You can have a moist, tasty cake with this air fryer cake recipe in less time than it takes to bake in the oven. Simply top with your preferred icing, cut, and savour!

Recipe by:Samantha

One excellent example is this thick and luscious chocolate air fryer cake! The best part is that you don’t have to heat up your entire kitchen by turning on the oven—it takes less time than traditional baking. It’s very fantastic during the sweltering summer months!

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes
COOL TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 55 minutes


  1. One cup of powdered sugar
  2. ¾ cup of all-purpose flour,  plus  two teaspoons
  3. ½ cup chocolate powder, unsweetened
  4. One tsp baking powder
  5. One-half teaspoon of baking soda
  6. A smidgeon of kosher salt
  7. One big egg
  8. Half a cup of buttermilk
  9. Half a cup of vegetable oil
  10. One tsp vanilla extract
  11. Half a cup of boiling water



  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray the inside of a 7-inch air fryer-safe cake pan with baking spray, then line with a 9-inch round piece of parchment paper, making sure it drapes up the sides a bit. Spray with more cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix for 2 minutes, until well combined. Stir in the boiling water to create a thin batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place it in the air fryer basket.
  5. Cook for 25 minutes, or until the cake is baked through, leaving no crumbs on an inserted toothpick. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles, if desired.




Unfrosted cake can be wrapped in plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

If the cake is frosted, cover it loosely with plastic wrap or foil so you don’t smear the frosting. You may want to stick toothpicks in the top of the cake to help tent the plastic wrap or foil. Make sure to store in the refrigerator and enjoy within a week.


A lower temperature will ensure that the cake bakes evenly and has a light, fluffy texture.
Put a toothpick into the centre of your cake to see if it’s baked all the way through. When the toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean or with very few crumbs stuck to it, your cake is done.

Make sure the pan you use fits in your air fryer so the batter can lay flat and rise evenly.

Leave a Comment