Need Chocolate? Make a Small Batch of Mexican Brownie Bite Cakes in Your Air Fryer
So, what do you do when you have a desperate need for brownies but don't want to heat up the oven or have a huge pan of brownies lingering on your counter for you to nibble away at, bit by bit, until your diet is shot? Rev up the air fryer, haul out a small bowl, and whip up four little brownie cakes. Mexican Brownie Bite Cakes are deep dark chocolate brownie bites spiked with espresso powder and cinnamon. The brownie bites mix up in five minutes, bake in about 20 minutes, and are a wonderful splurge served warm with a scoop of ice cream. If you really want a fancy dessert, drizzle the ice cream-topped brownies with a little hot espresso or some Kahlua (or similar liqueur). Or just eat the brownies plain. They're soft, fudgy, and just the thing to satisfy your need for chocolate! Enjoy!
Air Fryer Mexican Brownie Bite Cakes -- Makes 4
1/2 cup of canola oil
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
Ice cream (optional, but really good)
In a mixing bowl or 4-quart measure, whisk together the canola oil, cocoa powder, sugars, eggs, vanilla, espresso powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt until thoroughly blended. With a spoon or spatula stir in the flour until no white streaks remain. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spritz four ramekins or 4-inch round pie tins with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the batter between the ramekins or tins. In your air fryer, bake the brownies, two-at-a-time (or more, depending on the size of your air fryer, but don't crowd the brownies) for about 20 minutes at 320 degrees. The brownies should be just barely firm to the touch at the edges but still soft in the middles. Serve the brownies warm, preferably with ice cream, and possibly drizzled with espresso and/or Kahlua. Oh, yum!!!