Thursday, 23 July 2015

Almost Famous Chocolate Cake

Some time back, this Almost Famous Chocolate Cake on FB was very popular.  As usual I am also late to try things that I spotted on the internet. 

I decided to give this a go.  You see, using air fryer to bake cake is so much easier for me.   It is fast and economical as I prefer to bake scale down cakes for my small family these days.

Since this week, I have more people in the house, it will be a joy to share this with them.

Findings: I took a little longer than 35 mins to have the centre of the cake cooked.  Over all the texture is moist and soft.  

Now if you want to have a quick fix for chocolate cake, this will be the one to go for.

Source: The Almost Famous Mom

What you need:

180g dark brown sugar
109g plain flour
60g unsweetened Cocoa Powder
¾ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
½ salt
1 egg
½ cup fresh milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ hot water
1 tsp of instant coffee powder


Preheat the air fryer at 180°C for 5 minutes.  Greased and lined a 5” round pan.

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

Add sugar into flour mixture.

Whisk egg, milk, oil and vanilla extract together.

Add flour mixture into egg milk and whisk until all mixtures are fully incorporated.

Lastly, mix in hot water until mixture are well combined.

Pour the mixture into the baking pan and cover the baking foil with holes punctured on the foil to release steam.

Lower temperature to 160°C and air bake it for 35 minutes.

Remove foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes or until cooked.

Let cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing. 

Remove and cool further on rack.



  1. Edith, I've never tried to bake cake in the air fryer but your chocolate moist cake looks so good. Definitely want to try it soon!

    1. These days, I am too lazy to clank up the oven. Air fryer is good for me.

  2. another lovely AF recipe from you.. who needs to buy it from the bookstores ;)

    1. Vic, not my recipe, someone was kind enough to share it.

  3. This cake looks good. Love the deep dark colour of it.
    Enjoy your evening dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

  4. Hi Edith,
    This chocolate cake looks so moist ... bookmarked it as I'm sure my big kids will love it ! Thanks for sharing :D

    1. My big kid these days are on diet. I only can tempt my hub and gal.

  5. May I know if the Colour will differ if I use brown sugar instead of dark brown sugar? Haha.. I didn't know there's dark brown sugar in the first place.. >.<

    1. I don't think there is any difference between dark brown and light brown sugar for this recipe. Yes there is a dark brown sugar available.

  6. Hi, do you know what temperature if I use an oven instead? Thanks


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