Not a day goes by in my house when I don’t use a cast iron skillet.
I didn’t grow up in a cast iron household, but fortunately, my husband did. We inherited three cast iron pans from past generations in his family. One is a huge, 14-inch skillet that I can barely lift. The next one is a 9-inch skillet that gets used the most often. And then there’s the little guy, a 6-inch skillet which we use to heat up a small portion of leftovers in no time.
We don’t have a microwave, so things almost always get reheated in cast iron on the stovetop. These skillets heat up quickly and evenly, so they’re the perfect tool for this task. I also use these skillets in the oven. The even heating helps to ensure that baked goods come out just right.
This Maple Berry Skillet Cake is a delicious, fruity, rustic dessert. You could serve this versatile dish for breakfast or a snack, too. This moist, flavorful cake tastes best the day it’s baked. If you don’t plan to eat it all in the first 24 hours, freeze the extra pieces for another day.
Maple Berry Skillet Cake
$.61 per serving
- 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup mashed banana
- 1/3 cup milk whole milk or non-dairy milk
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups mixed berries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet with butter or coconut oil.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the maple syrup, mashed banana, milk, egg, melted oil or butter, and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl and stir to combine.
Fold in the berries. If you’re using large strawberries, cut them in half before adding them to the batter.
Transfer the batter to the skillet. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the cake is light brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
You can substitute white whole wheat flour for the gluten-free flour if you prefer. Add an additional tablespoon of milk if you make this substitution. Adapted from this recipe
Maple Berry Skillet Cake Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $4.87 to make, or $.61 per piece. Maple Berry Skillet Cake is a wonderful dessert or snack full of delicious flavor and nourishing ingredients.
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