Plum Skillet Cake

Plum Skillet Cake

Perfect with afternoon tea, this skillet cake is as easy as it is tasty. Both light and simple, toss your favourite plum variety on top and sprinkle with cane sugar to add a layer of sugary crusty sweetness. 

  • Ingredients

    2 cups all-purpose flour (500 mL)

    2/3 cup granulated sugar (175 mL)

    2 tsp baking powder (10 mL)

    1 tsp ground cinnamon (5 mL)

    3/4 tsp salt (4 mL)

    2 eggs (2)

    1 cup 1% milk (250 mL)

    1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp canola oil (105 mL)

    1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)

    2 large red plums, thinly sliced (2)

    zest of orange (1)

    ¼ cup candied ginger, minced (60 mL)

    2 Tbsp coarse granulated sugar (30 mL)

  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
    2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and
    3. In another large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract.
    4. Slowly combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients, stirring to achieve even consistency. Once mixed, fold in candied ginger.
    5. In a lightly oiled 12” (30.5 cm) cast iron skillet, gently pour batter. Even out batter with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula.
    6. Arrange plum slices in a spiral design to cover entire top of cake. Sprinkle top with coarse sugar.
    7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until top is slightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1 slice
Total Fat
9.7 g
Saturated Fat
1.1 g
33 mg
242 mg
36.2 g
1 g
19 g
4.5 g
134 mg