Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Lemon Drizzle Cake


  • For the Cake:
    • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • Juice of 1/2 lemon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Pinch of salt
  • For the Lemon Drizzle:
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar


  1. Prepare the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 320°F (160°C). Lightly grease a small cake pan (that fits in your air fryer basket) with butter or non-stick spray, and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Make the Cake Batter:
    • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next.
    • Mix in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
    • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with the milk. Start and end with the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.
  3. Bake the Cake:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, spreading it out evenly.
    • Place the cake pan in the air fryer basket and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • If the top starts to brown too quickly, cover it loosely with aluminum foil.
  4. Prepare the Lemon Drizzle:
    • While the cake is baking, mix the lemon juice and sugar in a small bowl until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  5. Drizzle the Cake:
    • Once the cake is done, remove it from the air fryer and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
    • Poke holes all over the top of the cake using a skewer or fork.
    • Slowly pour the lemon drizzle over the cake, allowing it to soak in.
  6. Cool and Serve:
    • Let the cake cool completely in the pan before removing it.
    • Slice and serve, enjoying the tangy lemon flavor!


  • Adjust the cooking time based on your specific air fryer model, as times can vary.
  • For an extra lemony punch, you can add more lemon zest or a bit of lemon extract to the batter.
  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an added treat.

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