Apple and Honey Skillet Cake For Rosh Hashanah (or Any Day)

  • Every year on Rosh Hashanah, we eat apples dipped in honey to signify a sweet new year ahead. I wanted to incorporate those sweet flavors into a festive skillet cake.The batter is made with whole grain flour, almond meal, creamy yogurt, and cinnamon. It’s then baked to golden perfection with fresh apple slices on top. And it will make your kitchen smell heavenly!

    Baking in a cast iron skillet is one of my favorite methods for making delicious desserts is and this apple skillet cake is definitely delicious. Don’t have a cast iron skillet? No problem!  Use an 9″ cake pan and you will still get amazing results.

    Apple & Honey Skillet Cake

    Apples and Honey Skillet Cake

    Every year on Rosh Hashanah, we eat apples dipped in […]

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    • egg: 1, large
    • butter: 6 Tablespoons, softened
    • brown sugar: 1/4 cup
    • vanilla extract: 1/2 teaspoon
    • greek yogurt: 1/2 cup
    • honey: 1/2 cup
    • all purpose flour: 1/2 cup
    • whole wheat flour: 1/2 cup
    • almond meal: 1/2 cup
    • baking powder: 1 teaspoon
    • baking soda: 1/4 teaspoon
    • cinnamon: 2 teaspoons
    • salt: 1/4 teaspoon
    • apple: 1, halved and thinly sliced


    Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 inch cast iron skillet with butter.

    Step 2: In a large bowl, cream the butter, egg, and sugar together. Fold in the vanilla extract, yogurt, and honey. Add the flours, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and whisk until batter is smooth and well incorporated. 

    Step 3: Pour the batter into your prepared cast iron skillet. Arrange the apple slices in concentric overlapping circles over the batter. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top of the cake is golden. Serve warm with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon and honey drizzle on top.

    *For a non-dairy alternative swap out the butter for vegan "butter" sticks and the greek yogurt for non-dairy creamer or non-dairy yogurt. 

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