Make Mom a Simple French Yogurt Cake in the Air Fryer
You can make Mom a cake in the air fryer in about 25 minutes. This easy French Yogurt Cake looks like a giant muffin or cupcake, and it has a slightly crispy crust and a moist, silky interior. The recipe makes two small cakes, which you'll need to air fry one-at-a-time. You can dust the cakes with powdered sugar, and they are great that way. The cakes also are fantastic accompanied by ice cream, fresh fruit, or, one of my favorites, raspberry whip (see below). You'll need two 5 x 2-inch round cake pans (available via Amazon, but I got mine at the local Home Goods store for $4 each). Each little cake will serve 4-6 people--just enough and not too much. Don't skip adding the citrus zest (you can use lemon, orange, or lime, depending on your preference and what you have on hand). The zest really gives the cakes a nice, gentle zing.
Air Fryer French Yogurt Cakes -- Makes 2
1/4 cup of low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup of plain, fat-free yogurt
1/2 cup of canola oil
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Zest of a lemon (or orange or lime)
1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour (or use 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of
baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt)
Coat two 5 x 2-inch round cake pans with baking spray (or grease and flour them). Whisk together well the buttermilk, yogurt, eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Gently whisk in the flour, a little at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees for a couple of minutes. Carefully lower one of the batter-filled cake pans into the air fryer basket. Cook the batter for 20-25 minutes until a pick comes out clean and the top of the cake is deeply browned. Remove the cake from the air fryer basket carefully and let it cool while baking the other cake. Turn the baked cakes out of their pans after 5-10 minutes to cool completely.
1 8-ounce container of cool whip (or similar)
1/2 cup of fat-free plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of confectioner's sugar
2 teaspoons of lime juice
6 ounces of raspberries washed and dried, plus extra for garnishing
In a large bowl, fold the yogurt, confectioners' sugar, and lime juice into the cool whip until thoroughly combined. Fold in the raspberries gently. Serve a slice of French Yogurt Cake topped with a spoonful of raspberry whip and a scattering or fresh raspberries. Yum, yum, yum.