How To Cook Cake In Air Fryer

How To Cook Cake In Air Fryer For Real

Based on the headline, it’s clear we’ll be exploring the process of baking cake in an air fryer. As I penned down these words, the concept was new to me. Despite my enthusiasm for air fryers, this was uncharted territory. However, we’ll embark on this learning journey together through this post. Interestingly, cakes cook more quickly in an air fryer compared to a conventional oven.

Even though cooking cake in an air fryer is a new phenomenon, for me at least, this will help a lot of people that don’t have a traditional open in their home. There are many reasons why a person will not have a traditional oven could be that they live in a tiny house, a motor pool or they don’t have the money to buy a traditional oven.

What Is An Air Fryer?

I feel the need to explain this just in case there’s someone right some this page. An air Fryer is a kitchen appliance that use to cook most food. So just makes sense out of this, if you know what a convection oven is, the battle is already one. There is no need for me to get into details.

What Is Needed To Make A Cake In An Air Fryer

In this section, we will take a deep dive into what ingredients are needed to make a cake in an Air Fryer you want. What I needed are:

Air Fryer: You’ll need an air Fryer to make the recipe that you’re about to make.

Cake Batter: Cake batter is essential in making your cake. You can decide if you want to store-bought cake mix or homemade cake.

Cake Pan: Get a pan that will fit in your air fryer. If none doesn’t work then get a smaller one to put in it.

Cake Strips: Are nice but they are optional. They help to keep the cake level when in bakes instead of doming in the middle.

How To Cook Cake In Air Fryer: Recipes

Here are a few recipes that you can try out for yourself.

Chocolate Lava Cake

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 8 oz. of baking chocolate bar (about 60% cacao)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 10 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon of salt*


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF.
  2. Grease with some oil 6 oven-safe 6-ounce ramekins.
  3. Divide the chocolate into small pieces and put them into a medium bowl. Add in butter. Put in a microwave on medium heat power for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until you reach a smooth consistency.
  4. Add in flour, sugar, and salt. Mix it until well combined.
  5. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Your batter should become thick but still pourable.
  6. Pour all the prepared batter into the ramekins. Put as many ramekins as they can stand in your air fryer basket.
  7. Cook at 400ºF for 8 minutes (for a runny center) or 10 minutes (for a thicker one). Remove from the basket and leave it for at least 2 minutes.
  8. Serve warm** and enjoy your Chocolate Lava Cake!

Useful Tips

* If you use salted butter, then add just ¼ teaspoon salt.

** You can serve it with ice cream, berries, powdered sugar, or whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts for 1 Serving

  • Calories: 510
  • Carbohydrates: 62 g
  • Fat: 29 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Sugar: 48 g
  • Sodium: 290 mg
  • Cholesterol: 200 mg

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 10 servings


  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup of heavy cream
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/8 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of orange zest
  • Unsalted butter, for greasing


  1. Take a 7-inch round baking pan, cover the bottom with parchment paper and grease it with unsalted butter.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Blend the mixture on medium speed using a hand mixer until you receive the fluffy and light batter.
  3. Gently fold in the walnuts and pecans. Transfer the prepared batter into the baking pan and cover it with a piece of aluminum foil.
  4. Put the baking pan into the air fryer basket. Cook at 325ºF for 45 minutes. Take the foil out and cook for extra 10–15 minutes until done. To check the readiness, insert the toothpick in the center; it should come out clean.
  5. Remove the pan from the air fryer. Let it cool for 10 minutes. Then take the cooked cake out from the pan and allow it to cool for extra 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with berries and enjoy your Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake!

Nutrition Facts for 1 Serving

  • Calories: 232
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 22 mg
  • Cholesterol: 59 mg

Tasty Banana Cake

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, soft
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 banana, peeled and mashed
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  1. Sprinkle a cooking spray on a cake pan and leave it aside.
  2. Combine butter and sugar, pineapple, tea, milk, cinnamon, baking powder, and flour in a pot, and whisk
  3. Pour this into a spray-filled cake pan, place it in your air fryer and cook for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  4. Left the cake to cool, chop and drink.


We both learned that you can cook a cake in an air fryer. In this post, we were given a shock to your system. Who would’ve thought this was possible, this post was mostly practical in it. These recipes will help you with your practice. As always I hope you learned something new in this post. See you in the next one.

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