Air Fryer Sour Cream Lemon Cake makes for a great dessert. No one can resist the taste of lemon, and with this homemade buttercream frosting, this makes it amazing!
I love a great cake at the end of a meal, and it makes for a great dessert! And with the air fryer, they are so easy to make, perfectly.
If you have not baked yet in the Air Fryer, the cakes and other baked goods come out amazing!
Light, fluffy and moist, nothing better, and with the air fryer, it takes about 30% less time than the oven. And without preheating, it’s a real-time saver.
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Cake Recipes some of my favorites are AIR FRYER GRILLED STRAWBERRY ANGEL FOOD CAKE, AIR FRYER BLUEBERRY CRISP, AIR FRYER M&M MUG COOKIE, and AIR FRYER LEMON MUG CAKE.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Sour Cream Lemon Cake
- Granulated Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Sour Cream
- Lemon Juice
- Lemon Zest
How To Make Air Fryer Sour Cream Lemon Cake
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.
Add the eggs to the sugar/butter mixture, then mix in the flour, baking powder, salt, zest, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, and sour cream. Mix well.
Using non-stick cooking spray, spray an air fryer safe pan, pour the batter into the sprayed pan.
Then set the air fryer safe pan with the cake mix inside of it into the air fryer. Set the time for 12 minutes at 320 degrees F.
Note: Check the cake. Is it done? When the cake is made, pull the cake out and rest on the counter for frosting/decoration.
If the cake is not made, add another 5 minutes and check it. If not, continue to cook until the cake is fully cooked.
Some Common Questions Asked About This Recipe and Baking in the Air Fryer,
What type of pans can you use in the air fryer?
There is really nothing that you can not use in the air fryer. You can use cake pans, oven-safe glass pans, baking pans, etc.
The key is to use the correct pan in the air fryer; you can not use too thick a pan. Otherwise, the cake will not bake up correctly.
Today, I used this pan, for my cake, and it worked fabulously! (affiliate link included)
Can Steel Utensils Be Used in an Air Fryer?
Yes, you can use anything that you would use in the oven in the air fryer. The general rule is if it is oven safe, it is probably air fryer safe.
Be sure to check your labels, and your air fryer manual, before using anything in your air fryer since all air fryers are slightly different.
Can I bake a cake in my air fryer?
Yes, it’s absolutely a great and easy way to make an assortment of cakes and other baked goods in the air fryer.
Can baking paper be used in an air fryer?
Baking paper, which is also called parchment, is generally safe in the air fryer. The issue usually arises when parchment paper does not balance, and the fan will cause the parchment paper to fly into the heating element.
This might become a safety concern, so make sure that you watch your cake as they bake up.
Can you put a glass bowl in an air fryer?
How long does it take to bake a cake in the air fryer?
The timing will depend on the cake pan’s size; obviously, larger cake pans will take longer to bake in the air fryer, just like an oven.
Make sure to cook it before removing it fully. Place a toothpick into the center of the cake to see if it’s fully cooked.
How do you bake with an air fryer?
You will prepare the baked goods batter exactly as if you would if the cake, cookies, brownies, or other item was going into the oven. Except you would adapt the recipe to the air fryer.
How do I convert cooking times for an air fryer?
I tend to cook baked goods in the air fryer at lower temperatures, between 300 degrees F to 330 degrees F. Use air fryer setting for all recipes.
The lower temperatures tend to bake the cakes, brownies, etc., all the way through, without burning the top.
Some Other Air Fryer Dessert Recipes
Lemon Sour Cream Cake:
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Frosting, lemon zest, and lemon for decorating.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.
- Add the eggs to the sugar/butter mixture, then mix in the flour, baking powder, salt, zest, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, and sour cream. Mix well.
- Using non-stick cooking spray, spray an air fryer-safe pan.
- Pour the batter into the sprayed pan.
- Set the temperature to 320 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove and let cool before frosting.
- Frost, and slice.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 616Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 1gSugar: 56gProtein: 6g