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Plum Skillet Cake

Posted by on August 14, 2012

The best part about this cake is that it’s incredibly easy and done in half an hour. It’s part clafouti (which is a french pancake-like tart), part cake, and you can make it with any kind of fruit. I think next time I would cut the fruit smaller and try to squeeze in more, but it was an excellent quick dessert.

Plum Skillet Cake

1 pint small plums, halved

1 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 stick butter

2/3 cup milk

zest of 1 orange

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons sugar

Stir flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Brown butter in a skillet for a couple minutes, until it smells nutty. Remove to a bowl and combine with the orange zest, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine.

If you’re using a non-stick skillet, the residual butter left in the pan should be enough. If you are using a cast-iron skillet, grease the pan with a little more butter. Pour the batter into the skillet and arrange the plums in a layer on top, pushing in a little. Sprinkle with the sugar. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 until it starts to brown a little and a tester comes out clean.

6 Responses to Plum Skillet Cake

  1. diary of a tomato

    Perfect for summer and the fruit that’s in season now — like clafoutis, but cakier!

  2. Seattle Foodshed

    We’re about to have a boatload of fresh plums. This looks great!

  3. dinnersforwinners

    beautiful job!

  4. Sophie33

    MMM, got a really tasty winner over here! It just looks truly appetizing & beautiful! I am going to add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to it! Looks georgous too! :)

  5. Sophie33

    I added the cinnamon & it was fantastic. I have ripe figs in my garden & I know this would be eaqually tasty with them in this recipe!