Skillet Apple Cake
1/3 cup margarine or butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
5-6 apples, sliced and peeled
1 cup self rising flour (or 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt)
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3 tbsp. additional melted margarine (I used oil)
1 egg, well beaten
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup water
Melt butter in skillet. Stir in 2/3 C sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Top with apple slices (in a single layer. This is important so that the cake turns out pretty); cover over medium heat for ten minutes. Top with pecans. In separate bowl, stir together flour, 1/3 C sugar, and 3/4 tsp cinnamon. Combine 3 T melted margarine, egg, milk, and water in separate bowl. Add to flour mixture and mix until just moistened. Spoon over hot apples and pecans. Cover and cook on stove eye for twenty minutes on low heat or until firm to the touch. Turn out onto large plate. DEVOUR! (Those are Christy's exact words. I would add that this is fantastic with ice cream).
A couple notes: I think my skillet was a little too large, and my apple slices too thin, in too many layers. I should have put the apples all in one layer. The cake didn't turn out of the pan neatly. It ended up slightly unsightly, in a huge pile on the platter. But that's just an aesthetic problem - the cake tasted so incredibly delicious no one noticed how funny it looked!
On a different note, I received something really fun in the mail yesterday morning. During her apple week, Christy held a giveaway for her cookbook and an apron made by her mom. And I won! Here I am posing with my fabulous new goodies!