Upside Down Blueberry Skillet Cake

Upside Down Blueberry Skillet Cake

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This upside-down blueberry skillet cake is so good. Baked completely on the stove, you won’t have to worry about heating up the house on a hot summer day. Easy to make and delicious, it’s the perfect summer dessert.

upside down blueberry skillet cake

Upside Down Blueberry Skillet Cake

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upside down blueberry skillet cake recipe

What is a Skillet Cake?

A skillet cake is a cake baked entirely on the stovetop inside of a skillet over medium heat.

Why would I want to bake a cake in a skillet?

Using a skillet to bake a cake is great during the hot summer months. It allows you to bake without turning the oven on and raising the temperature in the house.

Is a Cast Iron Skillet a good Skillet to Use for Baking?

Yes. Cast iron skillets are probably the best skillets to use for baking. The skillet holds heat well and the temperature is evenly distributed so the cake will bake more equally.

Make-Ahead and Storage:

Because blueberries tend to bleed, this cake should really be served within a couple of days of making it (best on the day of)

Store cake, covered at room temperature for up to 5 days.

What Size Skillet Should I Use?

I used a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. You can use whatever you have on hand. If you have smaller skillets, you will get a higher cake and need to bake a bit longer to cook through. You can also divide the batter up into 2 small skillets, or use a larger skillet and expect a thinner cake. Remember to adjust your baking time accordingly.

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Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1&1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup of butter melted
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 10 in. ovenproof skillet

upside down blueberry skillet cake

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blueberry skillet cake

Upside Down Blueberry Skillet Cake


  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x

Description

Fruity and delicious – this cake is the perfect end to a hot summer day.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1&1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup of butter melted
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 10 in. ovenproof skillet – cast iron skillets work great

Instructions

 

  • Melt the first 1/4 cup of butter in the skillet over medium heat
  • Add brown sugar, and stir in until  smooth
  • Remove from heat, and add lemon juice, water, and sugar – stir until smooth, and sugar is dissolved
  • Add blueberries  and spread them out
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder & salt
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the other 1/4 cup of butter – remove from heat and let cool until only lukewarm
  • After the butter has cooled, add the milk, sour cream, egg, and extract to the melted butter, and whisk
  • Slowly add the flour mixture into the milk and butter mixture
  • Stir until moistened
  • Spoon over the blueberries and spread out
  • Turn the stove back onto medium heat and cook over the stove for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake portion comes out clean
  • Cool 10 minutes, and invert it onto a serving dish
  • Enjoy with ice cream or whipped cream

Notes

Bake in the oven alternative:

You can bake the cake – in a cast-iron skillet at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake (only) should come out clean

Skillet Size

I used a 10-inch skillet. If you have small skillets, use 2 and divide the batter to get two cakes out of this recipe. Alternatively, if you have a larger skillet, adjust the baking time to less than 20 minutes. For a thinner cake, you will need to check on doneness at around 15 minutes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

 

upside down blueberry skillet cake

 

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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