A thick and chewy snickerdoodle cake baked in a cast iron skillet and topped with ice cream and caramel sauce. A delicious, dessert that’s just perfect for sharing!
I feel like the world’s worst blogger. I know I’ve been MIA and I really do apologise, but my health has gone downhill recently and I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed with life/work/health etc. It’s been a real struggle the last few weeks.
I’ve still been doing client work, just at a slower pace. I’ve been pretty stuck on the sofa/in bed with it hurting to breathe and unable to stand for more than 10 minutes.
Normally I try to stay positive throughout all of the things life throws at me, but recently I’ve just been struggling. It’s just got to me. The constant pain, the fact I can’t just do stuff like normal 25 year olds…. Even this morning I was having an MRI scan to find out if there are any growths in my ear canals.
I know these feelings come and go and this “phase” will pass, but for the moment I’m just trying to get through each day and I’ll try and get in the kitchen when I can to bake.
Anyway, let’s get back to today’s recipe; this Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake.
What could be better than a cinnamon filled cake the size of your face? I don’t know the answer either.
Although I’m obsessed with cinnamon, I only really got into Snickerdoodles last year. I had pretty much guessed I would love them, I just never got around to making any until then. But, boy am I obsessed now!
This is a really simple cake recipe and since you can bake and then serve this cake in the skillet, that means less washing up!
Since Snickerdoodles are normally rolled in cinnamon sugar, after baking the cake, I sprinkled the whole cake with cinnamon sugar; adding a little crunch and an extra cinnamon hit!
I served this Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake warm, piled with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Hello best dessert ever.
I’ll be getting started on festive recipes this week, so stay tuned for them! I meant to share this cake a while ago, but then I got ill. However, it was so good, I just HAD to share it with you guys, so I’m getting started a little late on the festive baking!
Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake
- 2 sticks (226g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup (200g) caster/white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups (350g) plain flour
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- For the sprinkling mix:
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce to serve, optional
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and spray a 10 inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray. I used Wilton Bake Easy.
- Place butter and sugar into a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, around 2 minutes.
- Add in the vanilla and eggs, scraping down the sides as necessary, and mix on medium speed until well incorporated and smooth, around 1 minute.
- Add in the flour, cinnamon, cream of tartar, bicarb and salt and mix on low until the mixture comes together and is smooth, with no lumps of flour.
- Spoon the mixture into your prepared skillet and smooth into an even layer with the back of your spoon; mixture will be pretty thick.
- Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes until risen and an inserted skewer into the centre comes out clean.
- Leave to cool in the skillet for at least 30 minutes.
- Place 3tbsp sugar and 1/2tsp cinnamon into a small bowl and mix until well combined. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar all over the top of the Snickerdoodle cake.
- Top with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired.
- Alternatively you can leave to cool completely and then slice into wedges. We loved this warm, but it was great the next day cool as well!
- Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake will keep without the ice cream and caramel sauce in an airtight container, at room temperature for 4 days.
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