BM #83 Week 1 Day 1 - 

This week I have taken up a unique theme of making one dish using three different appliances. I have decided to bake an eggless semolina cake using three appliances I own. 

For today, I used an Farberware brand Air fryer as the appliance.

I am treating this series to be an experiment as I have never made a comparative analysis before. I will give my family's verdict on Day 3. So keep tuned.

My observations for the cake made in air fryer - 
-The taste of the cake was good in all of the appliances. Only the shape and texture were slightly different.
-The texture of the cake was crumbly.
-The top of the cake browned faster and the cake wasn't cooked through at the end of 12 minutes. So my first batch had to be discarded. I then reduced the temperature to 325°F and baked for 12 minutes and let it stay there for another 10 minutes after powering it down.

Ingredients - 

Semolina / Bombay Rava / Sooji 1 cup
Milk 1/2 Cup 
Sugar 2 Tbsp
Yogurt 1/2 cup
Vegetable Oil 3 Tbsp
Vanilla Essence 1/8 tsp
Almonds chopped 2 Tbsp + more for topping
Baking Soda 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder 1/2 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add Sooji, milk, yogurt, vegetable oil and vanilla essence. Mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.

Add in baking soda, baking powder and the chopped almonds. Gently mix until well combined.

I used a disposable foil mini loaf pan (5 inch). I lined it with a parchment paper.

Pour about a 3/4 cup of batter, place it in the air fryer. Set the temperature to 325 °F.

Bake it for about 12 minutes. Remove and check for doneness by inserting a tester. Power down the air fryer and let the cake remain in the basket for another 10 minutes.

After the cake is just warm, run a knife along the edges and gently remove the cake from the foil pan.

Allow it to cool down completely before slicing.


Preparation Time 15 minutes + Air Frying Time 12 minutes + Cooling time 30 minutes
Makes a 2-3 mini loaves


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Simply awesome Harini, this was just what I was looking for. Of course, I wasn't so adventurous myself. Though thinking about it now, I should have also done something like this. I love the texture of this cake. Waiting to see how it turns out in other gadgets.

  3. Jyoti Babel Says:
  4. Cake in an airfryer! Wow! Thats absolutely amazing

  5. Wow ! This is too good ! Cake in airfryer is such a cool idea . Would love to try this , bookmarking Harini .

  6. Nisha Says:
  7. Wow, Harini. Cake in airfryer! Just cool and very creative.

  8. Pavani Says:
  9. I didn't know cake can be made in an air fryer. Great to know that it can be used for baking as well. Will check the other posts to see your findings.

  10. Jayashree Says:
  11. I've recently started using an air fryer too, and have thought that I should do a comparative analysis across different methods. Waiting to see your results.

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. Such an interesting way to bake a cake through air fryer, semolina cake looks simply fabulous Harini.

  14. Oh Wow! What an amazing texture of the semolina cake. Never thought we could use the air fryer for baking as well. Now I have extra reason to buy one soon.

  15. Semolina cake in air fryer is a wonderful idea. Such a lovely texture of the cake you have got.

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