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Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes
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Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes are the perfect dessert, and I love these because who doesn’t love an individual dessert filled with chocolate!

I love chocolate, most of America does, so today, I made a sweet dessert filled with cherries for a great and delicious dessert!

If you love the combination of chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream, this is the recipe for you, and they make the perfect Air Fryer Dessert.

I love baking in my Air Fryers, and this, not a new thing for me. Once I figured it out in 2017, you can put any pan in the oven into the Air Fryer. The baker in me was released, and over the years, I have made hundreds upon hundreds of baked good recipes. From anything to homemade bread to cannolis! The options are limitless.

Today’s recipe is simple, but it’s a great one, and if you are always looking for something new for dessert, I promise this will be on your keep pile of great Air Fryer Recipes!

Check out some of my other Air Fryer Dessert Recipes; some of my personal favorites are AIR FRYER GRILLED STRAWBERRY ANGEL FOOD CAKE, AIR FRYER BANANA DONUTS, AIR FRYER BEST CHERRY TURNOVERS, and AIR FRYER S’MORES BANANA BOATS.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes
  • Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Whole Milk
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • Whipped Cream or Cool Whip
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Maraschino Cherries

How To Make Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes

Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes

Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees F, air fryer setting. Add cake mix, eggs, butter, and milk to a large mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes on medium-high speed or until well incorporated.

Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes

Grease 12 4-ounce ramekins. Fill ramekins ½ of the way full with cake batter. Top with 1 heaping tablespoon cherry pie filling. Bake in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes. Rising is normal.

Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes

Let cool slightly, and top with spoonful whipped topping. Top with miniature chocolate chips & maraschino cherries.

Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes

Pro Tips:

  • These can be made in any air fryer, including the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex, GoWise, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, and even the Mealthy Lid. The temperature will remain the same, but the time will vary by a few minutes.
  • If you notice that the top is cooked, but the middle is raw, rap the cupcakes in foil, to prevent the top from burning. Or reduce the temperature to 300 degrees F, air fryer sitting, and continue to cook until the cupcakes are fully cooked.
  • You will need to cook the Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes in batches unless you have an air fryer oven, which is larger.

Can You Make Muffins In The Air Fryer?

Yes, anything that you make in an oven, you can easily make in the air fryer, which includes cakes, muffins, and even cupcakes!

All you really need is the right pan, and you can have a great Air Fryer Breakfast, Dessert, Snack or Treat, in minutes!

How To Store Air Fryer Cupcakes:

The best way to store any leftover cupcake or baked good is to really wrap it tightly with plastic or saran wrap. This way, the air will not dry them out.

You can also place the leftover Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes into a freezer bag and keep them at room temperature for a few days. After that, place the cupcakes into the refrigerator, where they will last for about a week.

How To Freeze Air Fryer Cupcakes:

This batch of Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes makes for a great freezer-friendly dessert recipe.

For best results, let the cupcakes cool to room temperature, remove them from the ramekins, and place them into a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Place them into the freezer, whether they should last for about 1 to 2 months.

To use from frozen, place them overnight into the refrigerator. You can either reheat in the microwave or the Air Fryer.

What Ramekins To Use In The Air Fryer

You can use any size ramekins that you have on hand, and the cooking time and temperature will not change.

Some of my favorites are: (affiliate link included)

Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes

DOWAN 4 oz Ramekins – Ramekins for Creme Brulee Porcelain Ramekins Oven Safe, Classic Style Ramekins for Baking Souffle Ramekins Bowls, Set of 6, White

Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes


NOOOZA 8 oz Ramekins-Small Ramekins with Lids Creme Brulee set Porcelain Ramekins Oven Safe, Ramekins Souffle Dishes for Baking Souffle,Pudding,Cake

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Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes
Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes

Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
3 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Black Forest Cupcakes are the perfect dessert, and I love these because who doesn't love an individual dessert filled with chocolate?

Ingredients 

  • 15.25 ounces dark chocolate cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled (1 stick)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1 1/2 cup Whipped Topping, whipped topping, thawed (i.e., Cool Whip)

Optional – 2 tablespoons miniature chocolate chips & 12 maraschino cherries with stems

    Instructions

    • Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees F, air fryer setting.
    • Add cake mix, eggs, butter, and milk to a large mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes on medium-high speed or until well incorporated.
    • Grease 12 4-ounce ramekins.
    • Fill ramekins ½ of the way full with cake batter.
    • Top with 1 heaping tablespoon cherry pie filling.
    • Bake in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes. Rising is normal.
    • Let cool slightly, and top with spoonful whipped topping.
    • Optional – top with miniature chocolate chips & maraschino cherries.
    • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

    Equipment

    • Air Fryer
    • Ramekins, See the blog post for which ones I used, and recommend.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1ServingCalories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 5gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 394mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 385IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg

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