Apple Skillet Cake

Apple Skillet Cake

Apple Skillet Cake

From my story “Discovering Chris (likes cake)”


(The Apples)

4 tbsp butter

2 tbsp granulated sugar

3 large apples, peeled, cored and roughly sliced

½ tsp cinnamon

Pre-heat your oven to 350˚F.

Place the sugar and butter into a 12” skillet. Cook on medium low heat until the butter and sugar melt and the mixture begins to caramelize, taking care to not let it burn, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the sliced apples and cinnamon. Raise the heat to medium and cook until the mixture bubbles and any liquid the apples give off has reduced, another 5 to 7 minutes. Spread the apples in an even layer on the bottom of the skillet and remove from the heat.

(The Cake)


1 ½ cups flour

¼ cup granulated sugar

2 ½ tsp baking powder

¾ tsp salt

1 egg

1 ¼ cups milk

3 tbsp canola oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl or large measuring jug combine the egg, milk, and oil. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix briefly just until the ingredients are combined (the batter will be lumpy).

Spread this batter in a thin layer over the apples in the skillet. Bake in the pre-heated oven until the top has browned lightly, approximately 15 to 19 minutes, depending on oven. (A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.)

Serve warm or cold. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Can be served apples-side up or down.

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