1. 5 stars
    Love your box cake tips. I am at the phase of your first attempt and wondered what i was doing wrong. Didn’t know that I should be adding in other things to the cake mix.

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this as a surprise for the kids when they come home from school tonight. Can’t believe how moist the cake is.

    1. Hi Melissa,

      Depending on the size of the air fryer oven you are using you could cook 2 at the same time. Just make sure you swap them over half way so that they both end up cooked 🙂

  3. Just tried this for the 1st time. At the 20 minute mark, it wasnt even close to done. Had to add at least another 15 minutes tot he time, plus after the initial 20 minutes, I needed to cover it with foil to prevent the top from burning during the added cooking time. Not sure where I went wrong as I fallowed the vanilla directions exactly. Will try again…maybe. Or I may just stick with my insta pot cakes.

    1. Hi Kathy

      The type of Air fryer you are using can be a contributing factor to cakes going wrong. We are using a Philips Air Fryer XL you can do a quick search on a Philips site. It can feed up to 4 people so the basket and heating element are bigger than a standard air fryer, if you have the same air fryer then have you made it in the oven before you got your air fryer and did the cooking times differ that much from what the box said?

      If after 20 minutes if it was raw in the middle had the cake risen? If it had then turn the heat down to 160/320f, and it should cook better on a lower heat 🙂

  4. Hi. So I’ve just made the devil’s food cake and followed your instructions to the t. Unfortunately I had to put it in twice so far for an additional 5 minutes each time on 160c. I’m not sure if it will be done after this 2nd time Or whether it will need to cook longer. But this is the result. Sides are done all the way around. In fact the cake has come away from the pan, indicating that it’s done. However the centre is still runny, not cooked at all. I have a cosori air fryer, the biggest one.

    1. Hi Saadiya,

      Thank you for your comment. It looks like it could be a difference of air fryer, as you can see in the pictures ours was cooked after the times stated. We will be trying out the Cosori air fryer in a few weeks and be posting the differences in a new blog post. Just try and cook on a lower heat for longer then the inside will cook and not just the outsides 🙂

    2. The SAME thing just happened to me. Not sure what I need to do, maybe lower temp and cook way longer as the top was getting black. Total disaster. I baked at 320 for 28 minutes. Any advise would be appreciated.

  5. Hi. I’ve tried several times to cook a boxed cake in the fryer and it’s always soup in the middle. I follow instructions but no luck. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Sherry,

      Sorry for the late reply. To get the inside to cook we usually turn the heat down to around 150c/300f and cook for up to 10 minutes. Depends on the air fryer used and how thick is the baking pan used 🙂

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