Maple Berry Skillet Cake

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I love this Maple Berry Skillet Cake! It's a rustic, delicious, healthy snack. Recipe from Real Food Real Deals.

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

This maple berry skillet cake is a delicious, fruity dessert.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:50 minutes
Total Time:1 hour

Recommended Equipment


  • 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 8-inch or 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

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 220kcal
Cost: $.61 per serving

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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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  1. Wanted to let you know my 3-year-old and I made this yesterday in a round metal cake pan. Used yogurt for the milk, and sprouted whole wheat flour (from hard wheat). Half frozen raspberries and half frozen blueberries. We all LOVED it! The one-year-old did, too:) Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Kate! I’m glad everyone like it – especially the little ones. I bet it was great with the blueberry/raspberry combo.

  2. Would you please share how you clean your skillets? I have done all the research. I know the facts, how to season as needed, how to clean and how not to clean according to the manufacturer–but in reality it seems like people do all kinds of things. What do you do?? Thanks!

    1. Kate, I wash my cast iron skillets with warm water and a cloth. I rarely put soap in them. You’re right, there are lots of schools of thought about how to clean these pans.

  3. Hmm… no refined sugar and looking like it’s heavy on the berries – what’s not to love! Sounds like a great recipe indeed and I love that it’s baked in a skillet – haven’t grown up in a skilled household neither, yet blogging brought up my love for this kind of kitchenware and now there’s nearly no day when no cast iron skillet is used in the kitchen around here. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love this cake, there is something delicious about baking treats in cast iron skillets. Love that you have cast iron skillets that were passed, so much history with them:-) Your recipe looks moist, delicious, and amazing! Yum, Take care, Terra

  5. So jealous of your cast iron skillet! I think I’m the only southerner in the world who doesn’t have one from her family!

  6. Annemarie, this skillet cake looks delicious! Cast iron lasts forever and is so functional and versatile. I love mine 🙂 It is so cool that you inherited those pans! Just think about how many different meals were prepared on them before you got them!

  7. I hope to try this someday! Will pin for later–it looks great! I don’t have a cast iron skillet, but it seems like I should. My birthday is coming up…maybe that will be a good present to myself. 🙂 What brand do you recommend?

    1. That would be a great birthday present, LeAnn! I haven’t actually purchased any cast iron pans, so I’m not sure what brand to recommend. I bet if you put the question out there on FB, you’d get some helpful feedback.

    2. Hey LeAnn! You should definitely get yourself a skillet. I use mine literally every day. I think the most popular brand in the U.S. is lodge. I have two sizes of their skillets and one griddle/grill pan, and they all work great (even after the husband neglected his and didn’t take care of it, haha!).

      1. Thanks for the input, Christine! I know Lodge is one of the big names in cast iron, so I’m glad to hear that you’ve had a good experience with them.

  8. I can’t imagine living without my cast iron. Definetly an everyday piece of cookware in our house too. This cake looks delicious! I love a castiron cake; can’t wait to try this recipe.

  9. I love my cast iron pan and I know it will last for generations to come. Beautiful skillet cake!

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