Can you bake a cake in an air fryer

In this brief guide, we will discuss the question “Can you bake a cake in an air fryer?” We will also discuss how to bake a fluffy cake in an airfryer, how to check its doneness and finally how to properly store the airfryer baked cakes.

Can you bake a cake in an air fryer? 

Yes, you can bake a cake in an air fryer, we can assure you that your cake will not only be baked faster than using a traditional oven but you will also be pleased and astonished with the results. 

If you don’t have a traditional oven in your small flat, or motorhome, or you don’t want to turn your oven in summer but still want to bake your homemade cake, the technique mentioned is perfect for you.

Baking a cake in an air fryer is an incredible way that will allow you to easily and quickly make a moist, soft and fluffy delicious cake which you can enjoy with your family and your kids will definitely love.

How can you bake a fluffy cake in an airfryer?

Baking a cake in an air fryer is much easier than you even think, you can either use a box cake mix or prepare your homemade cake batter.

We will not let you wait any longer because we are going to explain to you from A TO Z how to make a fluffy and evenly baked cake immediately in a few easy steps so read carefully the instructions.

  • Make sure you preheat your Air Fryer to 350°F 
  • Grease or spray a deep cake pan that fits comfortably in your air fryer with a non-stick cooking spray  then line its bottom with a baking paper to avoid the cake attachment during baking
  • Prepare the cake batter by stirring in a large mixing bowl self raising flour, baking powder, sugar, soft unsalted butter,eggs, semi skimmed milk with vanilla extract or vanilla powder using a stand or an electric hand mixer until they are smooth

Note that you can prepare the cake batter based on your favorite recipe or by simply follow the instruction in this link to make the Best Chocolate Cake Recipe 

  • Pour the cake batter you prepared into the greased cake pan , however make sure not to overfill them more than half full is right.

Note that you need to level your cake batter if you want to layer it

  • After 1 – 2 minutes of the air fryer heating pull the basket out 
  • Place your cake pan inside the basket then slide it into your preheated air fryer and bake it at 320°F for 30 minutes then lower the temperature to 300°F and bake at this temperature for more than 10 minutes until it becomes a bright golden color.
  • Check the doneness of your baked cake 
  • use oven mitts to take your cake pan out of the air fryer then let cool for 5 minutes before inverting your bake cake onto a cooling rack
  • Bon Appetit!

How can you check if your airfryer baked cake is done?

To check if the cake cooked in an airfryer is well baked, you should take the basket with the cake pan within out of the air fryer after 17 – 18 minutes of the estimated baking time.

 Insert a toothpick or a skewer to the  center of your baked cake. 

  1. If it comes clean then your cake is well baked and ready to serve. 
  1. If it comes out wet or with moist crumbs, keep baking your cake for an additional 5 minutes. However note that you should place an aluminum foil over the baked cake  before baking this time especially if it is getting too brown on top without getting done from the inside.

How can you store an airfryer to bake cake?

You can preserve the freshness, taste and texture of your baked cake by storing it properly. 

This can be done by placing your airfryer cake in an airtight container or wrap it in a plastic wrap and storing it in one of the following ways:

  • at room temperature for a few days 
  •  in the fridge for about a week. 
  • in the freezer for several months. 

For more detailed guidance, please check the link here

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In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “Can I bake a cake in an air fryer?” We have also discussed how to bake a fluffy cake in an airfryer, how to check its doneness and finally how to properly store the airfryer baked cakes.

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.