I have been loving my air fryer this summer and wanted to see if making a cake was possible. I knew it probably was but wanted to give it a try myself. This weekend I took a box of chocolate cake mix and made a couple small cakes with my air fryer. While I was mixing the cake mix, I preheated my air fryer to 320 degrees so it would be nice and hot once the cake pan was ready to go inside.
Now I used an 8″x8″ baking pan and a mini loaf pan. I first added the cake mix in the 8″x8″ baking pan. I only filled it about a 1/3 full. Since I had extra cake mix I poured the rest of it into the mini loaf pan. I did NOT make these cakes at the same time. I do have quite a big air fryer but I wanted to cook each of them separately in the middle of the oven.
So I cooked both of these cakes in my air fryer at 320 degrees for 20 minutes. I thought the mini loaf pan would take less time but I checked it at 15 minutes and the center was still a little runny so I put it back in for 5 more minutes.
Now they may not be the prettiest out of the air fryer, but with a little frosting, they tasted so good! You can make your own cake mix but since cake mixes and frosting are so inexpensive, I thought this was a fun way to make a little dessert for a few bucks or less!