Can you bake cakes in the air fryer? Of course you can! Can these cakes feed a family? Absolutely not!
The good news is that you can make a good individual cake in your air fryer. I have a 3 litre one so the basket size is 19.5cm by 19.5cm.
What I found confusing while researching cake tin sizes and how many cake servings they equate was that, for example, a 20cm cake tin can produce a cake serving 20 people. I guess you need a precision laser cutter to slice slivers of cake, then.
Anyway, I used a small metal pan inside the air fryer basket to bake my individual blueberry cake, here’s how I made it.
Individual Blueberry Cake Ingredients
3 tablespoons plain flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon almond milk
1 tablespoon sourdough starter
1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
grated lemon zest (optional)
Air Fryer Individual Blueberry Cake Method
I used the Tower 3 L Manual Air Fryer, which comes with one dial for temperature and one for the timer; there are no pre-sets.
Combine all the ingredients together (lemon zest is optional) and pour into either a small non-stick pan or line a pan with greaseproof paper before pouring in the batter. I used a 12 cm stainless steel pan.
Set the temperature at 160 degrees Celsius and the timer for 20 minutes, place the cake inside the air fryer basket. After 20 minutes check with a toothpick that the inside of the cake is cooked through, it should come out clean. If not, bake for a further two minutes and leave the cake inside the air fryer to start cooling down (it will continue cooking for a while).
Serve lukewarm or at room temperature. If you prefer, you can make a lemon and sugar drizzle to pour over the cake.