If you haven’t tried baking a cake in a cast-iron skillet you must try this recipe for Easy Vanilla Cake In A Skillet, it is a recipe near and dear to my heart.
Do you love the flavor of vanilla, then you will find this cake is filled with lots of vanilla bean seeds that create such a glorious vanilla flavor? Add a delicate sprinkling of powdered sugar and cinnamon and top some added sweetness.
“from grandma’s kitchen”
I learned to bake in my grandmother’s farmhouse kitchen. From the window, you could see her vegetable garden and the barn beyond. Her cast iron skillet had a permanent place on the stove. My grandmother was a busy woman, so recipes had to be easy and tasty. Needless to say, her Vanilla Cinnamon Skillet Cake was a staple and I think it is the best recipe for a simple vanilla cake ever It wasn’t fancy, but it was oh so good.
This is a small cake recipe that is easy enough to bake midweek for a quick dessert, no layering or frosting required and you get six delicious slices. Another delicious skillet cake is this Maple Apple Cake that is filled with fresh apples and bakes golden brown.
Why use a cast-iron skillet for baking cakes?
- Cast-iron skillets hold and retain heat very well and allows for even baking no matter if it is a cake, cobbler, brownies, or even bread. You will find the center of your baked goods is baked evenly throughout.
- Many times you can use the cast-iron skillet to melt or saute ingredients first before adding more toppings. No extra bowls or pans needed. Just think of melting the butter and brown sugar for a pineapple upside-down cake.
- There is nothing better than a well-seasoned iron skillet that creates deliciously crispy bottoms and edges, not hard as a rock crispy, but a nice delicate crispy that adds a caramelized flavor to your baked goods, like the perfect crispy edges on brownies.
Make sure to check out this post on How To Season An Iron Skillet just in case you need to get your cast iron back in shape or are buying a new one.
Lodge Skillets are my favorite and this