Plum Skillet Cake

This plum skillet cake tastes as good as it looks!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 8-inch cake


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • all-purpose flour, as needed

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup low-fat buttermilk

  • 2 medium ripe plums, pitted and thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Butter an 8-inch cast iron or oven-proof skillet. Dust with flour, tapping out any excess.

  3. Whisk together 1 cup flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

  4. Combine 4 tablespoons butter and 3/4 cup sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, beating batter briefly after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared skillet and smooth the top with an offset spatula. Fan plum slices on top of batter, and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Cook's Note:

Pieces will be small. Double the recipe and bake in a 12-inch skillet for larger pieces!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
11g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 73mg 2%

* 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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