air fryer cake

Making a chocolate cake in an air fryer is a quick and convenient way to enjoy a delicious dessert. Here’s a simple recipe to guide you through the process:

Air Fryer Chocolate Cake Recipe


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 320°F (160°C) for about 5 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Pan: Grease an air fryer-safe baking pan or a cake pan that fits in your air fryer basket. A 6-inch or 7-inch round pan typically works well.
  3. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Mix Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  5. Combine Ingredients: Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Add Boiling Water: Carefully stir in the boiling water. The batter will be thin, but this is expected.
  7. Pour Batter into Pan: Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. Air Fry the Cake: Place the pan in the air fryer basket. Cook at 320°F (160°C) for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Cool the Cake: Remove the pan from the air fryer and let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Serve and Enjoy: Once cooled, you can frost the cake with your favorite chocolate frosting or simply dust it with powdered sugar.


  • Check for Doneness: Cooking times can vary based on the air fryer model and size of the pan. Start checking for doneness at around 25 minutes.
  • Prevent Overcooking: If the top of the cake starts to brown too quickly, you can cover it loosely with aluminum foil to prevent burning.
  • Experiment with Add-Ins: You can add chocolate chips, nuts, or other mix-ins to the batter for extra flavor and texture.

Enjoy your air fryer chocolate cake!

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