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Best Apple Cake in an Iron Skillet

Best Apple Cake in an Iron Skillet

1 stick butter
¾ c. sugar
4 whole Granny Smith apples, cored, halved and each half cut into 6 equal pieces
1 stick butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
1 ½ t. vanilla
2 eggs
½ c. sour cream, room temp
1 ½ c. flour
1 ½ t. baking powder
1 t. salt
½ t. ground cinnamon
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped finely
Vanilla ice cream, for serving

  1. Preheat oven 375.
  2. APPLE TOPPING: In 9-10” iron skillet, melt butter over low heat.
  3. Add sugar to pan and stir around, then place apple slices, cut side down, in the pan.
  4. Don’t pack too tightly, but try not to leave overly large gaps.
  5. Allow to cook over low heat while you make cake batter, about 10 minutes.
  6. In bowl of electric mixer, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  7. Mix in vanilla and eggs.
  8. Add sour cream and mix well.
  9. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  10. Stir together then gradually add flour mixture into creamed butter mixture until just combined.
  11. Gently stir in chopped apple.
  12. Remove skillet from heat.
  13. Spoon batter over top, then spread gently so batter is evenly distributed.
  14. Place on a sheet lined with foil and bake 25-30 minutes or until cake is golden brown and bubbly.
  15. Allow cake to sit in skillet for 5 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate.
  16. Serve with ice cream.
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