Air Fryer Recipes

How to Make a Light and Airy Sponge Cake


  • Air Fryer
  • Cake pan – 6 inch round
  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Baking paper
  • Cooling rack


  • 105 g Butter
  • 110 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Milk optional
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 105 g Self raising flour If using all purpose flour, add a teaspoon of baking powder.
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking powder


  • Prepare the ingredients – Using a weighing scale, measure out the ingredients.Prepare the cake pan – Lightly grease the cake pan with butter and line with parchment paper. Set aside.Preheat Air Fryer – Preheat at a temperature of 150C.

In the mixing bowl, add butter and sugar then mix with the electric mixer till it’s light and fluffy. This is called creaming.

When the butter and sugar is well creamed, add in the eggs and milk then mix with the electric hand mixer.Add in the flour and baking powder and mix till smooth.

Pour the cake batter in the prepared cake pan.

Put the cake pan in the preheated air fryer and bake at a temperature of 150C for 30 minutes.

Insert cake tester or skewer in the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is done. Bring it out of the air fryer.If the skewer is wet, bake for more minutes.

Turn the cake on a cooling rack and leave to completely cool.

Cut and serve or decorate with buttercream icing or chocolate frosting



  • Bring the butter and eggs to room temperature before use.
  • Don’t rush the creaming process, cream the butter and sugar till it’s pale in color and fluffy.
  • Preheat the air fryer as instructed for even baking.
  • Bake at a low temperature so the cake cooks evenly and comes out fluffy and light. 
  • Don’t overfill the cake pan.
  • You can use other shapes of cake pan as long as it fits in the air fryer.
  • When the cake is completely cooled, you can cover it with buttercream or chocolate buttercream.
  • Let the cake completely cool before adding frosting.

Temperature to Bake at

With the brand and size of my airfryer which is 5.7 liters, for a 6 inch round cake, you should bake at 140C for 25-30 minutes. I bake at a low temperature to ensure the cake does not burn or get brown too quickly as I have found out baking at a higher temperature makes the outside of the cake brown too quickly.

Note that air fryer baking and cooking time varies with each brand so you might need to adjust the time.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 387IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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