Air Fryer-How To Make A Cake (Boxed) in the Air Fryer


So, you have been following my blog for a while, you know, I’m all about real food for real people. Because, I don’t throw away food, I serve it to my family and friends. So, today, I wanted to show you a very simple recipe, which needs no introduction by me. It’s one of the most popular recipes, “How To Make A Boxed Cake Mix In The Air Fryer.”

“It’s a very simple recipe, all you need to do is find a cake mix that you like. if you want homemade from scratch recipes, I have one for chocolate and one for vanilla. Both are equally awesome, although since I’m a chocolate person (really a chocolate lover, of all things chocolate), I would prefer the chocolate one on my birthday.

One of the best reasons to make the cake in the air fryer is that you really don’t have to watch it. You can set the time and forget about it, and it turns off by itself. And since today, I am having a birthday party, letting me worry about other things, is a luxury.

So, pick out your favorite cake mix. Then grab this fabulous Fat Daddio’s Pan, that is my absolute favorite and I use it both in the Instant Pot and Air Fryer (talk about double duty)

And remember to use a non-stick cooking spray to coat the pan, just as if you were making a regular cake. then follow the directions, and you will have a huge dessert hit at your next birthday party, function, or just as a great dessert in the middle of a hectic week.

Measuring accurately is essential for baking. Today I am going to show you the correct way for measuring all of your ingredients that go into any baking you do, whether it’s in the Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot), Air Fryer or conventional oven.

In the next few paragraphs, I will teach you how to accurately measure wet and dry ingredients, which will help you have a successful baking session.

If you didn’t grow up baking, then you are probably going to be shocked to realize that measuring dry ingredients and liquid ingredients call for two different types of measuring.

Precise measuring for baking is so important because each of the ingredients does a different thing when they are combined, baking soda reacts with the other ingredients and helps the dough item to rise, whether it’s a cake, cookies, brownies or cupcakes.

The dry ingredients (including flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, chocolate, etc.) you need to use a standard dry measuring cups, which are found here:

The easiest way to measure dry ingredients is to scoop them in, and then over the sink, use the back of the knife to scrape off the excess.

It is important to make sure that when you measuring flour that you don’t pat it down, otherwise you will end up with more flour than you need. What bakers do, is mix the flour before you measure it out, this way it’s not compacted down before you start your measuring. This goes back to what your math classes referred to as ratios since you are creating a chemical reaction.

If the recipe calls for “sifted flour” make sure that you sift the flour before you measure it.

The opposite is true if the recipe calls for “flour, sifted” which means that you measure the flour and then sift.


If you are measuring semi-dry ingredients, i.e., peanut butter,



I hope you and your family enjoy it!

This is the cake mix, that I found out works best in the Air Fryer. It was really moist, and delicious.

Make it, per the instructions on the package.

This was the top of the cake. 

This is the bottom of the cake, notice it’s baked through.

Forgive my messy frosting job, it was fabulous though.


Kitchen Items Used: (Note: Affiliate links are included in this post)

GoWise Air Fryer

J.A. Henckels 6-Inch High Carbon Stainless Steel Chef’s Kitchen Knife

 Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, 5 Piece Set

Hudson Essentials Stainless Steel Measuring Cups Set-6 Piece Stackable Set with Spout

Anchor Glass Measuring Set–This is one of the handiest tools in the Kitchen 

Italian Olive Wood Spatula

OXO Good Grips 12 Inch Stainless-Steel Locking Tongs

EVOO Air Fryer, Best Friend


So, pick out your favorite cake mix. Then grab this fabulous Fat Daddio’s Pan, that is my absolute favorite and I use it both in the Instant Pot and Air Fryer (talk about double duty)


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Air Fryer-How To Make A Cake (Boxed) in the Air Fryer



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How To Make A Boxed Cake Mix In the Air Fryer

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  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Baked Goods
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cake mix, any type
  • ingredients on above cake mix package


  1. Make the cake mix, per the instructions on the package.
  2. Using non-stick (or olive oil spray) cooking spray, spray an air fryer safe pan (see my suggestion in the recipe instructions)
  3. Then set the air fryer safe pan with the cake mix inside of it into the air fryer. Set the time for 20 minutes at 320 degrees F.
    Check the cake is it done? If it is done, pull the cake out and let rest of the counter, for frosting/decoration.
    If it is not done, add another 5 minutes and check it. Is it done, if not repeat, until the cake is done?

Note: The exact time will depend on your air fryer wattage and the size pan you used.

  1. Note: To check the cake for doneness, stick a toothpick in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean it is done. Remove from the air fryer.

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