Airfryer Christmas cake

Title: Air Fryer Christmas Cake


  • 1 cup mixed dried fruits (raisins, currants, sultanas, chopped apricots, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brandy or orange juice (for soaking the dried fruits)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, or your choice)
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (optional)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. Prepare Dried Fruits:
    • In a bowl, soak the mixed dried fruits in brandy or orange juice. Let them soak for at least 1 hour or overnight for enhanced flavor.
  2. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 325°F (163°C).
  3. Prepare Cake Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt.
  5. Add Dry Ingredients to Batter:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar-egg mixture. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in Fruits and Nuts:
    • Gently fold in the soaked dried fruits, chopped nuts, orange zest, and molasses (if using).
  7. Grease Pan:
    • Grease a small cake pan that fits into your air fryer.
  8. Fill Cake Pan:
    • Pour the Christmas cake batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly.
  9. Air Fry:
    • Place the cake pan in the preheated air fryer. Air fry at 325°F (163°C) for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the Christmas cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Optional Dusting:
    • Dust the cooled cake with powdered sugar if desired.
  12. Serve:
    • Slice and serve your delightful Air Fryer Christmas Cake. Enjoy the festive flavors!

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes (plus soaking time for dried fruits)
  • Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 1 hour (including cooling time)
  • Intensity: Easy

Note: This Air Fryer Christmas Cake is a quick and festive dessert option. Packed with dried fruits, nuts, and warm spices, it captures the essence of the holiday season. The air fryer provides a convenient and efficient way to bake this delightful cake. Enjoy it with a cup of tea or as a festive dessert for your Christmas celebrations.

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