Almond Skillet Cake

This quick, one-mixing-bowl cake is baked in a black cast iron skillet. I am asked for the recipe every time I serve it.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
9 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring

  • 1 pinch sea salt


  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10-inch cast iron skillet with aluminum foil with the ends hanging over. Spray lightly with cooking spray.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, butter, egg, almond flavoring, and salt in a bowl. Mix well. Pour batter into the prepared cast iron pan and smooth it level. Sprinkle top with almonds and sugar.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 40 minutes.

  4. Cool cake in the pan for 20 minutes. Carefully lift the cake out of the pan and cool completely on a rack, about 30 minutes more. Top cooled cake with a second rack and flip over. Carefully remove foil and flip onto a serving plate. Cut and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

376 Calories
18g Fat
53g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 376
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 4g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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