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Cake in air fryer

Cake in air fryer

We prepare a tasty torteno in the air fryer, a rustic Neapolitan traditional cake with a genuine filling.

Air fryer torteno is a typical Neapolitan product. Linked to a long tradition, this dish is loved by everyone and also prepared in the rest of Italy. It is a savory and rustic cake , presented in the shape of a donut. The tasty dough contains a completely genuine and particular filling. According to the original recipe, this cake contains a filling made of cured meats, such as salami, cooked and raw ham, eggs and cheese, such as provolone.

Cake in air fryer
Cake in air fryer

Preparing the cake recipe in the air fryer

  1. Start with the dough, heating the water in a saucepan on the stove. When it is lukewarm, turn off the heat, immerse the yeast and mix until it dissolves completely with the sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, pour the flour after sifting it . To this, add the water and yeast mixture little at a time, mixing carefully.
  3. Knead to absorb all the liquid and add a pinch of salt.
  4. When you obtain a smooth and soft dough, place it in a clean bowl and cover with cling film.
  5. Let rise for 2 hours, until the dough doubles.
  6. After this time, place the dough on a floured surface and roll it out with a rolling pin.
  7. Once you have obtained a thin, rectangular sheet, distribute the salami and provola cheese, first cut into cubes, on top.
  8. Also cut the hard-boiled eggs into pieces and add to the filling, then finish with a sprinkling of grated cheese.
  9. Roll up the pastry, starting from one of the long sides; with this roll form a donut, joining the two ends.
  10. Cover it with a clean cloth and let it rise for another 1-2 hours.
  11. Subsequently, move the torteno to a baking tray and place it in the air fryer basket; cook at 170°C for 25-30 minutes .


The Neapolitan torteno in the air fryer is a much loved typical product, which will make Sunday lunch special. You can keep it for a maximum of 2 days , covered in cling film.

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