Simple air fryer lemon cake


Recipe may contain gluten, milk, sesame, egg and wheat.

An easy, 5-ingredient lemon cake that’s cooked in the air fryer in under 30 minutes – what’s not to love? Serve with a dollop of cream, berries or just eat as is.

6 Ingredients

  • 150g butter, at room temperature

  • 140g (2/3 cup) caster sugar

  • 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 tbsp finely grated lemon rind

  • 80ml (1/3 cup) lemon juice

4 Method Steps

  • Step 1

    Grease a 20cm round cake pan. Line base with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Use electric beaters to beat the butter

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    (150g butter, at room temperature), sugar (140g (2/3 cup) caster sugar), flour (225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour), eggs (2 eggs), lemon rind (1 1/2 tbsp finely grated lemon rind) and juice (80ml (1/3 cup) lemon juice) for 3-4 minutes or until pale and creamy. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Smooth surface.

  • Step 3

    Place the pan in the basket of the air fryer. Set the air fryer to 160C. Bake for 25 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean (see tip). Set aside for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

  • Step 4

    Serve the cake warm or at room temperature.

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Recipe Notes

If cake is a touch under, turn your air fryer off and leave the pan in the air fryer, with the door closed, for an additional 5 minutes. 


Image by Liz Macri

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