the dial to STEAM BAKE.
  12. Set the temperature to 280 degrees F. and the timer to 29 minutes. 
  13. It will take about 18-20 minutes to bring to temperature. Don’t open it will steam and it is okay. It does not matter where the valve is.
  14. Once the timer goes off, let it sit for 2 minutes before opening the lid.
  15. With heat proof gloves, take the rack out of the cooking pot and place on the counter
  16. Take the cake off the rack. With a small thin knife, release the edge of the cake on the side. 
  17. Let it cool off for 4 to 5 minutes or until you can handle it with your hands.
  18. Once cooled off, invert the plate on the cooling rack, take the parchment paper off and flip them right side up.
  19. Cool completely before frosting.
  20. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 29 minutes plus the time to bring to temperature (steam), approximately 20 minutes

Total Time: 44 minutes

Servings: 8 servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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