Air fryer cake

    25 min

    This cake made in an air fryer might sound too good to be true! The trickiest bit was finding a cake tin to fit in the air fryer. I went with a ring tin, which works really well and makes it cook even quicker. Top with icing sugar.

    45 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 100g butter, at room temperature
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 pinch salt, or to taste
    • 6 tablespoons milk

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat an air fryer to 180 C. Grease a small ring cake tin or fluted tin.
    2. Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add egg and mix until smooth and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt. Add milk and mix thoroughly. Transfer cake mixture into the prepared cake tin; use the back of a spoon to level the surface.
    3. Place the tin in the air fryer basket. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Bake until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    4. Turn cake out of tin and allow to cool, about 5 minutes.

    Cook's Note:

    If you don't have an air fryer, this recipe works well in a normal oven. Add 5 minutes to the baking time.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    Really easy to make with a nice consistency, but it lacks some flavor. I made it three times, the first as written, and then once with added vanilla and once with almond extract. The latter was the better of the three attempts. Will continue to experiment with it.  -  02 Feb 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It turned out ok. I added a teaspoon of vanilla since I saw no flavoring. While I do have a cake pan for my air fryer, I chose to divide the batter into 3 ramekins and cooked them about 10 minutes instead. They were very brown on top and not brown at all on the bottom. I flipped them out of the ramekins and cooked 5 more minutes to brown the bottoms. The insides were a little gummy. I think if I tweak the amount of time they are cooked , I may be able to get rid of the gumminess. I will be trying again.  -  26 Oct 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I think the recipe instructions have a misprint.  -  20 Oct 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)