Air Fryer Vanilla Cake — This recipe is for the Air Fryer Homemade Vanilla Cake. This cake is moist and delicious with a hint of vanilla flavor. If you are looking for an easy dessert that still tastes great, give this one a try! We also have instructions on making this in your oven if you don’t happen to own an air fryer.

Air Fryer Vanilla Cake
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We all love cake. Who wouldn’t want a nice slice of homemade Air Fryer Vanilla Cake after a nice meal? I usually pair it with a hot cup of coffee for dessert. It also makes a great breakfast.

This is a classic vanilla cake recipe made from scratch. It is so easy to make you soon forget about the cake mixes and replace this cake at all of your events and functions. This creates a killer cake!

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Can You Make A Cake In Air Fryer?

The answer to that is a resounding yes! Although an air fryer may not be the first appliance to mind when you think of baking cakes, you can certainly do it. Many people have found that they can make delicious and impressive cakes in their air fryers. Want to know how? Keep reading for all the details.

Why You Will Love This Recipe!

If you have never made a cake before, this is the perfect recipe for making a vanilla bean cake recipe from scratch!

Easy! This is such an easy recipe. With a few ingredients, you can have a cake! Perfect for anyone who wants a mini cake in minutes!

Mini Cake! Who doesn’t love a mini cake right from the air fryer!

Fast! Without the need for preheating, you can have a cake in minutes! There is nothing better for a late-night snack or after-school treat!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Vanilla Cake

The air fryer has become a popular appliance in many kitchens. It is a great way to cook food with little or no oil. You can make various dishes in the air fryer, including desserts. This recipe for the vanilla cake is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. You can also switch out some elements to make it either Keto (Low-Carb Friendly or gluten-free! Give this recipe a try and see how you like it.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Vanilla Cake
  • All-Purpose Flour: You can also use gluten-free all-purpose flour. This is perfect if you are looking for a gluten-free mini cake made in the air fryer!
  • Granulated Sugar: You can also use a sugar substitute if you want a sugar-free air fryer cake.
  • Baking Soda: The chemical reaction of adding baking soda to your cake will create a fluffy and light cake!
  • Salt: Helps to enhance the flavors of the cake
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: Make sure that you use pure. It will add so much flavor!
  • Vegetable Oil: Canola oil is best for cakes since it has a neutral flavor. The canola or vegetable oil creates a moist cake.
  • Water: You can also use milk
  • Cooking Spray: Spray your cake pan, so it easily comes out!

How To Make Vanilla Cake In The Air Fryer

How To Make Vanilla Cake In The Air Fryer

Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, oil, and water in a bowl.

How To Make Vanilla Cake In The Air Fryer

Spray your air fryer-safe pan( depending on the size of your air fryer, you will either use a 5-inch or 6-inch pan) with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil spray.

Air Fryer Vanilla Cake

Pour your cake batter into the pan, then air fry for 25 to 30 minutes at 330 degrees F.

Air Fryer Vanilla Cake

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Can I substitute cake flour for all-purpose flour?

Yes, they both make a great cake. Feel free to switch out all-purpose to gluten-free, making for a great gluten-free cake.

What Are The Best Cake Pan to Use in the Air Fryer?

I love a good bundt cake in the air fryer. This way, you don’t have to worry about the middle cooking, a common problem in air fryers. If you do not want a bundt cake, I strongly suggest using a thinner pan, which will enable the air fryer to cook your cake thoroughly.

How Long Does It Last

I always make a cake the night before I need it, let it sit at room temperature, and then frost or ice it the next day. Ensure the cake is wrapped with saran wrap, so it does not dry out.

When you have any leftovers, after you ice or frost the cake, cover the cake or put it in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. It should last a couple of days.

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Freezing Instructions:

This is a great recipe that you can make ahead and freeze. Let the cake cool to room temperature, and then place it into a freezer-safe container or freezer bag.

The vanilla cake will be good for about 1 to 2 months. For best results, let thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

What Setting Do You Use For Cooking A Cake In The Air Fryer?

Depending on the air fryer you own, you will have different settings. I usually use the air fryer setting for most of my recipes.

If you have a bake setting on your air fryer, you can also use that, but it won’t make any difference. All you need to do is set the time and temperature. But remember that since every air fryer is slightly different, make sure you check on your cake frequently during the cooking process.

When the toothpick stuck in the middle of your cake comes out clean, remove it from the air fryer. Continue to cook until the cake is fully cooked. If you find that the top is browning too fast, you can tightly wrap a piece of foil around the pan. But remember that you need to ensure the foil does not hit the heating element. Otherwise, it will pose a safety concern.

How To Bake It In The Oven?

You can easily make this vanilla cake recipe air fryer in the oven. Prepare as directed, then place into a preheated 350 degree F oven and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the cake is fully cooked.

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Air Fryer Vanilla Cake
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Air Fryer Vanilla Cake

4.24 from 34 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


We all love cake. I mean, who wouldn’t want a nice slice of homemade Air Fryer Vanilla Cake after a nice meal. I usually pair it with a hot cup of coffee for dessert. It also makes a great breakfast.
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  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • non-stick cooking spray


  • In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, oil, water and mix together.
  • Spray your air fryer safe pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour your cake batter into the pan, then air fry for 30 minutes at 330 degrees F.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Bundt Cake Pan


Serving: 1gCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 430mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

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