Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • GINGERBREAD:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Warmed applesauce, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place 1/4 cup butter in a 12-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Place in oven until butter is melted, 4-5 minutes; carefully swirl to coat evenly. Sprinkle with pecans and brown sugar; drizzle with molasses. Arrange apple slices in a single layer over sugar, cut side down.
  • For gingerbread cake: in a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, then molasses. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, ginger, salt and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in hot water.
  • Pour over apples. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. If desired, serve warm with applesauce.
SOURCE: Taste of Home