Air Fryer Red Velvet Cake — Air fryer red velvet cake is a dessert that everyone will love. It’s easy to make, and it tastes just like the real thing! All you need are some simple ingredients and your air fryer. This is perfect for those who want to indulge in something sweet without feeling guilty about it. Follow this recipe and enjoy an indulgent treat with no guilt!
Air Fryer Red Velvet Cake is a great and easy treat to make for the entire family. It made for a great dessert on this cold night.
A rich and moist air fryer red velvet cake with a creamy cream cheese frosting, this will be a great and tasty dessert. I love nothing better after a hard’s day of work than a nice piece of red velvet cake with a giant cup of coffee.
If you have never had red velvet cake, it has a distinct acidic taste directly from the buttermilk. It is a delicate balance between the sweetness of the cake but has a mild flavor from the chocolate flavoring. It’s a great cake, and very tasty, and with the air fryer, it’s really easy to make.
What Is Red Velvet Cake?
Red velvet cake is a chocolate sponge cake with buttercream icing. It has become famous throughout the United States and Canada, but its origins are unknown. Some say Walter Hernz created it in his Long Island City bakery in New York City during the early 20th century.
Others believe that red velvet cake originated at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel’s Peacock Alley restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, where chef René Verdon served them as Red Velvet Chocolate Cake for Valentine’s Day 1927 to honor actress, Lillian Russell. The latter was performing there at the time. The name “red velvet” may come from either of these explanations or both! Popular variations include cream cheese frosting and white chocolate ganache frosting.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Red Velvet Cake
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- White Vinegar
- Vegetable Oil
- Red Food Coloring
- Granulated Sugar
- Cake Flour
- Cocoa Powder
- Baking Powder
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
How To Make Air Fryer Red Velvet Cake
Mix the buttermilk, pure vanilla extract, vinegar, oil, eggs, and food coloring in one large mixing bowl. Mix the sugar, cake flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder in another large mixing bowl. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mix, and mix well.
Spray the pans with non-stick cooking spray, and then pour the batter into the prepared pans.
(Note: The size of the pans will depend on the size of your air fryer, obviously smaller air fryers will be able to hold smaller pans than larger air fryers) For my Air Fryer, I was able to make two 8inch round pans with the batter.
Set the pans into the air fryer basket for 20-25 minutes at 320 degrees F, air fryer setting. The exact time will depend on how thick your pans are. Air fry until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
Let the cake cool while you prepare the frosting.
How To Make Cream Cheese Icing or Frosting:
Mix the room temperature cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and pure vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Mix well, mix until smooth.
Spread on the cake, I made two layers, adding some cream cheese frosting between the layers. Refrigerate the cake after icing. The cake is best served about 2 hours after refrigeration.
Some Common Questions Asked About This Recipe
Can I Use Regular Flour For This Cake Or Do I Have To Use Cake Flour?
I used cake flour since it’s lower protein flour, which is more refined than regular flour, producing a lighter and fluffier cake.
How To Make Homemade Cake Flour
If you do not have cake flour, you can easily make it at home. Add 1 cup of all-purpose flour and two tablespoons of cornstarch.
The vital thing to do after you mix them is to sift the cornstarch and all-purpose flour a few times so that it’s smoother.
What Size Pan Did You Use?
This cake recipe will make two 8 inch round cake pans. The cake pan you use will vary from person to person, as it will depend on what air fryer you own.
The smaller the air fryer you own, the more cakes that you will be able to make. I would recommend using a thinner cake pan or a Bundt cake pan to ensure the middle cooks. If you use too thick a cake pan, you run the chance of the middle not fully cooking.
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Red Velvet Cake:
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red food coloring (either liquid or gel)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 cup cake flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 16 ounces cream cheese (full fat) room temperature
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 5–6 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- In one large mixing bowl, mix the buttermilk, pure vanilla extract, vinegar, oil, eggs, and food coloring.
- In another large mixing bowl, mix the sugar, cake flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, and mix well.
- Spray the pans with non-stick cooking spray, and then pour the batter into the prepared pans.
- Set the pans into the air fryer basket for 20-25 minutes at 320 degrees F, air fryer setting. The exact time will depend on how thick your pans are. Air fry until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
- Let the cake cool, while you prepare the frosting.
To make the cream cheese frosting:
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the room temperature cream cheese, room temperature butter, powdered sugar, and pure vanilla extract. Mix well, mix until smooth.
- Spread on the cake, I made two layers, so I added some cream cheese frosting in between the layers. Refrigerate the cake after icing. The cake is best served about 2 hours after refrigeration.
Note: The size of the pans will depend on the size of your air fryer, obviously smaller air fryers will be able to hold smaller pans than larger air fryers) For my Air Fryer, I was able to make two 8inch round pans with the batter.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3984Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 857gFiber: 1gSugar: 807gProtein: 8g
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