Make a delicious and simple cake with this Easy Air Fryer Cake, it can be made gluten-free too!
Making an Air Fryer Cake is so simple and easy, it’s a great way to make a little dessert for the family using a boxed cake mix. We like to use this Gluten-Free Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix for this recipe, but you can use any boxed cake mix.
What do you need to make Air Fryer Cake?
The first thing you need is a pan that will fit in the Air Fryer that you are using. We used a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer to make our cake, so I decided to use this 7-inch SpringForm Pan. This pan can also be used for Ninja Foodi Cheesecake too.
The hardest part of making this cake is simply getting the pan out of the Air Fryer, so be sure to use a pan that is easy to remove from the air fryer or you can also use a sling too or a pan that has a handle such as this pan.
In my case, I simply let the cake cool in the air fryer with the lid open for about 5 minutes, then I used an oven mitt to remove it from the air fryer basket.
Since I use a springform pan, I can easily release the cake from the pan, the cake will also lift smoothly right off the bottom of the springform pan, or you can leave it on that pan to serve it too.
I prefer to spray the springform pan with coconut oil spray before putting it into the air fryer, but you can use any high heat oil spray of your choice if you prefer.
The cake will need to fully cool on a wire rack before frosting too.
How long do you cook a cake in the Air Fryer?
Every air fryer is going to heat differently, I can’t stress that enough with any recipe that you find for an air fryer the times may be off simply due to the heat difference in machines.
I used a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer and found that this cake was best at 35 minutes at 320*F.
I have tested this particular recipe in a variety of machines and so far that seemed to be the golden time for me as far as getting it well done in the middle but also not burning the cake too.
How do you make this gluten-free?
A simple switch of cake mix is the only thing you need to make this gluten-free. This recipe will use a boxed cake mix so if you need gluten-free, choose a mix that is gluten-free.
Watch the full Air Fryer Cake Tutorial on YouTube.
Easy Air Fryer Cake (Gluten-Free)
- 1 Box Cake Mix Gluten-Free or Regular
- Ingredients for Box Cake Mix
- Cake Pan for Air Fryer 7inch springform pan
- Frosting and Sprinkles
- Prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions.
- Spray the pan that you plan to use with a high heat cooking spray if needed.
- Pour the batter into the pan.
- Cook in the Air Fryer or Air Crisp for the Ninja Foodi at 320*F for 35 Minutes or until when a toothpick is inserted in the center it comes out clean.
- As always, check the cake after 25 minutes to be sure it does not overcook as all air fryers heat differently.
Linda Bourque says
Tried this confetti cake this morning. Followed directions to the letter. The top came out burnt and the inside was raw! NOT VERY HAPPY!
What type of air fryer were you using? We have not had any issue with this cake and make it regularly using a Ninja Air Fryer. It does have to be watched closely around 25 minutes due to the variations of heat the air fryer puts out.
Do you need special tins to make cakes
I use a springform pan for this recipe.
Almost 700 cal for a really tiny piece of cake? Am I reading this right?
Sorry about the confusion, it didn’t transfer over right when I changed recipe cards, but the updated calculation only calculates the cake mix, not the additional ingredients that are added since the cake mixes all add different amounts of things such as eggs or oil. So you would need to calculate that in as well.