Maple Apple Skillet Cake

Maple Apple Skillet Cake

This Maple Apple Skillet Cake is my go-to cake when I want a quick dessert that has all the wonderful fall flavors.  Maple, cinnamon, and nutmeg combined with sweet juicy apples top a tender maple cake.

Course Cake
Cuisine American
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jere @One Hot Oven


Apple Ingredients

  • 3-4 medium sized apples, sliced If your apples are large 2 will cover the batter
  • 3 tbs. maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. `salt

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups AP flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk, warmed
  • 6 tbls. melted butter
  • 3 tbls. maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8" iron skillet or an 8" cake pan.

Preparing the Apples

  1. Core and slice the apples and place in a medium-sized bowl.  Slice the apples on the thinner side.

  2. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and maple syrup to the apples, stir to combine.

Making the Cake

  1. Place the flour, baking powered and salt in a medium-sized bowl, stir to combine. 

  2. Combine the warm milk, melted butter, beaten egg, and maple syrup then add to the flour mixture. Stir to combine and pour into the prepared skillet or pan.

  3. Lay the apples on top of the cake batter in a circular pattern.  Depending on the size of your apples if you have some that do not fit in the skillet, freeze for later. 

  4. If there is syrup in the bottom of the bowl you can spoon some of it on top of the apples, 1 - 2 tablespoons.

  5. Bake the cake for about 45-50 minutes until it is browned on top and a cake tester comes out clean from the batter.

  6. Let cool then slice and serve from the skillet or pan.