Apple Fritter Skillet Cake Recipe

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Apple Fritter Skillet Cake Recipe: This skillet cake with apple fritters tastes as comforting and warm as it sounds. Similar to apple fritters, this cake has a warm butter sauce, soft apples with a hint of cinnamon, and a sweet glaze on top.

It’s moist and spicy! This is a quick and easy recipe that’s ideal to make this fall because everything is prepared and baked in a single skillet.

Apple Fritter Skillet Cake Recipe


Skillet Apple Fritter Bread - i am baker



Cinnamon Apples

  • 3 cups peeled and diced honeycrisp apples* (about 3 medium apples)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


  • 1/3 cup (65g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Apple Fritter Cake


  • 2 1/2 cups (330g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder


  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt


  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup (105g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (120g) unsweetened apple sauce, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 1/2 cup (120g) milk
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar, for sprinkling



  • 2 cups (220g) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk



Apples with cinnamon

  • Set the oven temperature to 350°F.


  • After putting an 11- or 12-inch cast iron or oven-safe skillet over medium heat, combine the apples, butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar.


  • Stir and cook until the apples begin to soften and their juices form a syrup-like consistency, which should take around ten minutes.


  • Take off the heat and proceed with the batter.


Apple Fritter Cake


  • Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium-sized basin.
  • Mix the sugar, apple sauce, and butter in a sizable mixing bowl.
  • After that, mix in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Whisk in the dry ingredients after it’s smooth. Because the batter will thicken quickly, add the milk halfway through mixing and keep mixing.
  • It should be a sticky, thick batter.
  • Returning to the apple skillet, take out 1/2 cup of the apples along with a little of the syrup.
  • After that, pour the batter into the apple-filled skillet and fold to mix the two. It’s not required to mix it thoroughly. To ensure that the apples and syrup are distributed equally, merely fold just enough.


  • Place the 1/2 cup of apples that were set aside randomly on top. To concentrate the sugar in the apple parts, sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of brown sugar.
  • Or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and has a few moist crumbs, bake for 40 to 45 minutes.




  • Prepare the icing while the cake cools.
  • Mix the milk and sugar until they are well combined. Elmer’s glue consistency is as it should be. To get the proper thickness, whisk in a teaspoon of sugar at a time if it’s too thin.
  • Cover the warm cake with the icing after about fifteen minutes.
    You can now use a spoon to eat it straight away or cut a slice. Have fun!




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What are the best apples to use?


  • I think Honeycrisp has the nicest flavor for this recipe for apple fritter cake. They taste so good in this cake and are firm, sweet, and crisp.


  • However, any solid, sweet apple will work as well! Here, apples like Gala, Pink Lady, Jazz, Fuji, and others can also function. In either case, be sure the apples are uniformly bite-sized after peeling and dicing.


When is the best time to glaze the cake?


  • After the apple fritter cake has cooled for fifteen to twenty minutes, it is the ideal time to glaze it. It can’t be perfectly room temperature, but it also shouldn’t be scorching hot. The ideal cake to glaze is one that is warm.


How do you serve apple fritter skillet cake?


  • It truly is up to you on this! I prefer to slice this dish like a typical cake, but you can also just grab a spoon and dive in. In either case, I suggest serving it warm.

What is apple fritter cake?


  • I’ll be the first to admit that, as a baker, I have little tolerance for deep frying. It’s a skill I haven’t quite mastered because of all the oil and the need to maintain the exact temperature between batches.


  • Spiced Apples: Apples are boiled down with butter, sugar, and cinnamon after being peeled and chopped. They’re heated in the same skillet used to bake the cake, which is an added bonus!


  • Apple Fritter Batter:  Because the cake batter is enhanced with eggs and butter and is raised by baking soda and powder, it is comparable to apple fritter dough. It’s baked rather than fried, but it’s still fluffy and moist.


  • Mix. Next, spoon the batter into the skillet along with the soft apples. Simply fold, cover, and cook!

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