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air fryer chocolate cupcakes
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Air Fryer Cupcakes

Air Fryer Cupcakes. How to make delicious, moist, homemade cupcakes from scratch using the air fryer. Starting with homemade air fryer chocolate muffins that are loaded with an addictive buttercream topping. Along with several variations to mix and match favourite cupcake flavours.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 8
Calories: 1113kcal


Cupcake Ingredients:

Chocolate Buttercream Ingredients:


  • In a bowl add butter and sugar and using your hand mixer, mix the butter into the sugar. Crack eggs into the bowl, add vanilla essence, add extra virgin olive oil, and mix again with your hand mixer. Once it is creamy add in cocoa powder, flour and milk and mix with a wooden spoon. Don’t use a hand mixer as it will over mix it. If it is too thick adjust with a little more skimmed milk or water.
  • Pour into muffin cups and cook your chocolate cupcakes in the air fryer for 12 minutes at 160c/320f. Put to one side and allow to cool.
  • While it cools make your chocolate buttercream. Using your hand mixer mix the icing sugar into the butter. Add in other ingredients and carry on mixing until you have a creamy buttercream. Fridge while your cupcakes cool.
  • Grab your piping bag from the bottom and make a fist. Then open it over your hand so you have a funnel shape. Then with your other hand spoon your mixture into the piping bag. But before this make sure you have added the right nozzle for piping otherwise you need to start again, and it is very messy. Then when nearly full grab the top of the piping bag and twist it tight, gently squeeze to let any air out then squeeze with gentle pressure and swirl it on top


Sub. You can sub the chocolate cupcakes for banana, key lime, red velvet or whatever your preference may be.
Freezer. You can freeze the cupcakes before adding the piping. They freeze very well and are easy to defrost and you can also defrost the buttercream separately.
Adapted. This recipe is adapted from our air fryer chocolate cake and chocolate buttercream. You can follow the original recipe as it has a lot of tips and step by step photos that will help you understand chocolate cake making in the air fryer and then use these skills to make the best air fryer chocolate cupcakes.
Thanks for reading our air fryer chocolate cupcakes recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though, our personal recommendation if you have a sweet tooth would be our air fryer chocolate chip cookies or our air fryer apple pie.


Calories: 1113kcal | Carbohydrates: 157g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 113g | Vitamin A: 1641IU | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 3mg
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