Sunday, September 14, 2008

Skillet Apple Cake

I hung out at my mom's house yesterday because my sister was visiting. Mom happened to have several slightly-past-ripe apples in her fruit bowl that needed to be used. I jumped at the chance! Southern Plate just recently did a whole week of apple recipes, and every single post made me drool my head off. I was so excited to have the chance to try one of her delicious-looking recipes. I've been wanting to do more autumn-flavored foods in honor of the change in seasons, and thought that one of Christy's apple recipes would be the perfect start. This is the one I chose, and I'm so thrilled with how delicious it was!

Skillet Apple Cake
1/3 cup margarine or butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
5-6 apples, sliced and peeled
Chopped pecans
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!


Barbara Bakes said...

Looks like a great recipe with ingredients I always have on hand! Cute apron!

Maria said...

Great looking dessert! I am ready for apples! Love the apron too!

hayleynichols88 said...

It sounds delicious, never mind that it didn't come out perfect, it's what it tastes like that counts :-)

Michelle said...

Way cute apron! Good grief, you win everything!!!!! THBPBPBPB! (that was me sticking my tongue out at you...)

I really wanted seconds of that cake, it was just too good. Stop making such yummy stuff when I come over!

~Priscilla~ said...

great apron! yummy desserts, and great pics!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

You wear that apron well Stephanie. Congrats on Winning. That Apple cake turned out awesome.

Rebekah said...

I am loving the apron! Congrats!!

This one looks yummy! We are going apple picking at the end of the month and this would be perfect with the apples! Yummy!!

VG said...

The cake looks great.And congrats on your win. You look smashing!