Apple Pie Skillet Cake

The Spruce Content Team
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
295 Calories
17g Fat
32g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 295
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 6g
Calcium 110mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Have your pie/cake and eat it too! Using a cast iron skillet, this recipe combines apple pie and baked apple spice cake into one irresistible dessert. Topped with a beautiful apple slice rosette pattern, it only takes about 20 minutes to bake on the stove.


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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large apples (of your choice, thinly sliced)
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon sugar (make your own by mixing 4 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon).

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F and grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet.

  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  4. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to beat until smooth. If you don’t have a mixer, you can mix by hand, it’s just more work.

  5. In a another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

  6. With the mixer on low, begin adding a small amount of the flour mixture. Then alternate and add a small amount of the buttermilk. Keep alternating until both are added. Mix until just combined.

  7. Pour the batter into the skillet and evenly distribute.

  8. Cut the apples into thin slices and arrange them carefully on top of the batter, starting from the outside, in overlapping circles, and working your way in. Make sure the skillet is covered and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

  9. Bake for 20 minutes, or until slightly golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the center.

  10. Serve warm with a bit more cinnamon sugar or vanilla ice cream.