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Apple Skillet Cake

Apple Skillet Cake

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 10
  • Category: Dessert


A simple scrumptious skillet cake full of sweet apples and comforting spice!


  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 large McIntosh apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 11/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • whipped topping, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add the diced apples, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until apples start to soften. Turn off heat.
  3. In a large microwave safe mixing bowl, melt the remaining 8 tablespoons butter and let cool slightly before whisking in the remaining 1 cup light brown sugar. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, and stir until just combined. Fold in the apples.
  4. Spread the cake batter evenly back into the skillet that you sautéed the apples in. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm or cooled.