Caramel Apple Skillet Cake

Here in Washington, apples are at their peak. Here’s a foolproof recipe shared by a friend decades ago!

Caramel Apple Skillet Cake


Apple layer

3/4 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1-2 tsp. cinnamon

Pinch of salt

2-6 apples (depending on size) peeled, cored, and sliced into wedges


1 3/4 c. flour

3/4 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 c. butter, softened

1 c. sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 c. milk



Preheat oven to 350° and warm a skillet on the stovetop. Melt brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Layer on the apples and set on low while you make the cake batter. Combine flour, baking powder, spices, and salt in a sifter or bowl.

Using a mixer, beat butter and sugars until softened. Add egg and vanilla. Add half the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, beating until just combined. Pour in milk and mix well, then add remaining dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Pour batter over apples and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean 1 hour. Let cool in pan 15 minutes then invert onto a platter. Serve with sour cream, whipped cream, or ice cream. Enjoy!

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