Last week something miraculous happened. Both my little sisters who live in my neighborhood came over, offering to hold and entertain Hugo so I could get things done. It was amazing. I changed the sheets, answered so many emails, vacuumed, and baked this cake. I had nothing in mind at the time but when I knew my sisters were on Aunty Patrol I had a frantic “what can I bake?” moment. I didn’t want to go to the store, so I perused my pantry to figure out what I could make. Luckily I had all the baking basics and thought a skillet cake would be fun. This one-bowl recipe soon came to be and man oh man was it good.
I love easy cakes and this is so so simple. You brown the butter in a cast iron skillet and just like that you’ve already greased your baking pan and prepared the most important ingredient for the recipe! The texture of the cake is perfect. Fluffy, full of flavor and moist as can be. It’s topped with my favorite brown butter icing with a bit of cinnamon. (My sister Ameara said it tasted like a snickerdoodle!)
This is a perfect solution to needing a quick dessert in a pinch, (especially if you want one that makes your house smell amazing!) Sometimes the best recipes come when you least expect it huh?