Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

This Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake is one spooky treat that everyone is going to scream for. Perfect for the Fall or Halloween, this cake full of monster eyes will be all the rave! 
 
Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

 

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

 
Cooking while having fun with food is just one of the perks of being a parent. If you’re a big fan of themed-food or fun Halloween pranks, this cake isn’t going to disappoint. And just when everyone thinks that this cake couldn’t get any better, they take a bite and taste the delicious homemade cream cheese filling hidden inside. 
 
It’s like combining a scary cake with a comforting, yet sweet middle. But will everyone be brave enough to try a piece? If not, no problem. That’s just more left over for you to enjoy! 
 

 

What benefit does sour cream add to the cake?

The sour cream adds a rich and creamy texture. It’s actually a great addition because of its thickness. The consistency of sour cream is not that far off from cake batter. It also keeps the cake moist and delightful.
 
Why sour cream and not, say, greek yogurt? Sour cream has less casein proteins.
 
Sour cream also helps with browning your cake accurately. Just because it’s decorated as a scary cake doesn’t mean it has to taste like a scary cake. Who wants to eat a burnt cake? The sour cream actually helps with that as well.

 

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Can someone with a soy allergy eat this cake?

Yes! This cake is soy free! I actually created this recipe for my youngest son who has a soy allergy. It just wasn’t fair for him to be denied of delicious desserts laced with soy. However, this creation wasn’t easy and hasn’t come with a few failures along the way. Fortunately, persistence won out and now the whole family can be spooked by the cake!
 
Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake
 

Why is my homemade glaze so runny? 

This happens to the best of us. Not to worry, however. If your glaze is runny, just add in a little bit more sugar to thicken it. If your glaze is too thick, simply add a little more milk to thin it out. 
 
The great thing about making your own glaze is that it’s simple to fix and you can make it as runny, as thick, or even add in food coloring of your choice.  
 
Are you ready for a spooky cake full of creepy eyeballs? You’ll have so much fun making it! 
 

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Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake (Soy Free)

Makes – 1 (6 or 7 inch) Cake

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Ingredients to make this air fryer cake 

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

 

For the Cake

 

For the Cream Cheese Filling

  • 4 oz. of Cream Cheese, softened

  • A ½ cup of Sugar

  • 1 Large Egg

  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

  • 4 drops of Red + 6 drops of Yellow Food Color

 

For the Glaze

 

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Instructions to make this monster tunnel cake 

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, dark cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Keep aside.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

In another large bowl, combine sugar, egg and sour cream. Beat with an electric beater for 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Add the oil, milk, vanilla extract and beat for another minute.

Slowly add the flour mix – about a ½ cup at each interval – and gently fold in with a spatula. Do not over mix.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

 

Heat up a ½ cup of water in the microwave for 1 minute or until boiling. Slowly add the water to the cake batter and beat on low till the water is incorporated and the batter is slightly runny. Keep aside.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

In another bowl, beat the cream cheese along with the sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, or until fluffy.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

 

Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat for another minute.

 

Add the red and yellow food color and mix thoroughly.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Pour half of the chocolate cake prepared batter into a well-greased 6-cup Bundt pan.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Add cream cheese batter on top of the chocolate cake batter.  Gently smooth the cream cheese batter with a spatula to evenly distribute.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Pour the remaining chocolate cake batter on top of the cream cheese filling.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Air fry at 330F for 30 minutes.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before taking it out of the cake pan.

While the cake cools, prepare the glaze.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Beat the softened cream cheese with the confectioners’ sugar until thick, smooth and creamy.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Add the vanilla extract and the milk and beat for another few minutes. The glaze should be thick yet pourable. If it is too thick, add a teaspoon or two of milk. If it too runny, add a ¼ cup of sugar and beat for 30 seconds.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Divide the glaze into 3 different bowls and add your favorite color in each of the bowls. We went with orange, purple and green. Mix thoroughly.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Drizzle each color of the glaze over the cooled cake.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Immediately stick the candy eyes (of assorted sizes) all around the cake while the glaze is still wet. Let the glaze set for a few minutes.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Serve immediately. Store the leftover in an airtight box in the fridge.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

This is one cake that is seriously fun to create! And if baking this cake is getting you amped for Halloween. Serve with my instant pot/pressure cooker Spooky Lemonade!

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Also, don’t forget to check out these fun candy corn creations! 

And if you don’t celebrate Halloween, still have fun creating this delicious cake! There’s no way that anyone can deny a piece of this silly Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake.

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Go wild with your decorative creativity. It really does look like a bunch of spooky eyes are staring at you from the dark tunnels. The fears of the cake’s appearance are long forgotten once a bite is taken. 

Enjoy the process of making this cake in your Air Fryer because it makes cake baking incredibly simple and fun! 

 

Have you ever used your Air Fryer to bake a cake? 

 

Don’t Forget To Print The Recipe Out For Later!

Yield: 1 Cake

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake

This Air Fryer Monster Tunnel Cake is one spooky treat that everyone is going to scream for. Perfect for the Fall or Halloween, this cake full of monster eyes will be all the rave! 

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE!

  • 1½ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup of Dark Cocoa Powder (Like Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 2 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1¼ cup of Sugar
  • ½ cup of Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • ½ cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ cup of Milk
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup of Boiling Water

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FILLING!

  • 4 oz. of Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup of Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 4 drops of Red + 6 drops of Yellow Food Color

FOR THE GLAZE!

  • 2 oz. of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1½ cup of Confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Milk
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • Food Color of Choice (Preferably Neon Color)
  • Assorted Candy Eyes to decorate

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, dark cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Keep aside.

    2. In another large bowl, combine sugar, egg and sour cream. Beat with an electric beater for 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.

    3. Add the oil, milk, vanilla extract and beat for another minute.

    4. Slowly add the flour mix – about a ½ cup at each interval – and gently fold in with a spatula. Do not over mix.

    5. Heat up a ½ cup of water in the microwave for 1 minute or until boiling. Slowly add the water to the cake batter and beat on low till the water is incorporated and the batter is slightly runny. Keep aside.

    6. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese along with the sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, or until fluffy.

    7. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat for another minute.

    8. Add the red and yellow food color and mix thoroughly.

    9. Pour half of the chocolate cake prepared batter into a well-greased 6-cup Bundt pan.

    10. Add cream cheese batter on top of the chocolate cake batter.  Gently smooth the cream cheese batter with a spatula to evenly distribute.

    11. Pour the remaining chocolate cake batter on top of the cream cheese filling.

    12. Air fry at 330F for 30 minutes.

    13. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before taking it out of the cake pan.

    14. While the cake cools, prepare the glaze.

    15. Beat the softened cream cheese with the confectioners’ sugar until thick, smooth and creamy.

    16. Add the vanilla extract and the milk and beat for another few minutes. The glaze should be thick yet pourable. If it is too thick, add a teaspoon or two of milk. If it too runny, add a ¼ cup of sugar and beat for 30 seconds.

    17. Divide the glaze into 3 different bowls and add your favorite color in each of the bowls. We went with orange, purple and green. Mix thoroughly.

    18. Drizzle each color of the glaze over the cooled cake.

    19. Immediately stick the candy eyes (of assorted sizes) all around the cake while the glaze is still wet. Let the glaze set for a few minutes.

    20. Serve immediately. Store the leftover in an airtight box in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 2gSugar: 53gProtein: 6g

 

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