Cranberry Orange Skillet Cake in Enameled Cast Iron Skillet

Cranberry Orange Skillet Cake Recipe

Cranberry and orange are those two winter flavors that pair just perfectly together. Taste this magical flavor pairing when you bake our Cranberry Orange Skillet Cake recipe

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Cranberry Orange Skillet Cake in Enameled Cast Iron Skillet

Recipe Summary

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

40 minutes





Recipe Ingredients

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • ⅓ cup plain yellow cornmeal
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fresh or well-drained thawed frozen cranberries, divided

Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, add melted butter, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla, then mix until well combined.

In a large bowl, add flour, ¾ cup sugar, cornmeal, salt, zest, baking powder, and baking soda, then mix until well combined.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and mix in the wet ingredients until well combined.

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Swirl to coat the interior.

Remove from heat, then add half of the batter in an even layer. Sprinkle 1 cup of cranberries onto the batter. Spread the remaining batter on top, making sure to fill the entire skillet, then add the remaining cranberries. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar evenly on top.

Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven when it passes the toothpick test. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar evenly on top and let cool. Serve and enjoy!

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