Ok, I REALLY like this recipe. It comes together so quick I literally made it in-between trips to the bbq to flip chicken, and it baked up in the oven while we ate. You see how wonderful this is right? I mean, it makes me look like a wiz in the kitchen, one who is always capable of looking after two very inquisitive (polite for into everything all the time) small children and still cooking a delicious dinner, and dessert.
I mean, who does that right? Outside of June Cleaver (I watched a lot of old black and white tv growing up, I am not 76 years old, it’s just that it was pretty much the only channel we got. I’m quite well versed in Leave it to Beaver, I Love Lucy, Little Rascals, and The Three Stooges. Any way, I do it. I do it when it can be done in-between trips to the bbq.
It’s also great to have in my arsenal of “Bo, stop complaining about how tired you are, do you realize that today I’ve…..”. It’s a good thing Bo never checks this blog, he would learn of all my treacherous secrets.
I have now officially made you read for longer than it would have taken you to make this cake, so I guess we should get to the recipe.
So, what exactly is a brown sugar skillet cake? It’s basically a blondie; a hybrid between a cookie, brownie, and cake. All you need to know is it’s quick, and it’s very yummy.
Throw the eggs and sugar in a bowl.
Whisk them up until they’re well blended.
Add some melted butter.
Whisk it up until nice and satiny looking (don’t worry, this takes seconds) .
In a second bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Now just whisk together the wet and dry ingredients.
Throw some butter into a skillet.
Get your fingers in there and make sure that every nook and cranny is well buttered.
Pour in the batter and sprinkle on some chopped walnuts. See, this just gets better and better.
Now pop it in the oven. That’s it.
25 minutes later you take it out and have this.
It’s just, it’s love.
I’m still not quite sure how I forgot about the vanilla ice cream in the freezer to top this with. I guess I’ll just have to make it again
Here’s your printable:
- 2 tbsp butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 8 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF with a rack in the middle position. Generously grease a 9" skillet with 2 tablespoons of softened butter.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars and eggs until well combined. Add the melted butter and whisk until smooth and satiny.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk together until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared skillet and sprinkle on the chopped walnuts.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
If you don't have a cast iron skillet, just use a glass pie plate.