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Lemon Cake in Air Fryer

Half kg cake getting ready in just 20 minutes in air fryer
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baked
Servings 500 g


My 1 Cup measures 240 ml

  • 1 Cup 130 g Wheat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Khandsari Sugar Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Grated Ginger Optional
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Water


  • Take flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and whisk well.
  • Add Khandsari sugar and again mix everything nicely with a whisk.
  • Make a well in the center and add oil, lemon zest, minced ginger, fresh lemon juice, and water.
  • Mix everything. The consistency of the batter should be slightly thick.
  • Keep the batter for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, start preheating the air fryer for 3 minutes at 160 degrees C.
  • Grease a 6'' pan and pour the batter into it.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean and the cake springs back when pressed a little.
  • Wait for 5 to 7 minutes. Then loosen the sides with a knife and invert it on a wire rack.
  • Cut when completely cool.
  • Serve with love, tea is optional.
  • You can store this at room temperature for 3 to 4 days in winters otherwise in the refrigerator.


  1. I have used normal wheat flour which is used for making chapatis. You can use all-purpose flour too. But in that case, adjust the quantity of water.
  2. Do not add vanilla essence and do not skip lemon zest by any chance. This zest gives the real aroma to this cake.
  3. The quantity of water may vary slightly, from 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup, depending upon the flour used.  
  4. You need a 6″ cake pan for this recipe.
  5. Time may vary by 5 minutes, less or more, as each air fryer is different slightly. So keep a check from 15 minutes onwards by pulling the drawer and checking it.
  6. You can bake it in a pressure cooker also. For baking in the pressure cooker, check the details shared in the main post.
Keyword Air Fryer Cake, Vegan Cake