Drunken Apple Pie Skillet Cake
We LUV pie. We LUV cake! And with the St. Patrick’s holiday so near to Pi Day we thought it would be fun to create a treat that celebrates both. We combine classic Irish apple cake with a crunch of a dutch apple pie and add whiskey and a drizzle of boozy cream to create a dessert that will surely kick up your taste buds and get you in the mood to dance a jig.
Special Equipment10” Cast Iron Skillet
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt
½ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
½ Cup Chilled Butter
½ Cup Chopped Walnuts
4 Cups Tart & Sweet Apples, thinly sliced
(we used Granny Smith and Gala)
2 Tablespoons Packed Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon PS LUV
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Irish Whiskey--Jameson, but of course!
Cakey Crust Batter
1¼ Cup Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Egg, slightly beaten
⅓ Cup Vegetable Oil
¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
¼ Cup Irish Whiskey--Jameson, but of course!
¼ Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
¼ Cup Baileys Irish Cream--nothing else will do!
- Preheat the oven to 350º. Spray the bottom of the cast iron skillet with cooking spray and dust with flour. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, spice, lemon and whiskey and stir gently so as not to break the apple slices. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, salt and nuts. With a fork or pastry blender cut the butter into the mixture until it is crumbly and well incorporated. Set aside.
- In another large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the egg, oil, vanilla, cream, water and whiskey and mix together very well until no lumps remain. Pour into the prepared skillet.
- Arrange the apple mixture over the batter evenly then sprinkle with crumbly topping.
- Place in the oven and bake approximately 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely, at least 1 hour.
- While the cake cools, prepare the creamy topping by combining the ingredients in a blender or other whipping device. Whisk to your desired consistency. It is delicious both loose like a creme anglaise sauce and firmer like a fully whipped cream.
Want to make it easy to share? Use a muffin tin and create mini cake pies.
Makes about 12 cupcakes. Adjust baking time accordingly. Approximately 25 to 35 minutes.
Not in the mood for sauce? Top with a scoop of your favorite vanilla or caramel ice cream.
Serve for brunch with our tasty frittata and a crisp salad.
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