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Air Fryer Chocolate Cupcakes

Air Fryer Chocolate Cupcakes

I have been spending a lot more time inside the house lately, which means I have been making a lot more desserts! These air fryer chocolate cupcakes are super easy to make and they are the perfect serving size for you and your family! The chocolate buttercream on top pairs perfectly with this delicious air fryer chocolate cake. Plus, they are super fast and cleanup is a breeze.

  • Cocoa powder
  • Hot water
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  1. Preheat the air fryer to 310°F.
  2. Spray 12 silicone cupcake holders with non-stick spray.
  3. Whisk the cocoa and hot water together until dissolved.
  4. Add sugar, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk well.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt over wet ingredients. Stir well to combine.
  6. Divide batter into cupcake holders and place them in the air fryer.
  7. Set timer for 10-12 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
  8. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

If you prefer a moist cake, use oil instead of butter. You can also try making substitutions using the table provided to find your preferred texture. Different models of air fryers may bake at different rates, so start with the lowest recommended baking time and adjust as needed. Paper cupcake liners will give you a standard size cupcake, but if using smaller silicone cupcake holders, reduce baking time slightly.

For the chocolate buttercream frosting, beat softened butter with powdered sugar and cocoa powder until combined. Add salt, vanilla extract, and milk or cream to achieve desired consistency.

Enjoy these delicious air fryer chocolate cupcakes on their own or try out other air fryer dessert recipes like banana bundt cake or chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. And don’t forget to share your creations on social media and tag @alicensetogrill!

The air fryer is perfect for baking cake!

 

If you’ve been spending more time inside and craving delicious desserts, the air fryer is a great tool to satisfy your sweet tooth. These air fryer chocolate cupcakes are not only easy to make, but they’re also the perfect size for you and your family. The chocolate buttercream on top adds the perfect finishing touch to this moist and decadent chocolate cake. Plus, using an air fryer makes the baking process quick and cleanup a breeze.

When it comes to achieving a deliciously moist cake, using oil instead of butter is key. Oil helps create an airy and light texture with a larger crumb. However, if you prefer a denser cake with a slightly different flavor, you can substitute butter for oil in this recipe. Simply melt the butter before adding it to the batter.

If you want to experiment and personalize this recipe, feel free to make some substitutions using the table provided in the post. While I prefer a more moist cake using oil, you can try different options to find your favorite combination of ingredients.

Preheating the air fryer is essential when baking cakes to ensure even cooking. Set your air fryer to 310°F before starting. It’s also important to note that different models of air fryers may bake at slightly different rates. Start with the lowest recommended time in the recipe and adjust accordingly based on how your cupcakes are baking.

While these cupcakes are delicious on their own, adding frosting can take them to another level of sweetness. The recommended chocolate buttercream frosting in the post pairs perfectly with the cupcakes. If you’re looking for more dessert ideas to try in your air fryer, consider making an air fryer banana bundt cake or indulging in some irresistible air fryer chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

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Baking cakes in an air fryer offers several advantages. The smaller size of the air fryer allows for faster baking times compared to conventional ovens, making it perfect when you’re craving a quick treat. Additionally, the air fryer ensures a tender and moist cake with a nice crumb. Cleanup is also simplified since you only need to spray silicone cupcake holders with non-stick spray and clean up any messes afterwards.

Ingredients to make the best chocolate cupcake

Ingredients to make the best chocolate cupcake

This recipe requires the following ingredients:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Hot water
  • Sugar
  • Oil or melted butter
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt

To make the chocolate buttercream frosting, you will need:

  • Butter, softened
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Salt and vanilla extract (for flavor)Milk or cream (to adjust consistency)Note: These ingredients are for a standard batch of 12 cupcakes. Adjust quantities accordingly if you want to make more or fewer cupcakes.

How to make these cupcakes!

To make these air fryer chocolate cupcakes, start by preheating your air fryer to 310°F. It’s important to preheat the air fryer so that the cupcakes bake evenly.

In a bowl, whisk together cocoa powder and hot water until the cocoa is completely dissolved. Then add sugar, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract to the bowl and whisk well until combined.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt over the wet ingredients and stir well to ensure there are no clumps of dry ingredients in the batter.

Divide the batter into 12 silicone cupcake holders that have been sprayed with non-stick spray. Place the cupcake holders in the air fryer and set the timer for 10 to 12 minutes.

After baking, use a toothpick to check if the cupcakes are done. If the toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake, they are ready. Let them cool completely before frosting.

To make chocolate buttercream frosting for these cupcakes, start by beating softened butter on medium speed until soft and creamy. Slowly add powdered sugar and cocoa powder while continuing to beat until combined.

Add salt and vanilla extract to the mixture and beat well. Slowly add milk or cream until you achieve your desired consistency for the frosting.

  • Different models of air fryers may bake at different rates, so start with the lowest recommended baking time in the recipe.
  • If your cupcakes rise unevenly in the air fryer, try lowering the temperature by 10 to 15 degrees.
  • Using paper cupcake liners will give you standard-sized cupcakes. If you’re using smaller silicone cupcake holders, you may need to reduce the baking time slightly.

Once your cupcakes are baked and cooled, you can enjoy them as they are or frost them with the chocolate buttercream frosting. These cupcakes are not overly sweet, so the frosting adds a nice touch of sweetness. Feel free to get creative and try different flavor variations or substitutions based on your preferences!

How to make cupcakes in the air fryer

 

To make cupcakes in the air fryer, start by preheating the air fryer to 310°F. This is important to ensure that the cupcakes bake evenly. Spray 12 silicone cupcake holders with non-stick spray or line them with paper cupcake liners.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together cocoa powder and hot water until the cocoa powder is completely dissolved. Add sugar, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract to the bowl and whisk well until combined.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt over the wet ingredients and stir well to ensure there are no dry clumps. Divide the batter into the cupcake holders and place them in the air fryer. Set the timer for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Using a toothpick, check if the cupcakes are done baking. The toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake. Once baked, let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Step 1

To make these air fryer chocolate cupcakes, start by preheating the air fryer to 310°F. It’s important to preheat the air fryer so that the cupcakes bake evenly.

Spray 12 silicone cupcake holders with non-stick spray. Optionally, you can line the silicone cupcake holders with paper cupcake liners for easy cleanup.

In a bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water until the cocoa powder is completely dissolved. Add in the sugar, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk well until all the ingredients are combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir well to ensure there are no clumps of dry ingredients in the batter.

Add the sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until everything is well combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake holders and place them in the preheated air fryer.

Set the timer for 10 to 12 minutes and let the cupcakes bake in the air fryer. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into one of the cupcakes – if it comes out clean or with just a few crumbs clinging to it, then they are done baking.

Once baked, remove the cupcakes from the air fryer and allow them to cool completely before frosting.

  • Different models of air fryers may bake at different rates, so start with the lowest recommended baking time and adjust as needed.
  • If the cupcakes rise unevenly, you can lower the temperature by 10 to 15 degrees to ensure even baking.
  • Using paper cupcake liners will give you standard-sized cupcakes, but if you’re using smaller silicone cupcake holders, you may need to reduce the baking time by a couple of minutes.

Step 2

Step 2:

In this step, you will need to preheat your air fryer to 310°F. Preheating the air fryer is important when baking in it to ensure that the cake bakes evenly. Once the air fryer is preheated, spray 12 silicone cupcake holders with non-stick spray to prevent the cupcakes from sticking.

Next, whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water until the cocoa powder is completely dissolved. Then, add in the sugar, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk these wet ingredients together until they are well combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. This helps remove any lumps and ensures that all of the dry ingredients are evenly distributed. Add these dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir well until everything is fully incorporated. Make sure there are no clumps of dry ingredients in the batter.

Divide the batter evenly into the prepared cupcake holders and place them in the preheated air fryer. Set a timer for 10 to 12 minutes and let the cupcakes bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. This indicates that they are fully baked.

Once baked, remove the cupcakes from the air fryer and allow them to cool completely before frosting. This ensures that the frosting doesn’t melt or slide off of warm cupcakes.

That’s it for step 2! In this step, you have preheated your air fryer, prepared your cupcake holders, mixed together wet and dry ingredients to create a smooth batter, baked the cupcakes in the air fryer until they were fully cooked through, and allowed them to cool before moving on to frosting them.

Step 3

Step 3: Preparing the Batter
To begin, preheat your air fryer to 310°F. It is important to preheat the air fryer so that the cupcakes bake evenly. Next, spray 12 silicone cupcake holders with non-stick spray. If desired, you can also line the silicone cupcake holders with paper cupcake liners.

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In a bowl, whisk together the cocoa and hot water until the cocoa powder is fully dissolved. Then add in the sugar, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk these wet ingredients together until well combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make sure there are no clumps of dry ingredients in the batter. Stir this dry mixture into the wet ingredients until everything is well incorporated.

Now it’s time to divide the batter into the prepared cupcake holders. Place them in your air fryer and set the timer for 10 to 12 minutes. You can use a toothpick to check if they are done baking – it should come out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake.

Once baked, let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting or serving.

Step 4

Once the cupcakes are done baking in the air fryer, remove them and let them cool completely before frosting. This will prevent the frosting from melting or sliding off the cupcakes.

To make the chocolate buttercream frosting, start by beating softened butter on medium speed until it becomes soft and creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and cocoa powder to the butter, beating until well combined. Add a pinch of salt and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until smooth. If needed, slowly add milk or cream to achieve your desired consistency for the frosting.

– Preheating the air fryer is important to ensure even baking of the cupcakes.
– Use silicone cupcake holders sprayed with non-stick spray for easy removal of the cupcakes.
– Whisking cocoa powder with hot water helps dissolve it completely before adding it to the batter.
– Sifting dry ingredients over wet ingredients helps prevent clumps in the batter.
– Check for doneness using a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake. If it comes out clean, they are done baking.
– Adjust baking time and temperature if needed based on your specific air fryer model.
– Paper cupcake liners give standard-sized cupcakes, while smaller silicone cupcake holders may require reduced baking time.
– Enjoy these delicious chocolate cupcakes as they are or frost them with homemade chocolate buttercream for extra indulgence.

Step 5

Step 5: Preparing the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

To make the delicious chocolate buttercream frosting, start by beating the butter on medium speed until it becomes soft and creamy. Then, slowly add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder while continuing to beat until well combined. Add a pinch of salt and some vanilla extract, and beat again until everything is mixed together. Finally, gradually add milk or cream to achieve your desired consistency for the frosting.

Step 6: Baking the Cupcakes in the Air Fryer

Different models of air fryers may have varying baking times, so it’s best to start with the lowest recommended time in the recipe. Place the silicone cupcake holders (which you can optionally line with paper cupcake liners) filled with batter into the preheated air fryer. Set the timer for 10 to 12 minutes and allow the cupcakes to bake.

Step 7: Checking for Doneness and Cooling

To check if the cupcakes are done baking, insert a toothpick into the center of one cupcake. If it comes out clean without any batter sticking to it, then they are ready. Once baked, remove the cupcakes from the air fryer and let them cool completely before frosting.

Note: It’s important to keep in mind that paper cupcake liners will give you standard-sized cupcakes, while some silicone cupcake holders may be slightly smaller. Adjust baking times accordingly if using smaller silicone holders.

In conclusion, air fryers offer a convenient and efficient way to bake cupcakes. With their quick cooking time and even heat distribution, they ensure perfect results every time. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or simply want to enjoy delicious homemade treats, using an air fryer for cupcakes is definitely worth considering.

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