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Apple Skillet Cake

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Apple Skillet Cake Recipe

Hello, dear readers! Today, I’m beyond excited to share a recipe that has truly captured my heart. This Apple Skillet Cake isn’t just a dish; it’s a warm hug on a chilly evening, a delightful companion with your morning coffee, and a testament to the simple joys that home cooking brings. I am so grateful for each of you who join me on these culinary adventures, and it’s your enthusiasm that inspires me to discover and share recipes like this one!


To make this comforting Apple Skillet Cake, you’ll need:

  • 140 g of all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 180 g of granulated sugar
  • 45 ml of whiskey, bourbon, Cognac, or apple brandy
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 75 ml of buttermilk
  • 30 g of turbinado sugar
  • A dusting of powdered sugar for garnish

How to Make Apple Skillet Cake

Follow these simple steps to bring your Apple Skillet Cake to life:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet or a similar baking dish.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients: In a larger bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar until fluffy and light in color. Stir in your choice of whiskey, bourbon, Cognac, or apple brandy along with the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with buttermilk, and mix until just combined.
  5. Prepare the skillet: Pour the batter into the prepared skillet and sprinkle the top evenly with turbinado sugar.
  6. Bake: Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Serve and enjoy: Let the cake cool slightly before dusting with powdered sugar. Serve warm, straight from the skillet!

Helpful Tips

  • Perfect Skillet: Using a cast iron skillet not only gives this cake a wonderful crust but also beautifully presents it at any table.
  • Check Doneness: Keep an eye on your cake as oven temperatures can vary; start checking for doneness at the 25-minute mark.


  • Non-Alcoholic Version: Replace the alcohol with apple juice or more buttermilk if you prefer a non-alcoholic version.
  • Add Fruits: Feel free to mix in a layer of thinly sliced apples or pears at the bottom of the skillet for an extra fruity delight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this cake gluten-free? Yes, substitute the all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free blend.

What if I don’t have a cast iron skillet? No worries! You can use any oven-safe skillet or a round baking pan of similar size.

Storage Instructions

This cake tastes best when fresh but can be stored covered at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerated for up to 5 days. Reheat briefly in the oven to refresh.

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Apple Skillet Cake Recipe

Apple Skillet Cake

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Dive into the comforting embrace of this Apple Skillet Cake, a perfect blend of rustic charm and sweet, tender flavors. Baked in a cast iron skillet, this cake offers a delightful crust with a soft, moist interior, highlighted by a subtle hint of your favorite whiskey or brandy.



140 g all-purpose flour

¾ tsp baking powder

½ tsp fine sea salt

2 large eggs

180 g granulated sugar

45 ml whiskey, bourbon, Cognac, or apple brandy

½ tsp vanilla extract

75 ml buttermilk

30 g turbinado sugar

Powdered sugar for garnish


Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs and granulated sugar until fluffy. Mix in your choice of alcohol and vanilla extract.

Gradually combine the dry ingredients with the wet, alternating with buttermilk, mixing until just combined.

Pour batter into the skillet, sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool slightly, dust with powdered sugar, and serve warm.


For a non-alcoholic version, substitute the alcohol with apple juice or additional buttermilk. Adding a layer of thinly sliced apples or pears at the bottom of the skillet before pouring in the batter can introduce a delightful twist to the texture and flavor.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 55 mg

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