Air-Fryer Cupcakes Tips
How long should you preheat the air-fryer before air-frying the cupcakes?
Like an oven, preheating an air fryer ensures that your dishes start to cook right away. Because these appliances are fairly small, they typically take only a few minutes to reach the targeted temperature. Check your manufacturer's guide for the correct timing, and check our air-fryer tips
to learn more about how to best use your appliance.
Can you use paper cupcake liners instead of silicone?
If you use your air-fryer for muffins or cupcakes enough, you may want to consider the custom cupcake pan accessories sold by most air-fryer brands
. Until then, if you don’t have silicone liners, try doubling up your paper liners for these air-fryer cupcakes to make them a little sturdier.
How do you store air-fryer cupcakes?
After you’ve had your fill, you can store your cakes
in the fridge. Just be sure to eat them within 2 or 3 days. If you’d rather freeze them, you can seal unfrosted cupcakes in an airtight container or zip-top bag. They’ll keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you’ve got a cupcake craving, set them on the counter to defrost. Once they’re up to room temperature, top them with a fresh batch of frosting. —Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
1 cupcake: 414 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.