5 minute Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cakes

Cake, Dessert

5 minute Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cakes

5 minute Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cakes


  • 70 g plain flour
  • 110 g golden caster sugar
  • 45 g cocoa powder
  • 180 ml milk
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 60 g milk chocolate
  • Whipped cream


  1. Mix all the ingredients – except the milk chocolate – in a bowl until the mixture is thick and creamy. Add a dash more milk if the consistency is too thick and sticky.
  2. Place 1 tbsp of the milk chocolate into each mug, then add the cake mixture on top, splitting evenly amongst the 4 mugs. Top each mug with the remaining milk chocolate.
  3. Select ‘Air Fry’, set the time to 5 minutes and the temperature to 166°C. Press ‘Start’. When prompted to ‘Add Food’, place the 4 mugs inside the air fryer – ignore when the display indicates to ‘Turn’.
  4. When the cooking program finishes, carefully remove the mugs and leave to cool slightly before topping with whipped cream, any remaining chocolate and a dusting of cocoa powder straight into each mug.
  5. Enjoy immediately for delicious gooey chocolateness!

Cake, Dessert

Air Fryer, Vegetarian