The versatility of my air fryer continues to impress me. After the success of making some banana bread in it, I decided to test out our favourite carrot cake recipe.
For this recipe, you will either need an air fryer accessory cake tin or find a suitable oven-safe dish that will fit in your air fryer. I use the baking tin from this set;
It really is a great set that has allowed me to make pizzas, quiches, kebabs – as well as fitting a lot more in my air fryer!
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You can pretty much adapt any cake recipe to make in the air fryer, just remember to check if you need to reduce the volumes to fit. I usually cook my cakes at 175C, and for this carrot cake, I left it to cook for 30 minutes (I checked on it at 20 minutes to make sure it wasn’t overcooking).
Side Note: You can also cover the baking tin with some foil and poke some holes in it to prevent the top from burning or cooking too fast.
I love that I can make a cake in the air fryer and not heat up the whole kitchen because I need the oven on. It’s so simple.
- 140g Soft brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 140g butter
- 1 orange, zest & juice
- 200g self-raising flour
- 1tsp ground cinnamon
- 175g grated carrot, (approx 2 medium carrots)
- 60g sultanas
- Preheat air fryer to 175C.
- In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
- Slowly add the beaten eggs.
- Fold in the flour, a little bit at a time, mixing it as you go. Add the orange juice and zest, grated carrots and sultanas. Gently mix all the ingredients together.
- Grease the baking tin and pour the mixture in.
- Place baking tin in the air fryer basket and cook for 25-30 minutes. Check and see if the cake has cooked - use a cocktail stick or metal skewer to poke in the middle. If it comes out wet then cook it for a little longer.
- Remove the baking tin from the air fryer basket and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin.