Apple Spice Skillet Cake Recipe

This delicious apple spice skillet cake recipe is such a perfectly warm + cozy desert for Fall.

 cast iron skillet cake

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!

Welcome a bit of Fall to your home with this simple farmhouse Fall tablescape...

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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

  2. Using a 10-12" cast iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat until the butter starts to bubble.

  3. 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.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Set aside.

  5. In a separate mixing bowl combine the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture, stirring to combine. 

  6. Pour the cake batter into the skillet over the apples (it will not cover them completely).

  7. Bake the cake for about 50 to 60 minutes, until light brown and a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  8. 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

Joy In Our Home | County Road 407 | Poofing the Pillows |

Follow The Yellow Brick Home | citygirlmeetsfarmboy


Tablescapes on Tuesday

The Latina Next Door | My Creative Days | Elizabeth Joan Designs |

The Crowned Goat | Farmhouse Flare Designs 


Recipes on WednesdayCherished Bliss | Countryside Cravings | Love In My Oven |

Chocolate with Grace | Making It In The Mountains 


Vignettes on Thursday anderson + grant | DIY Beautify | Timeless Creations

The Painted Hinge | Rain & Pine 


Front Porches on FridayLantern Lane Designs | Little Brags | Chatfield Court 

Camelot Art Creations | R and R at Home 


Wishing you a lovely day my friends!

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26 thoughts on “Apple Spice Skillet Cake Recipe

  1. This looks amazing Kristi! I can’t wait to make apple pie skillet cake for my family. I’m totally with you on the simple, relaxed, cozy Fall season. It feels like the biggest luxury to take the time to do the things that make you happy before the hustle and bustle of the holidays get going. Count me on board too! Hugs, CoCo

  2. Kristi, I will definitely be making this! We are firm believers here at our house that everything that comes from a cast iron pan tastes much more delicious. There’s just something about those well loved pans that makes the texture and taste of food so much more delicious.

    I’m so happy to see that you too are embracing the simple side of the season. That’s my take on it too and it feels good. Happy to be on this blog hop with you!

  3. This cake looks so stunning!! I use cast iron for baking as well! Thanks for a great recipe and I can’t wait to try it out!

  4. I’ve never heard of such but can hardly wait to try this! Your decor is always so lovely and now you even make your recipes look lovely! How do you do that?! Loved this hop. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This cake looks delicious Kristi! I love that it’s baked in cast iron (we’ve wanted to get some for the kitchen but only have a couple pans for camping). I’m sure your friends and family have been appreciating all your homemade baking! Thx so much for joining me this week; always love what you share from your home! xo

    1. Thank you so, so much! I love cooking with cast iron and hope to build up a bigger collection to put to work too! And thank YOU so much for hosting! xo

  6. Hi Kristi! I love cast iron skillet recipes, and this one looks perfectly yummy! I’d love to bake this one up for breakfast on a cold fall morning. So happy to be hopping with you!

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