Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake –Dessert will never be the same again. Today, I tried to make a giant vanilla cake in the Air Fryer, a sheet cake.

Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake
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If you have never made a cake in the Air Fryer before, let me tell you, you will regret that it took you this long to do so. The cake is perfectly cooked, moist, and tender—everything you want in a cake!

Today, my experiment used a simple cake mix, but you can change this for any recipe flavor, and it will work the same. My kids love a great old big vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.

If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Cake Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER CARROT CAKE LOAF, AIR FRYER LEMON MUG CAKE, and NINJA FOODI COPYCAT STARBUCKS COFFEE CAKE.

What Is A Texas Sheet Cake?

If you have never heard of a Texas Sheet Cake, they are perfect for Air Fryer Ovens. If you have a smaller Air Fryer basket, you can make them, but not as big. The size of your air fryer determines the size of any cake pan that goes into it.

I have no idea where the name Texas Sheet Cake came from, and apparently, when you google why, they have no idea why. So, think of it as a regular sheet cake pan.

The cake size is perfect for a get-together, party, graduation party, or just for everyone to celebrate any occasion.

For the air fryer, I used a thinner pan called a Jelly Roll Pan, which caused my cake to be perfectly cooked. I have found that thicker pans do not work in the Air Fryer, leading to many troubles.

Ingredients For Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake

I used a vanilla cake mix for the first Air Fryer Texas Sheet Cake, but you can use any flavor of cake mix you want, and the recipe will remain the same.

  • Box Cake Mix (any flavor)
  • Ingredients To Make Above Cake Mix
  • Chocolate Frosting

How To Make Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake

Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake

In a large bowl, mix the cake mix and the rest of the ingredients called for in the cake mix directions. Mix well.

Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake

Spray your pan with cooking spray, then pour the batter into the pan. Set into the air fryer oven for 12-15 minutes at 320 degrees F, air fryer setting. When you stick a toothpick into the center of the cake and it comes out clean, remove the cake.

Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake

Let cool before frosting.

Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake

What makes Texas Sheet Cake different? The best thing is that everything is prepared in one bowl, and then you pour it into the sheet pan to cook up perfectly. The pan’s size will depend on what air fryer you own. Use the most giant pan you can find to fit your air fryer.

What’s the difference between a sheet cake and a regular cake? The only difference is that Sheet Cakes are typically made with a thin jelly pan roll. This is perfect for baking in the air fryer. Since the pan is thin, the entire cake will thoroughly cook up.

How do you store a Texas sheet cake overnight? This is a great cake to store overnight, wrap it tightly in saran wrap, and then leave on the counter, where it will last for about a week. For any longer, cover it and place it in the refrigerator.

Can You Freeze An Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake? This is a great cake that you can make ahead of time. For best results, do not frost until ready to serve.

To Freeze: Let it cool to room temperature, then either cut it up in pieces or leave it whole. Wrap the slices of cake in saran wrap a few times and then in aluminum foil a couple of times. Place the cake in the freezer, and it will last about 2 to 3 months.

To Use From Frozen: Refrigerate the cake overnight or leave it on the counter until fully thawed. Then frost and serve.

Equipment Used

While you can use any pan in your cupboards, I have found the best pan to use is this one (affiliate links included) Note: These fit inside the Omni, or your air fryer oven:

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Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake

Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings


Air Fryer Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake –Dessert will never be the same again. Today, I tried to make a giant vanilla cake in the Air Fryer, also known as a sheet cake.


  • 14.5 ounces vanilla cake mix

ingredients to make the above cake mix, per package instructions

  • 2 cups chocolate frosting


  • Prepare as directed on the box.
  • Prepare your pan by either spraying non-stick cooking spray or olive oil into the pan.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Set the pan with the batter into the air fryer (here I  used the Omni)
  • Air fry for 12-15 minutes at 320 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  • Place a toothpick in the center of the cake to make sure it's fully cooked.
  • Remove and let cool.
  • Frost the cake.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer Oven
  • Thin Baking Pan


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gSodium: 306mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 0.4IUCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg

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