This delicious apple spice skillet cake recipe is such a perfectly warm + cozy desert for Fall.
In a season of pumpkin spice everything, apples can sometimes get overlooked. Sure, maybe they’re not as trendy as all things pumpkin spice, but there’s nothing more classically Fall than baking with apples!
In my Fall home tour last week, I talked all about the simplicity I’ve found myself looking for lately – not just in my decor, but in life.
So, this season I’m foregoing the elaborate and embracing the simple, leaving more room in our home and our lives to really enjoy all of the wonderful things this season has to offer.
As I settle into our Fall, I’ve found myself leaning into all things warm, cozy and nostalgic. I’ve dug out all of our warmest blankets to curl up in, I’ve been sipping cups of tea in front of the fire each evening and I’ve been spending hours on end in the kitchen cooking up all sorts of homemade goodies to share with our family and friends.
I never feel more cozy and at home than I do when I’m in the kitchen cooking for my family.
Especially when it’s one of those simple, nostalgic recipes that I’ve been baking up for years.
It may not be as trendy as pumpkin spice, but this apple spice skillet cake has long been one of our Fall favourites and I can’t wait to share it with you today!
Apple Spice Skillet Cake
- 3 granny smith apples (sliced)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 1/3 cups flour (I prefer unbleached)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 6 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 tbsp confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Using a 10-12" cast iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat until the butter starts to bubble.
Add the sliced apples, 2 tbsp of brown sugar and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice until the apples start to soften and the sugar mixture thickens, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl combine the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture, stirring to combine.
Pour the cake batter into the skillet over the apples (it will not cover them completely).
Bake the cake for about 50 to 60 minutes, until light brown and a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once cool, dust with confectioners' sugar to serve.
Not only am I sharing this delicious apple spice cake recipe today, but I’m teaming up with an amazing group of blogging friends to share all sorts of Fall inspiration all week long! My sweet friend Kendra at Joy in Our Home has organized a wonderful Fall Festival Tour, sharing ideas for everything from mantel decor to front porches to help inspire you to cozy up your home this season! Be sure to check out all the other lovely Fall ideas from our Fall Festival Blog hop below:
Mantles on Monday
Tablescapes on Tuesday
Wishing you a lovely day my friends!