Air Fryer Peppermint Snack Cake

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This Peppermint Snack Cake is the perfect holiday cake recipe. It’s so easy to make and is actually cooked right in your air fryer!

slice of peppermint snack cake on wood serving tray

Air Fryer Peppermint Snack Cake

Snack cake is exactly what it sounds like – cake that you snack on.

It’s one of the easiest cakes to make so, it’s perfect to whip up on a whim.

Aside from enjoy a slice of peppermint snack cake yourself, it’s the perfect holiday treat to serve up at your holiday party.

If you love chocolate and peppermint, you are going to love this!

Want more peppermint treat ideas? Check out our Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs, Copycat Chick-fil-A Peppermint Shake, and our Ghirardelli White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

slice of peppermint snack cake on a wooden serving tray

What You Need to Make Air Fryer Peppermint Snack Cake

For The Cake:

For the frosting:

peppermint snack cake ingredients on white table

Can I use pre-made cake mix?

Yes you can. Just make sure you use just enough to fill the square foil pan without overfilling it.

Can I bake this in the oven?

Yes. You can make the recipe as-is but instead of using the air fryer, just use the oven and keep an eye on it.

slice of peppermint snack cake on wooden tray

How to Make Air Fryer Peppermint Snack Cake

In a large mixing bowl, add the Water, Butter, Egg, Vanilla, and Sugar, and stir well until smooth. 

Add the Flour, Cocoa, Baking Powder, Salt, and Baking Soda, and stir until well blended. 

Add the Peppermint Syrup, and stir well to mix.  

chocolate cake mix in large glass bowl

Spray the Foil Pan, generously with Cooking Spray, and pour the Cake Batter into the pan. 

Place the pan in the Air Fryer, and bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  (Make sure to check the Cake in the Air Fryer after about 10 to 12 minutes). 

chocolate cake air fryer pan

When the Cake is done, remove from the Air Fryer to a wire rack, and cool completely. 

cooked chocolate cake in air fryer

When the Cake is completely cooled, Frost the Cake, right in the pan, with the Vanilla Frosting. 

Crush part of the Candy Canes, or Peppermints, and sprinkle on top of the Frosting.  Add whole Peppermints to each piece of Cake before serving. 

frosted peppermint snack cake in pan

Serve and Enjoy!

Air Fryer Peppermint Snack Cake

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This Peppermint Snack Cake is the perfect holiday cake recipe. It's so easy to make and is actually cooked right in your air fryer!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 9 Servings

Ingredients
  

For The Cake

  • 1 cup boiling of Water
  • ¼ cup of Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1 cup of Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons of Cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon of Monin Peppermint Syrup

For The Frosting

  • 1 can of Vanilla Frosting
  • 1 package of Candy Cane’s or Peppermints – some crushed to sprinkle on top – some whole peppermints to top

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the Water, Butter, Egg, Vanilla, and Sugar, and stir well until smooth. 
  • Add the Flour, Cocoa, Baking Powder, Salt, and Baking Soda, and stir until well blended. 
  • Add the Peppermint Syrup, and stir well to mix.  
  • Spray the Foil Pan, generously with Cooking Spray, and pour the Cake Batter into the pan. 
  • Place the pan in the Air Fryer, and bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  (Make sure to check the Cake in the Air Fryer after about 10 to 12 minutes). 
  • When the Cake is done, remove from the Air Fryer to a wire rack, and cool completely. 
  • When the Cake is completely cooled, Frost the Cake, right in the pan, with the Vanilla Frosting. 
  • Crush part of the Candy Canes, or Peppermints, and sprinkle on top of the Frosting.  Add whole Peppermints to each piece of Cake before serving. 
  • Serve and Enjoy!

NUTRITION

Serving: 1 | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 460mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Christmas
Cuisine Dessert
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  1. Can you use peppermint extract in place of the syrup?

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