Caching API requests via template.json.php

Hi together,
I’m trying to figure out why my API requests, using the template.json.php files are not cached. I’m using a Kirby 3 instance as a headless CMS with Nuxt and added this to the config.php

    'cache' => [
      'pages' => [
          'active' => true,
          'type'   => 'memcached',

Still the site/cache/URL/pages/ directory stays empty.
Do I have to setup the caching in a different way?

Thank you