Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes — Nothing is better than a mini cake when it comes to holiday desserts. These Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes are no exception and make the perfect little bite for your family! They are so good!

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes
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We all know that Christmas brings out our sweet tooth, but we don’t want to overindulge on sugary treats all day long (and night)!

That’s why I’m bringing you these Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes – they’re made with just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, plus they’re air fried, to absolute perfection!

I love baking, and there is nothing better than baking than the Air Fryer! Perfectly delicious and super simple!

So, whether you are new to air frying or have been air frying for years, this is the perfect dessert recipe! And you will love it!

Some of my favorite Air Fryer Dessert Recipes are AIR FRYER ITALIAN BISCOTTI, AIR FRYER LEMON DROP COOKIES, AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY SCONES, and AIR FRYER PANERA COPYCAT CINNAMON CRUNCH BAGELS.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

ngredients Needed For Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Eggs
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Milk

How To Make Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

Spray your muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until well combined and smooth.

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

Add one tablespoon of the butter/brown sugar mixture to the bottom of the muffin tin. Add your diced apples to the remaining mixture, set aside.

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

Then in another bowl or stand mixer, add the butter, and brown sugar, mix until light and fluffy. Fold in the eggs and vanilla extract, scraping the bowls as it is mixing. Mix the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl. Slowly fold in the butter mixture, pour in the mix, and mix until the dough is thoroughly combined.

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

Divide the cake batter between the muffin tin, making sure to pour it over the apples, so they do not move. Set the muffin tin into the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 320 degrees F, air fryer setting, bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove the cakes from the air fryer, and let them cool for a few minutes before removing them from the muffin tins.

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

Pro Tips:

  • For best results, make sure that you mix your sugar and butter. This will make your pastry light and airy. It is a baking technique called creaming and leads to soft and delicious baked goods! It’s worth the extra step!
  • Spray your muffin tins well; this way, the baked good, come right out, no sticking wanted here! Use either Baking Spray or regular non-stick cooking spray.
  • If you want to use a sugar substitute use either Splenda or another low-sugar alternative.
  • Invest in a muffin tin that will fit your air fryer, I used this one in the Omni, but Amazon has them in all sizes. I listed a few of my favorites at the end of this post.

How To Store:

If you have any Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes leftover, let them cool to room temperature and then place them into an airtight container. Left at room temperature, they will last for about 2 to 3 months.

If you would like to freeze them, do a double batch and freeze some, let them cool to room temperature, and then place them into a freezer container or freezer bag. They will last for about 2 to 3 months.

For best results, do not add the icing until serving time.

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

What Types Of Apples To Use:

One of my favorite things about apples is how versatile they are. They are great when you bake with them.

For this particular recipe, I used Green Granny Smith apples to provide just enough tartness, balancing out all the sugar.

Some other great baking apples are Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Mutus, Pink Lady, or even Braeburn.

What Muffin Tins To Use In The Air Fryer

Air Fryers have been around for a while now, and many people are just starting to realize that they can bake with them. To bake with Air Fryers, I firmly believe that you need the right pans, it can make or break a recipe.

Some of my favorite Air Fryer Muffin Tins are: (affiliate link included)

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes


Wilton Recipe Right Non-Stick 6-Cup Standard Muffin Pan, Set of 2

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes


2Pcs Muffin Pan 4 Cup Standard Size Air Fryer Small Oven Cupcake Baking Pan Non-Stick No Toxic Carbon Steel

More Air Fryer Dessert Recipes:

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes — Nothing is better than a mini cake when it comes to holiday desserts. These Air Fryer Mini Apple Cakes are no exception and make the perfect little bite for your family! They are so good!

Ingredients 

Apple Layer

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 2 small granny smith apples, sliced

Cake Layer

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup whole milk

Icing/Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Spray your muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until well combined and smooth.
  • Add one tablespoon of the butter/brown sugar mixture to the bottom of the muffin tin. Add your diced apples to the remaining mixture, and set aside.
  • Then in another bowl or stand mixer, add the butter and brown sugar, and mix until light and fluffy. Fold in the eggs and vanilla extract, scraping the bowls as it is mixing. Mix the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl. Slowly fold in the butter mixture, pour in the mix, and mix until the dough is thoroughly combined.
  • Divide the cake batter between the muffin tin, making sure to pour it over the apples, so they do not move. Set the muffin tin into the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 320 degrees F, air fryer setting, bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cakes from the air fryer, and let them cool for a few minutes before removing them from the muffin tins.
  • Drizzle with the icing right before serving.
  • Plate, serve and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Muffin Tin, or Muffin Pan
  • Cooking Spray

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 357IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 1mg

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