Plum Skillet Cake

It’s time for a little coffeecake. 
I love using my cast iron skillet for everything.
Baking in it just seems so rustic country cozy.
I’ve make a great chocolate skillet cake and
of course it’s perfect for corn bread.
This plum cake is just right for a little Sunday
afternoon kaffee und kuchen time.
 Add flour to a greased cast iron skillet. 
 Toss and tap out excess.
 Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
 Beat in egg.
 Add flour mixture, alternately 
with buttermilk.
 The batter will be light and fluffy.
 Spread batter into pan and top with plums.
Other fruit is good too, see variations.
Bake @375º until golden, about 30 minutes. 
Plum Skillet Cake
4T butter, room temperature, 
plus more for greasing the pan
3/4 C sugar plus 2T
1 egg
 1 C flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 baking soda
dash salt
1/2 C buttermilk
2 ripe plums thinly sliced
Butter a 9″ skillet or cake pan. 
Dust with flour, tapping out excess.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, 
baking powder, and salt. Beat butter
and 3/4 C flour until fluffy. Beat in egg.
Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating
with buttermilk. Pour batter into prepared 
pan. Fan plums on top and sprinkle with 2T
sugar. Bake @375º until golden brown and 
toothpick inserted into the center comes out
clean, 30-35 minutes. Let cool slightly. 

Apple Skillet Cake
Variations: 1 large apple, thinly sliced, 
tossed with 1 t lemon juice, then top with

2 T brown sugar and 1/4-1/2 t cinnamon.
Sprinkle on top of apples.

Buttermilk substitute: 1 T lemon juice
plus milk to = 1/2 C. Let sit 5 minutes.

Links: Between Naps On The Porch,
The Charm of Home, Common Ground,

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