Christmas

Brown Butter Skillet Cake

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December 17, 2016
Photo by Jenny
Author Notes

A cake for snowy mornings when you want the house to be filled with buttery warmth and nutty fragrance. It is a sturdy, rich cake made in a cast iron skillet that gives it chewy cookie like edges. —Jenny

  • Makes 9 inch cake
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350F. In a small saucepan, heat the butter on medium heat, till it starts to turn golden brown and smells nutty. Take off the heat and set aside.
  2. Whisk together, flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside
  3. Cream eggs and sugar till light and creamy. Gently mix in cooled browned butter. Fold in the dry ingredients till incorporated.
  4. Pour into the skillet and bake for 45 – 50 minutes. If the cake is browning too much, too fast, cover with aluminum foil till cooked through and toothpick comes clean.
  5. Note – the pear fan looks pretty, but it makes the centre of the cake sink in a bit, probably due to extra moisture.

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