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How to Make Cupcakes in the Air Fryer 

Dive into the world of sweet indulgence with our Air Fryer Cupcakes recipe! Easy, quick, and irresistibly delicious – discover a new way to bake perfection.

Discover a game-changing approach to baking with the Air Fryer, revolutionizing the cupcake-making experience. Bid farewell to oven preheating hassles and embrace the joy of instant cupcake gratification with our air fryer cupcake recipe.

Making cupcakes in your air fryer is quick, efficient, and bound to become your new favorite method. 

Whether you’re craving chocolate or vanilla, air fryer cupcakes offer a hassle-free way to create moist and fluffy cupcakes in just a few simple steps. 

Elevate your baking skills with this guide and enjoy soft, perfectly cooked cupcakes for any celebration or sweet craving.

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Can You Make Cupcakes in an Air Fryer?

Absolutely! Yes, you can absolutely make cupcakes in an air fryer! Using an air fryer to bake cupcakes is a convenient and efficient alternative to traditional oven baking. 

Cupcakes in the air fryer taste just as good- or better- than traditional oven baked cupcakes. The air circulation in the basket will help cook the cupcake evenly, so make sure not to overcrowd the basket. 

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How to Make Cupcakes in an Air Fryer 

Preparing Your Cupcake Batter 

The first step to making perfect cupcakes in your air fryer is preparing your batter. You can use a box cake mix or homemade batter – whichever you prefer. If using a box mix, prepare it according to the instructions on the package.

For homemade batters, mix together the wet and dry ingredients until they are just combined – do not overmix! This will ensure that your cupcakes rise nicely when cooked in the air fryer

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Prepping Your Air Fryer 

Once you have prepared your cupcake batter, it’s time to preheat your air fryer oven. Preheat it to 330 degrees f. Once preheated, lightly grease your air-fryer basket with cooking spray or butter so that your cupcakes don’t stick when cooked. 

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Place three empty paper cupcake liners into the air fryer basket. Scoop the batter using a cookie scoop into each liner filling them 2/3rds of the way full. 

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Repeat the process over until you have used all of your delicious cupcake batter. 

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Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting your air fryer vanilla cupcake with your favorite frosting recipe, such as chocolate buttercream or vanilla buttercream.

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FAQs About Cupcakes in an Air Fryer 

How Long to Cook Cupcakes in an Air Fryer?

The cooking time for cupcakes in an air fryer can vary based on factors such as the air fryer model, size of the cupcakes, and the specific recipe. However, as a general guideline, an air fryer cupcakes for 6-8 minutes at 330 degrees. 

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Can you use a metal muffin tin in an air fryer?

It depends on the type of air fryer you have! Generally speaking, metal muffin tins are safe to use in most air fryers as long as they fit and can be securely fitted inside. However, if your air fryer is smaller or doesn’t come with a baking tray, then using a metal muffin tin isn’t really an option then use individual silicone cupcake liners or paper muffin cups.

How to store air fryer cupcakes?

Store your cupcakes at room temperature in an airtight container.

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How to Make Air Fryer Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Get ready to level up your baking skills with this simple guide on how to make cupcakes in an air fryer. This delicious air fryer cupcakes recipe is perfect for any occasion!

Ingredients

  • Cake Mix 15.25 oz of your choice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ package of vanilla pudding mix

Instructions

Preheat your air fryer to 330 degrees. 

Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the back of the cake box. 

Place three empty paper cupcake liners into the pan you are using in the air fryer. Scoop the batter into each liner filling them 2/3rds of the way full. 

Set the timer in your air fryer for 6 minutes and bake. 

At the 6-minute mark, check the cupcakes. Depending on your oven they may be done or may not be. Using your favorite cake tester, test the middle of the cupcakes. If the tester comes out with a little bit of the cupcake on it, they are done. If the tester still has runny batter on it, place the cupcakes back into the air fryer and bake at 3-minute increments until done. 

Once they are done, remove them carefully from the air fryer. 

Let them cool and repeat the process over until you have used all of your batter. 

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting. 

If you are going to pipe it, then add the frosting into a piping bag with your desired tip and pipe the frosting. 

Notes

Can you use a metal muffin tin in an air fryer?

It depends on the type of air fryer you have! Generally speaking, metal muffin tins are safe to use in most air fryers as long as they fit and can be securely fitted inside. However, if your air fryer is smaller or doesn't come with a baking tray, then using a metal muffin tin isn't really an option then use individual silicone cupcake liners or paper muffin cups.

How to store air fryer cupcakes?

Store your cupcakes at room temperature in an airtight container.

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