Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Air Fryer Cake

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A birthday can’t be complete without a cake with candles to blow out. And why buy one when you can easily make one? With an air fryer to make your cooking effortless and fast, it’s worth a try! I’ll share an awesome air fryer cake recipe that is so simple, all you have to do is get your favorite cake mix and then let the air fryer cook it to perfection. Leave your worries behind. We got you covered! You’ll pull off a mouthwatering birthday cake without getting worn out.

With an air fryer, you can indulge in a slice of cake without getting overheated from the oven or heating up an already hot kitchen in the summertime. Keep your cool while making this delicious air fryer cake. What’s more convenient than leaving the cake to cook while doing other tasks? Just set the timer and off you go to prepare other party stuff or relax for a few minutes. Don’t worry. The air fryer turns off on its own. The next thing you know, there’s an airy, fluffy and delicious air fryer cake that’s ready for the next step.

Decorate the cake with frosting and sprinkles as much as you want. Get creative and show off your style. Top it off with birthday candles and voila – everything is set! It will surely taste as good as it looks. Your family and friends will enjoy your festive cake made with love.

If you love chocolate chip cookies, then you may also enjoy our equally delicious air fryer chocolate chip cookie cake. You don’t need to be a pro when you have an awesome air fryer to make cooking relatively easy even for a newbie in the kitchen.

Try one of these other air fryer desserts:

Air Fryer Ultimate Chocolate Cake -or- Boxed Cake

Air Fryer Ultimate Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fried Cake, air fryer cake, Cake in air fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 500 kcal
Box Cake Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
Ultimate Chocolate Cake ingredients
  • 1 box yellow butter cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional and not necessary
Box Cake Instructions
  1. Preheat the air fryer to at 330° F / 165° C.

  2. Mix the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and water.

  3. Mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes.

  4. Fill round cake pan about 1" to 1" 1/2 inches thick.

  5. Place pan directly into the air fryer basket.

  6. Cook at 330° F / 165° C for 20 minutes.

Ultimate Chocolate Cake Instructions
  1. Mix cake mix, pudding, oil, sugar, and water.

  2. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each is added.

  3. Fold in sour cream, chocolate chips, and optional nuts.

  4. Add mixture to your air-fryer approved cake pan, or bundt pan. This mixture is meant for multiple layers, so you may need to repeat this process a few times depending on the size of your air fryer.

  5. Bake each layer at Cook at 330° F / 165° C for 20 minutes. Using a toothpick, check to make sure your cake is done. If the toothpick comes out wet, you may need to add additional time cooking time.

Cooling Instructions
  1. Remove the cake from the air fryer and place it on a plate for cooling.

  2. Once cooled, remove from the cake pan.

  3. Add frosting and sprinkles as desired and enjoy!

  4. These cakes are freezable, so if you don't want this many don't have to have so many. Enjoy!

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One comment

  1. 1

    I have not had success with air fryer cakes in the past. I purchased a 6″ round cake pan and filled it about 2/3 full with batter. It looked done and tested done, but when I let it cool and turned it out, the center was a huge molten mess. The top was a little firmer than usual, so when I would pull out the tester, the uncooked batter got scraped off, giving me the false reading that it was done. This happened with 3 different recipes. Thanks for the suggestion to cook it in multiple layers. That may solve the problem.

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