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Chocolate cake in the air fryer: impossible to resist its soft centre

cake with soft center in air fryer

Easy to prepare even without scales, the cake with a soft center in the air fryer is one of those desserts that everyone can agree on.

The chocolate cake is one of those desserts that everyone can agree on in its simplicity. We have prepared it in different ways and on different occasions and never before have we been as satisfied as this time. We are talking about the cake with a soft center in the air fryer. In fact, it is impossible to fail with this recipe because the air fryer allows you to have greater control over the temperatures and, consequently, over cooking.

To prepare the chocolate cake with a soft centre, however, get suitable paper or silicone baking cups . In this way, once baked, they will not lose their beautiful shape but above all they will not risk breaking. Serve this dessert as a dessert at the end of the meal, accompanying it with a dollop of cream or a scoop of ice cream: you will feel how delicious it is. As for the recipe, however, we want to offer you both the classic one , with dark chocolate, and a more delicious version with Nutella . Melt the one you prefer.

cake with soft center in air fryer
cake with soft center in air fryer

How to prepare the soft heart cake recipe in the air fryer

  1. First, melt the dark chocolate with the butter using the appropriate pan in the bain-marie.
  2. Then transfer it into a bowl and add the sugar, stirring until it has dissolved, then the egg and finally the flour.
  3. Once you have obtained a homogeneous mixture, transfer it into 4 well-buttered and floured muffin molds (if you use paper ones it is not necessary) and cook them in an air fryer at 170°C for 5 minutes. Serve them piping hot.

How to prepare the soft-hearted chocolate cake with Nutella

Equally delicious, the chocolate cakes with Nutella are prepared very simply, always using the air fryer for cooking. To prepare 6 desserts you will need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of bitter cocoa
  • 4 tablespoons of Nutella
  • icing sugar to taste

Break the eggs into a bowl, add the flour, bitter cocoa, Nutella and sugar and mix everything quickly with a fork or a hand whisk. It is not necessary to whip the mixture. Divide the mixture into 6 baking cups, filling them 2/3 full and place them in the fryer basket. Cook them at 200°C for 7 minutes then remove from the oven, leave to cool and proceed with removing the baking cup.

As suggested, you can accompany them with cream or ice cream or more simply decorate them with a sprinkling of icing sugar. If you don't have an air fryer you can still prepare the soft-hearted cake in the oven , it's just as simple.


Given the presence of the soft centre, the air fryer chocolate cake should be enjoyed as soon as it is made .

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