Air Fryer Individual Blueberry Cake

Air Fryer Individual Blueberry Cake

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.

For example there is a cake calculator from BBC Food (but it’s only available in the UK); this baking blog calculates that a 20 cm diameter round cake can serve between 18 and 24 people.

Anyway, I used a small metal pan inside the air fryer basket to bake my individual blueberry cake, here’s how I made it.

Serves 1.

Individual Blueberry Cake Ingredients

1 egg

3 tablespoons plain flour

2 teaspoons sugar

10 blueberries

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.

Air Fryer Individual Blueberry Cake

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.

Get the Tower 3 Litre Manual Air Fryer (affiliate).

Air Fryer Individual Blueberry Cake