Can I just say i love making  cakes in a skillet.  I don’t know if it reminds me of coming home from church and seeing dad making us corn pancakes in the skillet or if i I just like slapping that skillet on the table after dinner and saying here’s dessert or what but  none the less, I like it.

You don’t have to, but I do.

There was really no reason I make this cake, just had a few free minutes where nothing else was pressing.

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There is nothing really special about this cake or the ingredients; just a simple yet pleasant cake you could even serve to your mother-in-law

You can make this cake in a 9-inch pan but as per above…. don’t

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Here’s the skillet all ready to be filled

You need the usual’s, flour (1 1/2 cups), baking powder, baking soda, salt, (3/4 , 1/4, 3/4 tsp)

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That’s my soda, powder and salt!  I love containers and organization.

You need 6 Tbsp. butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 large egg and 1 large egg yolk.

I must say, I am pretty good at separating eggs.  If there was a job out there for that I think I would get it.

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Cream the butter and sugar and then add the  egg and egg yolk

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Add 2 tsp. vanilla

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Add half the flour mixture, then add 3/4 cup buttermilk then the rest of the flour mixture.  Beat just until combined then remove bowl and  mix the rest by hand.

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Pour into the skillet.

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Bake for about 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

While the cake bakes,  make the praline sauce.

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 heavy cream, generous pinch of salt

Okay, just have to stop here and mention that a few years ago my mom gave me a measuring spoon that was called a

“pinch of slat”.  I thought that was pretty funny.  I don’t really use, but don’t tell her.

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Bring to a soft boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat an add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts.

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Let it sit in the pan for about 20 minutes to firm up.

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Cake is done!!!

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Isn’t it pretty??

Now pour the sauce over the cake and spread evenly.

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Does that not look absolutely luscious?

You can serve this warm, room temperature or it will keep for up to 4 days covered at room temperature.

YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!!!! Not in this house!

Enjoy

Until we meet again

Buttermilk Skillet Cake

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