One of the most popular appliances in homes today is the air fryer. It was launched in 2010, it caught on slowly until about 2015 when sales began to surge.
There are many benefits to using an air fryer instead of a traditional oven. But did you know that you can use your air fryer for cupcakes?
It may seem a bit odd to think of using an air fryer for cupcakes, but it is actually a clever solution.
Instead of cooking them in a traditional oven and worrying about how they will turn out, you can use your air fryer.
Everyone knows that the best part of cupcakes is the icing on top, and your air fryer is equipped to handle food like cupcakes. An air fryer can be used for any baked good.
The best part of baking with an air fryer is that foods come out crisp on the outside, moist on the inside, and free of any excess oil.
You can even cook your favorite chicken wings in an air fryer, giving them that nice crunchy texture that everyone loves.
Since the fryer uses little to no extra oil, you can feel good about eating foods cooked in it. Many people are beginning to use their air fries not only for fried foods, but for baking.
There are a few tricks to using an air fryer for cupcakes. The first is that you should only fill the cups about halfway. Also, be sure not to overfill or overcrowd them.
You can find a simple recipe online and try it out for yourself. With so many people using their air fryer, you can find someone who has already tested the recipe.
An air fryer is a great way to make baked goods and fried foods healthier. With the crispness of fried foods without any excess oil, people’s lives will be changed forever.
Using an air fryer for cupcakes is just one more example of how versatile it truly is.
How to Make Cupcakes in the Airfryer?
To make air fryer cupcakes, be sure to cook them at a lower temperature than you would in the oven. You will need to cook them in batches because four or five cupcakes can fit in the basket.
The first batch always cooks slower than the second one, so you may have to check the second batch sooner.
Use a toothpick to check if your cupcakes are done. If the toothpick comes out dry and no crumbles on it, then your cupcakes are done.
Baking your cupcakes in the air fryer takes faster since the cooking time is faster and you don’t have to wait for the oven to heat up first.
How Long Do you Cook Cupcakes in the Air Fryer?
Air fryer cupcake time is 10-12 minutes. If you are making many, then cook in batches.
The following batches will take less time to cook, so adjust the cooking time accordingly and check the batches with the toothpick before taking them out of the fryer.
Can you Use Paper Liners in an Air Fryer?
Yes, but it is better if you double up on the paper liners so they are stronger and easier to pour the cake batter in and the batter stays in place better.
If the muffin tray fits your basket for your air fryer, then you can use that too. You can also use silicone cups if you have any at home.
Can you Bake Muffins in the Air Fryer?
Yes, you can. It’s easy and the muffins come out tasting great. It’s as easy as making cupcakes in the air fryer.
Pros of Baking Cupcakes in the Air Fryer
An air fryer is a fast way to cook cupcakes. They turn out tender and moist. They’re perfect for a quick and delicious dessert.
Everyone loves them. And it’s easy to clean the air fryer tray or you might not even need to clean it if you don’t get any batter on it.
An air fryer is a good alternative for people who want to eat healthier, but still love the taste of baked goods. It’s an easy way to make cupcakes when you don’t have time or patience for ingredients and baking them in the oven.
You can still get that crispy texture on the outside with the nice, moist inside. With all of these added benefits, it’s easy to see why more people are starting to invest in their own air fryer for cupcakes and other delicacies!
Cons of Baking Cupcakes in the Air Fryer
Baking cupcakes in an air fryer takes longer than baking them in an oven if you need to make a huge batch of cupcakes since you need to cook them in smaller batches.
If you have a small air fryer then you may not be able to fit a lot of cupcakes on the tray and have to bake them in a row for few times.
Making Air Fryer Cupcakes
I’ve tried baking some dessert items in my air fryer before, and they have turned out great. Today I decided to bake some cupcakes for my kids and I’m writing down my steps to share here.
Air fryer cupcakes are easy to bake and honestly, they have turned out so delicious and my kids said they have been the best I’ve ever made.
The recipe is easy and quick to follow, whether you’re baking them from scratch or using a box mix. Just make the batter and air fry the cupcakes.
They come out fluffy inside and you can make them fancy with different types of frostings.
Air Fryer Cupcake Recipes
I’ve been baking with an air fryer for a while now and here is my favorite cupcake recipe my family loves. My kids love chocolate cupcakes so here is the recipe.
Air Fryer Chocolate Cupcakes
Air Fryer Cupcakes with Cake Mix
If you want to use a premade cake mix then you should just follow the instructions on the box.
Usually, you will need to add milk or eggs and butter only. Just pick the cake mix you want to use. Get the ingredients you need for the cake mix.
Follow the instructions on the cake mix box. Mix all ingredients together. Put silicone muffin liners into the air fryer basket.
Fill each silicone liner about 3/4 or 1/2 full. Air Fryer the cupcakes at 350 F (176C) for 10-11 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool completely, then frost if you want to.
Air Fryer Cupcakes from Scratch
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 egg
- 6 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- ¾ cups of sugar
- 3-4 tbsp. butter
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 – 12 minutes
- Cholesterol: 110mg
- Fiber: 1g
- Carbohydrate: 41g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Sodium: 241mg
- Protein: 3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Fat: 11g
- Unsaturated Fat: 5g
- Calories: one muffin 275kcal (without frosting)
Take a big bowl and start mixing ingredients together. Melt the butter and mix sugar and butter together.
Then add milk, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
I like to use silicone cupcake liners for easier pouring. If you have paper liners only, you can double them to get them sturdier.
Get your liners and pour the batter in about half or a little more than half. Place the liners with batter carefully in the air fryer.
Set the temperature to 350F on the air fryer and cook the cupcakes for 10-12 minutes.
Check the cupcakes after 10 minutes with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, your cupcakes are done.
Wait when your cupcakes have cooled down. I like to cool my cupcakes down using a cooling rack but you can just place them on the plate to cool down.
Once they are cooled down, you can serve your cupcakes with whip cream, frosting, or sprinkles.
You can also freeze your cupcakes if you want to eat them weeks from now.
Air Fryer Cupcakes
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 Big Mixing Bowl
- Silicone Cupcake Liners
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 3-4 tbsp butter
- Take a big bowl and start mixing ingredients together. Melt the butter and mix sugar and butter together. Then add milk, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- I like to use silicone cupcake liners for easier pouring. If you have paper liners only, you can double them to get them sturdier. Get your liners and pour the batter in about half or a little more than half. Place the liners with batter carefully in the air fryer.
- Set the temperature to 350F on the air fryer and cook the cupcakes for 10-12 minutes.
- Check the cupcakes after 10 minutes with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, your cupcakes are done.
- Wait when your cupcakes have cooled down. I like to cool my cupcakes down using a cooling rack but you can just place them on the plate to cool down. Once they are cooled down, you can serve your cupcakes with whip cream, frosting, or sprinkles.
Final Words on Air Fryer Cupcakes
Since you can find air fryer cupcakes recipes all over the internet, I just want to say that these are the most delicious cupcakes I have ever had.
You don’t need an oven to bake perfect cupcakes, yet they are just as good with a cake mix or from scratch without spending too much time in your kitchen either.
Hope you can use your air fryer for cupcakes to make them delicious.