As Bon Appetit explains, the beauty of an olive oil cake is the moisture the extra virgin olive oil creates, largely due to the fact that it maintains its liquid form at room temperature. According to Lagasse’s Instagram post, his personal-sized Citrus Olive Oil Cakes can be made in the “it” appliance of the year, — also known as the air fryer – or the traditional oven. But regardless of which method you prefer, we love that it requires just 25-minutes to bake these cakes that are infused with orange and lemon juice, along with a little Grand Marnier to make that citrus flavor pop. To give it that extra special touch, Lagasse sprinkles powder sugar over the cakes and garnishes them with blackberries and raspberries.
Fans are all-in with making this cake to “kick it up a notch” and celebrate mom. One even tagged her people and wrote, “I want this for mother’s day!” Another summed up the overall sentiment of Lagasse’s followers with this comment: “These look spectacular!! Wow!”
Another great thing about these miniature cakes is that they can be stored on the countertop in airtight containers for several days so mom can enjoy this treat with her first cup of coffee on Monday morning. The gift that continues to give.