Buttermilk Skillet Cake with Pecan Praline Topping

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This cake is flippin' amazing. Light, fluffy....not too sweet because the praline has that roll. And it does it well! If you want a "cleaner" more perfect looking cake, use a 10" skillet or a 9" cake pan. I personally love the rustic image the 8" cast iron skillet gives it.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Buttermilk Cake
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
6 TB unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 buttermilk

Praline Topping
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
good pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Step 2: Prep work

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Preheat your oven to 375' F. Grease and flour an 8" oven safe (ie: cast iron) skillet, along the bottom and up the sides

Step 3: Cake Instructions

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In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In another medium bowl, with a stand or hand mixer, cream together the granulated sugar and butter until fully incorporated, about 3 minutes.
Add the egg and yolk, one at a time, beating for 1 minute between the two.
Beat in the vanilla.
Now....with the mixer on low, add half of the flour. Beat until incorporated. Add the buttermilk, and beat again until incorporated. Finally, beat in the remaining flour until almost fully incorporated. Stop beating and continue with a spatula to fully incorporate the flour.
Pour / spoon the batter into your prepared pan.
Smooth the batter in the pan evenly.....put a pan on the bottom catch the drippings. Bake for 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
scoochmaroo2 years ago
imstuffed (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Thanks scooch....:)
mariahs362 years ago
imstuffed (author)  mariahs362 years ago
I hope you get a chance to try it...its one of my favorite desserts
ddpie2 years ago
I could really, REALLY, use one of these right now. That's right, not a piece, the whole dang thang LOL good luck chicky!
imstuffed (author)  ddpie2 years ago
Luckily it's not a big cake so i could eat the whole thang (I know I could LOL) thanks Dd :)
eclipsed2 years ago
This looks amazing! It would be so good with a scoop of dulce de leche ice cream.
imstuffed (author)  eclipsed2 years ago
Thank you eclipse. Oooh, dulce de leche ice cream. That sounds like a great match.
You had me at pecans! Looks gorgeous. :D
imstuffed (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
thanks Jessy....its as good as it looks too (imagine that LOL)
This looks awesome!
imstuffed (author)  DutchBakerGirl2 years ago
Thanks Cathy :)