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Air-Fried Butter Cake

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is a basic butter cake; the trickiest bit was finding a cake tin to fit in the air fryer. I went with a ring tin, which works really well and makes it cook even quicker. Top with confectioners' sugar."
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30 m servings 470
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 cake)


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  1. Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Spray a small fluted tube pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat butter and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add egg and mix until smooth and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt. Add milk and mix batter thoroughly. Transfer batter to the prepared pan; use the back of a spoon to level the surface.
  3. Place the pan in the air fryer basket. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  4. Turn cake out of pan and allow to cool, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you don't have an air fryer, this recipe works well in a toaster oven or normal oven. Add 5 minutes to the cook time.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 470 calories; 22.4 59.7 7.9 102 210 Full nutrition

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The recipe calls for 1/4 c + 2 T sugar but then says "butter" with the same measurements. I figured it meant the sugar. I made it with almond milk since it was what I had on hand and added a tou...

Really easy to make with a nice consistency, but it lacks some flavor. I made it three times, the first as written, and then once with added vanilla and once with almond extract. The latter wa...

It turned out ok. I added a teaspoon of vanilla since I saw no flavoring. While I do have a cake pan for my air fryer, I chose to divide the batter into 3 ramekins and cooked them about 10 minu...

Just got this out of the oven and I was very disappointed. I had my doubts while I was making it because the consistency was more like cookie dough in spite of adding 2 more tablespoons of milk....