15 Skillet Cakes Anyone Can Make


You know cast iron is superior for frying, roasting, or searing up a delicious dinner, but did you know it also rocks the baking game? It helps achieve crispier edges, perfectly golden sides, and beautifully moist interiors on all of your favorite treats. If you’re not convinced that a cast-iron skillet is a baker’s best friend, these simple skillet cakes will make a believer out of anyone! 

Cherry-Almond Skillet Cake

Juicy black cherries give this buttery cake a deliciously sweet flavor.

Skillet Carrot Cake

Skillet Carrot Cake

Crushed pineapple and coconut add a delicious tropical twist to this classic.

Kate Wood’s Strawberry Almond Skillet Cake

This oh-so simple skillet dessert is based on a sour cream cake that gets sweetened with fresh strawberries and sprinkled with sliced almonds for an extra crunch.

Blueberry-Cornmeal Skillet Cake

Bright and bursting with flavor, blueberries make this simple cake a showstopper. 

Strawberry Skillet Cake

Strawberry Skillet Cake

This simple and stunning skillet cake makes an easy weeknight dessert.

Upside Down Praline Skillet Cake

Upside Down Praline Skillet Cake

Nutty pecans in a sweet praline sauce make for one sweet Southern treat.

Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate-Buttermilk Frosting

Buttermilk adds a delicious tang to this classic birthday cake—in both the batter and the swoops of frosting.

Blueberry-Lemon Pound Cake

Whip up this fresh Blueberry-Lemon Pound Cake to delight your family any day of the week. 

Christy Jordan’s Skillet Pound Cake with Peaches

Skillet Pound Cake with Peaches

This skillet pound cake recipe is one of Southern Plate author Christy Jordan’s favorites—the fresh peach sauce oozes down, making every bite explode with peach sweetness.

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake

The frosting gives this Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake an extra punch of flavor. 

Raspberry Jam Coffee Cake with Pistachio Streusel

Raspberry Jam Coffee Cake with Pistachio Streusel

A layer of raspberry jam and crunchy pistachio topping make this cake one of our favorites.

Coconut Cake

Swirled with decadent frosting and studded with sweetened flakes of coconut, this skillet cake is the perfect ending to any meal.

Peach-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

This gorgeous fruit-studded cake sings with fresh summer flavor.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze

Perfect for everything from the picnic basket to brunch tables, this cake is full of bright and refreshing lemon flavor.

Upside-Down Doughnut Cake

Upside Down Doughnut Cake

Oh yes, we did! Surprise your family next Saturday morning with this decadent treat.

Strawberry Skillet Cake

Strawberry gelatin makes this cake extra moist and flavorful.



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