Start by creaming the milk and vegetable shortening together.
Mix in the vanilla, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and egg whites.
In a small cast iron pan, that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil, pour in the batter. Place the pan in your air fryer basket.
Set your time to 9 minutes at 330 degrees F. This will cook your cake on a nice low temperature, baking in my experience requires a lower temperature, to cook all the way through.
Then increase the temperature to 360 F degrees F, for 5 minutes. This will give you the golden color of cakes. NOTE: the exact time will depend on the amount of batter in your pan and your air fryer, baking requires you to watch it and adjust the times accordingly.
Remove from the air fryer basket. Let cool.
I frosted it with chocolate frosting and some sprinkles. Traditionally it is served with confectionary sugar dusted across the cake.
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