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.


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


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)


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.


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


Add 2 tsp. vanilla



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.



Pour into the skillet.




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.


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


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


Cake is done!!!


Isn’t it pretty??

Now pour the sauce over the cake and spread evenly.


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!


Until we meet again

Buttermilk Skillet Cake

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