Best-Ever 5-Ingredient Air Fryer Chocolate Cake


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Healthy 5 Ingredient Air Fryer Cookbook: 70 Easy Recipes to Bake, Fry, or Roast Your Favorite Foods

Healthy 5 Ingredient Air Fryer Cookbook

By Bonnie Matthews and Dawn Hall

Published 2019

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Sometimes it is best to start off with dessert because there won’t be room for it at the end of your meal. What better way than with chocolate cake? This rich chocolate cake has no added sugar. With the simple chocolate glaze, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Serve it with fresh berries.


For the cake

  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature


    For the cake

    Preheat the air fryer to 360°F for 5 minutes. Prepare the cake barrel by coating it with cooking spray. Cut the parchment paper into 4-inch-wide strips long enough to line the bottom of the barrel in an X pattern (this will help remove the cake when it’s done).

    In a small bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt and set aside.

    In a medium microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter until melted, 25–45 seconds. Add the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth and slightly cooler. Whisk in the eggs until well incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.

    Pour the cake batter into the cake barrel and cover with aluminum foil. Cook for 40–45 minutes. Carefully uncover the cake and cook until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 3–5 minutes more.

    Remove the fry basket and allow the cake to cool completely before removing the cake barrel. Use the parchment strips to help lift out the cake. Remove the parchment paper and set the cake on a plate (no need to flip).

    For the glaze

    In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter on high until melted, 25–45 seconds. Add the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth. Using a spatula or butter knife, smooth the glaze evenly across the top of the cake. Allow to set before serving.