Air Fryer Chocolate Easter Cake

Posted by Lenoxx Design on


    For the cake

  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup (125ml) milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Plus

  • Jam (we used raspberry)
  • Pre-made chocolate frosting
  • Easter lollies, to decorate

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  1. Beat the butter and sugar with a mixer until light and creamy, approximately 5 minutes. Add the flour, baking powder, cocoa, eggs, milk, vanilla and lemon juice.

  2. Start beating on a low-speed setting to combine the ingredients then increase the speed.

    Mixing stage of the air fryer chocolate cake
  3. Lightly spray the cake tin with oil and line it with baking paper. Transfer the batter to the prepared cake tin using a spatula. Smooth the top, then cover with aluminium foil. Make sure to secure it tightly and poke a few holes.

  4. Put the cake tin in the air fryer basket and slide the basket into the air fryer. Bake at 160°C for 45 minutes. Carefully remove the foil, cover and cook for another 5-10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

    Chocolate cake in air fryer basket
  5. Leave the cake in the pan for five minutes then invert it onto a wire rack. Let the cake cool completely before decorating.

  6. Split the cake in half. Spoon jam over the bottom layer and top with the second half. Cover the entire cake in frosting and decorate with your favourite Easter lollies.

    Air Fryer Chocolate Easter Cake next to an air fryer