Venango County Recipe of the Day: Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

| October 13, 2021

Venango County Recipe of the Day: Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake – Sponsored by Clarion Federal Credit Union.

Save this apple recipe for a cold fall day!


1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 cup molasses
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup hot water
Warmed applesauce, optional


-Preheat oven to 350°. Place 1/4 cup butter in a 12-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Place in oven until butter is melted, 4-5 minutes; carefully swirl to coat evenly. Sprinkle with pecans and brown sugar; drizzle with molasses. Arrange apple slices in a single layer over sugar, cut side down.

-For gingerbread cake: in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, then molasses. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, ginger, salt, and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in hot water.

-Pour over apples. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. If desired, serve warm with applesauce.

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