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Monday, November 1, 2010

Apple Skillet Cake

Hi, guys! Hope you had a fun Halloween weekend! Ours got rained out but it didn't stop us from having a good time indoors. :) Here is a recipe to start out your week and I hope you enjoy.

This recipe hails from King Arthur. We use a lot of their flours and products in our baking and I can't say enough good things about them. All their recipes are tempting and I am looking forward to trying more soon. My mom, brother Kyle and I made the Apple Skillet Cake last week and it was way good. If you don't own a 9 in skillet, use a 9 in cake pan.

Recipe for Apples:

4 or 5 large tart green apples (such as Granny Smith), cored and sliced thinly
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons boiled cider, optional
1 teaspoon apple pie spice, or your favorite combo of sweet spices
1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe for Cake:

1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup warm milk
1 large egg
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
coarse sparkling sugar to sprinkle on top, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter your skillet or cake pan (keep in mind, if using a skillet the edges of the cake will brown up more so than with a regular cake pan). Set aside. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients listed for the Apples. Mix and coat thoroughly. Set aside. For the Cake, using a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk egg. Continually whisk, while slowly pouring in warm milk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Pour whisked mixture into flour mixture and mix until combined. Mixture will be slightly lumpy. Pour batter into prepared cake pan or skillet. Spoon apple mixture on top. Pile more apples on the edges for the best appearance. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar (optional). Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. You can also use a toothpick poked in the center- if it comes out clean the cake is done. Remove from oven. If you didn't already sprinkle it with sparkling sugar you can lightly dust some powdered sugar over the top right now. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Slice and serve directly from pan with ice cream.

image by Briana

1 comment:

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Is there really such thing as sparkling sugar, or are you pulling my chain. Looks like I need a skillet.