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How to Make a Chocolate Cake in an Air Fryer

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When is baking a cake not baking a cake?

How to Make a Chocolate Cake in an Air Fryer

(I know…this sounds like one of Sam’s homemade jokes—but it’s not!)

Philips Air Fryer

The answer: When you use a Philips Airfryer to make a cake—because you don’t need an oven.

I recently made not-fried, fried chicken and then I shared with you how I made not-fried, fried potatoes (healthy frying with almost no oil). So I had to follow it up with an air-baked chocolate cake.

Chocolate Cake

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I didn’t know how to make a chocolate cake in an Airfryer, but it came out moist and delicious!

The recipe I used to prepare this mound of chocolate delight is quite similar to a cake recipe that’s cooked in an oven, but the air bake temperature is a lot lower.

And I liked that there is no need to heat up the entire kitchen with a hot oven.

When it was finished air baking, my cake slid right out of the non-stick baking pan. So gratifying. If you’ve ever had part of your cake layer stick in a regular pan, you know what I mean.


Cake Baked in an Air Fryer

Philips Airfryer has several accessories for purchase including a fry grill pan, baking pan, double layer rack and variety basket. And they’re all dishwasher safe—yippee!

How to Make a Cake in an Air Fryer

A recipe booklet with 25 recipes comes with the Philips Airfryer plus they have a free app that can be downloaded with over 200 additional recipes.

Air Fryer Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Air Fryer Cake

Healthy, homemade meals in minutes are appreciated any time but with the busy holiday season just ahead, I know my Philips Airfryer is going to get a workout.

For now, I’ve got my eye on a banana cake recipe I want to try. And after that, it’s going to be an eggless cake.

Chocolate Cake Air Fryer Recipe

Yes, Marie, let them eat cake!

Chocolate Air Fryer Cake

Retailing at about $249.99, find Philips Airfryer at major retailers including Hudson’s Bay, Williams Sonoma, Canadian Tire, Amazon.ca, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco.ca, Home Hardware, Linen Chest, London Drugs, Home Outfitters, Cayne’s, The Shopping Channel, Personal Edge.

Or maybe find one under the Christmas tree?

How to Make a Chocolate Cake in an Air Fryer

Air Fryer Chocolate Cake

You're going to love this easy and delicious homemade chocolate cake made in the air fryer! 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Make a Chocolate Cake in an Air Fryer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 573kcal
Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Preheat Airfryer to 320 degrees
  • Mix ingredients on low
  • Pour into oven attachment
  • Place in Airfryer basket and slide into Airfryer
  • Set timer to 25 minutes
  • Once timer rings, insert use toothpick to see if cake is done. If it does not spring back when touched, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Cool cake on a wire rack
  • Ice with your favorite chocolate frosting


Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 253g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 134g | Saturated Fat: 78g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 44g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 861mg | Sodium: 962mg | Sugar: 139g
Tried this recipe?Follow me on Pinterest @spaceshipslb
How to Make a Chocolate Cake in an Air Fryer

Easy Chocolate Frosting

This simple homemade chocolate frosting recipe will wow you! 
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 2 cups icing powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Combine ingredients in mixer on low speed until well blended.


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 247g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 66g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 284mg | Sodium: 326mg | Sugar: 235g
Tried this recipe?Follow me on Pinterest @spaceshipslb

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.


    1. Layne Henderson

      Layne Henderson

      September 30, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      I’m so glad I tried this recipe – it’s easy and delicious! I love the rich chocolate flavor.

    2. Tin

      October 8, 2018 at 12:05 am

      my kid loves this recipe. – (because of chocolates)

    3. Barb

      February 7, 2019 at 1:22 pm

      My air fryer doesn’t have a cake pan, so I used parchment paper…it worked but wasn’t as high as yours…but still good!!!
      Will bee nice this summer to ‘bake’ a cake when it’s hot outside.

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