Need a Dessert Fast? Make Air Fryer Vanilla Cakes
These little cakes have got to be the "little black dresses" of the cake world. They are simple, sweet, fast to make, and you can eat them plain or dress them up. I made them initially for my husband, who likes plain, unfrosted cakes. I didn't think I'd especially like the cakes. Then, I had a small piece and ended up going back for more--twice. The cakes are elegant in their simplicity. They also are great dressed up with fresh berries and whipped cream. Or try them with caramel or chocolate sauce and a bit of ice cream. Or try the cakes drizzled with liqueur and topped with whipped cream. Just try them. They're great! Enjoy!
Air Fryer Mini Vanilla Cakes -- Makes 4 Small Loaves
1/2 cup of canola oil
1 cup of sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
1/2 cup of plain yogurt (fat-free is fine, if that's what you have)
1 1/3 cup of self-rising flour
Sugar to sprinkle (optional)
In a medium bowl or measure (I use a quart-sized Pyrex measure), whisk together well the oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extracts, and yogurt. Gradually whisk in the flour, a bit at a time until you have a fairly smooth batter. Spritz four mini-loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray and divide the batter among the pans. Sprinkle the top of the batter in each pan with a little sugar, if you'd like. Put two filled pans in your air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the loaves at 320 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a pick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out with no wet batter attached. Remove the cooked loaves and repeat the cooking process with the remaining batter. Let the cakes cool in their pans for 10-15 minutes before turning them out to cool completely.